Michelin-starred Indian restaurant and bar, Benares, in Mayfair, is serving a JING Tea inspired menu and paired tea flight that will marry wellbeing with food and drink, through focusing on the health benefits of Indian spices and tea.
Working alongside a JING Tea Master, Benares’ Chef Patron, Atul Kochhar, has created a three-course set menu showcasing a wealth of Indian apothecary spices renowned for their restorative, detoxifying purposes, which will complement the tea infusion and tea flight. T
The Benares JING Tea inspired menu and tea pairing, is the perfect way to enjoy modern Indian cooking alongside a carefully curated, non-alcoholic drinks offering - a healthy-living alternative to the more commonplace wine flights and pairing options offered in Michelin restaurants.
The meal will begin with a Jasmine Silver Needle cold tea infusion, before starters, main courses and desserts are matched with their own tea. Dishes on offer will then include Mussels Mappas; served with a Keralan coconut sauce packed with fresh turmeric - renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, Chargrilled Cauliflower and Broccoli served with a fenugreek sauce – fenugreek seeds improve digestion and help maintain a healthy metabolism, and Tandoor Roasted Pineapple, flavoured with star anise – a spice revered for its medicinal and immunity boosting properties.
Starters will come accompanied by a Lemongrass & Ginger Tea – a fragrant and refreshing blend of lemongrass stalks and ginger pieces. Main courses will be accompanied by the Darjeeling Second Flush Supreme – a black tea with hints of muscatel, resulting in a spicy, deep, fruity taste. The meal will end with a Masala Chai Black Tea to be served alongside dessert – an invigorating, spicy and warming blend of tea and spices.
Paneer and Black Quinoa Croquettes, Walnut Sesame Chutney
Beetroot Cakes, Panko, Blue Poppy Seeds, Okra and Curry Leaf Raita
Mussels Mappas, Keralan Coconut Sauce with Fresh Turmeric and Tomato
Tandoori Lemon Grass Infused Corn Fed Poussin, Young Leafy Salad
Mangalorean Haddock Curry Flavoured with Kokum, Spicy Tapioca Mash
Pine Nut and Mint Stuffed Lamb Koftas in Fennel and Ginger Sauce
Wild Mushroom Khichadi, Spiced Kale, Mango Ginger and Onion Fritters
Chargrilled Cauliflower and Broccoli with Tomato, Fenugreek Sauce
(All Main Courses are Served with Lentils & Tandoori Bread or Rice)
Rhubarb and Pomegranate Bhapa Doi
Carrot Halwa and Cake, Mandarin Ice cream
Tandoor Roasted Pineapple Soup, Star Anise Infused Yoghurt Foam
The Benares JING Tea inspired menu is served at lunch and dinner, priced at £29 for two-courses or £35 for three-courses. The JING Tea Pairing is an additional £14..The JING Tea Flight Pairing menu will be available until March.
Benares, 12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BS