Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Indie Dhaba

Dhaba do: 1. Rachel Copeland and Louis Copeland; 2. Barbara McGowan and Vivienne Doyle; 3. Cormac Lynch and Liv Morgan. (Pix. BMcE)

Guests were invited to ‘be seduced by spices, a touch of mystique and a heady feast for the senses’ by Tariq and Kamrun Salahuddin to celebrate the opening of Indie Dhaba Restaurant on Anne’s Lane, off Dublin’s Grafton St. 

The new Indian ‘dhaba dining’ concept has been introduced to Ireland for the first time at Indie Dhaba which has already become something of a celebrity hot spot having welcomed a number of well known faces since opening its doors just 2 months ago (the Midday girls held their Christmas bash there).

Guests at the Bollywood style bash at Indie Dhaba included Voice of Ireland presenter Kathryn Thomas, artist Guggi, model Alison Canavan, singer Brian Kennedy, John Norton and Vivienne Connolly, stylist Darren Kennedy and Andrea Hayes.

Some guests arrived in the authentic Indie Dhaba rickshaw and all were greeted by an exotic fire display and a stunning Bollywood themed entrance and journey down to the gastronomic delight of the restaurant.

Traditional royalty would graze their way through a succession of grilled delicacies from the Tawa, Sigri and Tandoor, then finish with a single grand dish of a special curry with rice/bread or a Biryani.  Indie Dhaba opens until 1.30am and offers an eclectic mix of innovative Indian Tapas, sharing plates and authentic Indian recipes along with award winning cocktails. The place takes its inspiration from an age old approach to Indian fine dining.