Cozy Box, straight out of the Cannes Film Festival makes its debut in Delhi
The Cannes Film Festival, a place where celebrities and fashion intersect, is a thriving niche for the culinary arts. Nestled amid the red carpet fanfare is Cozy Box – the official food partner of the film festival founded by Jean Bernard Fernandez-Vesini in 2008, and designed as a showcase for luxury brands like Degrisogono, Arman De Brignac, Gucci , and more for discerning aesthetes .
Continuing the tradition of French feasting, seasoned Delhi restaurateurs Akshay Anand and Aashish Begwani have teamed up with Jean Bernard and are all set to present the very first international chapter of Cozy Box in One Golden Mile.
In India, Cozy Box will be piloted by Anand and Begwani, the people behind Toy Room by Pacha & Ophelia at the Ashoka Hotel.
“We are sure that Cozy Box will be among the popular destinations in India,” says Akshay Anand, co-founder of Cozy Box. “Our vision is to redefine India’s dining and nightlife space by introducing the Cannes brand to India. The Indians of today are very exposed and they travel all over the world to live the most beautiful experiences. Our goal is to bring the same high-end experiences in terms of food innovations, gourmet cocktails and concepts to India. Cozy Box will be a game changer.”
Spread over 7,500 square feet, a jade tiled patio filled with umbrellas wraps around the main dining area. The space is festooned with verdant greenery and allows for ease of movement. Inside, gleaming marble and pink archways set the tone for little pockets of intrigue. Lights echo chrome accents, while plush seating lets guests really enjoy an evening (or afternoon) of revelry. A sleek, modern bar is spacious enough to wait while they prepare your table. The drink menu features old favorites like the Paloma Negra and the special Cozy brand – a chocolate bar with candy-flavored shots.
You’ll find bites of seafood and seasonal vegetables grilled live – on Japanese robata grills over an open fire. The smoke from charred food is layered with tequila and mezcal (barrel-aged agave tincture) straight from Mexico, in the country’s largest collection of liquors of the moment.
The Cozy Pavilion is a place for conversations in peace. A comfortable setting to host intimate discussions and pop-ups on art, culture and everything in between, The Pavilion aims to nurture the power of Big Ideas™. An upscale experience with food to match, this exclusive section of Cozy Box is for business meetings, traveling fashion and art shops, creative discussions, and anything else that needs an intimate space. for an informed public.
The terrace is the largest space on the property, comfortably accommodating two hundred people. The sunsets here are a work of art: painterly hues of burnt sienna and blue appear daily. Take in a sunset, while bringing a lull to the day over copious amounts of mezcal and Instagrammable desserts.
The extension Cozy – Cozy Box – the brand aims to spread the Cozy Box Party & Food culture to other metros as well. With its first outlet in the most chic and exclusive area of South Delhi, Cozy Box is already targeting its other address in Mumbai and other metros.