Maurya, Beverly Hills - A Different Indian Restaurant

From: TMG International
Published: Fri Mar 25 2005

Beverly Hills, CA -- March 12, 2005 -- New kid in town MAURYA is quickly gaining fans with its heavenly Indian fare. An extensive and innovative menu, embraced in an elegant setting of rich, embroidered fabrics, exotic solid dark woods and an array of changing textures, MAURYA embodies sophistication.

Five-Star chef J.K. Paul quickly puts us under his spell with his unique cuisine. The large menu steps away from conventional Indian food and concentrates
instead on spectacular dishes with fragrant spices. Trained at culinary school in
Bangalore, working 18-years at top hotels such as Le Meridian in Delhi and most recently at Sun and Sand in Mumbai, Paul conjures up carefully cooked curries
using freshly ground spices, perfectly balanced for heat and flavor.

Signature MAURYA dishes range from aromatic saffron and cardamom seasoned stuffed prawns in rich, salmon-colored gravy, curried lamp chops, ginger lamb, and succulent Chilean seabass lightly crusted with black peppercorns. Many dishes are prepared in the clay oven including minced vegetables and corn Seekh Kebabs. Cumin-flavored pulao rice and a naan-type bread called taftan, tandoori baby potatoes marinated in mustard oil and spices are delicious, especially with spicy mint chutney to accompany them.

"If you are having good food, you must also have good wine," said
General Manager Mahesh Shah. "Maurya is all about putting a twist on a familiar
cuisine. "Our space is hip. The menu exoctic and alluring," continued Shah.
"We also make a mean martini," he added.

With a comprehensive wine list, dishes once cooked for the maharajas, and
"The Star of India" martini, this is one Indian that is Haute!

MAURYA, 151 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills. Valet Parking. Vegetarian and vegan
selections available. Full Bar. Lunch Mon-Fri.11:30am - 2:30pm,
Sunday Brunch 12 noon to 3pm. Dinner Mon. through Fri. 5:30pm-10:30pm,
Saturday and Sunday. 5:30pm-11:00pm. Reservations 310 786 7858.
After hours: Mon-Thursday open until midnight. Friday and Saturday open until 2am.

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Contact: Stephanie Molina/Christine King @ TMG 310 887 7077


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