Umame, Churchgate

Address: 1st floor, Cambata Building, Next to Eros Theatre, 42 Maharishi Karve Road, Churchgate Mumbai 400020
Telephone:022 6111 0303 / 311
Email:[email protected]
Lunch: 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM-11:30 PM
Dress Code: Smart Casuals

Chef Farrokh Khambata

Farrokh Khambata, one of the city’s most successful restaurateurs began his journey with fine food after a short stint with architecture!! His love for all things culinary drove him to successfully complete three years with rankings from the prestigious Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition at Bombay, where he won numerous awards, including the All India Student Chef Competition.

After training at the renowned French restaurant “Au Normandy” and later at the “Panorama Rue Boucicot” in Paris. A fierce entrepreneurial streak led Farrokh to launch his fledgling catering company “Catering & Allied”. His expertise and ideas to match his innovative repertoire with the best international culinary standards, took the city by storm with Farrokh blazing a trail of successful events for which the food was much appreciated. “Catering & Allied” is today one of the most sought after catering units in India, with no location or occasion proving too small or large!

Ten years ago, Farrokh Khambata started “Joss” at Kalaghoda, Mumbai, a restaurant that in a very short span became a landmark in the city for fine Far Eastern Cuisine. He introduced dishes like Khowsuey to Mumbai’s palate and there’s been no looking back ever since!

After the tremendous success of “Joss” Restaurant and “Catering & Allied”, Catering and Allied was renamed to “Joss Catering Services” is known for the perfect execution of numerous formal sit down meals, special events catering for product launches, corporate parties, and in house parties for various celebrities and industrialists in Mumbai and for weddings. This is one of Mumbai's foremost and most sought after outdoor catering unit.

Farrokh then presented “Amadeus” at NCPA, the city’s cultural hub in July 2011. “Amadeus” with its new age Mediterranean, Levantine & Spanish cuisine was another first in the city with Farrokh’s menu comprising specialties like Pinchos, Tapas, Cocoas and Paella leaving foodies asking for more……………..                                                                                         The lounge bar at “Amadeus” is a stylish place to unwind over signature cocktails and live music.

Then came the classy yet casual “Café at the NCPA” in January 2012. This is an alfresco space visualized by Farrokh to offer theatre goers an opportunity to enjoy a fine culinary experience cross diverse cuisines in an informal, culturally infused ambience.

September 2012, saw Farrokh go back to his original love; Far Eastern cuisine. After several trips to the region and research, experimentation and interaction with chefs from Vietnam, Hongkong and Singapore, Farrokh presented yet another labour of love “Umame” at the heritage structure of Eros Cinema, Mumbai. Farrokh’s menu with new world sushi, dim sums has won him huge accolades once again! “Umame” is a true showpiece of fine food, refined tastes and stylish ambience.

Farrokh’s philosophy in Food is simple. Use the freshest ingredients that are made available to you. Don’t compromise on their quality and be creative at every stage. Even to this day, Farrokh feels the need to refresh his skills from time to time. The drive and curiosity to grasp more about global cuisine and palates, often, takes Chef Farrokh Khambata traveling to far and distant places.

Motivated by his passion for food, Farrokh ensures a personalized attention to finer details so that each and every dish on his menus stands out for its taste, textures and presentation. Innovation in blending together flavours and remaining true to the cuisines origins is Farrokh’s specialty. He is also a stickler for design and all his restaurants offer not only offer a superlative dining experience but also are a showcase of vast spaces, elegant tasteful design and a luxurious yet warm ambience. 
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