Rang Mahal Revamped and Reopens at Pan Pacific

Rang Mahal takes the fine dining experience up a notch with
a modern sense of grandeur while retaining the best of Indian culture

Online PR News – 09-May-2013 – Singapore – Singapore, 16 April 2013 - Constantly striving to transcend boundaries, Rang Mahal soars to greater heights with the reopening of its flagship outlet at the Pan Pacific Singapore following an extensive overhaul in tandem with the hotel’s renovation programme. After a sweeping facelift, the award-winning restaurant is pleased to reveal a polished European style and contemporary interior concept while retaining the subtle touch of an age-old Indian essence.

Entering the restaurant, you are greeted by a Ganesh statue set against a metal-clad façade. The journey to culinary excellence takes you through an enigmatic passageway lined with an illuminated vermillion frosted glass wall and candles emitting a warm, crimson glow.

In contrast to the candlelit entranceway, an element of surprise welcomes you as you arrive at the vibrant and voluminous main restaurant area, reminiscent of a great European dining hall. Two rows of upholstered banquette seats stretch through the hall with Statuario marble-clad counters recumbent at each end. Flanked by floor-to-ceiling shelves, the hall is elegantly decorated with the owners’ private collection of antique Indian bronze pots.

Hues of cream, gold, bronze and burgundy harmonise with brushed white-washed oak flooring and hand-tufted wool carpets, further enhancing the palatial surrounding. Large expanses of red frosted glass alternate the silk- textured walls, illuminating the interior with natural radiance and creating a semi-private dining atmosphere. Delicate outlines of unique Indian motifs bestow diners with a theatrical ambience as they project softly on the ceiling. Bespoke piano finished dining chairs offer not only comfort but also distinct elegance. Custom-made brass pendant lamps in the shape of old Indian bells add the finishing touch to the lavish interior.

Five-metre tall glass panels offer a sneak peek at the al-fresco area of the restaurant, basking the dining hall in soft natural sunlight. Exotic artworks and antique handcrafted Indian bronze cooking vessels, or urlis, demonstrate understated charm and elegance, further accentuating the restaurant’s character and fine heritage.

“We are proud to unveil the new Rang Mahal with an extraordinary transformation that will certainly delight our diners; both returning and new,” says Ms Ritu Jhunjhnuwala, Managing Director of Rang Mahal. “The Rang Mahal family has always challenged the boundaries in pursuing culinary and service excellence. The long-awaited reopening of our flagship outlet promises a revitalising and holistic Indian fine dining experience, where guests can look forward to a sumptuous spread of epicurean delicacies in an ambience befitting our rich heritage.”

Rang Mahal’s à la carte menu features a paradigm of non-vegetarian and vegetarian cuisines from the northern, coastal and southern regions of India.

For starters, guests can indulge their senses in a multitude of new appetisers including hot-griddle Tava Scallops drizzled in a green chilli and coconut sauce. With a knack for marrying authenticity and the finest ingredients, diners will be spoilt for choice with Rang Mahal’s exemplary list of mains including the Samarkand Prawns, tandoor-roasted prawns filled with crabmeat, young ginger and garlic and the King Tandoori Lobster cooked over glowing embers of smoked cinnamon, and Jodhpuri Gatte Ke Subzi, soft chickpea flour dumplings poached in light turmeric yoghurt, cumin and asafoetida.

Chowka Dahi, a lightly tempered yoghurt speciality mixed with curry leaves, asafoetida and mustard seeds serves as an innovative, refreshing companion to the meal. To experience the effortless blend of traditional and modern cuisine at the new Rang Mahal, diners can indulge in a nourishing spread of Indian breads like the Truffle Oil Naan, and Roquefort Kulcha filled with French blue cheese, onions and chilli.

For the perfect finish, guests can rejoice in a lavish spread of luscious desserts including new signature sweet treats such as the Espresso Kulfi made with homemade milk frosty and espresso, or the Anjeer Kulfi, a delicious Indian ice-cream made with dried figs.

Guests who would like to opt for set menus can order the Thali Platter, a personalised menu of choice selections.

Wine connoisseurs will be thrilled to savour the extensive wine list that earned Rang Mahal the prestigious Wine & Dine’s Best Wine List with 101 Labels and More award in 2012. The in-house collection comprises over 300 labels of New World and Old World wines to complement the menu.

Adding to Rang Mahal’s exquisite dining experience is the new outdoor sitting area embellished with magnificent stone ornaments, where guests are invited to unwind in the evenings with a glass of fine wine amidst the glittering Singapore skyline.

For an intimate and exclusive dining experience, guests can opt for the private dining room. The perfect venue for hosting luxurious dinners or business luncheons, Rang Mahal’s team of chefs will create personalised menus to suit the preferences of any privileged dining configuration.

Enjoy the soft glow of porcelain pendant lamps above a long solid-timber 18-seater dining table that is set against a backdrop of champagne-coloured Thai silk covered walls. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere while admiring an impressive display of hard bound books, Indian artefacts and the owners’ private collection of cultural art. The room also comes complete with a comfortable lounge area for guests to sip on champagne or sparkling wine while enjoying some pre-dining chatter.

Gourmet Buffet Lunch is served at S$55++ per person daily, while the à la carte menu is available for dinner.

Operating Hours: Lunch: 1200hrs – 1430hrs
Dinner: 1830hrs – 2230hrs

For reservations, guests can call 6333 1788 or email rangmahal@rangmahal.com.sg.

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About Rang Mahal
Legendary Fine Dining Since 1971

Since its establishment in 1971, fine dining Indian restaurant Rang Mahal has won more than its fair share of prestigious accolades. In 2009, it earned distinct and longstanding recognition with the Singapore Brand Prestige Awards 2009 – Heritage Brands award, an exemplary tribute paid only to homegrown brands with exceptional brand practices for more than 30 years.

Originally housed in the now defunct Imperial Hotel, Rang Mahal’s move to a contemporary premise at Pan Pacific Hotel in 2001 followed by a refurbishment in 2007 has seen it transform in terms of ambience, quality of service and menu offerings.

In tandem with Pan Pacific Hotel’s renovation programme in 2012, Rang Mahal embarked on a new chapter with a major transformation, and continues to push the boundaries of the culinary world in all aspects of a holistic dining experience.

What has remained unchanged is the unrelenting pursuit of excellence in presenting an extraordinary dining experience, built on a foundation of unwavering passion in bringing authentic traditional Indian cuisine and impeccable service to diners. It is no wonder that Rang Mahal continues to stand tall among the best.

About Rang Mahal Restaurants

The award-winning Rang Mahal group of restaurants comprises Rang Mahal at Pan Pacific and Vansh at Stadium Waterfront.

Owned by Singapore-based The Hind Group, Rang Mahal Restaurants presents authentic traditional Indian fare in modern, minimalistic forms and is known for its contemporary and stylish interiors.

Flagship outlet Rang Mahal is reputed for its classy, sophisticated ambience. Vansh appeals to the trendy young crowd with its casual and hip dining concept.

For more information, visit us at www.rangmahal.com.sg.