Surf's Up, Dude
We’ve heard a lot of fusion-this and fusion-that in food gossip this year, but Indian-Californian fusion? Admittedly, this one has taken us off guard.
The formal explanation of new SoHo eatery Juhu Beach Club describes the food as traditional Mumbai street eats such as sev puri (deep fried bread topped with crunchy chickpea noodles) and varieties of pav (they’re like Indian sliders) made with respect to seasonal Californian produce and local ingredients.
While we suspect the Cali vibe breezing in from Top Chef alum Preeti Mistry’s first international outpost may have more to do with the brightly-hued interior and surfer-esque name than anything else, we’re champing at the bit to sample these authentic Mumbai bites that have caught the attention of San Francisco’s gastronomes as well as the man himself, Anthony Bourdain.
Look out for an attack on the taste buds when doors open in December.