Asma Khan

DARJEELING EXPRESS
LONDON (UK)

4th - 8th February 2020

Guest of local chef Mauro Taufer, Kulm Country Club

Asma Khan

Listed in the Michelin Guide 2019/20

Women in Food, (Urban Food Awards, 2019)

Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award (2018)

Female Entrepreneur of the Year, (Asian Restaurant Awards, 2018)

Entrepreneur of the Year, (Asian Women of Achievement Awards, 2018)

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All the way along her exceptional life path, Asma Khan has been breaking with conventions, passing from a tomboy in Calcutta to a graduate lawyer and finally becoming a star chef in London. She is the very first British chef to be dedicated an individual portrait by Netflix in its award-winning 2019 series “Chef's Table”. At the “Darjeeling Express” in London, which has recently been placed on the Michelin Guide “Watch List” – guests can savour her refined Indian specialties with pure enjoyment. Asma Khan’s noteworthy “Mughlai” dishes, such as her legendary “Chicken Chaap”, are based on the recipes, aromas and preparation methods passed on from her royal Mughlai ancestors in Calcutta, where she learned the art of cookery from her mother and the chefs cooking for this royal family in India.

Her personal cuisine has the aim of, “embracing the guests in a culinarily sense and making their souls shine”, says Asma Khan. As the author of multi award-winning cookbooks, an international lecturer and restauranteur, she passionately does everything she can to offer women from different backgrounds more opportunities in top gastronomy.