Pan-Indian Restaurant Spice Mela Transports Guests to a Culinary Expedition of India

September 2, 2013

Serving authentic Indian cuisine with a modern twist, Spice Mela is now open at Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi – Spice Mela, a modern restaurant that serves classical Pan-Indian dishes with a fresh twist, has opened in the new ultra-luxury hotel Rosewood Abu Dhabi located at Sowwah Square on Al Maryah Island. Remaining true to classical Pan-Indian recipes, Spice Mela combines authentic Indian cuisine with contemporary food trends, presenting Indian cooking at its finest.

From the vibrant state of Rajasthan, to colourful Punjab and the exotic southern region, Spice Mela presents a vivid illustration of Pan-Indian cuisine of today in India’s diverse regions. Led by a team of experienced chefs, Spice Mela focuses uniquely on sophisticated Indian gastronomy, seasoned with subtle yet complex marinades using time honoured Indian culinary methods.

Heading the Spice Mela kitchen is Chef Siddharth Krishna. Having worked for the past eight years in the UK, Siddharth comes to Rosewood Abu Dhabi from the highly acclaimed restaurant Chutney Mary in London. A specialist in seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes, Siddharth will take guests on an enchanting journey through the fascinating flavours of India.

“At Spice Mela, guests will be able to savour the mysteries of India, from all its distant corners. Offering an array of textures, colours and spices, Spice Mela will have a selection of dishes for every palate, from the best meats, to the most succulent fish, to a delicious selection of vegetarian dishes. Combined with the striking waterfront view it offers, Spice Mela will create a truly special dining experience in the Capital,” says Chef Siddharth Krishna.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a 189-room hotel is located at the core of the new Central Business District (CBD) between the prestigious Sowwah Square development and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Rosewood Abu Dhabi features nine signature restaurants and lounges; eight fully equipped conference and event spaces including a ballroom which will accommodate up to 1,000 guests; pool and gym facilities and Sense, A Rosewood Spa®.

Spice Mela serves dinner from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm, Sunday through Friday, with last orders taken at 11:15 pm. For bookings, please contact Rosewood Abu Dhabi on or call +971 (0) 2 813 5552.

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About Rosewood Abu Dhabi
An ultra-luxury five-star hotel on the waterfront at Sowwah Square, Rosewood Abu Dhabi features 189 rooms and suites, 58 serviced residences, 73 residences for long term lease and four penthouses. The 34-storey landmark hotel is strategically located on Al Maryah Island (formerly Sowwah Island), in the heart of Abu Dhabi's new Central Business District (CBD) and features direct climate-controlled links to neighbouring Sowwah Square offices, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi embraces Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of Abu Dhabi. The hotel offers premium accommodations, nine distinctive restaurants and lounges, the luxury Sense, A Rosewood Spa® and fully equipped business facilities and services.

With 18 properties in eight countries, the Rosewood collection comprises of some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world. Rosewood Abu Dhabi is the fourth Middle East property managed by Rosewood, including Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh and Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah.