Indian restaurant Mahesh’s Kitchen opened Sept. 10 in Sugar Land City Sq.. (Courtesy Kirsten Gilliam/Mahesh’s Kitchen)
When Mahesh’s Kitchen opened in Sugar Land City Sq. on Sept. 10, the restaurant actualized a dream 10 years within the making, co-owner Shubhangi Musale stated. Lifelong foodies, Musale stated she and her brother Mahesh Puranik, who died in 2018, had lengthy talked about opening a restaurant or restaurant collectively.
“It didn’t occur when he was right here—however in his honor and reminiscence we wished to make his dream come true,” Musale stated. “And that is why we opened my Mahesh’s Kitchen in reminiscence of him.”
Positioned at 16019 Metropolis Stroll, Sugar Land, the upscale Indian restaurant options a lot of Musale’s recipes, she stated. An aspiring chef, Puranik was accepted into the Le Cordon Bleu culinary college in Paris shortly earlier than his dying.
Moreover, the restaurant’s delicacies honors the household’s Indian tradition and customs. The menu options conventional choices, together with palak paneer; goan prawn shrimp; murgh makhani, or butter hen; Chinese language noodle chat; mango habanero salmon; and toofani hen sizzler.
“Meals was one thing that introduced individuals collectively on sure events—I imply it did not even take events to come back collectively,” Musale stated. “[My family] would meet fairly often and have a good time over an awesome meal.”
Musale stated in addition they integrated points of Mahesh’s persona into the restaurant’s ambiance.
“He used to unfold laughter amongst any person who he got here throughout. He unfold love and that contact of consideration that everyone wants,” Musale stated. “That’s one thing that we are attempting to include within the restaurant and the sensation, so anyone who walks in is taken care of.”
Mahesh’s Kitchen is open for dinner, however plans to supply lunch as soon as the restaurant is totally staffed, Musale stated. The restaurant has indoor seating for 85, a patio that seats 26, choose seating on the bar and in a semi-private eating area, and a chef’s desk with room for six.
Musale stated Puranik had all the time talked about opening a restaurant near Japaneiro’s—one among their favourite eating places.
“It simply form of gelled collectively as if it had been imagined to occur,” Musale stated. “So many issues occurred in a miraculous approach that all of us saved saying, ‘That is Mahesh pulling these strings from above.’”