Indian Chef Garima Arora Awarded Second Michelin Star

New Delhi: Chef Garima Arora has become the first female Indian chef to win not just one but two Michelin stars. The Michelin Guide Thailand Star Revelation 2024 took place on Wednesday. Two restaurants were awarded a second Michelin star, and one of them Gaa in Bangkok, is helmed by Garima Arora.

The official site of the Michelin Guide describes Garima’s restaurant as traditional on the outside and contemporary on the inside. “Gaa’s location mirrors chef Garima Arora’s exquisite cooking: old-school at heart, transformed with modern techniques and presentation,” it explains. The restaurant’s tasting menu includes Chef Garima’s “reinterpretations of street food snacks.” The guide describes her cooking as “assured, understated and skilful.” The guide further appreciates “the finely judged spicing, extraordinary flavour combinations and contrasts in texture and temperature” reflected in her culinary creations.

Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, took to Instagram to celebrate the news. He posted a short video clip of himself posing with Chef Garima. In the caption, he wrote, “Today might be “one of the most historic days for Indian Cuisine on a global platform”. The Garima Arora was awarded 2 Michelin Stars by @michelinguide @michelininspectors making her the first female Chef from our country for this honour. Congrats to the brilliant team of @restaurant_gaa for making INDIA so proud. Proudest brother. V.”


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