Tamra @Shangri-La,New Delhi- A new kid on the block

Tamra @Shangri-La

Tamra @Shangri-La

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi launched Tamra, the new all day dining experience in the heart of the city. Tamra, an exceptional food theatre, takes inspiration from the early ages of culinary evolution when copper (tamra) vessels were key components in making a perfect meal. It borrows its rustic and earthy environ from the tradingmarkets when Indian spices, jute,copper,silk, leather and other items were appreciated at shores all over the world. Tamra’s interactive kitchens are a tribute to the early market place, where Chefs showcased their skills and produced culinary delights to sell to traders and visitors.

Conceptualized by the renowned Dubai based Stickman Design, the restaurant is a visual depiction of culinary delights from around the world. It is a treasure trove adorned with quirky and strong design elements.Rustic yet elegant, the backlit copper signage at the reception is the first taste of a subliminally tranquil experience waiting to unfold. From the wheat grass lined planter boxes that form the backdrop to the continental station, the leather strapped rolling pin canopy, rustic slated timber on the Japanese, Asian and Indian counter bulkheads are paired with contemporary colorful tiles that gives the space an overall warm and convivial character.Copper hanging pots are displayed over the two infinity tables where mirrored walls provide an exaggerated view. Designed with intimacy in mind, Tamra has pockets of privacy screened off by decorative floor to ceiling jute rope partitions. A 10-seater private dining room opens out to the restaurant through a folding door, so guests can choose to dine in privacy or welcome the hustle and bustle of the restaurant. A decorative floating timber wall and copper pipe pendant lights provide a unique backdrop to this area. Hanging shelves at the back of the show kitchens display decorative culinary installations and provide a quirky backdrop forthe interactive kitchens. Showcasing the food and highlighting the processes, the counter tops are lined with signature dishes from around the globe.

Western/ Continental Section

Western/ Continental Section

 Tamra’s unique five live kitchen concept, along with a rustic yet elegant long wooden bar next to the entrance with 32 hand blown glass jar chandeliers creates a unique amber effect.

The high energy bar serves bespoke and interesting cocktails in funky glassware. Floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the gardens, make for a serene dining experience. After dusk, the restaurant sees a remarkable, effortless make over – chic, relaxed and sophisticated yet vibrant and buzzing.

Tamra Interior

Tamra Interior

The restaurant is a lively and fun space suited for all types of dining occasions with a seating capacity of 189 guests; it offers a blend of modern culinary styles with friendly, fun and engaging service. Experienced and passionate Chefs will dish out a repertoire of authentic South East Asian cuisine as well as Japanese, Indian and European fare from its five interactive cooking theatres. The restaurant is all set to elevate the dining experience in the heart of the city’s business and entertainment district. Led by the hotels Executive Chef Martin Bracker, Tamra’s open theatre stations are Asian, Indian and regional, Japanese and Teppanyaki, homemade gelato sand a Dessert Bar, Cold Cuts, Cheeses, Breads and a Salad Bar.

Tamra brings a high level of creativity to casual dining with an array of inspired offerings from across the globe. It takes the journey to the next step in the ever changing all day dining with its “world cuisine on your platter concept” – from the teppanyaki grills of the Far East to the tandoors of Central Asia, from the largest selection of signature cocktails and premium spirits to the unique homemade popsicles – the world comes to the guests table to give them a glimpse of the most popular trending cuisines in India now. It promises to bring old world charm and present it in a new avatar.

Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, diversity and quality come together to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. Tamra brings a high level of creativity to casual dining with an array of inspired offerings from across the globe.

Tika Tika- Welcome drink

Tika Tika- Welcome drink

Now is the time to introduce you all to the people and the team behind this amazing #WorldOnYourPlate concept. Our very dear Chefs from Tamra. Each one is unique and has excelled in his/her own forte. Chef Martin Bracker is the new Executive chef of Shangri-La, New Delhi. He has been appointed very recently and has done an impeccable job in putting up Tamra.

Chef Martin brings with him more than two decades of hospitality experience from across the globe. Martin has been working behind the scenes with the culinary team to further define the hotel’s food and beverage operation. The culinary team under his supervision is artistically crafting dishes inspired by his classic culinary skills, use of seasonal regional ingredients and his global experience.

Before moving to India, Martin served as Executive Chef for Mandarin Orchard Singapore taking care of their five restaurants. He also served as Executive Chef at The Westin Wuhan Wuchang, China, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotels and Towers and Hyatt Regency, Manila. With a Master’s degree in culinary arts from the German Culinary School, Martin honed his culinary skills in Germany working as chef – de – Partie at Hotel Drei Kronen and Hotel Zur Linde.

His extensive culinary experience and wide repertoire in Western and Asian cuisines is underscored by his philosophy of serving dishes orchestrated with passion and crafted to evoke full flavors through the use of the highest quality seasonal ingredients, creative composition and sound cooking technique.

Throughout his culinary career, Martin’s passion for competition has been evident. He has won multiple culinary accolades including the “Five Star Diamond Award” at Elounda Beach Hotel and the “Global Master Degree” from Chambers of Trade and Commerce in Munich, Germany.

His culinary vision and unparalleled creativity will bring a new and exciting dining experience at Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi.

 

Chef Martin Bracker and Chef Ravi Kumar

Chef Martin Bracker and Chef Ravi Kumar

Next on the list is Executive Sous Chef- Ravi Kumar, Chef Ravi assumed the role of Executive Sous Chef at Shangri-La’s- Eros Hotel New Delhi in 2010. Chef has more than 18 years of culinary experience and has worked all over the world including Hilton Watford in United Kingdom, Center Parcs and Carnival Cruise Lines amongst others. Chef Ravi’s cooking style is based on traditional techniques imbued with modern and mature fusion cuisine, emphasizing simplicity, freshness and natural textures with cultural influences. He inspires imagination in the kitchen while sourcing ingredients locally when possible, always at their freshest. He expresses his modern take on traditional cuisine through meticulously- prepared dishes inspired by global presentation. A creative person by nature, apart from churning out various gastronomic delights and doing intense research on various cuisines; he loves photography and soccer.

Tenderloin steak with Rose Mary

Tenderloin steak with Rose Mary

Sushi at the Japanese

Sushi at the Japanese

Dessert section

Dessert section

Sushi counter

Sushi counter

For Japanese cuisine, Shangri-La has roped in Chef Jungha Choi, culinary master at Tamra. Chef Nattasak Montri handles the Thai section and Chef David Leung handles Chinese cuisine. Chef Sukanta Das the executive Pastry Chef interprets cuisine in a modern and refined way. Being a dessert lover I can guarantee you that your taste buds will thank you for forever. Such delectable dynamic preparations are seen at the dessert section. They’re not just good looking but mouthwatering as well.

Chef Jungha Choi

Chef Jungha Choi

Apart from serving international cuisines, Shangri-La has added a homely touch to their new restaurant for the guests who like to have food that reminds them of their home. Tamra has a homecooked counter where Chef Sudha prepares authentic Home style food, she has been given the liberty of preparing 2 dishes on her own which are served with tawa chapatis and rotis.

Chef Sudha

Chef Sudha

As for the food, I’m still thrilled and enticed by the flavors and preparations at the Tamra. No other place gives you the comfort and hospitality as good as Shangri-La. Thankfully the place has not confused the term “World Cuisine” and have managed to bring world on your plate in the most delicious form.

Happy eating & Happy reading!!! 

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