Looking to burn those wicked calories? Balls. Take to a spot of fun by hurling hefty balls along sleek bowling lanes. It is a class act, at entrepreneur Suved Lohia’s latest baby, Game Palacio—India’s first nightclub with swanky boutique bowling and entertainment lounge—that recently kicked off in Mumbai. Humming in Bandra, this brand new offering yawns breezily across premium realty, with cleverly sectioned chapters to woo all age groups. Strobe lights, gourmet gospels, couture walls, gleaming light fixtures, and a darling DJ console suspended above the bowling lanes, belting out the zippy tracks—what more could your little heart desire to bounce back to pre-pandemic fun!
Shaped with pinewood, the four transparent bowling lanes are the first of a kind in the country. Matted gold with raven-black skims, the alleys, the gigantic artworks on the black walls their graphite tones and streaks of goldwork like sheer jewellery. The entire space is a rather classic, elegant run of black dotted with amber pools, showstopper chandeliers, and chic modernist Hungarian design that breathes sheer splendour. Of course, in keeping with the plush rush, I had a personal bowling butler to sanitise and hand me the balls while I forked in the natty nibbles, served right to the alley. That’s before I got a strike (call it beginner’s luck!), and moved up to the member lounge tucked away on the first level, and lined with spiffy seaters for greater intimacy.
Coursing back to the club canter, the toss up at the bar is a mix of classics and cool sips. My rum-laced Brazilian samba kicked in together with the gourmet whammy with rascal ease. The hand-tossed seafood pizza—packed with toasted garlicky chunks of John Dory, plump prawns and juicy squids— easily ranks as an absolute winner on my list. The sushi sashayed in with finesse—full marks to the nigiri—and all versions are absolutely lipsmacking, including roasted salmon and spicy tuna. Brie with avocado merits a special mention. The textures of the kale and quinoa salad work beautifully. The softshell crab tempura with goat cheese mousse simply melts in the mouth with amazing ease, the truffle burger slathered with Swiss cheese is a yummy mouthful too.
Shilpi Madan for ZeeZest.com