Nouveau Indian Dinner Series

Chicago - May 22nd at Grand Trunk Road

It had been ages since our last Indian-focused event in Chicago (shoutout to Mango Pickle!), and it's been almost 9 months since we last recapped a CHI event series (shoutout to Income Tax!). So, we figured a recap of our event series at Grand Trunk Road was in order. Expectations among members were quite high for this one given Exec Chef/Owner Behzad Khan's star-studded resume; he previously honed his craft at Rick Bayless's Topolobampo and Homaro Cantu's Moto before striking out on his own with Grand Trunk Road. Based on attendee feedback, not every course wowed, as there was quite a bit of feedback about one of the courses being "underseasoned". BUT, overall feedback on the menu was super positive, and one area where Chef Khan most certainly did wow was chef interaction, as attendees reported that he was an incredibly warm/welcoming host full of stories! Below are the top 3 courses as rated by attendees on their feedback cards:


1st Place: Amritsari Machli Tikka - fried monkfish with pickling spices and micro greens

2nd Place: Beef Nehari - braised beef with fennel, kashmiri chili, and ginger powder; served with truffle naan

3rd Place: Shahi Tukra Bread Pudding - with ricotta, cardamom milk, and saffron


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