Soda Bottle Opener Wala is proud to announce that Chef Irfan Pabaney, known for the unique touches given to menus across Mumbai’s most sought after restaurants has joined Soda Bottle Opener Wala, the much loved Bombay Irani Café and Bar chain, as Country Head.
SodaBottleOpenerwala today is the largest brand of the Olive Bar and Kitchen Group, in terms of presence in the country, with a total of 8 outlets across 4 cities.
Born in Colombia and brought up in the Philippines before moving to Mumbai in 1980, Irfan Pabaney has been a Chef for the past twenty-seven years and he joins SodaBottleOpenerWala with a strong vision for the brand’s menu offerings while retaining their quintessential spirit of a Bombay Irani Café. This will be along with taking the brand a notch above in terms of hospitality and brand equity.
According to Chef Irfan “I am excited to join a hospitality group that is one of the leaders in the industry. My focus will be to make the Parsi Irani and Bombay Street Food spread even more exciting at SodaBottleOpenerWala! At the same time as a brand, we intend to keep getting more young, quirky and vibrant.”
While the most loved and popular signatures such as Berry Pulao, Dhansak, Salli Chicken, and Parsi Mutton Masala roast will continue to be a part of the menu, there will be some surprises that should be interesting.
“I truly believe in the ethos of SodaBottleOpenerWala i.e. to keep the dying legacy of the Bombay Irani Cafe alive, the essence of which will vividly reflect in the new menu that me and my team are planning for the near future. We promise an experience that will be the perfect blend of the much adored quintessential Irani Cafe, and yet an enhanced culinary experience……………watch this space for more!”