Redefining gourmet excellence
Indian Accent has arrived in Mumbai as a culinary trailblazer, promising an unforgettable dining experience
Over the years, Indian Accent has offered an inventive approach to Indian cuisine with its path-breaking and inventive menu designed by Chef Manish Mehrotra who has reinterpreted nostalgic Indian dishes with an openness towards global techniques and influences. Little wonder then that the Patna-born Mehrotra has often been named as the most exciting modern Indian chef in the world. And Indian Accent too has won its share of accolades – the only restaurant from India included in the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list; rated ‘No 1 Restaurant in India’ by TripAdvisor from 2014 to 2019; recognised by Time Magazine ‘Amongst the World’s 100 Greatest Places’ and awarded the Number 1 Restaurant in India by Condé Nast Traveller and Himalayan Sparkling Top Restaurant Awards and many more.
Now, the country’s most awarded restaurant has entered its Financial Capital, Mumbai with a grand opening at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre. This means guests will now be able to enjoy all-time Indian Accent favourites like Meetha Aachar Pork Ribs, Ghee Roast Soya Boti, Roomali Roti Pancake, Daulat Ki Chaat, Rose Petal Chikki Roast Almond as well as unique new dishes for Mumbai menu like Gunpowder Prawns, Red Rice, Smoked Chilli & Raw Mango Curry, Guchhi Matar, Asparagus, Kashmiri Morel Pulao, Burrata Chaat, Lotus Root Papdi and Mustard Tomato Jam. In addition to the vegetarian and non-vegetarian tasting menus, the restaurant will offer vegan, gluten-free and Jain menus.
The kitchen at Indian Accent Mumbai will be helmed by Head Chef Rijul Gulati under the guidance of Culinary Director Chef Manish Mehrotra. Restaurateur Rohit Khattar, Chairman, EHV, who has been instrumental in getting Indian Accent to Mumbai, says, “For many years, we have been offered locations in Mumbai, but our search has ended at the spectacular Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre. We have a loyal clientele of discerning guests from Mumbai, so we are particularly thrilled to be able to bring the Indian Accent experience to this vibrant city and look forward to it embracing us as warmly as New Delhi and New York have.”
The design of the 75-seat restaurant is a tribute to Mumbai’s Art Deco movement and also features two Private Dining Rooms – one with a capacity of 18 and the other that seats 10 and has an attached interactive show kitchen. Art Deco was a movement that developed into a major style in architecture, design and fashion in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s before coming to Bombay, which has over 200 art deco structures, second only to Miami. This period between the 1920s to 1930s is also referred to as ‘the jazz age’, when swinging rhythms became the dominant sound of the new generation. Inspired by the city’s art deco heritage, Indian Accent pays a tribute to the design, music and cocktails of that era.
The interior design of the restaurant is by the prolific London based Russell Sage Studio who worked closely with EHV’s Design Director Rohini Kapur and Director Development Vikas Bhasin, who handled the project build from design to opening stage. Incubis Consultants were the local architects.
The food, drink, design and service style have been tailor-made for Mumbai’s more easy-going vibe by the leading restaurant brand in the country, at the most iconic address in Mumbai. “We are most excited about bringing Indian Accent to Mumbai. In addition to Indian Accent’s signature dishes, Chef Rijul and I have taken care to craft a menu that features more seafood and many more vegetarian options, recognising the dining habits and seasonal produce of this great metropolis,” shared Chef Manish Mehrotra.
This article was published in BW hotelier issue dated '' with cover story titled 'BW HOTELIER THE PEOPLE SPECIAL'
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