“In the end, the winner was Jain, who said the dish was inspired by a Southern meat-and-three plate.”
“This fragrant spiced lamb-and-rice dish from Chopped judge Maneet Chauhan is just one of the many biryanis she features quarterly at her Nashville restaurant, Chauhan Ale and Masala House.”
“If you’re looking to explore Nashville’s recent culinary revolution, I recommend sampling the fare at Sean Brock’s Husk, Maneet Chahuan’s Ale and Masala House, and Rolf and Daughters.”
Post Managing Editor William Williams caught up with the self-described NashYorker to gauge her thoughts of the city’s fast-changing food and beverage scene.
“I was looking for a place to have mother-daughter teatime and the idea came to me: I want to provide this opportunity for families and friends in the Nashville community,” says Chef Maneet Chauhan of Nashville’s Chauhan Ale & Masala House (123 12th Ave. N., Nashville).
Chauhan’s brainchild is now a monthly afternoon high tea, making for a memorable mommy-daughter outing. The monthly tea — a relaxing two-hour stretch of down time — harkens back to an elegant way of life.
“The flavors are as quirky as the restaurant itself, spices you would never think of putting together do not fight, but blend to create memorable flavors.”
Chef Maneet Chauhan was born and raised in India. It was there that her love of food was born as well.
As a young girl she would eat dinner at home, then head to a neighbor’s house and eat there. But Maneet Chahan wouldn’t just eat — she would head to the kitchen and ask the cooks about the ingredients they were using. This curiosity and love of food has served her well during her career.
Eater features Chef Jain.
A former contestant on Food Network’s Chopped, where Chauhan serves as a celebrity judge, Chef Jain impressed his future boss and partner. “We are so pleased to bring the talent of Chef Aatul to Nashville and to our team” says Chauhan. “After watching him fiercely compete on Chopped and learning more about his extensive culinary career, I knew I wanted to work with him. And now it’s finally happening.”
New India meets New Nashville: Chauhan Ale and Masala House took up residence in beguiling style at the corner of 12th and Grundy, where the talented and gracious chef Maneet Chauhan brings warmth and vitality to all aspects of the dining experience. Whether vegetarian or omnivore, you’ll find bliss.
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