Seasonal Restaurant ‘Ellora by Vikas Khanna’ Opens at JA The Resort Dubai
A seasonal culinary experience inspired by the traditional flavours of India
(Dubai, 12th August 2020) - Renowned philanthropist and Michelin- starred Chef Vikas Khanna has announced another culinary collaboration with UAE based hospitality group JA Resorts Hotels, with the opening of new seasonal restaurant Ellora by Vikas Khanna, at JA Beach Hotel in JA The Resort, Jebel Ali Beach Dubai.
Situated in Dubais largest experience resort - JA The Resort, Ellora by Vikas Khanna is described as a seasonal culinary experience inspired by the traditional flavours of India. The new restaurant will be open from August 2020 as a seasonal experience, while signature restaurant Kinara by Vikas Khanna is temporarily closed throughout the coming months. Ellora by Vikas Khanna will feature new dishes with seasonal hero ingredients such as green mango, passionfruit and watermelon, as well as the firm fan favourites from the original Kinara menu.
Ellora, meaning caves in Sanskrit, was named by Khanna himself to represent a beacon of positivity and light that shines through darkness. Symbolising the creativity that may be borne of challenging times, the name reflects Khannas optimism and commitment in opening a new venture despite the current circumstances. The menu will feature authentic regional Indian dishes, imaginatively crafted with a modern twist, while a diverse array of aromatic spices infuses a journey of the senses. Lead by Vikas Khannas protg in Dubai, Chef de Cuisine Ashish Kumar; the seasonal dishes include the refreshing Tandoori Pineapple with sesame curry, saffron crisp and coconut cream, the flavourful Tawa Salmon- Pan-seared Salmon, pistachio crust, rainbow carrot and watermelon curry and the beloved Achari Lamb - slow cooked lamb with caramelized onion, Nigella-fennel mix and seasonal green mangoes, along with vegetarian and vegan options. As a lively, modern exploration of traditional Indian cuisine, Ellora by Vikas Khanna is an affordable and approachable homage to regional Indian kitchens, inspired by the raw beauty of home cooking, from the richly diverse regions of India and South Asia.
Kele Ke Bhaji
Tandoori Lemon Prawn
Tandoori Pineapple 1
Vikas Khanna said of the new venture; As we were planning the opening of Ellora by Vikas Khanna, I was simultaneously coordinating the Feed India initiative, whereby we organised a supplier network of food and rations and delivered more than 25 million meals to Indian families in need. I was feeling deeply enveloped in the power of food and nourishment on a new level and wanted this emotion to permeate Ellora. Im truly feeling blessed for both the creations.
UAE residents can take advantage of Dubais best staycation offer, with JA The Resorts Money Back Staycation, whereby guests can redeem the full value of their stay back in credit to spend in restaurants and bars including Ellora by Vikas Khanna, as well as on activities and experiences in both JA Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court.
Book Ellora by Vikas Khanna: (04) 814 5604 or email@example.com
Book the Money Back Staycation at JA The Resort: https://www.jaresortshotels.com/dubai/ja-the-resort/offers/the-resort-staycation
About the Chef:
Vikas Khanna is an internationally acclaimed Indian American chef, film maker, and author. He is a James Beard nominee and one of the first Indian chefs to be awarded aMichelin Star in the U.S. He has been featured amongst the 10 most influential chefs in the world by Deutsche Welle and Gazette Review.He is the host of MasterChef India, Twist of Taste and Mega Kitchens on National Geographic. Author of 37 award winning books, including UTSAV (Worlds most expensive cookbook) and the creator of documentary series Holy Kitchens and Kitchens of Gratitude.He founded the Museum of Kitchen Arts, which is home to thousands of Indias unique kitchen tools and equipment, located at his alma mater, WGSHA, Manipal, India. His restaurant, Kinara by Vikas Khanna, in Dubai was rated as Favorite Indian restaurant by Conde Nast.His initiative Feed India served more than 25 Million Meals during the Covid-19 Pandemic.The Last Color marks Khannas debut as a film writer and director which was eligible for OSCARS race for Best Feature, 2020. On August 14th, 2020 his seasonal restaurant Ellora by Vikas Khanna opens its doors to the World.
About JA Resorts Hotels
A legacy UAE brand, JA Resorts Hotels was born in 1981 and has a widely recognised reputation for excellence, in the management and operation of award-winning resorts and hotels. Taking its name from the original Jebel Ali (JA) Beach hotel, JA Resorts Hotels portfolio now features 9 distinct properties across the UAE and Indian Ocean, each dedicated to curating unique experiences and creating unforgettable memories. Tropical escapes include JA Manafaru, the idyllic luxury island resort in pristine, lagoon ringed Haa Alifu Atoll, at the northern tip of the Maldives and JA Enchanted Island Resort, an ultra-luxurious hideaway of 10 exquisite villas on a private island, in the middle of the protected Saint Anne Marine Park. Within the UAE, guests can choose from the five-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, both located along The Walk in Jumeirah Beach Residence. Other attractive options include the acclaimed JA The Resort - Dubais largest experience resort, with 1 million square metres of thrilling activities and 3 unique hotels offering 795 suites and rooms between them the award-winning JA Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court and JA Lakeview Hotel, a stunning new Golf Course adjacent property opened in September 2019. The JA Hatta Fort Hotel is Dubais only mountain resort, a secluded getaway amidst the stunning Hajar Mountains landscape. The Manor by JA is the latest addition to the portfolio, a 247 key corporate hotel located in Al Furjan, Dubai and set to open in January 2020. JA Resorts Hotels is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the worlds largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 78 countries.
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