Spices and Spirits a new Indian restaurant was launched on 15th July 2019. Situated in the area called Kings Furlong, walking distance from the top of the town is the brainchild of Mrs. Anushree Patil. The idea was to create a restaurant serving the exciting taste of the many regions of India, combined with style, flair, and presentation.
India, the melting pot of cultures, languages and traditions has one of the finest and richest culinary histories. The country, divided into four regions, north, south, east and west, is a confluence of varied, diverse and distinct cooking styles.
The diversity is the essence of Indian food, which is an important and enriching part of Indian culture. The food is a key ingredient in quality family life and festivities. Indian families enjoy and celebrate their togetherness over breakfast, snacks and meals. Special recipes are cherished for generations and are handed down from mother to daughter. The timeless legacy is carried forward from generation to generation.
Indian cuisine is renowned for subtle blends of aromatic herbs and spices and exotic gravies. Regardless of region, caste, creed and language, spices are the key ingredients. They not only add depth of flavor but also facilitate healing with their almost magical properties.
In India, cooking is an art, perfected over time and kitchen is regarded as the soul of every Indian home. According to the traditional Indian cooking, the food is categorized into six basic tastes- sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter and astringent. A well balanced Indian meal contains all six tastes and is wholesome and nutritious.
Regional dishes with traditional ingredients, fresh herbs and spices are playing a great part in today’s Indian kitchen.
Mrs. Anushree Patil is passionate about real Indian food and understand this mix of traditional and contemporary values. She has spent time with best chefs from various parts of India to learn and understand from their experience with the best of Indian regional cuisine in restaurants, private homes, stately palaces and not least from street vendors. These have all influenced the menu at Spices and Spirits and the menu blends regional recipes and traditional ingredients with modern techniques and presentation. All dishes have an emphasis on lightness but still with all the spicing and flavour expected from an Indian meal, and organic ingredients are used where possible.
The tandoori oven is used imaginatively, not only for the obvious candidates such as chicken and lamb, but also for vegetables & paneer.
This menu offers many vegan dishes too. Our ethos is to offer refined and flavoursome Indian cooking with imagination, which is matched by a service that is at once friendly and highly efficient. This includes our rich Indian heritage which is at the heart of our restaurant.
Elegance, good cooking, fine wines, warm service, fair pricing and an ambience which is understated yet refined, is what puts Spices & Spirits in the best Indian cuisine category. Now let the food, drink and service speak for itself.