On the eve of Ugadi on 21st March, the 100 Feet BBQ Lounge in De-Oriell Hotel at Koramangala ushered in Ugadi, the Karnataka New Year in a delightfully unique way on 20th March 2015. Possibly the first restaurant to celebrate the festival with the concept of fusion and cross-cultural entertainment, patrons had some unique offerings in store for them at the 100 Feet BBQ Lounge.
Beginning with the décor of the restaurant, traditional torans of mango leaves were set up around the seating and buffet areas to bring in the feel of the festive day. One of the highlights of the entertainment for the evening was a fusion of two dance forms – Salsa and Yakshagana. This was performed by a two artistes, one for each dance style / two-dancer groups for each dance style. The idea behind showcasing these two dance forms on a single platform was to show how each form, with its heavy make-up and costumes can still hold its own on an international cultural platform. This was followed by live song performance by noted Kannada playback singer Inchara Rao and Prajwal Pai. The songs were a mix of classic Kannada and Hindi classics.