The year is off to a galloping start. We barely blinked and here we are on the cusp of February. The final festive quarter of last year set this racing pace for us at Honar, the theme of collaborations has spilled into the new year, expansion is on the anvil and Jaipur Lit Fest is less than 10 days away.

Right now, my team is laying out the silverware for a culinary spectacle at The Johri. My dear friend and celebrated chef Will Bowlby of Kricket, the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in London, is headed our way on the 29th of this month, for what we’re calling A Bowled Feast.

If you didn’t know about Rajasthan’s rich dairy heritage, the sit-down dinner, orchestrated by Will and resident chef Sonu Singh, will surprise you, as it did me. They’re bringing camel and goat milk in addition to the more common buffalo and cow milk to the table with a curious spread complemented by Jaipur’s famed winter produce. There are limited seats and if you’re dairy-curious we'd love to see you there.

The Johri has a sleepless few months ahead. You will be seeing a lot more of The Johri experience across India, and more of it within Rajasthan too.
Meanwhile, 28 Kothi will be celebrating its 8th anniversary, such a momentous occasion for our first hotel at Honar.

We'll let you savour all this. I'm thrilled to say that we're off to the races!

Abhishek Honawar
Honar Group