Karavalli at The Gateway Hotel, Bangalore Awarded one of the Top 50 Best Restaurants in Asia

The legendary Karavalli, the well-known South Western Coastal cuisine restaurant, at The Gateway Hotel, Bangalore has been voted 44th of the top 50 restaurants in the Eleventh annual listing of The S. Pellegrino World's Best Restaurants.

Karavalli at The Gateway Hotel, Residency RoadKaravalli at The Gateway Hotel, Residency Road

Bengaluru, Karnataka, March 1, 2013 /India PRwire/ -- The legendary Karavalli, the well-known South Western Coastal cuisine restaurant, at The Gateway Hotel, Bangalore has been voted 44th of the top 50 restaurants in the Eleventh annual listing of The S. Pellegrino World's Best Restaurants.

This list organized by William Reed media, a British trade publishing house celebrates the top 100 restaurants of the world annually, a credible indicator of the best places to eat in different parts of the world. The list of Asia's best restaurants was voted for by The World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy, made up of 936 voters from the hospitality industry.

Chef Natarajan Kulandai, Corporate Chef, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, acknowledged the recognition and said, "Being 44th on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is a great honour for us as this is also the highest rank and recognition achieved by any restaurant from Bangalore. Critics, gourmets and celebrities across the world celebrate Karavalli. The chefs at this culinary destination continue to delight diners with exceptional meals, using the wealth of local spices, red chillies, coconut, pepper, fresh fish, meats and vegetables unique to these coastal regions. It reiterates our place among gourmands at the global platform, and is testament to the highest standard of an authentic culinary experience that we offer our guests".

Chef Naren Thimmaiah, Executive Chef, The Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore adds, "We are delighted and proud to be voted among the best in Asia. Karavalli captures the essence of 22 years of extensive research, reflecting the culinary legacy of the coastal regions of south west India We have been exploring the mystique of the region and have been fascinated by the bouquet of flavours of the south western coast It gives us immense joy to share these epicurean pleasures with you at Karavalli."

Having embarked on a journey in 1990 to offer guests traditional and authentic cuisine of the South Western Coastal region, Karavalli promises to give connoisseurs and gourmands a rejuvenated epicurean experience. Authenticity is the hallmark at the iconic Karavalli, where well-researched home-food recipes come together to ensure an experience like never before - be it a refreshed blend of novel additions to the menu which includes a distinctive compilation of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies with extensive culinary journeys ranging from the best of the Mangalorean Bunts and Konkani's, Kodavas from Coorg, Malayalees, Calicut Muslims and Syrian Christians of Travancore, Havyaka Brahmins of Vitla and the Portuguese of Goa; innovative desserts or unique dining proficiencies. Another acclaimed highlight of the restaurant is its West Coast Seafood Grills section in the alfresco area, which gives guests the opportunity for an interactive session with the chef and co-creation in the cooking experience.

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list features the restaurants in Asia that have received the most votes from The World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy. The S. Pellegrino World's Best Restaurants List 2013 also included restaurants like Narisawa (Tokyo), Wasabi (Mumbai), Nahm (Bangkok), Ultra Violet (Shanghai), Varq (New Delhi) and others from the world over.

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About The Gateway Hotels and Resorts

The Gateway Hotels & Resorts is a full service upscale hospitality brand in the South Asia region and a part of the Taj Group of Hotels. Designed for the modern nomad, Gateway provides consistent, courteous and crisp service for business and leisure travellers seeking contemporary and refreshing experiences. Keeping in mind those looking for comfort, familiarity and flexibility, the hotels & resorts are divided into 8 zones - Enter, Stay, Hangout, Meet, Work, Workout, Unwind and Explore. 24/7 services such as 24/7 breakfast, 24/7 'active studio' and 24/7 laundry are all designed to cater to guests round-the-clock. Gateway provides welcome perfection through an unrivalled network and innovative cuisine offerings like 'active food' - superfoods and low glycemic index foods for the health conscious; regional home-style cuisine; 'eat-in' - refreshed in-room dining menus and 'wake up' - buffet breakfasts with a range of healthy and indulgent options. Flexible, dynamic and warm service, 'in-room yoga' amenities and 'explore' packages all make The Gateway Hotels & Resorts sanctuaries that refresh, refuel and renew.


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