Top Indian chef plans UAE restaurant
Abu Dhabi, January 12, 2013
Leading Indian chef Abhijit Saha, who owns and operates two premium restaurants in South India, said Abu Dhabi could be the setting for his first overseas signature restaurant.
Rated among India’s top ten chefs, Saha runs the ‘Caperberry’ and ‘Fava’ restaurants in Bangalore. He is also the founding director and chef of bespoke catering outlet Avant Garde Hospitality.
"Here in India the profile of Abu Dhabi is currently very high with constant news about the investment being made into establishing the UAE capital as a premium luxury destination,” said the expert in regional Indian cuisine and classical and modern European cuisine.
“With the opening of so many beautiful hotels and visitor attractions, it is my belief that the UAE capital could be the ideal place for my first signature restaurant outside of India and I’ll be looking into opportunities as a priority while I’m there,” he added.
Saha will make his UAE capital debut during next month’s Gourmet Abu Dhabi culinary festival when he will be guest chef at the award-winning Ushna restaurant in Abu Dhabi’s Souk Qaryat Al Beri from February 11 to 14.
“I’m really looking forward to having the chance to rub shoulders with some of the world’s greatest chefs during Gourmet Abu Dhabi and take an in-depth look into the emirate’s flourishing hospitality industry that we hear so much about,” he observed.
Business, though, won’t be the only thing on Chef Saha’s agenda during his Gourmet Abu Dhabi stint – he’s excited about the chance to explore the city gastronomically.
A dedicated F1 aficiando, Saha hopes to return to the UAE capital for the 2013 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.-TradeArabia News Service