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April 2022 / Food & Drink / by Becky Pomfret

A Culinary Journey with Colonel Saab

Situated at the former Holborn Town Hall in central London, Colonel Saab is a modern Indian restaurant from Roop Partap Choudhary, plating up a fashionable all-day dining experience. The restaurant is inspired by the travel tales of an Army officer with his wife across India and with old-style jazz as a soundtrack, beautiful artworks on the walls and a contemporary twist on the flavours and textures of India, Colonel Saab is a modern restaurant with a strong sense of nostalgia.

On Tuesday 24th May, Colonel Saab’s founder, Roop Partap Choudhary will personally take diners on a culinary journey across India, with a nine-course tasting menu of dishes and carefully paired and curated art collected by the award-winning entrepreneur and his family across the continent and lovingly brought to London. Roop and his team will pair a special menu with extraordinary art including 17th and 19th Century Tanjore paintings, the Maharaja of Patiala’s Asprey drinks bar, pure silver Gujarat temple doors and a canopy of ornate chandeliers from Firozabad with dishes which tell the stories of those regions and people.

Colonel Saab Culinary Journey

The nine-course menu will cost £150 per person and includes progressive dishes, from Pulled Charcoal Lamb with Jeera Aloo and Biryani to Chicken Chettinad with Malabar Paratha and Chocolate Silk Cake, Thandai Crumble, Candy Floss and fresh berries. The vegetarian menu includes Gutti Vankaya, Andhra-style Eggplant Curry and South Indian curd rice with fruit sorbet.

Guests can also add to their multi-sensory experience with Colonel Saab’s carefully curated drinks menu. A Masala Dabba – or spice box – of artisanal gins, whiskies and rums based on Indian botanicals has been created with the Diageo mixology team, along with innovative cocktails by celebrated mixologist Antony Bertin, designed to complement the food and named after Choudhary’s family members.

Colonel Saab Culinary Journey

Roop said: “We are passionate about food, art and India so this event combines all three and brings them to life, in a multi- sensory experience which will take you across the vast continent and its diverse and beautiful sights, tastes and fragrances, showing the powerful roles food and art plays in India.”

Colonel Saab Culinary Journey

colonelsaab.co.uk , 193-197 High Holborn, WC1V 7BD