Jamavar in London wins first Michelin star Hublot introduces Big Bang Bavaria in bronze
RESTAURANT WATCH Jamavar — the Indian fine-dining restaurant in London’s Mayfair — has been awarded its first Michelin star within a year of its opening. The restaurant joins 16 others that have won their first star in the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide 2018. The Jamavar chain of premium Indian restaurants made its debut outside of India with its opening in the English capital last year. Some of its signature dishes include holy basil chicken tikka, Old Delhi butter chicken, stone bass tikka, lobster idli (savoury cakes) and cinnamon kulfi with caramelised pecans. There are also a number of signature gin-based cocktails such as Burman with Indian spiced gin Ophir and Kashmir, that’s Sipsmith gin infused with saffron, Maraschino liqueur. A concept created by The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, Jamavar’s other outposts are at its hotels at New Delhi, Chennai, Goa and Mumbai. Swiss watchmaker Hublot collaborates with German tanner Meindl to create Big Bang Bavaria. The chronograph combines the craftsmanship of two great innovators who have come together to create this iconic piece that symbolises “tradition and modern innovation”. The watch is cut in bronze and strapped onto two robust hand embroidered bracelets made from deer leather. The case back is black ceramic while the screws are made of 3N gold. Powering the watch is Hublot’s Unico Movement, with 330 components for a 72-hour power reserve. It was launched during the Oktoberfest this year at the Hublot boutique in Munich.