Chef Manish Mehrotra is delighted as Asia's 50 Best Restaurants names Indian Accent India's best for another year
For the fifth consecutive year, Indian Accent restaurant in New Delhi has been named India’s top restaurant in the list of Asia’s 50 Best restaurants, as it took 17th place on the list in the annual celebrations that took place last month.
“We work 365 days a year towards this and are thrilled to be recognised as one of the best 50 restaurants in Asia, and the best in India for the fifth consecutive year,” says Manish Mehrotra, corporate chef of Indian Accent Restaurants in New Delhi, London and New York.
He points to the restaurants unique interpretation of Indian food – described by the organisers of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants as “Indian cuisine with a contemporary spin… or perhaps modern food with an Indian accent” – as its major strength.
“Over the years we have tried our best to be true to our philosophy and stick to it. We have always strived to present something new, while also ensuring that each experience is special for our guests,” he explains. These experiences have included historical revivals, playful nostalgia, and an openness to global techniques and influences.
Exciting times for India’s food scene
The chef describes Indian diners as increasingly open to experimenting and keen to have a new experience on each visit – “it is no longer about just good food and flavour, but service and ambience play a big part too,” he says. “This new demand is allowing chefs and restauranteurs to explore different regional cuisines and culinary styles.”
The recently opened sister restaurant to Indian Accent within Old World Hospitality, Comorin, is testament to this – a unique all-day restaurant and concept store in Gurugram (Delhi/NCR), offering a menu of comfort dishes and unusual food combinations from across the country. The space includes a cocktail bar, coffee bar, and a uniquely arranged market space with a selection of items for purchase.
“These are exciting times for the food industry in India and we’re glad to be contributing towards its evolvement. We hope to keep bringing the very best to our diners and look forward to many such achievements in future,” says Mehrotra.
Photo: Indian Accent’s Manish Mehrotra (centre) and Mukta Kapoor of Old World Hospitality