Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the global icon and actress who recently announced the opening of her Indian restaurant ‘Sona’ in New York, took to social media to share a series of photos from the grand opening. Priyanka, who is currently in London, expressed her disappointment at not being able to attend the opening of her restaurant in New York.
Priyanka revealed how her husband, singer Nick Jonas, came up with the name ‘Sona’ for the restaurant while sharing behind-the-scenes images and a sneak peek of the menu.
Priyanka Chopra credited her team for all the efforts, writing about the “many menu deliberations, food tastings, and decor decisions.” “This has been a team effort all the way…From the many, many menu deliberations, food tastings, and decor decisions to landing on the perfect name, all thanks to Nick Jonas – Yes! Hubby came up with the name at an early tasting with the team, as Sona means “gold,” and he had heard that word in India, well…A lot, throughout our wedding!,” she wrote.
She went on to say in a lengthy article, “Today is the first day of the season. What began as a simple desire for great Indian food has evolved into this labour of love, and I can’t wait to welcome you all in and introduce you to timeless India in the heart of New York City.”
The actress also stated that they are adhering to all safety precautions, as she stated in her letter “We’re opening in accordance with all NYC and NY State safety regulations to ensure you have a memorable night. I’m disappointed I won’t be able to participate in the festivities in person, but I’ll be there in spirit… And there’s FaceTime. We are excited to represent you.”
The restaurant will serve dinner every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, according to the official website of SONA. Priyanka Chopra had previously invested in the dating app Bumble, which she brought to India.
‘Purple Pebble Pictures,’ which she co-owns with her mother Madhu Chopra, is a production company that has produced films such as ‘Ventilator’ and ‘The Sky Is Pink.’