Back in 2009, Arjun Shaktawat had a vision. After studying at the prestigious Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland and working with Aspen Meadows Resort in Colorado, he returned to Udaipur and took on a 100-year old dilapidated haveli on lease from the Maharana of Udaipur. After a meticulous restoration, it became one of the city's most complimented restaurant - bistro-lounge: 1559 AD. The name was easy for Arjun, as 1559 was the historical year that Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh.
In the past few months, I have been spreading the word about the upcoming SAWERA Fundraiser. I believe this cause is very important, so here is one more reminder! SAWERA, the South Asian Women's Empowerment and Resource Alliance, provides free, confidential, and culturally sensitive services to South Asian women and children who are experiencing domestic violence in the state of Oregon. The annual gala will be held on November 5th at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. Join us for a wonderful evening of dinner, dancing, and most importantly, fundraising!