The “Arth Mumbai Takes Over Botanik” dinner pop-up will take place at Botanik on July 19th and 20th. Arth is the first gas free restaurant in India embracing ethnic Indian methods of slow cooking over wood fire and charcoal. Each dish on the menu is rooted in the techniques of traditional, ancient cooking. Inspired by the fact that the earliest record of cooked food in history made use of a charcoal-powered hearth.
Born to a North Indian, Sikh family and raised amidst the lush greenery of North East India, Amninder Sandhu, Chef at Arth, has a love that is akin to devotion for food! She is a national award winner for ‘Best Lady Chef’ presented by the Ministry of Tourism. Chef Amninder was the only chosen Indian chef competing on the Netflix series - ‘The Final Table’ and represented the country on a global platform. This year she was labelled ‘The Girl With Gold In Her Fingers’ by the legend Marco Pierre White on his recent visit to India. She also won the award for ‘Chef Of The Year at the Times Food Awards 2019’, and ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur- Culinary’ at the prestigious Guide Awards 2019 by the media house Mid Day.
Inspired by the fact that the earliest record of cooked food in history made use of a charcoal-powered hearth, Chef Amninder Sandhu ensures that each dish is prepared on wood or charcoal. Ingredients from all across the country including Majuli, Shillong, Khonoma, Alleppey, Mangalore, Guntur, Rishikesh and Kashmir find themselves at home at the Arth kitchen. Her raw materials truly reflect the cultural diversity of the country! The entirely bespoke kitchen at Arth exclusively features copper lagans, earthen chattis, a live sigri and a sand pit with live charcoal, which Chef uses to slow-cook meats and other smoked items. Yet, despite how traditional the preparation of a meal is, its actual presentation is incredibly contemporary!
Botanik is proud to host Chef Amninder Sandhu for our 4th pop-up in the Takeover Series. With a night of canapés & cocktails on Friday or a multi-course dinner on Saturday with modern interpretations of traditional Indian dishes.
Amninder Sandhu has a love that is akin to devotion for food! She is a national award winner for ‘Best Lady Chef’