Black Sheep Restaurants is proud to announce the launch of Rajasthan Rifles, a celebration of Anglo-Indian cuisine and a concept designed to honour a fragile period in history.
In the 1920s the British Indian Army stationed in the subcontinent started accepting Officers of Indian heritage and the mess halls were where everyone came together to eat but also to socialise. While the relationship between the two nations was fraught, the cuisines came together in a surprisingly harmonious and lasting manner. In the same way that chutney has found itself into basically every cheese sandwich in Britain and curry has become one of their national foods, in South Asia club sandwiches, chicken chops, tea drunk with milk and a love for whisky and gin, have all taken root in much of the region.
Explains Black Sheep Restaurants’ co-founder Syed Asim Hussain: “Rajasthan Rifles is Black Sheep Restaurant’s salute to what we imagine their Officers’ mess hall was serving. The food is always simple but delicious and we keep that ethos at Rajasthan Rifles, simple food with great ingredients, executed well.”
This will be Black Sheep Restaurants’ first foray onto the Peak. Executive Chef Palash Mitra of the group’s Michelin-starred tandoor grillhouse, New Punjab Club, oversees the kitchen which will ultimately welcome guests daily from breakfast onwards.
Rajasthan Rifles is currently open from noon until 10pm, Tuesday to Sunday. The mess hall takes limited bookings at dinner time but also welcomes walk-in guests. Rajasthan Rifles Peak Society members will be able to make reservations at any meal period. For more information on membership please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .