Sunil Ghai is the chef who showed Dublin the complexities, techniques and secrets of Indian food, and unveiled its peacock’s tail of colours, flavours, tastes and scents. And when he opened Pickle, with his partner Benny Jacob, Mr Ghai also changed how Indian restaurants looked, for here was a modern, unpretentious, comfortable city space in which to enjoy thrilling cooking. It is easy to think of Pickle as simply a superb ethnic restaurant, but it is more than that: it is a superb modern restaurant, full stop. And, down in Greystones, working with his wife Leena, Mr Ghai has opened Tiffin, a delicatessen and traiteur that offers a fab array of modern and classic dishes – railway lamb curry; buttered chicken; lamb dum biryani finished with rose extract and saffron, just the sort of thing to bring home for dinner.
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