If you’re within the temper for some playful however lip-smacking Indian meals comprising dishes comparable to spiced tequila and avocado golgappa pictures, or Calcutta mutton cutlet, or tamarind barbeque lamb chops, or black spiced roast hen feast, then head over to Sona, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra’s new restaurant in New York Metropolis.

The restaurant opened for the general public March 26. Its kitchen is helmed by Indian American chef/restaurateur/creator Hari Nayak.

“What began as a easy craving for excellent Indian meals has change into this labor of affection, and I can’t wait to welcome you all in, & so that you can expertise timeless India within the coronary heart of NYC!” Chopra tweeted alongside a bunch of pictures spotlighting the meals and the glamorous interiors.

She thanked everybody who made this restaurant doable, additionally revealing that it was her husband Nick Jonas who got here up with the identify for the restaurant.

“This has been a workforce effort all the way in which… from the numerous many menu deliberations, meals tastings, and decor selections with @maneeshkgoyal, @davidrabin8, Chef @harinayak, and @mabowersinc, to touchdown on the proper identify, all because of @nickjonas – sure! Hubby got here up with the identify at an early tasting with the workforce, as Sona means ‘gold,’ and he had heard that phrase in India, nicely…A LOT, all through our marriage ceremony!” she wrote.

“I’m devastated I’m not there to have fun, however I’m undoubtedly there in coronary heart and spirit…and on FaceTime,” Chopra, who’s filming in London, added.

Restaurateur Maneesh Goyal, who has collaborated with Chopra on the challenge, shared a video on Instagram wherein he’s giving a tour of the brand new eatery.

Chopra has additionally launched an beautiful personal eating room referred to as ‘Mimi’s,’ which is her nickname. The identify may sound acquainted to many followers since Priyanka’s cousin and actress Parineeti Chopra usually refers to her as ‘Mimi didi’ in her on-line interactions.

Earlier this month, whereas saying her new restaurant, Chopra wrote on Instagram: “Sona is the very embodiment of timeless India and the flavors I grew up with.”

A number of the different dishes that characteristic on the menu embody gruyere cheese dosa with edamame arbi mash, coconut and roasted tomato chutney; India Home’s butter hen with charcoal-smoked hen tikka and tomato gravy; and feta malai kebab with tandoor roasted hen, tomato kachumber, mint.

The chef’s signature dishes embody kofta korma, which consists of Dancing Ewe Farms ricotta dumpling, cashew sauce, chili cheese naan; Floyd’s Goan fish curry – which honors award-winning chef Floyd Cardoz, who died of COVID-19 in 2020; and black pepper quick rib.

Dessert is available in a variety of sorts, from coconut kheer to Sona chocolate gateaux to chenna cheesecakes.

The costs for the small plates vary from $14-$22 whereas the primary dishes are priced within the $20-$50 vary.

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