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02 March 2024

Asha Bhosle gracious New Year host at her restaurant in Dubai

By Ajanta Paul

Asha Bhosle's beautiful mystique voice has been the source of solace to wandering hearts; her food in Asha's now serves as the source of satisfaction for many hungry souls.

Asha's is an innovative Indian restaurant that offers traditional North Western cuisine in Wafi mall and in Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

Like every year, this year too Ms Bhosle had a table for herself but the songstress hardly took the seat. The chirpy lady made sure all her guests enjoys the food served in her restaurant.

She took care of the guests; interacting with everyone and making them feel comfortable. She was wearing her trademark broad bordered saree and looked ethereal.

Speaking to Emirates 24|7 Sudhir from Asha's said, "She does it every New Year and whenever she is visiting Dubai she drops by. She is a cook herself and enjoys cooking. All the chefs in our restaurant are trained by her on the type of food that we serve. Very minutely she picks and chooses the menu."

The singing diva, whose daughter Varsha died tragically in October, wanted to keep low profile this festive season. She was not willing to continue her yearly ritual of personally cooking and looking after guests in Dubai.

Last moment she changed her mind and decided to go ahead with the annual event for the sake of her clientele.

Hoards of faithful Asha Bhosle fans religiously visit Dubai at year-end from all across Asia to meet with the lady personally at her restaurant.

Asha Bhosle will launch a new menu in January. Sudhir informed, "Though a date hasn't been fixed for the launch but it will be most likely in mid-January".

Bhosle always enjoyed cooking for her children and on her son's persistence she opened her first restaurant.

Her place has two kitchens for vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The contemporary design and warm vibrant decor almost defines the lady herself. The restaurants are dotted with Asha Bhosle's pictures along with legendary singer and elder sister Lata Mageshkar. There are also pictures of others personalities important in her life.

The menu card, personally supervised by the singer, has rare pictures of the Asha and other singers. She gave away her own recipes for the menu and also recipes she picked up from her colleagues.

A family dining area with children’s play area and an amazing terrace feature strongly at Asha’s, making it an attractive dining option with something to appeal to everyone.

Asha’s restaurants currently house branches throughout Abu Dhabi (UAE), Dubai (UAE), Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain and the only International Indian restaurant in Birmingham.