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Chef’s Pandemic pivot lands Queen West a permanent new Indian restaurant

Chef Miheer Shete is bringing a taste of Mumbai to Toronto at his newest endeavour, Curryish Tavern. What began as Chef Shete’s pivot amid the pandemic has slowly turned into a beloved Indian food concept serving forward-thinking Indian fare.

The concept for Curryish was originally rolled out by meal kits that Chef Shete created in a home kitchen throughout the pandemic. However, the chef now has a sit-down location for all to enjoy his traditional Indian food, with a Canadian twist.

With more than 20 years of culinary experience across India, Canada, the UK and USA, the chef has always hoped to open an Indian restaurant that would highlight his full culinary creativity.

“Over the last decade, I started to notice cities like London, New York and San Francisco initiating an Indian food revolution where chefs who used to work in European kitchens would leave and start dedicating their time towards uplifting and educating people on various regions of Indian food,” said Owner Chef Miheer Shete.

“I searched high and low to find a comparable Indian food experience in Toronto, and when I couldn’t find it, I knew I had to create it.”

Chef Shete is staying true to creating a revolutionary menu at Curryish as options range from beloved classics to hybrid mixes that will blow your taste buds away. Foie Gras from Quebec pairs masterfully with goda masala and confit duck leg in one creative dish. While on the other hand, Shete is serving up staples like zucchini pakoras and green pea sabji.

Curryish Tavern is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday. Throughout the week, the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., serving specific menus throughout the day. On Saturdays, only brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while on Sundays, the spot is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The restaurant is located at 783 Queen St. W.

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