Sanjeev Kapoor in Dubai
India's first celebrity chef on his new restaurant, Signature Discuss this article
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Though Sanjeev Kapoor can claim to be many things, he certainly can’t claim to have the voice of Asha Bosle, one of the most famous Indian playback singers to have lived – the 62-year-old star’s vocals have featured in more than a thousand Bollywood movies. Not content with wowing audiences with her siren-style croons, Asha has opened a number of restaurants worldwide under her name, most notably Asha’s in Dubai, which recently won Best Indian in the 2012 Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards.
Asha’s, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
Atul’s visits to Dubai thus far have been fleeting (for holidays, an appearance at Taste of Dubai last March, and checking up on Zafran, a restaurant that he has interests in), but we can welcome the 43-year-old chef more permanently with the opening of Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, at the forthcoming JW Marriott Marquis. Atul trained at the Oberoi in Mumbai before winning a Michelin star at Tamarind in London and scooping a second in 2007 for Benares Restaurant in London’s Berkeley Square.
Zafran, Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7357).
Like Atul Kocchar, Vineet, 45, received his training at the prestigious Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai before moving to London to make a name for himself. This he did in spectacular fashion, winning a Michelin star at Rasoi in Chelsea – making him the first Indian chef to receive the accolade (he then won a second Michelin star at the Geneva branch of Rasoi). His Dubai-based enterprise, Indego by Vineet, has been a cornerstone of the city’s Indian fine-dining scene.
Indego by Vineet, Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
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