Priyanka Chopra’s Indian restaurant in New York, Sona, opens its doors to the public; however the actor is currently in London and is “devastated” about not being there for its opening day.
Chopra took to Instagram to share the inside photos of the restaurant and a sneak peak of the delicious items on offer. She also revealed how her husband, Nick Jonas came up with the ‘perfect name’ at an early tasting.
“TODAY IS OPENING DAY @sonanewyork! What started as a simple craving for great Indian food has become this labour of love, and I can’t wait to welcome you all in, and for you to experience timeless India in the heart of NYC!,” she wrote.
“This has been a team effort all the way… from the many menu deliberations, food tastings, and decor decisions with @maneeshkgoyal, @daviddrabin8, Chef @harinayak, and @mabowersinc, to landing on the perfect name, all thanks to @nickjonas-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 added, along with a laughing emoji.
Priyanka said that all safety guidelines will be followed at Sona to give patrons ‘a night to remember’. “I’m devastated I’m not there to celebrate, but I’m definitely there in heart and spirit… and on FaceTime.”
In September 2019, Priyanka and Nick were a part of a small puja to bless the space that was built into Sona. in an earlier Instagram post, she revealed that she ‘poured [her] love for Indian food’ into the project. “SONA is the very embodiment of timeless India and the flavours I grew up with,” she shared.