Today's NYFF report is a doubleheader from our Nick Pinkerton: a pair of long looks at the old and the new.
The Tiger of Eschnapur
Directed by Fritz Lang
Screened Tuesday, October 2nd
Still functioning today in the 17th arondissement, Paris' Cinéma MacMahon -- the subject of a seven-film sideba ... More >>
Say hello to the Rhythm of Rajasthan. All pics by Ben.What do you get when you take a dozen or so internationally hailed acts and dump them all in the East Village? The annual mind-expanding musical fete known as globalFEST. Thirteen acts from places as far afield as India and the Congo conve ... 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 >>
Yesterday, in the first half of this interview with Hemant Mathur, the chef talked about how he feels to be leaving Devi, where he is co-chef-and-owner with Suvir Saran.
Today, we get details on Tulsi, the new restaurant he is opening with his wife, pastry chef Surbhi Sahni; talk about how h ... More >>
Chef Hemant Mathur announced last week that he's leaving Devi, where he has been co-executive chef for all of the six years the restaurant has been open, and co-owner since 2007. Mathur and his wife, Devi pastry chef Surbhi Sahni, are heading up to Midtown, where they will launch Tulsi in Sep ... More >>
Tamarind podsTamarind Tribeca will open on Monday, with two levels, 175 seats, and a team of chefs rather than one executive chef. Although ordinary dishes like the dreaded chicken tikka masala make appearances, the menu is mainly composed of regional dishes from around India. Since upscale I ... More >>
Chef Hemant Mathur of DeviHemant Mathur is the executive chef at Devi (8 East 18th Street), an establishment we recently included in our 10 Best Indian restaurants list. This Saturday, Mathur and his fellow Devi executive chef, Suvir Saran, will be cooking a special Diwali meal at the James B ... More >>