Mehndi is the application as a temporary form of skin decoration most popular in Middle East North Africa and South Asia as well as Expatriate communities from these regions. It is usually drawn on the hands and feet where the designs won’t last the longest into the fact that it only penetrates the outermost layer of this get the final color is reddish-brown and can last for up to three weeks.
The restaurant is adorned by twenty-three Fortuny chandeliers that use a concave surface deceptively radiate and diffuse late. Characterized by an elegant spiral shape form, the profile of the chandeliers recalls the twists of Indian turbines. Each land is made of hand-painted ivory glass shade which is fitted on top of a brass frame and is suspended by silk cording adorned with amber Moruno glass beads.
THE ARTWORK AND ARTIFACTS
San Francisco-based artist Brian Schmierer reinterprets classical and then Mehndi designs, bringing a crisp, modern take on this beautiful artform. The bold colors in the paintings lend themselves to the elegance of the restaurant. The tradition of Mehndi is brought to the canvas, as a celebration of family and friends. The artifacts are a collection of pieces gathered by Shaun Mehtani from all over India, from the smaller towns of Rajasthan then to larger cosmopolitans, New Delhi.
Mehndi’s chefs prepare food that is true to its roots: they do not wish to reinvent Indian cuisine. Their culinary sensibility is to present classic Indian dishes with the style and substance. Although most selections would be labeled as “Mughlai,” the menu offers many traditional dishes from the northern regions of India with a special if this is on the state of Punjab. We thank you for your patronage.
Enjoy your meal … The Mehtani Family