The very name of our Indian cuisine specialty fine dining restaurant evokes intensely earthy aromas and flavours. Whether it’s the massive clay pots bubbling away with slow-cooked curries or the tandoor (traditional clay oven) sending naan and parathas sizzling up from its depths, Terracotta unearths the secrets of the sub continent’s most robust cuisine. Our chefs have spent years researching and perfecting home-style recipes from the former North West Frontier province, which covered Punjab, Sind, Lahore, Peshawar and present-day Kashmir. Fresh hand-pounded masalas (spice mixes) and complex cooking techniques ensure that each dish is a masterpiece. Our northern gastronomic odyssey has another legendary stop – Lucknow. The delicate and flavourful food of the nawabs from the culture-rich colonial capital of Indian’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, is an authentic treat for both meat lovers and vegetarians. An open interactive kitchen and live stations showcase our chefs’ innovations and techniques– flipping napkin-thin roomali rotis and flaunting skewers laden with kebabs – to an audience of gourmands. Connoisseurs of authentic slow food call 24 hours in advance to order from our specialty Terracotta in Terracotta section of the menu, which features marinated meats wrapped in unglazed clay and slow-baked at a low temperature, leaving them exceptionally moist and tender. To get a sneak peek into the kitchen, guests can also book a cooking session in advance with our master chef Anwar Ansari. Special occasions call for the no-holds-barred Teracotta experience - history lesson included - in the private dining room or the patio for a feast under the stars, as each course is paired with fine international wines.
Signature Dishes – Lahori Chicken (chicken cooked in rich gravy of tomato and cream and flavoured with dry fenugreek), Terracotta-special Dal Makhani (urad/split black gram simmered overnight on a tandoor, finished with cream, butter and fresh tomato puree), Peshawari Chole (chickpeas simmered overnight in a ‘potli masala’, cooked Peshwari-style with onions and tomatoes), Peshawari Raan (smoked lamb leg with whole spices, cooked to perfection in a wheat dough casing), Garlic Kheer (dessert with an unusual pairing from royal kitchens), Mutton Halwa (a showcase of our chef’s skills, combining intensely sweet and meaty flavours for a sublime treat)