MasqueRestaurant in Mumbai, India has been picked as the 2020 Miele One To Watch ahead of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, which will this year take place in an online streaming event onTuesday, 24 March.
Kashmir born co-owner and chef Prateek Sadhu launched the fine-dining, farm-to-table restaurant in partnership with entrepreneur and co-owner Aditi Dugar in 2016.
Inside the former cotton mill in Mumbai's industrial district they serve a carefully researched seasonal 10-course tasting menu which pays testament to their dedication in championing local produce and forming relationships with small scale farmers.
“In opening Masque, our mission has been to rediscover Indian ingredients, evoke a sense of place and promote sustainability,” explains Sadhu. “Masque adopts a progressive, modern approach to dining and strives to redefine Indian cuisine. To us, this isn’t about returning to regional recipes and simply plating them with new tweaks. It demands to revisit those recipes and ingredients with purpose and discovering how this process can build cross-cultural bridges. We are honoured that others appreciate the work we’re doing. Receiving the Miele One To Watch Award inspires us to continue on this journey of discovery.”
Photo Masque/Green Almond, Green Almond Milk & Corn Pani Pure/AthulPrasad
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Speaking of the award William Drew, Director of Content at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, commented: “Masque represents a new chapter for India’s dining scene. The ingredient-driven menu highlights the diversity and quality of India’s local products while the creative presentation, fresh combinations and radical approach to culinary traditions point to Chef Sadhu’s progressive vision.”