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Goa’s Fresh Take

Oct/07/2023 / by Team Seema

Modern Indian cuisine on full display at Goa in Tribeca, New York

Chef, restaurateur, and sommelier Hemant Bhagwani opened his first New York City restaurant early this year, and, from the décor to the food, Goa New York is brimming with innovation. In part, he credits his latest marvel of inventive Indian cuisine to a recent research trip through India “served as one of the inspirations for the restaurant, which is not strictly Goan in cuisine but offers a taste and feel of modern India today.” Near the entrance, restaurant-goers are treated to an original work from artist Ankon Mitra called “The Dance of the Peacocks,” which is suspended from the ceiling.

But the menu itself offers plenty of art, from twists on traditional Indian dishes like the chef’s signature Charcoal Butter Chicken or street food like Chaat Papdi and Samosa Chaat to Goan favorites like Shrimp Balchao with a tomato-chili-tamarind sauce on toast or Chorizo Chili Fry with pimento-flavored sausages (and bacon) on toast. One menu favorite: the vegan Goan-Style Slaw features 16 ingredients (including salted star fruit and green chili.For more information, visit goa-nyc.com.

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