Indian Accent, Masque Rank Among World's Best Restaurants 51-100
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Indians have another reason to be proud of their culinary art and chefs as two restaurants secure their position in the World’s Best Restaurant 51-100 list. World’s 50 Best Restaurants is an annual prestigious affair that every restaurateur looks up to. A panel of food experts cast votes in favour of restaurants they have dined at in the last 19 months. Ahead of its official ceremony on June 5, 2024, the extended list of 51-100 has made every Indian rejoice with joy.

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The entries to the extended list included restaurants from cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Sydney, Berlin, Seoul, and more. Mumbai’s Masque has secured the 78th position, while Delhi’s Indian Accent has ranked at the 89th spot. 51st and 52nd positions have restaurants from Italy - Le Calendre in Rubano and Atelier Moessmer Nobert Niederkofler in Brunico.

Indian restaurants are known for their unique take on native cuisine and presenting dishes with a modern touch. The two restaurants have also made it to Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and continue to make their mark on the world with their innovative ideas.

Indian Accent, Delhi

Indian Accent is a chain of high-end restaurants, available in New Delhi, Mumbai, and New York, USA. Chef Manish Malhotra, Culinary Director and master of inventive Indian cuisine, and Chef Shantanu Mehrotra, Executive Chef boasting more than two decades of experience in the hospitality sector, are the two names behind the success of Indian Accent.

The restaurant features four different menus - a lunch and dinner menu, a 4-course lunch menu, a chef’s tasting menu, and a beverage menu. Their six-course chef’s tasting menu comes with exquisite wine selections across India and the world to offer their customers a unique and wholesome experience.

Masque, Mumbai

Mumbai’s Masque is a one-of-a-kind ingredient-driven restaurant in India. Their 10-course chef’s menu is a blend of traditional ingredients cooked and presented in an innovative way. It features a lab, called Masque Lab, where chefs take a break, research, and experiment with traditional and seasonal ingredients.

This lab opens into a private dining experience boasting 12 seats centred around the kitchen. The diners can taste the delicacies even before they become a part of the menu. Conceptualised by an entrepreneur and self-taught cook Aditi Dugar in 2016, Chef Prateek Sadhu ran it until 2022 after which Chef Varun Totlani took over. Chef Varun was recently in the news for creating a one-of-a-kind menu for Bharat Parva at Cannes 2024.