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Aangan at Derrimut, quite an epitome of India

Aangan at Derrimut, quite an epitome of India

Sometimes, a restaurant is a classic product of a country. Take Aangan at Derrimut where chef-cum-proprietor Sumit Malhotra has pulled every stop to highlight India through the cuisines, décor, taste, sights and sounds. Founded largely on the premise of “highlighting the best of India to Australia,” Sumit’s second venture has created quite a buzz. His

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Have an authentic Indian experience at Indii of Brighton

When Sabby Soodan and Prakash Mahtolia opened Indii of Clare at the Clare Valley in South Australia more than a year ago, they knew the buck would not stop there. They shared a common dream: to open a restaurant. Together with another friend and business partner Jag Khairajai in the fray, the trio has made

Entrepreneur Brings Michelin Style Degani To Camberwell

After catapulting a few restaurants to the spotlight in the leafy green suburb of Eltham and Boxhill, entrepreneur and chef Himan Chawla is now making his presence felt at Camberwell. He has taken the licence for Degani Café along busy Riverside Road and added his personal touch to everything. The result: great coffees combined with

Chef Sumit Malhotra: True To His Roots

  Growing up in the pink city of India, Sumit Malhotra’s fascination for food began in the lanes and bylanes of Jaipur. From the kulcha seller to the chaat papdi maker to the tandoori chicken wallah, these men dished out the tastiest of food. For Malhotra, now a celebrated chef, the people behind these foods

Indian cuisines co-exist: Oz restaurateur

Acclaimed Australian restaurateur, traveller, chef and writer Christine Manfield says unlike in the West, people in India live and breathe food and points out how different types of cuisines happily coexist in this country, promoting a culture of tolerance. “People live and breathe food unlike in the West. And then you have the visuals and

Catering With Selection, Style And Service

He is most likely to impress the pickiest of your guest as well as make you a memorable meal. Meet Sachin Garg, the man who has redefined the business of catering. From cocktail snacks and entrees to mains, you can build your own menu on his website and get a quote that would leave you

A Spicy Reception!

Anyone working in the hospitality industry will tell you that it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. The long hours, the endless work, the physical labour and sometimes emotionally challenging customers could burden even the most tolerant amongst us. For most, the industry is strenuous enough to force them to close shop and seek a much