We are delighted to welcome the wonderful Ruchii who are partnering with us on our Writing on International Food Award!
Ruchii which means “taste” in Sanskrit and Hindi, is a much loved Indian restaurant in Blackrock county Dublin.
Later this month it will open its new premises just around the corner from where it has served Irish and international diners (including Cher who booked out the restaurant) for many years.
Ruchii is owned by Murali Sayana and Sateesh Sayana who are both from Hyderabad. Murali who is both a restaurateur and a senior orthopaedic surgeon in Ireland, is passionate about Indian cuisine from throughout the sub-continent.
Chef patron Sateesh Sayana who came up through the Oberoi Hotels group combines his own blends of exotic spices, traditional cooking methods and locally sourced Irish ingredients to create exceptional tasting menus.
We absolutely love his food! From sea bream lightly charred in the tandoori to deeply layered curries, Sateesh is an exceptional chef, and cooked for Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on his visit to Ireland.
We are delighted to have Murali, Sateesh and their wonderful restaurant Ruchii partner with us alongside broadcaster, chef and food writer judge @anjuladevi who judges this award