OUR HISTORY

The year was 2008. Laurent Samandari’s yearning for authentic French breads and pastries in India had been growing for quite some time and eventually, when it was time for it to materialize, Laurent envisaged L’Opéra. With his family’s support, he undertook a detailed study of the food and beverage market in Delhi. The French Embassy in Delhi also got involved wholeheartedly; their purpose-built kitchen was well utilised for initial samplings. Laurent’s family and friends, some of whom were expats in Delhi, were very optimistic about L’Opéra. Indeed, this optimism was quite instrumental in providing momentum to Laurent’s endeavours.

The training of the staff, in the early days, was carried out intensively. Quite a few French chefs, including one co-founder of the renowned French culinary institution Lenôtre, rigorously trained the staff in the techniques of culinary excellence and ensured that no detail was glanced over; there had to be absolutely no compromise on quality. Soon after this initial phase, L’Opéra succeeded in bringing the authentic French experience to the heart of the Indian capital. The home delivery service was launched in 2010 and after much encouragement from expats and Indians alike, who were awed by L’Opéra’s offerings, the first L’Opéra outlet opened its doors in March 2011 in Khan Market, one of the most prestigious markets in Delhi. The L’Opéra venture has since grown exponentially, both in terms of repute and number of outlets.

TIMELINE

Bikaner House

January, 2018

Bikaner House

Bikaner House, on the India Gate Hexagon, now has a new destination of avant-garde French culinary elegance. L’Opéra – Delhi NCR’s most exclusive and innovative bakery and pastry brand – has teamed up with Old World Hospitality’s “Chor Bizarre” to open a Salon de Thé. Bikaner House, a heritage property at a marquee location, has been attracting visitors with its charm, cultural significance and artistry.

Mall Of India, Noida

October, 2017

Mall Of India, Noida

Delhi-NCR’s award-winning pâtisserie has arrived in Noida!
Come experience the elegance of L’Opéra at 1st Floor, DLF Mall Of India.

PVR Director’s Cut, Vasant Kunj

August, 2017

PVR Director’s Cut, Vasant Kunj

L’Opéra, Delhi-NCR’s finest, award-winning pâtisserie has now joined hands with PVR, India’s leading cineplex brand, to bring a new delightful experience to one of Delhi-NCR’s landmark commercial destinations, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj.

Located at PVR Director’s Cut on the 3rd floor, the elegantly designed L’Opéra Salon de Thé by PVR
accommodates up to 20 guests, allowing them to enjoy the very best of French dessert culture at PVR’s
luxury flagship, where patrons are already lavished with high-end specialty foods such as sushi and premium
popcorns, that can be relished on premises at Simply Sushi or The Den, the members only lounge at
Director’s Cut, inside the auditoriums, or even as takeaway orders.

Dehradun

February, 2017

Dehradun

Now visitors from Delhi and abroad, on their way to the hills for a break, will get to enjoy French bakery and pastry specialties.

T3 Arrivals Hall, Indira Gandhi International Airport

February, 2017

T3 Arrivals Hall, Indira Gandhi International Airport

L’Opéra’s counter at T3, for travelers seeking unparalleled quality and high-end French products, as they venture their way to the Indian capital. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Two Horizon Centre, DLF5 Gurgaon

July, 2016

Two Horizon Centre, DLF5 Gurgaon

Located at the ground floor of one of Gurgaon’s most prestigious business locations within the prominent DLF5 neighbourhood, which is part of The Horizon Center complex- a world-class corporate office tower that offers a truly luxurious work and leisure environment, L’Opéra was grandly inaugurated by the French Ambassador in September 2016.  Enjoy bakery and pastry products as well as Salon de Thé refined meals, ideal for anything from fleeting meetings to lounging lunches or elegant French breakfasts.

Apollo Cradle Royalé, Nehru Enclave

June, 2015

Apollo Cradle Royalé, Nehru Enclave

This state-of-the-art maternity clinic houses the best qualified gynecologists and pediatricians around and is built with luxury and sophistication in mind. L’Opéra operates a Salon de Thé at the premises and provides gifts, a variety of healthy lunches and gift hampers for families and visitors to the clinic.  Open to all patrons every day from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

The German Centre, DLF Cybercity Gurgaon

January, 2015

The German Centre, DLF Cybercity Gurgaon

These world-class facilities support small and medium-sized German companies venturing into the Indian market. You can enjoy pastries, breads as well as light Salon de Thé meals from 9 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday, at an ample seating area.

Epicuria Food Mall

September, 2013

Epicuria Food Mall

Inaugurated by the French Ambassador in October 2013, this is L’Opéra’s first Salon de Thé, where you can indulge in culinary pleasures of L’Opéra with an authentic Parisian terrace surrounded by greenery. Live the culinary experience a la française. Open every day from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Hauz Khas Village

August, 2013

Hauz Khas Village

Inaugurated in August 2013, you can enjoy great coffee and refined pastries in this bustling neighbourhood, a historic habitation around the region of Hauz Khas, which houses a water tank, a seminary, a mosque, a tomb and pavilions, dating to much before the establishment of South Delhi. Open every day from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Select CITYWALK Mall, Saket

August, 2012

Select CITYWALK Mall, Saket

Inaugurated in August 2012 and located in Delhi’s most popular, successful and admired shopping centre, it is open every day from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.

DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj

March, 2012

DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj

Inaugurated in March 2012 and ideally located in one of India’s largest fashion malls, this outlet has an elegant terrace, ideal for a sophisticated outdoor experience. Open Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and Friday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Galleria Market, Gurgaon

March, 2012

Galleria Market, Gurgaon

Inaugurated in March 2012 and located at a very central location in Gurgaon, this outlet serves its patrons every day from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm.

Blliis by Ravissant, New Friends Colony

January, 2012

Blliis by Ravissant, New Friends Colony

Blliis by Ravissant is one of India’s most luxurious destinations for beauty and lifestyle services. Open between 10:00 am to 7:00 pm all days except Monday.

Khan Market

March, 2011

Khan Market

L’Opéra’s flagship store and first retail outlet, located in Khan Market, Delhi’s classiest and poshest market, inaugurated in March 2011 by the French Ambassador; open from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm Monday to Sunday.

French Embassy

January, 2011

L’Opéra’s first point of sale, inaugurated back in 2011. Provides the Embassy staff and visitors with fresh pastries and breads between 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

The Academy, DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon

January, 2011

The Academy, DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon

Allows all golf lovers enjoy a well-deserved break at this prestigious golf course. Open for members only between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm all days except Tuesday.

2010

January, 2010

Jul –Production Centre Complete

2009

December, 2009

Dec – Market Study, Business Plan

2008

January, 2008

Jan-Jun – The Internship Oct – Incorporation