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Open-Air Dining at The Skky Lounge, Mumbai


Capitalising on their vertical advantages, many hotels are creating chic bars and lounges on their rooftops – giving guests and night owls a fabulous open-air space to soak up the view along with sumptuous starters and a few signature cocktails. foodService India checks out the all-new and inventive Skky lounge where the architecture and interiors are as exciting as the food it serves.
You step out of the elevator and it hits you: the cool breeze, lush green views, softly lit tables and swaying frangipani trees. You’ve arrived at the Skky Lounge just in time to snag a table amidst water bodies with floating candles and watch the sun dip slowly behind the city’s architectural landmarks.
Sitting atop Ramada Hotel in Powai, Mumbai, Skky oozes effortless chic with white sofas, wood flooring and numerous water bodies. The city’s first official terrace restaurant, Skky spreads across 8,500 sq.ft., offering an unobstructed and captivating view of the sky.
The vastness of the lounge is broken up by the water bodies that separate the tables. It is also home to one of the longest bars in the city, which measures up to 510 sq.ft. The kitchen is designed in the open-style format, so you can observe Chef De Cuisine Rohan Koppikar and his team slaving earnestly in their spotless whites and caps. The lounge also has a Tepanyaki counter where Chef Neetesh indulges guests with his flair cooking. The wood flooring lends a contemporary feel to the environs; it’s rightly balanced by low lighting and an attentive staff.
Skky serves Pan Asian cuisine (read Thai, Malay, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese). But if you’re not in for something Oriental, you can always ask for a pizza. Koppikar’s cuisine is particularly attractive as it is light, very fresh and quite healthy. (The restaurant claims the food served at Skky has zero trans fat.) The menu is presented on a tablet, which shows the dishes with a picture while listing ingredients alongside it. The first few courses highlight these characteristics. In particular, the dim sums at Skky make a stellar impression. Shaped like half-moons, the packets are so thin you can see the chopped greens inside.The other fare worth trying includes the Vegetable  California Rolls. Asparagus, cucumbers and avocado are staples in Japanese rolls.