Saturday night saw the glamour and glitterati from tinsel town basking in the glory of an amazing evening at the newly launched Cafe Mangii in Versova.
Welcoming the guests to an epicurean slice of Italy, hosts Rohit Roy and promoter of Café Mangii, Prashant Chaudhri greeted and welcomed leading luminaries of the film and television fraternity, to indulge in the warm hospitality and delicious food that Café Mangii is famous for.
The star-studded evening witnessed the launch of Rohit Roy’s film Shaukeen – a remake of the 1982 classic by Basu Chatterjee.
Café Mangii opened its doors in the plush locales of Versova in a completely new and luxurious avatar! Well-situated in one of Mumbai’s up-market neighborhoods, the two-storey villa very distinctly catches eyeballs with its artistic furniture, highlighting rustic architecture at its best and a well-illuminated porch, alluring people from all walks of life. Famous for its hand-crafted Napolitana wood-fired oven pizzas and al dente pastas cooked to perfection, the guests enjoyed every bit of what was served.
At the launch party, there was plenty to choose from for the vegetarians – Tortilla chips, Beignet-wild mushroom risotto, Arancini di Risso, Fried Brie, Asparagus mousse on crackers, Bruschetta of brie and figs, Grilled cottage cheese and vegetable skewers, Olives & Sun dried tomato tarts, and Roasted mushrooms to name just a few.
The non-vegetarians relished the Chicken Olivetti, Egg Mayo & Chive Toasti, Chicken Frango, Chicken Liver Pate on crackers, Lamb Teriyaki, Prawn on skewers, fried calamari served with pesto mayo, Marie rose prawns served on melba toast, salmon mousse and many other delicious appetizers.
Spotted at the launch were Madhavan, Shaan, Sanjay Kapoor, Ali Zafar, Mahima Choudhary, Sharman Joshi, Ronit Roy, Jackie Shroff, Sophie Choudhary, Gul Panag, Sanjay Suri, Rahul Mahajan, Gulshan Grover, Aditya Pancholi, Danny, Manoj Bajpai, maria Goretti, Udita Goswami, Neelam, Mika, Urvashi Dholakia, Aarti Chhabria, Ken Ghosh, Poonam Dhillon and Naaved Jafferi among many others.