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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans

The Settlers
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An intimate community dining experience in a glamorous setting with sensational cuisine, The Settlers is our ode to the immigrant communities that were brought from the mainland to the island over 70 years ago. The concept was extensively researched by Executive Chef who travelled with his team across the Andamans – from Diglipur and Baratang through Rangat and Mayabunder – to collate a diverse menu with secrets from the kitchens of Tamilian, Bangla, Bihari and Keralite communities from India, as well as settlers from Burma and Indonesia. The Settlers accepts reservations in advance for a group of 10 guests every evening. As our chefs bring alive the culinary history of the Andamans in a lively storytelling experience, guests mingle on the beach-facing moonlit courtyard before sitting down to savour several splendid courses in the modernist interiors of the restaurant. The cyclical menus are crafted to showcase a wealth of community recipes with innovative twists using the phenomenal locally-sourced produce. Freshly-picked arugula, eggplant, chillies, mangoes, mulberries, custard apples and jackfruit from our own garden are complimented by Andaman black pepper, wild coriander, over a 100 varieties of man kochu (taro root), kolekatta (green cress) thankuni (bitter cress) and kamranga (starfruit). The indigenous seafood includes lobster, mud crab, mangrove king crab, red snapper, barracuda, trevally, kokari and 25 varieties of line-caught grouper. Extensive all-vegetarian menus are available on request.Bringing the uniquely inclusive island cuisine to a communal fine dining setting, The Settlers is special experience for gourmands.

Cuisine
Regional ,
Average Cost For Two
15000
Hours
Open on Friday / Saturday / Sunday
19:30 hrs onwards