MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2013) - Inspired by foods, flavors and culture of his hometown of Chennai, India, Executive Chef Ramesh Kaduru adds a touch of flair this season as he presents A Passage to India: An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant. Beginning Thursday, October 3rd, The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami's signature restaurant, Bizcaya will transform into a rich, vibrant and sultry dinner destination -- marrying traditions, spices and flavors of India.
Kaduru joined The Ritz-Carlton family over 10 years ago in Naples, shortly after his arrival to the United States. Due to his expertise in Indian cuisine, he partnered with Ritz-Carlton sister properties to orchestrate culinary masterpieces for Indian weddings. Kaduru's pop up restaurant menu remains true to original flavors, preparations and ingredients yet, crafts each dish with modern touches. Menu selections include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options with traditional favorites such as Masala Shrimp, Chicken Tikka, Masala Dosa and Dal Makhani.
Often seen strutting majestic iridescent colors of bright blues, greens and gold in the lush neighborhoods of Coconut Grove, peacocks serve as the inspiration of the décor and ambiance of the temporary restaurant, paying homage to India's national bird. Low lying sheer multicolor fabrics adorn the ceiling from end-to-end of the Miami hotels pop-up restaurant, as gold and silver beaded accent pillows sparkle in cozy, soft seating, covered with bold tapestries.
Festivities of Diwali, or "festival of lights," will illuminate the Coconut Grove restaurant on the last day of the month long restaurant in celebration of one of India's most important holidays.
Want to learn how to create Indian delicacies at home? Chef Kaduru invites guests to an intimate and exclusive cooking demonstration in the hotel restaurant's private dining room. After preparation of each dish, enjoy bites and tastes of each including a traditional Lassi beverage, appetizer and entrée. Saturday, October 12th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Only 15 reservations available. Reservations required by calling (305) 644-4675.
A Passage to India: An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant is available from Thursday, October 3rd through Sunday, November 3rd, opening Thursday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations strongly recommended by calling (305) 644-4675. Bizcaya at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami is located at 3300 Southwest 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL.
About The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami offers highly personalized service in an intimate setting, the 115-room boutique hotel is within minutes of the Coral Gables shopping district and international business and banking centers of Brickell Avenue and downtown Miami. Set on four acres of lushly landscaped gardens, the hotel features Bizcaya with internationally inspired cuisine presented by Chef Ramesh Kaduru, the stylish Lazuli Lounge overlooking a cascading waterfall, 6,000-square-foot Boutique Spa and 24-hour Fitness Center, elevated pool deck featuring private cabanas, grand ballroom with its own private entrance, meeting rooms and much more. The hotel is easily accessible from the Miami International Airport and international cruise terminals. Exciting nightlife, fine restaurants, area attractions, upscale boutiques and water activities are steps away, while South Beach is a short drive from the hotel. For more information, please call The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami at 305-644-4680, toll free at 800-241-3333, a travel professional or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (