At A Reverie the sun, moon and stars seem to step out every evening out of their heavenly abode for a game of hide-and-seek. The tranquil setting casts a heady spell over a leisurely evening.
A hideaway where good food, laughter, culture and conversation come together in a delightful international melting pot.
Even a partial distraction by the somersaults elsewhere in the large space would not interfere with the meal or bar experience, except punctuated by the stars and ocean breeze.
As chef-driven as A Reverie may be, it’s also a restaurant that’s about the overall experience from the wit of the delectable cocktails to the compelling spirit collection or the walk-in wine library with the finest international, indigenous and artisanal wines.
The panoramic raised lounge is meant to mimic an amphitheatre offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding gazebos, serene garden mounds and water bodies. The tiled high ceilings and elements of décor set the mysterious, exotic tone for a long dining excursion.
The décor is a little absorbing but by no means is it overpowering; it only serves to demonstrate the neutrality of the space that has been created to allow a canvas for the dining experience to unfold.
Our devotion to the art of seasonal dining, combined with a distinctly beautiful ambience provides a form of delicious culinary escapism.
The bar of the restaurant provides a cohesion that few places can emulate. It is a universe of emotional connections, enriched with the feedback of proximity.
The airy space is redolent with discreet luxury but still lends a warm, inviting ambience to all its guests, a certain calm laid back attitude that perfectly reflects the Goan sussegad spirit.
Derived from the Portuguese word sossegado ("quiet"), it is normally mistaken for the relaxed, laid-back attitude towards life that is said to have existed historically in Goa, a former Portuguese territory. Footprint Travel Guides describes it as "a relaxed attitude and enjoyment of life to the fullest". What Sussegad actually means, according to most experts, is a contented form of life existent in the state. As described by one Sunday Times writer, Goa is "South Asia's Latin Quarter: indulgent, tolerant, capricious, steeped in a tropical lassitude and wedded to the sea."
Moonbeams play games with muslin curtains while the gentle sea breeze sets the palms asway. As the wine you're sipping ensconces you in a blanket of warmth, under a dome of stars, you start to wonder... is this real or is it just A Reverie?