Winning recipe: Indian Accent never fails to impress with its winning combination of creative modern dishes and warm hospitality. Season after season, chef Manish Mehrotra’s inventive tasting menus add an international accent to his country’s cuisine by mixing in global ingredients and techniques.
What to eat? The chef’s tasting menu is a colourful procession of small bites of flavour such as pumpkin bitterballen with mustard and coconut, and squash curry with paneer and roast potato. For those with a sweet tooth, the desserts are not to be missed. Try the soft baked chocolate with fresh berries and basundi (a traditional Indian condensed milk). The degustation offers the full experience, but there’s also a comprehensive à la carte option and a three-course lunch.
Dough of dreams: Bread is anything but an after-thought at Indian Accent and there’s even a dedicated bread bar with more than eight different types. As well as a traditional selection, there are specialities on offer: snack on wild mushroom kulcha drizzled with truffle oil or a pink peppercorn and jalapeño roti.
Meet the chef: Passionate and generous, Mehrotra cut his teeth in Mumbai at the Thai Pavilion of the Taj Hotels and has now been with Old World Hospitality for 20 years. In recent years he has opened several restaurants around the world, including a highly successful outpost of Indian Accent in New York.