|Address:||The Oberoi, Mumbai, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400021|
Vetro, in association with Hassler Hotel, Rome, is located at the lobby level of The Oberoi, Mumbai. The restaurant owes its name to the extensive use of glass in the design and interiors of the restaurant. Vetro, which means "glass" in Italian, captures the sunlight in different hues, changing the mood of the restaurant at different times of the day. The lounge and restaurant is designed to reflect the sophisticated and cosmopolitan flavour of contemporary Italian lifestyle. The ambience exudes elegance with the use of natural "crema marfil" marble flooring, lacquered panels and flattering lighting. Guests enter into a comfortable lounge, a perfect place for a pre or post-meal drink. The lounge naturally flows from the restaurant's main entrance into the dining area with the Enoteca, or wine library, dominating the space.
Vetro's Enoteca continues to be very popular with guests, and is one of the only dedicated wine libraries in the city. Guests entering the glass-enclosed wine library will appreciate the floor-to-ceiling displays of wine, and a special table for wine and cheese tasting. Here, diners may sample a selection of four white and four red wines before deciding on the perfect bottle to accompany their meal. A cheese fromagier houses a range of cheeses, imported from different regions of Italy. The Enoteca's 800-plus bottles of the finest wines include one of the largest offerings of Italian wines in the country, with selections from Fruili, Piedmont, Toscana and Venetto. Vetro also offers a range of “Super Tuscans", often referred to as the best wines from Toscana.
The restaurant's kitchen blends with the overall ambience, with a large picture window through which diners can view the culinary skills of the team. A Chef's Table adjacent to the kitchen also benefits from this view. The Table can accommodate up to eight guests and is a perfect location for a memorable meal, created exclusively for them by Chef Vincenzo di Tuoro and his team.
For lunch, the menu at Vetro focuses on light and delicate food for the power-lunching Corporate guest and also provides the perfect setting for social afternoons. The menu includes a range of salads and soups, as well as a variety of items from the antipasti counter. Guests at dinner can choose from a wide selection of Italian classics, such as hearty soups, home-made pastas, risotto, seafood and meats, complemented by truffle essence, saffron, and other distinctive flavours. Those with a sweet tooth will delight in the home-made ice-cream, frozen yogurts and fresh biscotti, as well as other decadent Italian dolce. A selection of regional Italian cheeses completes the meal.
We are delighted to introduce our Italian Expert, Chef Alessandro Stefoni, to Vetro. Chef Stefoni joins us from the prestigious Hotel Hassler in Rome, where he was most recently Sous Chef at the Michelin-starred, fine-dining Italian restaurant, Imago. Chef Stefano has extensive experience at a variety of fine restaurants across Europe, and brings his commendable culinary knowledge to Vetro, where he offers an entirely new menu.
Chef Stefoni’s extensive travels and experience in Michelin-starred restaurants results in a menu at Vetro that incorporates dishes from varied regions of Italy – Canederli, bread dumplings in chicken broth from Trentino; Risotto with Nduja of tuna, with mascarpone, spices and fennel seed from Calabria; Lobster and almond stew,calamari, red pepper, saffron, spinach and garlic croutons from Sardinia; and Pork “straccetti alla Romana” with rucola, lemon mashed potatoes and dry pelati tomatoes from Rome.
The emphasis is on intense flavor profiles, the use of the freshest, seasonal ingredients, and innovative combinations on the plate, all of which strongly reflect Vetro’s culinary ethos of authentic Italian cuisine presented in a contemporary manner.