"Manish Mehrotra is the most exciting modern Indian chef in the world today."
Born and raised in Patna, Bihar, Chef Manish Mehrotra developed an extreme liking for food production whilst pursuing a Hotel Management degree from Mumbai. After joining Old World Hospitality's Oriental Octopus (the popular members' restaurant at India Habitat Centre, Delhi) in 2000, he was inspired to travel across Asia to train in Pan-Asian cuisine. Upon his return in 2009, he launched Indian Accent- the result of an intensive nine year long culinary journey.
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The path-breaking contemporary Indian menu at Indian Accent (located at The Manor, New Delhi) reinvented Delhi's fine dining space and effortlessly placed India on the global culinary map. Chef Manish displayed a brilliant stroke of creativity by creating a unique amalgamation of the freshest local produce and combining traditional tastes with novel ingredients from across the world. This unique marriage of global ingredients and techniques with the flavours of India produced dishes like the tuna bhel ceviche, strawberry green chilli chutney, meetha achaar chilean spare ribs, and warm doda burfi treacle tart to name a few.
The accolades soon followed with Chef Manish being awarded for being the Best Chef in India by American Express and the Vir Sanghvi Award (2010 & 2012). He was the only Indian chef to be invited to the World Gourmet Summit, 2011 in Singapore and further strengthened his credentials by winning NDTV's Foodistan (beating 15 other chefs on national TV) and bagging the Chef Of The Year trophy at the Indian Restaurant Awards, 2012.
Widely regarded as the most exciting modern Indian chef in the world today, he calls his cooking style "inventive Indian cuisine," and describes it as Indian food with an international accent or the other way around. Taking the culinary journey at Indian Accent a step forward, Chef Manish launched the Indian Accent Chef's Table, a show kitchen where guests can learn more about his showmanship through his ardent storytelling.
His brainchild Indian Accent has been recognized globally by diners and critics alike and is the only restaurant from India on the prestigious S. Pellegrino World's 100 Best Restaurants List. It also has the privilege of being the only restaurant in India to feature in the World 50 Best Restaurants 2015. National acclaim was marked by Indian Accent being deemed the Best Modern Indian Restaurant (Times Food and Nightlife Awards 2013) and ranked as the No.1 Restaurant in India by TripAdvisor. It is now scheduled to open at Le Parker Meridien in New York City by early 2016.