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Michelin-award winning ‘Mint and Mustard’ turns up the heat with new International Executive Chef

Press release January 26, 2012 Food & Wine

Highly acclaimed as one of Wales’ best restaurants, Mint and Mustard has attracted another top international chef, Pramod Nair, to join its team.

Chef Promod from Mint & Mustard

With global gourmet experience, Chef Pramod has prepared State dinners for Presidents and Royalty, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Phillip, as well as the Queen of Norway.

Having worked for some of the top international Indian restaurants in India, Norway and Iceland, Chef Pramod is bound to bring something new to the star of the Cardiff restaurant scene.

Executive Chef Pramod, who now lives in Cardiff with his wife and children, said: “I’m really looking forward to adding some ‘extra spice’ to this already established and vibrant restaurant where people have an appreciation for quality and value.”

“We will continue to use only the best, freshest ingredients to create dishes that are a treat for all the senses – full of flavour, light and beautifully presented. “

Born in Kerala, Southern India, Chef Pramod joins the well-established team of chefs who are responsible for picking up the coveted 2012 Michelin Bib Gourmand (one of only three in Wales), which recognises restaurants that provide exceptional quality and value.

Restaurant co-founder Mr Ajit M Kandoran said: “Chef Pramod joins us at a very exciting time with us expanding further across the UK by opening another Mint and Mustard restaurant in Taunton, Somerset.”

Following on from the success with the Cardiff restaurant, Mint and Mustard will be introducing Taunton diners to this unique contemporary Indian dining experience in early February 2012.

“We hope that we prove as popular with diners ‘over the bridge’ as we have here in Cardiff and we’re looking forward to offering diners in both restaurants some fresh and exciting dishes created by our new Executive Chef Pramod as part of our group team.” Added co-founder Mr Ajit M Kandoran.

Mint and Mustard was founded in 2007 in Cardiff and attracted an international team from start-up, including former chef Anand George.

The restaurant group continues to grow its reputation as being one of the UKs leading Indian fine dining establishments and is hoping to attract more, top International ‘guest chefs’ for special events and consumer-led projects throughout 2012.


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