Ranked among Asia’s 50 best restaurants, Masque joins Relais & Châteaux portfolio of almost 340 Michelin stars fine dining restaurants worldwide.
November 16, 2022: Housed in a former textile factory in Mumbai, Masque restaurant is run by young chef Varun Totlani. Having explored different Indian terroirs and immersed himself in the contrasts between local tastes and traditions, he has unearthed a treasure trove of indigenous cuisine. The richness and diversity of ancestral cooking styles, combined with contemporary culinary techniques, has helped shape his modern interpretation of Indian gastronomy, thus making its space in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants guide for 2022.
Now joining the Relais & Chateaux network, Aditi Dugar, Owner of Masque Restaurant said, “We’re honored to be the first Relais & Châteaux restaurant member in India – I see our values around deep local roots, hospitality, and one-of-a-kind experiences as equally matched, and we’re looking forward to this partnership – and the platform Relais & Châteaux offers – only enlarges the community we strive to build, both within India and around the world.”
As part of a profound dedication to sustainability, the restaurant is supplied only by local farmers and producers. This blend of old and new can also be experienced through the property’s approach to drinks and food. For example, start with a cocktail inspired by Ayurvedic philosophy in the Living Room, the restaurant’s cosy bar. The Masque Lab is also available for private events.
Joerg Drechsel, Delegate Indian Subcontinent & Southeast Asia and Member on the Board of Directors at Relais & Châteaux, adds, “I am extremely pleased that Masque, Mumbai has been approved by the Board of Directors of Relais & Châteaux to become a member of our global association. Masque is the first stand alone restaurant in India to become a Relais & Châteaux member…its ingredient driven menu combines tradition and innovation. Local flavors and age-old practices meet the contemporary to re-imagine a new type of modern Indian cuisine. This approach aligns perfectly with the Relais & Châteaux vision to protect the diversity of ingredients and showcase terroir inspired cuisines.”