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Meet Hitesh Keswani, restaurateur who paved the way with constant determination and perseverance

ABP News 2019-04-14 22:21:00

He went on to open Nom Nom (Asian Cuisine) in Versova followed by Bandra West and then hit the big league with Copa in 2013 located in Juhu.

A simple and down to earth person, Hitesh Keswani started his journey as a young but determined professional who worked as a manager at Mocha & Hawaiin Shack in Mumbai. A few years later, after learning as much as he could hand on, he was determined to jump into the field and opened his first in 2010 - Silver Beach Cafe (European cuisine) located in Juhu - one of Mumbai’s most sought after and prestigious locations. After this, there was no looking back! He went on to open Nom Nom (Asian Cuisine) in Versova followed by Bandra West and then hit the big league with Copa in 2013 located in Juhu which quickly became almost everyone's favourite neighbourhood bar.

The streak followed with Sirocco and The Terrace while Radio Bar (in Khar) is a worth a special mention - Mumbai’s first successful theme bar and the talk of the town for years together. Even today, Radio Bar is one of the first choices for a weekend party. His winning streak pushed him to experiment with new concepts like an all-day salad bar called The Ministry of Salads in South Bombay’s upmarket Breach Candy area.

After several such openings, Keswani entered the A-league with Estella (in 2016)- his magnum opus project by the sea in Juhu serving Asian, Continental and European Cuisine with a bar to impress; all under the stars overlooking the Arabian Sea. Without a second thought, this is Mumbai’s most premium beach bar serving the city's A-listers and crème de la crème crowd.

The next two years saw the birth of The Lazy Goose and Toro Toro in Goa and Silver Beach Cafe in Lokhandwala and Dubai; the list is never ending! Hitesh has slowly and steadily built his own business and empire from ground level up and his core team across departments help envision and transform his thoughts into reality. He is now all geared up and set to launch Basanti (Indian cuisine) at JBR Dubai by mid-April and a high-end bar in South Bombay before the end of 2019.

Hitesh Keswani’s company - Silver Beach Entertainment and Hospitality has won several important awards for Copa and Nom Nom, for Lazy Goose in Goa amongst several nominations across brands.