Dubai, United Arab Emirates: UAE-based F&B group Goldmead Hospitality opened the door of its first ever Licensed Pan Indian restaurant, The Saffron Boutique on 20th December, 2022.
Goldmead Hospitality, a known name in Resto-bars & Nightlife concepts such as HighNote- Pool & Sky Lounge, Underdogs & The Bandstand is now venturing into a fine-dining space with the launch of The Saffron Boutique.
Stationed within the entrance of the heritage hotel- the Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, The Saffron Boutique is set to captivate the hearts with its outstanding display of Indian culture & tradition right from the moment you lay your eyes at the venue.
With a seating capacity of 65 pax, the space takes you back to India with its classy yet vibrant display of tasteful artwork, a high ceiling roof, a splendid top bar emanating bright hues of saffron colour that is symbolic to the theme and the represent saffron as a rich spice famously used in the Indian kitchens on special occasion. An Indian bell chandelier intermixed with LED loops, dramatic lighting gives the space a rustic feel and a modern outlook.
Along with its elaborate menu with dishes from across India with a Modern & West Meets East Touches, The Saffron Boutique pairs the dining experience with Live Sufi music & a in-house chef-curated cocktail menu.
Executive Head Chef Praveen Singh has beautifully crafted an eclectic menu that will take you on a journey through a unique combination of the process & quintessential Indian ingredients selection and cooking techniques.
Some of the menu highlights include Kurkure Raw Banana (Banana Crisps with date chutney, Savory Mango, and Tamarind Caviar) , Mango Burst Puchkas (Street Style Pani Puri with Aam Panna Shots with stuffing of Masala Paneer / Chicken), Tandoori Avocado’s (Clay Oven roasted avocado with lemon butter pearls), Masala Chaanch Kebab (Dried nuts and cheese filled pan shared yogurt kebab with masala cotton candy), Madrasi Podi Salmon (Roasted Lentil, asafoetida, Sesame, and chills marinated chargrilled Salmon with orange and pineapple chutney, Lucknowi Chicken Korma, Sigdi Chicken, Malabar Fish Curry, Caramel Kalakand Pudding & More.
Pair the dishes with the special curated cocktail menu by the in-house mixologists that includes; The Bengal Tiger, Mumbai Margarita, Pink City, Chola adventure and more.
“We aim to augment our customer’s culinary journey with a breeze of authenticity & elegance that will engage all the senses. If you want to discover the real India, you will have to try the varieties of food that holds India together. When I was approached to do something fun & creative with Indian cuisine catering to the GCC region, I was thrilled & excited to take up the challenge & now I can assure you that once you try out these dishes, you will fall in love with Indian cuisine” remarked Chef Praveen Singh- Group Executive Head Chef.
On being asked about opening a Pan-Indian cuisine restaurant after being known for their resto-bar & nightlife concepts with brands like HighNote- Pool & Sky Lounge, Underdogs & The Bandstand; Hari S.Kaimal, CEO of Goldemead Hospitality commented “We have always been certain of what we want to offer to this diverse multi-cultural market that is always on the lookout for something unique and outstanding. With The Saffron Boutique we intend to bring Pan-Indian cuisine to the food enthusiasts with a modern twist to it, which will certainly upgrade your palate and make you fall in love with Indian cuisine all over again”
Kaimal further adds, “Goldmead Hospitality has always believed and cherished the authentic flavours and techniques of Indian cooking and wanted to celebrate the best of Pan-Indian cuisine, and curate a menu that showcases the best of the subcontinent. That’s when the idea of “The Saffron Boutique” came to life.