Rohit Ghai, the Michelin-starred chef behind Gymkhana, will open his first solo project, Kutir, just off Sloane Square.
Kutir means ‘hut’ in Sanskrit, although the food should be a little more lavish than the name might suggest. Inspired by the royal tradition of hunting expeditions in the forests and jungles of the Indian countryside, the menu will feature seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on game and seafood.
Kutir will offer a tasting, or ‘expedition’ menu of six courses for £60, as well as a full a la carte menu featuring dishes such as the Truffle and Mushroom Khichadi, the Lobster Bonda and Rasam, 24-hour slow-cooked Roganjosh, and a Tandoori Stone Bass with Crispy Squid.
An extensive, regularly changing cocktail list will be complied by co-founder and front of house Abhi Sangwan. Again the focus will be on natural ingredients you will find in the wildernesses of India. (And India has a fair amount of wilderness.)
Calling the restaurant a “passion project”, Ghai said, “I have been dreaming about serving this menu and have been refining these dishes for a long time, and I can’t wait to introduce my guests to a menu that goes far beyond the usual Indian restaurant offering.”
Kutir will open in November. We for one cannot wait.