A place where celebrity and fashion intersect, the Cannes Film Festival is a thriving niche for the culinary arts. Hidden amidst the red carpet fanfare is Cozy Box, the official foodie partner of the film festival founded by Jean Bernard Fernandez-Vesini in 2008, and intended to showcase luxury brands such as Degrisogono, Arman De Brignac, Gucci and more for the discerning esthete. .
Continuing the tradition of French banquets, experienced Delhi restaurateurs Akshay Anand and Aashish Begwani have joined Jean Bernard and are set to present the first international chapter of Cozy Box at One Golden Mile.
In India, Cozy Box will be hosted 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 the Indian food and nightlife space by bringing the Cannes brand to India. Indians today are highly exposed and travel all over the world for the best experiences. Our effort is to bring the same exclusive experiences in terms of gastronomic innovations, indulgent cocktails and concepts to India. Cozy Box will be a game changer.”
Spanning more than 7,500 square feet, an umbrella-studded jade-tiled patio wraps around the main dining room. The space is adorned with verdant greens and allows for ease of movement. Inside, shimmering marble and pink arches set the tone for little pockets of intrigue. Lights echo off chrome accents, while plush seating allows guests to enjoy a night (or afternoon) of revelry. An elegant and modern bar is spacious enough to wait while your table is prepared. The drinks menu features old favorites like Paloma Negra and the specialty Cozy trademark: a chocolate bar with caramel-flavored shots.
You’ll find bite-sized portions of seafood and seasonal vegetables grilled live on outdoor Japanese robata grills. The smokiness of charred food is topped with tequila and mezcal (barrel-aged agave tincture) straight from Mexico, in the largest collection of the hottest liquor in the country.
The Cozy Pavilion is a place for quiet conversations. An inviting setting for intimate chats and pop-ups on art, culture and everything in between, The Pavilion aims to nurture the power of Big Ideas™. This exclusive section within the Cozy Box is a white glove experience with food to match, intended for business meetings, fashion and art pop-ups, creative talks and anything else that needs an intimate space for a discerning audience.
The terrace is the largest space in the facility that can comfortably accommodate a party of two hundred. The sunsets here are a work of art: painterly shades of burnt sienna and blue appear every day. Enjoy a sunset, while calming the day with great pours of mezcal and Instagram-worthy desserts.
The Cozy Expansion – Cozy Box – the brand aims to bring the Cozy Box Party & Food culture to other metropolitan areas as well. With its first outlet in the most elegant and exclusive area of South Delhi, Cozy Box is already aiming for its other address in Mumbai and other metropolitan areas.