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by | Posted on 6th March 2014

Karam Sethi who launched second venue Gymkhana in September, welcomes guests back to his original, the Michelin-starred Trishna, following a month of refurbishment, with a redesigned interior, new dishes and an updated wine list from sommelier Sunaina Sethi.

Sethi has maintained the focus on the coastal cuisine of south west India. His menu, developed with Head Chef Rohit Ghai, continues to take inspiration from seasonal British ingredients with starters of Nandu Varuval (soft shell crab, green chilli, garlic, white crab, chutney) and Ajwaini Salmon Tikka with carom seed and dill raita from the tandoor.

New mains include Gassi (chicken oysters, Mangalorean spices and coconut), Lobster Teen Tarike Se (Goan Xacuti, lobster kathi roll and lobster samosa), and Moplah Seafood Biryani with pink peppercorn raita while a vegetarian section features the likes of Beetroot Poriyal with coconut, curry leaf and shallots. Seasonal specials include Tandoori John Dory and Duck Keema Naan.

Sommelier, Sunaina Sethi , the Zagat 30 under 30 award winner who is also Karam’s sister, has restructured the wine list, paying particular attention to the fine wine collection. Tailored to compliment the flavours of the menu, her list includes new finds from around the world, such as an Indian white sangiovese and a red cabernet-sauvignon and sangiovese blend from the Fratelli vineyards.

B3 Designers are behind the new interiors and the walls, featuring pale blue reclaimed timber panelling, are studded with bronze wall sconces. Solid oak dining tables are lit by antique brass pendant lights suspended above, and an antique mirror has been installed adjacent to the marble-topped bar at the back of the ground floor – back-dropping a new grey velvet banquette.

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