My phone is flooded with the messages from my female friends after I posted a photo with Vikas Khanna last night, seems like he has a lot of female fan following. Michelin star, MasterChef celebrity Vikas Khanna doesn’t need any introduction, he has been a part of the popular TV series for many years and with each passing year, his popularity is growing more and more. Vikas a master of pleasing personality, a very charming, down to Earth person who meets everyone with his infectious smile and spreads only cheers. He is also developed as a producer and director of movies recently, his movie with Neena Gupta was launched at the Cannes festival last year. He is currently working on another movie with the Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi. When you are around him, you can never feel like you are talking to a celebrity, he is such a grounded man.
We had the pleasure of meeting him at his newly opened flagship restaurant Kinara yesterday. Kinara is located at the newly opened JA Oceanview resort in Jebel Ali. The restaurant offers great ambiance, as soon as you enter the restaurant, you will get those vibes. The live open kitchen is attractive where you can peek Chef Vikas Khanna helping his team if he is in Dubai. The indoor space looks cozy and stylish, but the best part is their outdoor dining space. With the weather outside these days, it was perfect to explore the outdoor dining. The doors open to the open fireplace with lamps burning in a rectangular ceramic area, it looks amazing. The seating is comfortable, the restaurant was packed with western nationals and only a few Indians who saw Chef Vikas’s update that he was in Dubai.
The staff was well trained to entertain guests and the fusion cuisine which is Chef Vikas’s specialty was a treat on Christmas night. Every dish was curated by his own idea, a great mixture of flavors, texture and the presentation speak about the quality and standards. We really relished the meal we had, it was worth trying Kinara and we would definitely go back for the experience and the ambience. A must visit if you are a foodie and want to try different restaurants and are hungry for ambience, a great place for top quality food.