Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Jamavar in Mayfair Welcomes Five Renowned Chefs to go Head-to-head

Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Jamavar in Mayfair will welcome five renowned chefs to go head-to-head and put their stamp on the kulcha, a classic Indian stuffed bread.

Claude Bosi, Aggi Sverrisson, Sat Bains, Robin Gill and Judy Joo will work with Surender Mohan, Jamavar’s Culinary Director, to create their own unique filling for the kulcha, in homage to this versatile Indian staple.

Running as a weekly special on the menu throughout the month, it kicks off this week with Aggi Sverrisson, chef-patron of Michelin-starred Texture, who will be showcasing his take on the kulcha with a filling of goat shoulder, olive oil and skyr yoghurt dressing, topped with a rye crumb,

He will be followed during the week of January 29 by two Michelin-starred Claude Bosi of Bibendum. Kulchas in the third week (February 5) are courtesy of two Michelin star holder, Sat Bains, before Robin Gill of The Dairy serves up his special of ‘nduja, pecorino and cavolo nero pesto in week four (February 12).

During the week of February 19, Judy Joo will serve her Korean lamb flatbread, filled with pulled lamb, pickled jalapeños, shiitake mushrooms, cheese and Jinjuu’s famous kimchi, served with yogurt and kimchi salsa.

The collaboration will culminate in the ‘grand finale’ on Sunday, February 25, with a one-off ticketed dinner, where all of the limited edition kulchas will be served alongside a seven-course wine pairing menu, designed by Surender, celebrating Jamavar classics including Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Lamb Nihari and Jamavar Dal.

Surender says: “I look forward to embarking on my journey in London with this exciting kulcha collaboration. I love to see the kulcha, a humble accompaniment from Northern India, as the star dish, with so many variations.”

Tickets for the February 25 grand finale are £95pp plus service charge, inclusive of a 7-course meal, with a wine pairing included. They can be reserved by emailing info@jamavarrestaurants.com or calling 0207 499 1800. Payment to be made in advance.

Photo credit: Patricia Niven