New Tanzore & Gaylord Indian Restaurant Joined
Tanzore, formally the Gaylord Indian Restaurant, brings fine dining to a new level. It's been recommended by the Michelin Guide, and rated "Extraordinary to Perfection" by Zagat, also wins Architectural Award for best restaurant design, and Best new restaurant by City search. Then there's Angelino Magazine naming them one of the best 50 Restaurats in LA. This is Fine Indian Dining at a New Level.
It's sleekly modern and sexy, which can best describe the atmosphere, and offers everything one expects from a Beverly Hills restaurant. In fact it's the original Gaylord family that's behind the new Tanzore; also the folks that made The Gaylord a classic on the strip for over 18-years.
Beverly Hills has set a new culinary standard for Indian fare in Southern California with a contemporary interpretation of ancient cuisine. The chefs at Tanzore have updated classic recipes by integrating familiar Indian herbs and spices with fresh organic local ingredients from the farmer's market. "We call our cuisine Indian Modern," Nikki Sood, owner of Tanzore says." "Although you can find all of the classic Indian dishes, it's a step beyond the boundaries of typical Indian fare."
The menu offers a wide array of dishes from traditional tandoori chicken to the tuna lollipop, a unique savory treat for the senses. The dining room is chic and elegant, accented with subtle reflections of Indian culture. Sudesh Sood, owner of the classic Gaylord Indian restaurant, and Tanzore, traveled to India to get many of the pieces seen in the restaurant. The vibrant colored bar and lounge space is trimmed with luxurious white marble and the restaurant houses an upscale 2,000 glass-enclosed wine locker. You can enjoy small plates on low-slung couches while you watch a video wall featuring Bollywood films and Indian travelogues.
Chef Chaudhry began his training in India at the institute of Hotel Management. He was immediately tapped by Radisson Delhi, for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhone in Geneva then promoted to Executive Chef at the Radisson, Channal. Chaudhry became the worldwide kitchen executive to the Great Kabob Factory, India's most successful high volume dining destinations. He went on, joining the five star Oberol Hotel Group of New Delhi where he served as the Indian Culinary representative at Hotel Principe de Savoi in Milan, Italy. There were others, but with the debut of Tanzore, Chef Chaudhry is proud to offer the classic culinary traditions handed down from thousands of years of Indian cooking.
The history of Gaylord India restaurant goes back 50-years, and some of the beloved Gaylord classic dishes are available at Tanzore, such as the Tandoori Lamb Chops. The menu includes marvelous soups, with Crab flavored wild mushrooms, salads, (Chicken Tikka over baby spinach leaves) and marvelous appetizers, like Green herb, Cardamom, and Chicken tikka, with a lamb chop and Tandoori prawn; also Pan-seared Salmon sauteed in wild mushroom, coconut sauce and sea beans. Along with vegetable platters, there's Sea Bass, Scallops, and other seafood, plus Tanzore Lobster, Masala Chicken Curry, and the list goes on. The menu of "sides" has one of my favorite vegetables, Baingan Bharta, (smoked Eggplant, prepared with peas, garlic & tomatoes). Their variety of Naans (breads) also offer many choices, and include favorites of Garlic, as well as blended ginger. The "Holy Cow" is a specialty for vegetarians. The Cow was considered to be sacred because it sacrificed milk for its calf and also for people. It was often kept in the family's home. For Indians around the world the cow also provides Ghee, (clarified butter) and yogurt, (vital for their temple rituals). This is how the rise of vegetarianism came about in India where it was taboo to eat beef. Dinner is prepared by Chef Chaudhry and Sous Chef Jayanta Paul, and vegetarians really enjoy this place.
Catering still operates under the Gaylord name and is proud to announce that they are the official off-site caterer for The Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey.
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Tanzore has banquet facilities accommodating up to 170-seated guests. The Haveli room, an intimate private dining room, can seat up to 35. The lounge with its giant wall-sized videos of fashion and Bollywood are great for cocktail receptions. In addition, their Lotus room accommodates up to 200, equipped with a 17×17 dance floor, a state-of-the-art Bose sound system, projector, screens, flat screen TVs, IPOD capability and Internet access. Great place – Terrific Food, and marvelous atmosphere!
Bar foods, $6-$18; Appetizers, $11-$21, Entree's, $17-$32 Sides, $5-$8 Naan, $5-$8. Remember, it's Tanzore for dining & Gaylord for catering.