Launch of PALDEN NORBU THE ROOF TOP LOUNGE BAR at Borivali ,(West).
When I stepped in “PALDEN NORBU”,the rooftop lounge bar of Eskay hotel, for the launch all I was pleasantly surprised and taken aback at the same time. Being from Kandivali, we finally had a sophisticated and modern place to unwind and relax at.
PALDEN NORBU is based on the Zen philosophy and the name itself means mountain peak . The logo encaptures the essence of the name artistically. As I soaked myself into the chic layout of lounge bar, I saw that it overlooked the pyramid shaped Eskay resort & club. The shapes and the water bodies (fountains and pool) adds to the ambience, making it seem calm and rejuvenating.
This terrace with its spacious setting, an inconspicuous bar and neatly layed out tables was breath taking. December being the perfect time for the launch had its winter factor with the view got me mesmerised .
I think PALDEN NORBU is a close cousin of the SOBO rooftop lounges in Mumbai.
I quietly took a seat at the corner and ordered for a beer which is what I usually have. The bar boasted of some fine liquors from single malts ,scotch whiskys ,Gin, Rum ,Vodka and so on. I tried Manhattan a whisky based cocktail with bitters. I must say it was nice. The menu has only veg finger food but though me being an avid non-vegetarian was happy with it.
Music was foot tapping and the DJ for the night had some good selection for all of us to enjoy.
I would rate the lounge bar on a scale of 5 – 4 points and look forward to visiting it again with newer additions like a sheesha.