Ness Wadia, Shriya Saran & others at Vinoteca Tapa bar launch
On Tuesday April 10, Sula Vineyards launched Vinoteca by Sula, Mumbai’s first authentic Spanish tapas bar in the perfectly located central neighborhood of Worli that was the setting for a delightfully social gourmet evening.
Vinoteca, literally ‘collection of wine’ in Spanish, is the traditional name for “wine bar” in Spain. It features a balanced, versatile wine selection from both Sula and internationally renowned producers at extremely affordable prices. Spanish-influenced tapas & pintxos allowed the guests to focus on conversation rather than heavy and cumbersome plates of food.
Ness Wadia, Hasina Jethmalani, Bandana Tiwari, Cecilia Oldne, Prahlad & Mitali Kakkar, Anil & Sabina Chopra, Apoorva Lakhia, Lucky and Mohomed Morani, Monica Vaziralli, Nikhil Advani, Babita Malkani, Mohit Burman, Zeba and Rajesh Kohli, Tara D’Zousa, Nicolo Morea, Eddie Cruzet, Rohan Sippy, Samir Gupta, Sriya Saran and Rashmi Nigam to name a few, were present at the buzzing opening, all nibbling on the delectable Spanish treats cooked up by Chef Silvia Grimaldo of Ibiza, who honed her skills growing up in her family’s traditional restaurant in Spain.
Vinoteca by Sula is designed by Mumbai-based Ritu Nanda and Elsie Nanji to be sophisticated, warm and hip while remaining true to the essence of a wine bar. The centerpiece is an amazing wine bottle chandelier featuring over 300 Sula Riesling bottles that dramatically lights up the inside-outside bar.
The music playlist is eclectic, ranging from classical and jazz in the afternoon to 60’s rock standards in the early evening to upbeat electronica in the evenings, personally chosen by Sula CEO and music aficionado Rajeev Samant.