New Winter Menu Launches at Kinara by Vikas Khanna
In collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna, multi award-winning Indian restaurant in JA Lake View Hotel at JA The Resort Dubai introduces a new menu focusing on winter flavours and seasonal produce
Dubai, January 6th 2022: To complement the many fan-favourite dishes at acclaimed Indian restaurant Kinara by Vikas Khanna, the creative culinary team are kicking off 2022 with a new menu focusing on seasonal winter ingredients like rainbow carrots, puffed lotus seeds, squash and heirloom tomatoes. With each dish telling a story, Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna evokes a ‘journey of the senses and an explosion of flavours’ in the multi award-winning restaurant at JA The Resort Dubai.
Featuring authentic regional dishes with a modern twist, the menu highlights classic dishes, with a strong focus on the subtle smoky flavours of the Tandoori oven and the variety of spices for which India is renowned. Led by Vikas Khanna’s protégé in Dubai, Head Chef Ashish Kumar, the new menu includes main dishes such as Seafood Treasure, a feast of mixed seafood with lobster tail and silken squid, Mushroom Pepper Roast – a melange of different wild mushrooms, and Lamb Shank Curry – a hearty dish perfect for a wintery evening.
New starters predicted to be big hits include the Potato & Cashew Pockets with carom seeds, spiced potatoes and mint sauce, the Tangdi Kebab of chargrilled chicken drumsticks with tender greens, mint chutney and pink radish, or the Ghee Roast Octopus with tamarind-jaggery sauce, smoked paprika, labneh and curry leaves. For something sweet, Rose Kulfi, a delectable dish bursting with aromatic and subtle flavours of rose is the perfect ending to the meal.
The new dishes available at Kinara by Vikas Khanna will complement some of the longstanding guest favourites, such as Kurkuri Dahi -yogurt kebab made with kunafe, Podi Crusted Scallops with celeriac cream, floral infusions and a nutty crust and Shakarkandi ki Chaat, the famous sandalwood smoked sweet potato with cumin labneh and strawberry-ginger dressing.
With an extensice choice of irrisistbale vegetarian and vegan dishes, diners can try everything at once, as dishes are served in an exciting sharing concept for everyone to enjoy and take their tastebuds on an culinary journey..
About the Kinara by Vikas Khanna
Kinara, meaning by the lake, is a modern exploration of traditional Indian cuisine. Described as an ‘affordable and approachable homage to the Indian kitchen’, it was inspired by the raw beauty of home cooking, from the richly diverse regions of India and South Asia. The restaurant interior design offers a journey of the senses from the moment of arrival. Elegant oversized spice displays adorn the entrance creating enticing aromas, as guests move throughout the space. The spice market experience provides guests with the opportunity to learn about the different culinary functions and health benefits of each ingredient used. Views into the kitchen further entice guest’s senses, creating a visual connection between the menu and its preparation, culminating in a beautiful open kitchen. A magnificent outdoor terrace offers al fresco dining and vistas across the lake and lush golf course with a stunning fire feature taking centre stage. Creating a fluent journey, guests of Kinara by Vikas Khanna can simultaneously interact and connect with Indian cuisine and culture during their experience.
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 a Michelin 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 (World’s 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 India’s 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 Khanna’s 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 - Dubai's largest experience resort, with 1 million square metres of thrilling activities and 3 unique hotels offering 800 suites and rooms between them– the award-winning JA Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court and JA Lakeview Hotel, a new golf course adjacent property opened in 2019. The JA Hatta Fort Hotel is Dubai's only mountain resort, a secluded getaway amidst the stunning Hajar Mountains landscape. The Manor by JA is a 2020 addition to the portfolio, a 247 key corporate hotel located in Al Furjan, Dubai. In 2021, the group has also opened the new JA Enchanted Waterfront Villa's, a brand-new idyllic getaway in Seychelles featuring 10 villa resort residences on the east coast of Mahé. JA Resorts & Hotels is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 85 countries. For more information please visit; www.jaresortshotels.com