The opening of Indian Accent at Jio World Centre later this year is going to be the hottest thing in Mumbai’s culinary calendar.
The food gods seem to have answered the fervent prayers of Mumbai’s foodies. EHV International has signed an agreement with Reliance Industries Limited to bring India’s most awarded restaurant Indian Accent to Mumbai. Indian Accent is owned and operated by EHV which is part of the Old World Hospitality group. This comes on the heels of announcing the summer opening of EHV’s forthcoming restaurant in New York, Koloman helmed by Chef Markus Glocker as well as a collaboration with Chef David Thompson for Thai restaurants in India.
Indian Accent, Mumbai is expected to open before the end of the year. It shall be housed in a beautiful space overlooking the fountains at the Dhirubhai Ambani Square at Jio World Centre in the Bandra Kurla Complex.
Restaurateur Rohit Khattar, Chairman EHV, said, “For many years we have explored locations in Mumbai for Indian Accent and our search has ended at the spectacular Jio World Centre, the new epicentre of Mumbai. Indian Accent has a very 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.”
Indian Accent showcases inventive Indian cuisine by complementing the flavours and traditions of India with global ingredients and techniques. The restaurant in New Delhi opened in 2009 to significant acclaim for its path-breaking approach to contemporary Indian food. The kitchen at Indian Accent Mumbai will be helmed by Executive Chef Shantanu Mehrotra who has been Executive Chef of Indian Accent, New Delhi since its opening under the guidance of Chef Manish Mehrotra, who created the Indian Accent menu and has been promoted to Culinary Director. Rijul Gulati shall be Head Chef and Varun Sharma, who leads the award winning bar at EHV’s other restaurant, Comorin, shall head the bar programme. The GM of Indian Accent is yet to be appointed and shall report to the Operations Director, Nitin Mathur.
The interior design of the restaurant is by the prolific London-based Russell Sage Studio working closely with EHV’s Design Director Rohini Kapur. Incubis Consultants were the local architects under project supervision by EHV’s Director Development Vikas Bhasin. Indian Accent, Mumbai shall seat 80, including two Private Dining Rooms styled as a homage to Mumbai’s Art Deco movement.
Watch this space for more.