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January 2009

Sugar and Champagne at Ritz Carlton

Indique/Indique Heights participated in the Sugar and Champagne event held at the Ritz Carlton,  Washington DC.


This event, hosted by Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox restaurant and Salamander Resort & Spa, is in honor of the Washington Humane Society Officers who work 24-hours a day, saving the homeless, lost, neglected and abused animals and the Humane Education program that teaches elementary school children compassion and respect for animals.

Guests and their dogs were greeted by the sparkling wines, champagne, and delicious desserts from the area's top Pastry Chefs! Indique/Indique Heights was the only restaurant serving a hot meal during the event. Our counter was busy from the start, and as the aroma of the spices spread into the gorgeous banquet hall, lines started to form.

The Culinary team of the Ritz Carlton headed by Executive Chef David Serus, the Executive Sous Chef Georg Hoehn and the Director of Banquets Arvind Chadha came and relished the food at our counter.

Some of the restaurants participating in the event were Acadiana, Art and Soul, Bastille, Brasserie Beck, Central Michel Richard, Equinox, Jefferson Hotel, Rock Creek, Volt, Restaurant 3, and the Ritz Carlton. Chef Martin Saylor, the first Executive Chef of the Butterfield 9 was seen behind the Artisan premium cheese company. Beverage companies like national distributors Montegay Rum, Santa Lucia Coffee, William Harris Imports, and Washington Wholesale, etc. were all in attendance.

There were so much of desserts, pastries, ice cream and champagne, all my dieting for the week went through the roof.  Here are some pictures from the event:















Chef Jose Andres picks Indique as one of his hometown favorites

I am thrilled to note that Chef Jose Andres has picked Indique as one of his hometown favorite restaurants in the Conde Naste Traveler - January 2009 issue. 

Thank You Chef Jose Andres!  


Chef's Choice: José Andrés

Cocktail party
Daily Traveler Julia Bainbridge
opts for a hand-feeding of Andrés'
jamon and caviar roll-ups.

Who but a chef would cross the globe for his favorite snack? Condé Nast Traveler asked José Andrés, who just opened The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills--and published a new cookbook--for his tips.

Favorite Hometown Restaurants: "At Indique, in D.C., chef K.N. Vinod serves delicious Indian food--order anything from the tandoor oven. I love the Korean barbecue, japchae noodles, and seafood pancakes at Yechon, in Annandale, Virginia."

Favorite Restaurants Worldwide: "In Juneau, I had wonderful king and spider crab at Tracy's King Crab Stick (364 S. Franklin St., 907-723-1811). I'm a big fan of Soto, in Manhattan. The chef is a master with sea urchin--I especially like this version with cold tofu skin."

Favorite Getaway: "My family and I vacation in Zahara de los Atunes, a beach town in southern Spain known for its tuna. I cook it with local ingredients like anchovies and extra-virgin olive oil, tomatoes, onions, herbs, and paprika. We always go to Restaurante La Castilleria there (11158 Vejer de la Frontera, 34-956-451-497). Everything is cooked over a wood fire."

Perfect In-flight Meal: "Slices of jamon Ibérico and a little bit of caviar."

Further reading:
*  For more from the January issue of Condé Nast Traveler, go here
* Catch of the Day: International noshables

Les Dames d'Escoffier DC Chapter with Mrs.Kalpana Sen, wife of the Ambassador of India

Come, Join us on Monday, January 26, 2009 - 6.30 PM at Indique Heights, 2 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy  Chase, MD- 20815

Les Dames d'Escoffier and Indique Heights are commemorating India's Republic Day with a celebration of India's rich cultural and culinary history at the Chevy Chase restaurant.  Priced at $75 per person, inclusive of a glass of wine, the cultural fest marking the day the Indian Constitution came into force, will be held on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 6:30 pm.

I will take you on a culinary journey through India with a slide illustrated talk.

India Republic Day Menu

Welcome Tamarind Margarita * Mangotini * Mango Lassi * Lemon Soda * Other Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Bhelpuri with Paneer Shashlik and Tamarind Chutney
Tadka Idli (Steamed Lentil-Rice Cakes with Curry Leaves)
Mussels a la Indique with Tomatoes, Coconut, White Wine
Chicken Seekh Kebab with Ginger and Garlic

Aleppey Fish Curry with Green Mangoes and Coconut Milk
Chicken Dalcha with Lentils, Tamarind, and Mint Leaves
Syrian Lamb Fry with Coconut Strips and Aromatic Spices
Kadai Paneer (Homemade Cheese with Onions and Peppers)
Saag Makai (Spinach, Corn, Fenugreek Leaves, and Spices)
Dill Potatoes
Tomato Pappu (Yellow Lentils, Tomato, Ginger, and Garlic)
Jeera Pulao (Basmati Rice, Aromatic Spices)
Kaduge Pachadi (Yogurt, Cucumber, and Mustard Seeds)
Assorted Indian Breads

Mango Cheese Flan with Mango Raspberry Coulis
Shreekandh (Homemade Yogurt, Pistachios, Saffron)



R.S.V.P. by January 23, 2009, to or 202.973.2181

Indique invited to serve Indian food at the Presidential Inaugural route

We are honored and humbled to be part of this historic 56th presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Indique / Indique Heights restaurants has been invited by the GSI in conjunction with the presidential inaugural committee to participate in the festivities along the parade route. Folks come and say hello and check us out at two locations.  We will be at the intersection of 15th street/ New York Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue and at 14th/ G street (west side) … On a cold day don’t miss the Masala Chai Tea, Bhelpuri and much much more.

If you need to see a more detailed map,locations, parade route,  road closings etc check out this site.

Secret Service


 To celebrate the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States – Barack Obama,
Indique restaurant,  will remain open throughout the day on 18th, 19th and 20th of January 2009.
The restaurant and Bar will be open till 4 A.M with a late night Menu and Specialty Inauguration cocktails.
We will also be having a happy hour from 4 to 6 pm on these three days.

At Indique Heights in Chevy Chase - South Asians for Obama is hosting a Brunch on Monday the 19th of January at 10.30 AM..