16th July 2018
Peter Joseph, former exec chef at Tamarind, the world’s first Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, is to launch his first solo venture. Joseph, who spent 10 years in charge of the kitchen at Mayfair’s Tamarind, will launch Kahani in Chelsea in September.
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 and use using their fingers.
Seasonal British ingredients will be cooked on a central Robata grill and in an Indian tandoor oven. The menu will focus on grilled meat, fish and vegetables, with only three or four ingredients used per dish and only two curries. The restaurant, which will also include a private dining room with ten covers above the main dining area, will make use of brightly coloured Indian-style fabrics for decoration.
The drinks menu will feature a selection of carefully sourced wines from around the world as well as spice-infused cocktails.
Joseph said: “Kahani means ‘story’ and I am thrilled to be embarking 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.”