Keshav Suri is a man of great taste and it shows. The executive director of the Lalit Group of Hotels who inherited the hospitality mantle from his late father Lalit Suri, is polite and affable. We meet him at a special sit-down dinner he’s hosting at the Grill Room, at The Lalit New Delhi, where he’s invited Michelin-starred Chef Ollie Dabbous of Dabbous Restaurant, London, fame, and his co-founder mixologist Oskar Kinberg. “I want to create interest in the fact that the Lalit is going to London,” he says. He also wants to bring the iconic Grill Room downstairs from the 28th floor, and make space for his pan-Asian restaurant OKO (which already exists in the Bengaluru property). “All our F&B brands have to be here, as The Lalit New Delhi is our mother ship.” Keshav has also hosted an event at Baluchi, that serves Mughlai and north-Indian cuisine, the only restaurant that will figure on the roster at The Lalit London.
Keshav tells us that he’s “proud to fly the Indian flag high” with The Lalit London,