Munish Narula, the owner of Tiffin, is partnering with Dranoff Properties on an upscale Indian restaurant that will be opening this winter at Dranoff's new project at 777 S. Broad. All seats will have a view of the open kitchen and the restaurant will wrap around the corner of Broad and Catharine.
No name yet, according to Narula, whose Tiffin has locations in Northern Liberties, Wynnewood, Elkins Park, and Mount Airy. (A Bryn Mawr location is on the way.)
In a statement, Narula says the new restaurant will use sophisticated Indian grilling methods including Tandoor (a clay oven), Sigri (char broiler), and Tawa (cast iron griddle). "Food will be seasoned with subtle, yet complex marinades and seasonings then cooked using one of these ancient methods and served in small plates," he says.
An open kitchen will be the visual centerpiece of the restaurant where every seat will provide guests with a view of the artisanal custom made ovens.
This new concept, unlike Tiffin, will not focus on takeout, and it is unclear as of now whether it will be offered.