Love, Indian Style, at Chauhan

And yet, the arrival of Maneet Chauhan and the opening of her restaurant Chauhan Ale & Masala House is cause for big celebration among Nashville’s curious epicureans. Not because she is a celebrity chef — which she is, particularly to Chopped fans—though I suspect the eminently approachable and down-to-earth chef might regard the label with the same eye roll I do. But because her stunning  restaurant fills a void long missing from the Nashville dining portfolio — informed yet daring interpretations of an ethnic cuisine that also embraces local products and regional specialties.