Aussie chef, foodies and restaurateurs in Kolkatabad, India, have unveiled a brand new cafe called Indi-Gourmet, in what they hope will be the first of many eateries in India.
Indi-gourmet is set to open its doors on February 12, 2019, to serve a range of vegetarian and vegan cuisine, with plans to bring in a range more traditional Indian flavours.
Owner-manager Anurag Gupta, who lives in Kalkatabad’s city centre, said the concept was inspired by the city’s famous food court and had been in the works for a long time.
“The concept has evolved over the years,” Mr Gupta said.
“For example, we started to think about what would happen if we started serving food on a table, in a communal setting.”
We also thought about the food court concept.
“And then the idea of eating together in a community space came into play.”
Indi Gourmet will serve a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Mr Gupta said the cafe’s name was inspired in part by the fact that it was situated on a street corner, so customers were often greeted by people waiting for them on the other side of the street.
“I love the fact it’s on a corner and the fact there are a lot of people here,” Mr Guptav said.
Mr Guptas cafe will also serve a selection of regional cuisines and seasonal produce, including an assortment of Indian snacks and sweets.
Mr Patel said the first Indi Gurgens would be in the city and be served in the Kolkatta branch of the Indica grocery store.
“A little bit of the concept is that we will serve food and also we will do other things, like make a curry,” he said.
“We’re really hoping to build a brand in the country.”