Rathin Mathur and his Hmmmutton

Rathin Mathur has been a corporate honcho with two decades of experience behind him, but, as the saying goes, there’s no tie quite as strong as that of blood. So when he comes home after a tiring day in the office, he likes to relax by exchanging his blazer for an apron and getting into…

Kempinski Ambience Hotel

Kempinski Ambience: Now that South Delhi and Gurgaon are fast reaching saturation point, the one area that is left for major development is East Delhi. Always referred to somewhat dismissively as Jamuna paar; the other side of Delhi’s river is finally coming into its own. The latest development is the setting up of Kempinski Ambience…

Newcomers in the Hospitality World

They’ve come, they’re conquering. Here are five new hospitality honchos, ready to take Delhi by storm Emmanuel Guemon Emmanuel Guemon, Executive Chef, Leela Kempinski Gurgaon: This is Chef Guemon’s second stint in India, the first being over 10 years ago in Amar Vilas, Agra. Every executive chef of every hotel in the world has a…

Chi Asian Cookhouse

Cuisine: Pan Asian Blurb: This place has enormous potential Atmospherics: Once you enter the restaurant, the double height ceiling gives it an extremely spacious appearance. It is a dramatic departure from the old version of Chi which used to have three branches, all now closed. This Chi is cool and will be the new happening…

Artusi

Cuisine: Italian Blurb: A perfect restaurant in every respect Intro: Great food, interesting menu, European service and excellent desserts Atmospherics: When you enter the door, you migrate in an instant from hot, dusty, noisy Delhi and into Italian soil. From the owners to the manager to the chef – everybody is either Italian or has…

Chinese Section at K3

Blurb: A powerhouse of talent moves to Delhi Cuisine: Beijing meets Canton Atmospherics: The very first time I was brought face to face with Chef Zhang Xue Shi’s towering talent was in a hotel in Chennai five years ago. The world of food is not so large after all, and after fantasizing about the lunch…

Bombaykery

Blurb: The most distinctive little store in Cyber Hub Cuisine: Patisserie, savouries Atmospherics: This is the time when new entrant Bombaykery is going to come into its own. From here on, the weather is going to improve rapidly, and though there is not much space inside the tiny round store with the glass walls that…

Cibo

From being a place with great interiors and not so great food, Cibo has suddenly become a place with great food. They’ve just hired fresh blood in the kitchen, and the youthful chef, an Indian with international experience, is clearly set to break boundaries. In the last couple of weeks, Cibo has metamorphosed from an…

Czech Republic

When my son (now in his 20s) was tiny, he had gone to see a film with his best friend’s family. I never did get to learn the name of the movie, but it had a scene in it, which, described by a 4 year old, consisted of a cupboard with a door. You walked…

Days of The Raj

Cuisine: Anglo Indian food Blurb: An old restaurant given a new lease of life Atmospherics: Right on the main road at the busy Adchini T-junction is this rather gracious restaurant. Though it has been around for a while, it has just been given an extensive makeover: new interiors, new menu, even the initial concept has…