70 EMG Executes Mid-day’s The Guide Restaurant Awards 2019 To Crown Mumbai’s Best F&B Stars

Entertainment | May 22, 2019 | Press Release

70 EMG Mid day

One of Mumbai’s leading newspapers – Mid-day recently hosted its annual restaurant awards gala on April 9th, at St Regis, Mumbai. The event was held in association with Ruparel Realty, Godrej Consumer Products, Jaguar Land Rover, Indiosa and 70 EMG.

After producing a definitive list of the city’s 35 top hospitality establishments in 2018, Mid-day returned this year with an award they call fair, representative, and full-on-local. Mid-day’s food writers review restaurants and bars anonymously at their own cost and endorse only those that meet quality and service standards. The Guide Restaurant Awards recognize only those who deserve it.

For ‘The Guide Restaurant Awards 2019’, forty-one of the city’s brightest F&B stars were honored at a glitzy ceremony executed by 70 EMG where top chefs turned up to cheer their colleagues, while socialites and Bollywood stars including Malaika Arora, Rajkumar Rao, and Huma Qureshi; and hosts Kunal Vijayakar and Cyrus Broacha made it an evening to remember. 

This year’s new categories included Best New Wine Bar, Best New Brewery and Food Chronicler of the Year, while the big awards of the night remained Outstanding Entrepreneur (Amninder Sandhu and Keshav Prakash), Best New Restaurant (Miss T) and Best New Bar (Thirsty City 127).

Daniel Rose, Project Manager, 70 EMG, said, “Mid-day wanted to make the second edition of their awards bigger and better. It was an exciting association where we wanted to elevate & highlight The Guide Awards just as they highlight city's culinary talent with over 28 categories, 40+ winners and a room full of influencers and celebrities. For this, we knew that the awards night had to be spectacular. By creating thematic artworks, a grand stage, employing the best technical partners, strategically-placed spatial lighting, curated playlist, exclusive bars and a massive spread fit for all culinary geniuses – we exceeded the expectations and raised the bar.”

This year, in a special segment titled Bombay Meri Hai, Mid-day saluted the veterans whose vision made this city a food lover’s Mecca. This included Ode to the City, an award that went to Mughal Martini, a biryani-inspired cocktail at Hakkasan. The award aimed to celebrate a dish or drink inspired by the sights and smells of Mumbai.

Tinaz Nooshian, Executive Editor, Mid-day, said, “Mid-day’s food and drink correspondents make up the awards jury. This is the only newspaper to visit an establishment three times in a year to assess quality and service standards. The proof of the pudding, for us, has always been in the eating. We think this is just the sort of food award Mumbai deserves.”

The Bombay Meri Hai segment wrapped up with Mid-day honoring 10 of the city’s last surviving Irani cafés for enduring culinary contribution by a diaspora community. Actor and fellow Iranian Boman Irani, who gave away the 10 trophies, turned raconteur as he shared his own story of a family that made its way from Iran to Bombay against the odds.

Mid-day's ‘The Guide Restaurant Awards 2019’ recently honoured forty-one of the city’s brightest F&B stars at a glitzy ceremony executed by 70 EMG.

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