Chef Rohit Ghai set to open Kutir
London-based chef Rohit Ghai, who won a Michelin star for Jamavar within a year of its opening and later launched Bombay Bustle — both owned by hotelier Samyukta Nair — stepped down from his post in January this year.
Come November, he will open his first solo restaurant, Kutir. We hear it is located just off Chelsea’s Sloane Square in an elegant townhouse, and will offer a traditional menu that draws inspiration from the royal tradition of hunting expeditions in the forests and jungles of India. “The food is representative of the feasting-style, convivial and celebratory dining that occurs on these retreats, and menus feature highly seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on game and seafood. Think Lobster Bonda and Rasam and 24-hour slowcooked Roganjosh,” says Ghai, who launches this project with co-founder Abhi Sangwan. The two have worked together as colleagues at Gymkhana, Jamavar and Bombay Bustle.
Actor Sanjay Dutt, along with wife Manyata and their twins, Shahraan and Iqra, gives Ganpati an environment-friendly visarjan below his Bandra home on Saturday.