An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant Debuts at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

By: Rachelle Lucas

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Inspired by foods, flavors and culture of his hometown of Chennai, India, Executive Chef Ramesh Kaduru adds a touch of flair this season as he presents A Passage to India: An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant.

Bizcaya, the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove's signature restaurant in Miami, until Nov. 3 is transformed into a rich, vibrant and sultry dinner destination -- marrying traditions, spices and flavors of India.

Kaduru joined The Ritz-Carlton family more than 10 years ago in Naples, shortly after his arrival to the United States. With his expertise in Indian cuisine, he partnered with Ritz-Carlton sister properties to orchestrate culinary masterpieces for Indian weddings.

Kaduru’s pop up restaurant menu remains true to original flavors, preparations and ingredients, yet crafts each dish with modern touches. Menu selections include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options with traditional favorites such as Masala Shrimp, Chicken Tikka, Masala Dosa and Dal Makhani.

Peacocks, often seen strutting majestic iridescent colors of bright blues, greens and gold in the lush neighborhoods of Coconut Grove, serve as the inspiration of the décor and ambiance of the temporary restaurant, paying homage to India’s national bird.

Low-lying, sheer multicolor fabrics adorn the ceiling from end-to-end, as gold and silver beaded accent pillows sparkle in cozy, soft seating, covered with bold tapestries.

Festivities of Diwali, or “festival of lights,” will illuminate the restaurant on the last day of the month-long restaurant in celebration of one of India’s most important holidays.

What:  A Passage to India: An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant
When: Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 3 (Thursday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Reservations:  (305) 644-4675
Where:  Bizcaya at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 Southwest 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL.

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