New Delhi, May 31 -- The staff members of Cocktails and Dreams Speakeasy and Sidecar are all geared up for the opening for their restaurants from 8 June, as directed by the government. Since the nationwide lockdown started in March, the 50-odd people have been using their time to upskill themselves through webinars on bartending, drink presentation and a certified course by FSSAI (Food safety and standards Authority of India) on hygiene and post-lockodwn safety, all organized by Minakshi Singh, the co-founder of the two properties in Gurugram and Delhi.

"It's been a major learning curve for my young staff. I find that it has made us more closer and stronger," says Singh, adding, "We started it as a way to keep them engaged while many liv...