MICHELIN GUIDE 2017 RECOMMENDS LEICESTER RESTAURANT, CHUTNEY IVY, IN NATIONAL RESTAURANT GUIDE
Chutney Ivy in Leicester have for the sixth year running, been acknowledged in the prestigious Michelin guide 2017 as a recommended restaurant, making them one of just a few restaurants in Leicestershire in 2016 to join the catering hall of fame- and one of just a handful of eateries in the East Midlands to receive the accolade.
Owned by Shaf Islam and Simon Postlethwaite, Chutney Ivy offers Leicester the most contemporary Indian fine dining experience with classic Indian hospitality, based in the chic Cultural Quarter of the city, so it is no surprise that they have been recommended for the sixth consecutive year.
Chutney Ivy’s highly trained chefs fuse the very best of traditional Indian cooking techniques with the freshest ingredients and their inimitable contemporary twists. Their dishes are inspired from all corners of the Indian Sub-continent, maintaining ancestral and authentic recipes that have been enhanced and adapted to today’s palate.
Michelin is the only international system for testing and grading haute cuisine and its team of 70 European inspectors, who visit restaurants anonymously have unrivalled experience of dining out. Chefs and restauranteurs consider the guide the most important for building a reputation and attracting customers. The restaurants are reviewed regularly to ensure that Michelin standards are kept up to date, and to see whether they’re eligible to move to the next stage - a Michelin star!
On being recommended by Michelin, Shaf Islam co-owner of Chutney Ivy said; "My Business partner, Simon and I are absolutely delighted to be included in one of the most respected restaurant guides and to be recommended in their 2017 edition is a fantastic accolade for us. This year marks the sixth year time that we have been recommended since opening back in 2010 which is an enormous achievement for us and the whole team."
On Chutney Ivy, the Michelin Guide Inspectors have said; "keenly run former warehouse with a smart industrial feel: its floor to ceiling windows open onto the pavement. Mix of modern and classic dishes, with influences from Hyderabad, Goa and Bengal. Watch the chefs in the open kitchen."
Chutney Ivy believe that the essence of great Indian cooking revolves around the use of aromatic spices and tips passed down through generations which are put into good use with dishes prepared fresh every time.