From traditional to more contemporary versions of Indian food this restaurant at the Burj Khalifa has it all. Armani Amal takes a delicious take on the rich cuisine, by redefining the popular dishes, and making it the best way to savour such kind of food. Do try the Butter fish from the tandoor section.
Armani Amal Dubai, Terrace Night View
The lamb chops are stunning, deliciously tender and spiced, and surely makes you want to say all things nice. The Fish tikka is absolutely delicious. Chic elements and modern style seating distinguish the restaurant and the low-key lighting gives the place a good undertone.
CAMPTON PLACE, SAN FRANCISCO
Chef Srijith Gopinathan who has earned the Taj Campton Place restaurant two Michelin stars is no stranger to immaculateness and his focus in every dish is fresh and quality ingredients. His Cali-Indian menu, a seven-course banquet that comprises all from a pomegranate and khakhra salad, to Srijith’s exceptional creative take on golgappas, filled with vegetables and tamarind chutney, served in a tiny flower pot.
Peas head to tail at Campton Place San Francisco
The two weeks aged duck breast with morels is delicious in a surprising way, the flavour hits you right in time until it starts giving you an Umami reading and you certainly would not like to waste even a small speck; the accompanying apple chutney and ginger gastric is perfect to mop whatever is left on the plate into your mouth. More than just a meal, it’s a voyage of flavours and textures.
Vibrant walls, Bollywood paintings, greenery, bright lighting and relaxed seating illustrate this place. Food here is motivated towards Chef Owner Sunil Ghai’s mothers cooking and the flavours that he grew up eating as a child as well as his travels to diverse parts of the world.The menu is not exquisite, but lists down humble dishes like the Goat keema Pao, Tawa jhinga, Butter chicken biryani, Aloo tikki and Kulfi falooda. The kurkura Jhinga (prawns) that comes with cucumber, pickled onion and dill yoghurt is one not to be missed.
Hand-made pickles at Pickles, Dublin
KUTIR, CHELSEA, LONDON
In a city that’s rapidly overrun with Indian restaurants, Kutir remains a standout. One bite into their shammi kebab and chur chur parantha will make you understand why, it’s everything that I expect classic North Indian cuisine to be. No visit would be complete without sampling their quail naan, stonebass tikka with squid ink.
Stone bass tikka with squid ink and crispy squid at Kutir, Chelsea, London
Chef Rohit Ghai believes in perfecting a dish until he has got it right, the creation of something extraordinary is important rather than rushing into things. The cocktails here are also grounded on Indian herbs and spices, and bring about a diverse look and savour to the palate.
Honestly, the best place in Burlingame in USA; to enjoy a good Indian meal and is referred to as the fiesta for the senses. With passion Ajay Walia gathers regional products and redirects them through his creative and refined cuisine, providing humble solutions that are truly Indian, but also effectively bridge the gastronomic divide between East and West.
Railway Peppers at Rasa, Burlingame
Good examples of recipes with daring combinations enhanced by spices from his aesthetic creations are the Wild Mushroom Uttappam, Butternut squash soup and the Railway peppers which interestingly is served chaat style. The jackfruit Sundae is a fitting and soothing ending. Just when you think Indian cuisine is getting too predictable, this one Michelin star restaurant’s magnificence is refreshing and memorable.
Rupali Dean is a food writer based out of Delhi
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