Way too crowded... my first impression as soon as I enter the premises. May be it was so crowded because we visited this property on 31st December afternoon. No proper place to even stand peacefully. They have recently opened little Italy, another restaurant in their premises. However, both the restaurants had guests waiting. Shops to purchase wines were overcrowded too. And 20mins of looking around, we decided to move on to York vineyards to relax in the afternoon. But before leaving, we managed to pick up our passes for the New Years event.
We visited Sula again for the New Years event at night. While the passes cost 7000 for a couple, The gateway hotel had discounted rates for their guests.
On our arrival for the New Year's Eve, they checked our passes at 2 junctions before we could enter the amphitheater. At both the junctions, the staff sounded as if they were doing a favour by asking us to show the passes. While this happened, I just thought, what a lovely start to the New Year's Eve... finally we entered the amphitheater. Very well decorated, neat and simple. They had arranged for small counters to have vodka shots at 2-3different places, some vodka pani puri, etc. The food counters were located at all different corners to ensure all guests have easy access to it. They also had pop corn counters to keep the children engaged. Overall good options for food... however the taste could have been better. The food tasted average. We then moved on to have some beer.... we had no option here. The only beer available was Budweiser :( while Budweiser may be better than other beer brands, it's always a good thought to include 2-3options and allow guests to select what they prefer. We moved to the next counter to ask what options do we have for whisky or scotch. The bartender informs us that we have only RC and antiquity blue. Someone at The gateway hotel had informed us in advance that Sula has Red label too for their New Year's Eve. So we asked the bartender if Red label is available, to which he replied yes and served us two drinks. I wonder why the bartender didn't tell us that Red label is available proactively. Music.... "Top DJ playing EDM and Bollywood tracks" this is what we read before we arrived. I have no problem with Bollywood or EDM. however, I do have a basic understanding that your songs tracks must be well in sync with your audience. When one song ends and the next one starts... there should be proper transition from one song to another. Who plays ganpati visarjan song for New Year's Eve? I don't recall this D'J was name... however, I do remember he using some political party name in his announcement post the event... Who does that?
Super disappointed with the music....