Jehangir Mehta of Graffiti = WINNERJesús Nuñez of Graffit = LOSERAfter battling for months over similar names, a resolution of sorts has been called between Graffit (Jesús Nuñez's experimental Spanish restaurant) and Graffiti (Jehangir Mehta's experimental, eclectic small plates re ... More >>
Jehangir Mehta tries to liven up hotel dining
MehtaphorJehangir Mehta has been working with kids for a while, notably through his famed Candy Camp. So it shouldn't be surprising that he has a new venture for the young'uns aged 4 to 16 called Gastro-Kids After School Program, which begins this Friday at Mehtaphor. How perfect, too, sinc ... More >>
Marilyn MinterPop rocks, as interpreted by Marilyn Minter.Is one precious vowel enough to distinguish one restaurant from another, and thus avoid a lawsuit? Jehangir Mehta thinks not.
brainbasedbusiness.comTwas the Night Before Deliciousness Ah, the holidays. A time for eating, cozying up by the fire, eating, caroling, and more eating. How will New York City chefs be celebrating this Yuletide? We got in touch with a bunch of them to see what their feasting entails and ... More >>
Beef tartare with avocado sorbet and flatbread, $12Chef Jehangir Mehta's follow up to Graffiti, Mehtaphor, opened just three days ago in the Duane Street Hotel. Last night, the small space was packed, mainly with folks who seemed to know Mehta. The two bar areas, communal table, and handful o ... More >>
It's late Friday afternoon, and time for a backwards glance to the week in posts: We ranked Our 10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants. An early look Mehtaphor, Jehangir Mehta's latest enterprise. Why do we eat with a fork, knife, and spoon?
Jehangir Mehta After working at Aix, Compass, and Jean-Georges, chef Jehangir Mehta opened Graffiti in 2007. He's one of the few chefs to have worked professionally in both pastry and savory kitchens, and his cooking style features both sweet and savory flavors. It also combines Indian, South ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and time to look back at the best of the week that was: We ranked Our 10 Best Bodega Frozen Treats. Breuckelen's Brad Estabrooke talked distilling gin, Brooklyn, and why boozehounds are more fun than oenophiles. Fat Pants Friday celebrated Birdbath Bakery's summer fruit tar ... More >>
After working at Aix, Compass, and Jean-Georges, chef Jehangir Mehta opened Graffiti in 2007. He's one of the few chefs to have worked professionally in both pastry and savory kitchens, and his cooking style features both sweet and savory flavors. It also combines Indian, Southeast Asian, and ... More >>
Amol MhatreToasting chiles in Mumbai I've often wondered why there aren't more successful high-end Indian restaurants in New York--legit Indian or Indian-influenced places that are not better than the best down-home spots, but which show subcontinental cooking from a different perspective. (N ... More >>
Marcus Jernmark has taken over the kitchen at Aquavit, where he will turn out more modern Scandinavian fare. He was previously cooking at the Swedish Consulate. [NY Times Sue Torres, the chef-owner of Sueños in Chelsea, has taken over food operations at The Rusty Knot, where she promises to ... More >>
This week we're playing recipe improv with Jehangir Mehta, who was a pastry chef at Jean Georges, Union Pacific, Virot, Compass, Aix, and Sapa before striking out on his own with Graffiti Food and Wine Bar. At Graffiti, Mehta concocts both savory and sweet dishes, often mixing flavors in unexpected ... More >>