Indian Chefs In US Receive Michelin Star

New Delhi: Three restaurants in the United States that serve Indian cuisine were recently awarded Michelin Stars, the highest honour in the food industry. The restaurants that made it to the list are Rania in Washington DC, Semma in New York City and Indienne in Chicago.

Semma, helmed by chef Vijay Kumar, was consecutively awarded a Michelin Star for the second time. Indienne, run by chef Sujan Sarkar and Rania by chef Chetan Shetty, bagged the star for the first time.


Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, who has also been awarded a Michelin Star, took to his official social media handles and expressed happiness over the feat achieved by three Indian chefs dubbing it “an honour for India, our hospitality and cuisine.” Khanna also saluted the chefs for the “milestone” exclaiming that the day is not far when every Michelin Guide will have an Indian restaurant with stars around the globe.

“Diwali has arrived a little early in the US. BIG BIG NEWS. What a milestone. Salute to all the 3 Indian Chefs who got Michelin Stars yesterday in New York. Michelin Guide announced NY, Chicago & DC winners & I salute all the chefs who received the stars,” his post read.


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“What an honour. What an honour for India, our hospitality & cuisine. NY – Chef Vijaya Kumar, DC – Chef Chetan Shetty, Chicago – Chef Sujan Sarkar. I’m cheering for the day when every guide will have an Indian restaurant with stars around the globe. Let’s cheer for them. Semma Restaurant, Raina Restaurant, Indienne Restaurant,” he added.


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