Fresh from working at the prestigious Leela Palace in New Delhi, Chef Karan Suri has come to Fairmont to create culinary magic. Fresh produce, attention to detail and presentation are his trademarks as well as serving amazing gourmet Indian food.
What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
There are many weird things I have tasted, but let’s keep to Crocodile for the readers.
Where do you go to celebrate you birthday?
Anywhere with my wife, a nice dinner and it also depends which part of the world I am in if it’s India, my home country I would like to celebrate in Goa.
Does aesthetics matter for you when you cook?
Yes aesthetics matter a lot to me in my cooking. Food is an experience of the senses, from immaculate presentation, complex textures and flavors; it is a journey of senses.
Where would you go on a date?
Any of the beach locations around the world with my wife, but would love to go to Seychelles or Turks and Caicos islands.
What are you famous for?
I am famous for innovative and creative approach to cooking, immaculate presentation with a lot of emphasis on using fresh and local produce.
What do you cook when no one is looking?
Maggi noodles, something that I grew up eating. They are instant noodles, more of a convenience food, but I enjoy cooking and eating them.
Who is the chef you most admire in Kenya or internationally?
Chef Grant Achatz from Alinea, Chicago is one chef I admire for his resilience and cuisine.
If you were on death row, what would be your last meal?
Anything cooked by my mom, especially Gobi paranthas (Indian bread filled with spiced cauliflower).
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