Tom Flint: A superb show of spicing
Taking Indian street food and presenting it in a fine-dining environment takes a lot of skill and vision. Indian food is generally known for its comforting and hearty style, not something that lends itself to the high-end restaurant setting. Knowing Kanthi’s food well I was sure he would be able to deliver on flavour, but could he present dishes befitting of a restaurant such as Etch, especially when head chef and former Masterchef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards was one of the guests?
As with most events we were greeted with a cocktail. That evening’s was the Seven Year Etch courtesy of Sarah from Blackdown Spirits. It was a mango take on the porn star martini and a fitting introduction to the meal.