22 Aug 2018
Santosh’s menu will enhance the naturally smoky notes of game, through the use of carefully balanced spice blends and traditional tandoor cooking. In a nod to the Glorious Twelfth, dishes will include grouse, served with Savoy cabbage poriyal, tandoori turnip, blackberry and ginger sauce; and clove-smoked partridge marinated with black spice, wild mushrooms, pancetta and pumpkin chutney.
Venison gets an Indian makeover with sula spice, quinoa khichdi, khadi sauce, salsify and beetroot powder, while pheasant takes inspiration from the streets of Mumbai, served in naan tacos with pickling spice, Bombay onion, fennel salad and mint chutney. The six-course tasting menu is priced at £65 per person, with paired wines available for an additional £50.
Santosh has also launched new menus at Baluchi, bringing fresh seasonal flavours and beautiful presentation to the table, with refined dishes which will simultaneously embrace and elevate traditional Indian ingredients and recipes synonymous with the North-West Frontier. New dishes showcasing Santosh’s experimental signature style include salmon chatpati with avocado and mustard oil purée, radish and caramelised puffed rice, and tandoori octopus and colocasia leaf terrine with clay oven-roasted baby potatoes, labneh, coriander chutney and puffed quinoa.
Freshly baked Indian breads come straight from the dedicated Naan’ery, which stretches across the back of the lavish dining hall. Traditional Indian naans, roti, kulcha and paratha get a 21st century makeover with fillings such as potato, ceps and truffle; fig and paneer; and coconut mango.
Overseeing all food served at The LaLiT London, Santosh will also design the delicate dishes served for afternoon tea in The Gallery, and a new Indian street food menu on the hotel’s al fresco Terrace.
Baluchi – a taste of traditional India in the heart of London.