Pho and paintings at The Ritz-Carlton's Indo-Vietnamese art show
Those looking to experience a slice of Vietnam in the heart of the city, best head to The Ritz-Carlton this Sunday. In a bid to bolster its position as an art hotel to be reckoned with, the luxury hotel hosts a unique Vietnamese and Indian art show supplemented with exquisite dishes from the South East Asian country. The focus however, is mainly on the art.
A captivating blend of Indian and Vietnamese sensibilities, the show has been curated by the Asian Art House, keeping the theme, ‘A journey through art’, in mind. The pieces reflect the journey of each artist, and feature traditional and non-traditional techniques from the two countries. Vietnamese art, which has been gaining popularity across the globe in recent years, is said to be the most unique and creative in the field of contemporary Asian art. Case in point, Houses by Le Hao, which will set you back by Rs.68,000. On sale and display at the venue, the work sees the terracotta rooftops of houses, gently bending over each other, but they look as if they are suspended in mid-air.
Of the Indian pieces on display, Paramesh Paul’s Benaras is hard to ignore. Mesmerising and poignant, the painting captures the rich golden orange of the sunset, the temples, the ashrams and the Ganges with its wooden boats, that are synonymous with the town that dates back to the 11th century. At Rs.1,59,000 one can indeed bring the historic town to their living room, in all its vibrant glory.
Experience all this and team it with the Sunday brunch with Vietnamese elements at The Market. Rs.2,750 (non-alcoholic brunch), Rs.3,950 (with sparkling wine), Rs.4,500 (with Champagne).
November 19. At Residency Road. Details: 49148000