British star Chef Heston Blumenthal plans Raj era restaurant in India.
Chef Heston Blumenthal, sixth time Michelin star winner, wants to open branches of his hotel restaurant called Dinner in India, Australia and the Americas that would serve cuisine that British expatriates ate in their former colonies.
The menu in India could include a recipe for kedgeree (kitchiri) created in 1845 by Eliza Acton, an English poet, who produced one of the UK's first cookbooks aimed at the domestic reader, and curried cod, a dish first recorded in the mid-19th century. "The idea is to open up in another country. Like it or not, Britain pillaged the world in the past and had its tentacles in so many other cultures. With respect to the relevant countries, you could reflect that," Chef Blumenthal told the Sunday Times.
Chef Blumenthal, who was awarded his sixth Michelin star last week, owns some of Britain's most celebrated restaurants including Dinner in central London and the Fat Duck in Berkshire.