Pilibhit House – IHCL SeleQtions appoints Mani Mohan Pathak as their new Executive Chef

Haridwar’s most luxurious address, Pilibhit House, is an artfully restored 100-year-old aristocratic mansion that is now a part of the IHCL SeleQtions group. Pilibhit House is the ‘magnum opus’ of Prasad Heritage Group. Founded more than a century ago by prominent members of the first family of Pilibhit.​

Pilibhit House, Haridwar – IHCL SeleQtions has appointed Mani Mohan Pathak as their Executive Chef, to lead their multifaceted culinary operations.​

With a rich experience of over 22 years, Chef Mani has served renowned hospitality brands across the globe such as Taj Residency Visakhapatnam, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore and other leading hotels and restaurants across the country. Most recently, Chef Mani was leading the culinary operations at ‘Fox in the Field’ in Bangalore as their Executive Chef.

Commenting on the announcement, Amit Kumar Thakur, General Manager, Pilibhit House said, “We are delighted to have Chef Mani as the Executive Chef leading the culinary operations at Pilibhit House. His arrival is expected to bring an extraordinary addition to our culinary offerings and kitchen team. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to build on our existing offerings and continue to exceed guests’ expectations. With his passion for food, we are excited about the fresh perspective and innovation Chef Mani will add to Pilibhit House’s fine dining experiences.”

His unrelenting passion aside, Chef Mani admits that a flourishing career in the industry has influenced his culinary skills in a substantial way, allowing him to create flavour combinations that impart original and unique qualities to dishes. He is excited to take the lead as Executive Chef and combine the timeless elegance of Pilibhit House with his renewed take on food.

Thrilled about his new beginning with Pilibhit House, Chef Mani Mohan Pathak says “I am motivated to experiment with my culinary philosophy, working with the finest local ingredients to create unique regional and global vegetarian dishes. I look forward to curating exceptional and memorable dining experiences for guests at Pilibhit House.”

Chef Mohan is convinced that food should bring the ultimate joy to guests. An advocate of presenting dishes aesthetically with simplicity, Chef Mani prefers to let his culinary skills and use of complementing ingredients, continue to impress. With Chef Mani spearheading the kitchen team at Pilibhit House, every traveller will head back home with a stomach and heart full of delightful memories.​

About Pilibhit House

A realm of tranquillity, Pilibhit House sits charmingly by the Ganges overlooking the glorious Shivalik Himalayas. This heritage residence houses the largest private bathing ghat of the region for the customary dip and some quiet moments with the river.

Tread past the arched doorway into this ancestral mansion, and the constructs of time & regulation melt away. You are led into artfully designed rooms and suites across 3 levels, that either face the open courtyard or offer views of the Ganges. In either case you stay pampered and blissful.

The Dining Room presents a range of international cuisine and the best local home recipes with the food being divinely vegetarian. The alfresco seating ensures views of the Ganges aplenty. If you have something more evocative in mind, the River Deck, Pool Deck by the Mango Tree and The Terrace with their panoramic views will be memorable as dining spots.​

Experience an all-natural Jiva Spa and age-old Indian wellness including a unique Gangetic mud bath, a petite infinity pool and the River Room which is a great spot for curling up with a bestseller or your playlist. The early morning nature walks and Yoga keep your day sprightly and fresh.


About IHCL​ SeleQtions

Launched in 2019, SeleQtions – a brand of The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), is a collection of named and distinctive hotels. Celebrating the legacy of time, a sense of place or differentiated theme, these hotels enjoy a strong equity, are well-established and bring to life experiences through their location, décor, service and cuisine.

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