Khalid Gondal has the bottle in the restoration. It already manages three Indian establishments: one in Old Lille (the Indian House), one near Lille-Flandres station (the Jai Ho) and one in Douai (the Namaste). However, he already has a very symbolic attachment with the youngest, the Kama, open since May 10 at the corner of rue Saint-Aubert and rue du Puits Saint-Josse.
” When I started in 2013, I wanted to settle in Arras, a city that I liked and attracted me a lot. But I never found the place that suited me “, delivers the manager, originally from northern India. So he finally cut his teeth in his adopted city, the capital of Flanders, where he finished his studies before working for sixteen years as a computer scientist in a large French group.
“One of the best starts”
Khalid Gondal almost realized his Arras dream in 2018, in the same premises occupied for seven years by the restaurant Ô’Ptit Paradis, but the opportunity only finally materialized this year. Like what, patience pays. An interior designer has revamped the interior, in line with his concept: modern India, ” far from clichés “. Bonuses: ” We’ve been working a lot since the opening, it’s one of my best starts “, he appreciates.
The restaurant offers affordable formulas for lunch (€10 for one of four dishes to choose from – including a chicken tikka massale and two vegetarians -, with naan; €14 starter – main course or main course – dessert; and €17 starter, dish and dessert). The establishment has about fifty seats, not counting the terrace.
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