Chef Asha Gomez bringing Kerala Cuisine to West Midtown.
The Berkeley Heights district of West Midtown is getting a restaurant inspired by Southern India.
Asha Gomez, executive chef and partner at Spice Route Supper Club, an underground dinner series, will open Cardamom Hill January 2, according to a press release Tuesday. It was originally slated to open this fall.
“I think Americans are ready to take their experience with Indian food to the next level by exploring regional Indian cuisine,” Gomez said in the release.
Kerala, a lush region of India with a prominent position along the ancient spice routes between Europe and Asia, is the inspiration behind Gomez’s Cardamom Hill, named for Kerala’s mountainous, spice-growing region, the release notes.
The restaurant, at 1700 Northside Drive, will have seating for 48, feature a central bar area with additional seating for 12 as well as a private dining area.
Cardamom Hill will be decorated in “muted colors” and fabrics and textures from Kerala and will boast two rosewood walls similar to those found in ancient heritage homes owned by the area’s nobility, according to the release.
Some of Cardamom Hill’s dinner options will include goat chops seasoned with mint, cilantro and green chile, masala-rubbed kingfish roasted in banana leaf and pork vindaloo with appam.
Cardomom Hill will be open daily for lunch and dinner, closed Sunday.