As Priyanka Chopra-owned Indian restaurant in New York, Sona, is ready to formally welcome foodies, its core workforce carried out a particular puja to search blessing from the Almighty. Restaurateur Maneesh Goyal, who has collaborated with Priyanka on her newest endeavour, revealed that their present prayer ceremony was related to the one they did in September 2019, earlier than kicking off work on the restaurant.
Maneesh took to his official Instagram deal with and shared a collection of clicks from the “blessing ceremony” from 2019. In his caption, he additionally revealed how they aimed to inaugurate the place by 2020, however bought delayed due to the world getting shut down due to the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic. He expressed gratitude, that they’re lastly ready to see the massive day.
Maneesh, in his emotional be aware about Sona lastly seeing the sunshine of the day, wrote, “This morning at SONA, we conducted a small puja or blessing ceremony. We’ll be seeing our first guests very soon and it was important to both @priyankachopra and myself that we hold a puja before our doors are officially open. It was so special to gather in this way. Friends & supporters of @sonanewyork from India to London to California joined in. This morning’s ceremony was especially poignant since, in September 2019, we did a similar ceremony to bless the space while it was raw—before we started any construction at all. At that time, we thought we’d be open by the Summer of 2020. Of course, we had no idea what 2020 had in store for us. I give that first blessing a lot of credit for seeing us through…and guiding us as we fought to keep our project alive. And now, a year and half after that first puja, SONA is ready. I am so grateful for all the blessings we have received. Here we go! #sonanewyork.”
In the photographs dated 2019, we additionally see Priyanka and husband Nick Jonas siting for the prayer, amongst others. Priyanka had additionally shared pictures from the identical puja lately.
Priyanka Chopra intends to take her Indian roots to the US, and provides her worldwide followers “the flavours that she has grown up with.”
Priyanka beforehand wrote on Instagram, “I’m thrilled to present to you SONA, a new restaurant in NYC that I poured my love for Indian food into. SONA is the very embodiment of timeless India and the flavours I grew up with. The kitchen is helmed by the incredible Chef @harinayak, a masterful talent, who has created the most delicious and innovative menu, taking you on a food journey through my amazing country.”