Cover The Bombay East Indian Girl pop-up is foray into the unexpected flavours of Indian slow food, prepared with precision and flair (Photo: Mike Pickles for Tatler Dining)

From 8-18 September, our Central dining room will be transformed into an indoor paradise, with Perrier-Joüet’s Curiosity Cloud and champagne pairing to go with chef Samaira Kavatkar’s modern East Indian cuisine

This September, step into Tatler Dining Kitchen and you’re no longer in Japan, but a whole other realm where verdant greenery and the aromatic notes of freshly ground spices intermingle. Following the completion of the Uza by Nikushou pop-up in August, the Central dining room space at Haus has been transformed for its next chapter, showcasing the power and intrigue of Hong Kong’s best female chefs and the world of Perrier-Joüet.

From 8-18 September, talented chef Samaira Kavatkar, aka The Bombay East Indian Girl, will pay tribute to her roots in cosmopolitan Mumbai (Bombay), where she grew up in an East Indian Catholic family. Kavatkar, who was identified as one of Tatler Dining’s rising stars in 2020, has been a quiet force on the city’s F&B scene, forging her own path with a powerful culinary narrative that brings together East Indian flavours with sprinkles of Portuguese influence. Her creative cooking style is precise and refined, with fresh seasonal produce parlayed into beautifully intricate dishes that are multi-layered and complex. A staunch believer in making all her spice blends, pickles, chutneys and marinades from scratch, Kavatkar represents slow food at its best, where each element on the plate is carefully considered and created.

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To match with Kavatkar’s sparkling cuisine, a Perrier-Joüet champagne pairing has been designed to bring out the best of both food and wine, in a delicate dance of aroma, taste and texture. Kavatkar’s ceviche-like dish of prawn bhel, a vibrant chilled starter that sings of freshness and acidity, is matched with a deeply umami prawn cracker and Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs NV. Another stellar pairing is that of heirloom tomato and burrata with The Bombay East Indian Girl’s special chatpata chutney, expertly paired with Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé NV—the subtle strawberry notes a true match with the sweetness of tomato and gentle creaminess of the burrata, with the zinginess of the coriander-based chutney creating a frisson of tension between the two.

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Diners arriving at Tatler Dining Kitchen will also be immersed into a world of nature with Perrier-Joüet’s Curiosity Cloud installation, a specially commissioned piece designed by Misher’Traxler that is on display in Hong Kong for the very first time. While we won’t ruin the surprise, the interactive exhibit celebrates the connection between humans and nature, with a touch of whimsy.  Guests who scan a QR code on site will also be invited to immerse themselves in the art of nature through a special AR experience.

The Bombay East Indian Girl menu is priced at HK$1,580 per person and a curated Perrier-Joüet champagne flight can be added for just HK$800 per person. Reservations can be made here.

MENU

Welcome Drink

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV


Happiness is Homemade
Prawn Bhel

Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs NV


The Humble Batata

East Indian Lamb Potato Chop, Green Pea Chutney, Kachumber

Summer Love on a Plate
Heirloom Tomato Burrata, TBEIG Special Chatpata Chutney

Heritage Spice Blend Magic
Pan-Fried Bottle Masala Spiced Salmon, Ghee Dal

Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé NV


My Version
East Indian Chicken Khuddi, Arroz Fugath

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2012


With Love For Daddy
Anjeer Kulfi

Cha Biscuit
Mummy’s Masala Chai, Biscuit

 

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HK$1,580 per person
HK$800 for additional Perrier-Joüet champagne flight (5 glasses)
Prices are subject to 10% service charge 
Please enjoy responsibly

The Bombay East Indian Girl at Tatler Dining Kitchen, 1/F, Haus, 38-40 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong


The Bombay East Indian Girl is the latest dining collaboration presented by Tatler Dining Kitchen at Haus, a venue that is the first of its kind by Mercedes Benz, IWC Schaffhausen and Tatler Dining Hong Kong. It follows pop-ups by Uza By Nikushou (August 10-28, 2021), Mandarin Oriental and Krug Kitchen (13-31 July, 2021), The Arcane Collective (13 June to 10 July, 2021) and chef Antimo Maria Merone (9 March to 8 May). Follow us on @tatlerdininghk and @tatlerdiningkitchen to hear more about upcoming pop-ups and chef residencies. 

Don't forget to visit the Omotesando Koffee pop-up on the G/F of Haus from now until 30 September, 2021