17th September 2018
Peter Joseph, former executive chef of the world’s first Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, has openeded his first solo venture.
Joseph, who was in charge of the kitchen at Mayfair’s Tamarind for ten years, has opened Kahani in Chelsea. Inspiration for the 90-cover restaurant comes from the chef’s upbringing in Tamil Nadu in southern India, with diners encouraged to forgo the formalities of fine dining for the first course by using their fingers.
Seasonal British ingredients are cooked on a central Robata grill and in a tandoor oven. The menu focuses on grilled meat, fish and vegetables, with just three or four ingredients used per dish and only two curries. The restaurant, which includes a ten-cover private dining room, makes use of brightly coloured Indian-style fabrics.
The drinks menu features wine from around the world as well as spice-infused cocktails.
Joseph said: “Kahani means ‘story’ and I am thrilled to embark on this new chapter in my life. Love for food and a pursuit of excellence has taken me on a fascinating journey and I want to keep innovating and pushing boundaries with my food to ensure people keep following my story and coming back for more.”