Masters of Marriott Bonvoy & Culinary Culture Bring the Celebrated Chef Manish Mehrotra of Indian Accent to Kolkata


Kolkata, 24th September 2022- Masters of Marriott Bonvoy and Culinary Culture come together once again to present and celebrate culinary excellence with renowned master chefs whose lives revolve around creativity and form the essence of all that they do. Showcasing yet another master of his craft, the collaboration brings for the very first time the globally famed Indian Accent restaurant, led by celebrated chef Manish Mehrotra to the City of Joy, Kolkata, currently, no. 22 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list and has consecutively been ranked as India’s highest rated restaurant (from 2015 – 2021). Chef Manish Mehrotra also came in at No. 1 on the FoodSuperstars- India’s Top 30 Chefs ranking recently. This initiative marks the third instalment under Masters of Marriott Bonvoy for the year after two immensely successful events, i.e. with the legendary Chef Massimo Bottura from Osteria Francescana in April, and the famed Sühring Twins from Bangkok in August.

As a prelude to the dining events, Masters of Marriott Bonvoy and Culinary Culture played host to the leading chefs and food enthusiasts of the city for an exclusive meet & greet with Chef Manish Mehrotra in conversation with Vir Sanghvi, India’s top food authority. Chef Manish shared his experiences and deep understanding of food, that helps his restaurant transcend the usual crescendo when it comes to fine dining tasting menus. He spoke about his inspirational two-decade career from being groomed to take over his father’s petrol pump to working in Asian kitchens around the world. His dishes, comprising old-fashion comfort foods, hold the eternal warmth of memories for every Indian and evoke a sense of deep nostalgia.  They are a beautiful amalgamation of our rich culinary traditions while acknowledging contemporary kitchen technology. With this underlying mantra, Chef Manish aims to educate the world about Indian food, with its rich and myriad regional varieties. While in Kolkata, Chef Manish will recreate his signature favourites with a menu showcasing a fusion of global ingredients drenched in undeniable rich Indian flavour. The three exclusive dining experiences will be hosted by the JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata on September 24th (dinner) and September 25th (lunch and dinner) respectively.

The event had the city’s top chefs and food connoisseurs engaging in a 45-minute no holds barred conversation with Chef Manish. In attendance were Chef Vikas Khanna, Chef Ranveer Brar, Chef Shaun Kenworthy, Chef Urvika Kanoi, Chef Auroni Mookerjee and other top names from the hospitality and F&B industry.

“I can’t believe this is the first time I’m cooking in Kolkata. Thank you to Masters of Marriot Bonvoy and Culinary Culture for this wonderful initiative and bringing me and my team to this beautiful city. On the menu, we have some signature Indian Accent dishes and there are also a few surprise dishes I have specifically created for this pop-up. I am really looking forward to this!”

 Chef Manish Mehrotra

“Manish Mehrotra is India’s greatest chef. It is a privilege and an honour to eat his food. I am thrilled to be part of an initiative that brings him to Kolkata a city I called home for many years. Culinary Culture and Marriott have often partnered to bring the world’s greatest chefs to India. This event marks the beginning of a new chapter where we also take India’s best chefs to other parts of the country. Manish has created a menu of his classic dishes which will be paired with special cocktails by Diageo.”

Vir Sanghvi, Chairman of Culinary Culture

“The dynamics of the Indian food culture are constantly evolving. Through Masters of Marriott Bonvoy, we work this shifting landscape to set new benchmarks in our culinary offerings, bringing the best of traditional, yet modern and progressive styles of cuisines to our valued guests and patrons. We are very pleased to host the immensely talented, Chef Manish Mehrotra, who is known to have transformed Indian food on a global platform, with his meticulous attention to detail and a menu that is an ode to tradition, celebrating the richness of Indian flavours with a global twist. The partnership between celebrated chefs and our culinary professionals at Marriott ensures that our guests and culinary aficionados will always have access to a variety of exclusive and memorable dining experiences,”

Khushnooma Kapadia, Senior Area Director of Marketing – South Asia, Marriott International.

The 10-course meal that will reflect the chef’s philosophy will comprise of Indian Accent’s favourites, to top off this once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience. A sneak peek of the menu captured signature dishes like Meetha Achaar Pork Ribs, Daulat Ki Chaat, Blue Cheese Naan, and the famous Indian Accent Kulchas, with a host of other fusion delicacies like Cauliflower & Saffron Shorba, Kashmiri Morel Musallam, Kanyakumari Crab with Sago Pongal & Plantain and Warm Doda Burfi Treacle Tart, among others. Guests can join the waitlist to book a table over 24th and 25th September 2022, via –

Launched in early 2019, Masters of Marriott Bonvoy is a pursuit of excellence in the field of gastronomy. Through this initiative, Marriott International Inc has hosted legendary chefs such as Massimo Bottura, Marco Pierre White and Julien Royer in India. In the coming months, the brand will continue to host such exclusive experiences for its guests, including ticketed events, masterclasses and meet-and-greets with globally renowned culinary experts.

About Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To enrol for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Culinary Culture

Culinary Culture is India’s definitive voice in food. Co-founded by Vir Sanghvi, and Sameer Sain (Founder, Everstone Group), it is a movement that encompasses all aspects of the food space in India and was conceptualised to change how India’s culinary culture is perceived in India and around the world. It is the country’s only authoritative, independent rating organization, awarding stars to restaurants and recognizing and rewarding India’s best chefs and street food vendors. It organizes global culinary exchanges, bringing the world’s greatest chefs to cook in India and sends Indian chefs to cook at the best restaurants in the world. Culinary Culture creates engaging culinary content and has a large and dedicated community of followers on social media. Past events have included the biggest names in global gastronomy such as Massimo Bottura, Mirazur, Mugaritz, Dani Garcia, Gaggan Anand and Odette amongst many others. Culinary Culture recently launched ‘Food Superstars’ India’s first and only platform celebrating India’s TOP 30 Chefs.

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