Manish Mehrotra is one of India s most highly regarded chefs. He is credited with creating an innovative cuisine combining authentic Indian flavours with pan-Asian and Western techniques and ingredients. Manish started his career in Mumbai as part of Ananda Solomon s team at the Thai Pavilion before joining Old World Hospitality in 2000. He soon turned the Oriental Octopus at Delhi s Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, into the place to be seen at. He has spent over fifteen years with Old World Hospitality, opening several restaurants while travelling the world and honing his culinary skills. Manish lives in New Delhi with his wife and daughter. He is inspired by chef Rick Stein. He enjoys watching movies and cricket matches, and cooking for his eight-year-old daughter, Adah, who is a foodie and loves prawns.Indian Accent opened in 2009 with an inventive Indian menu at The Manor, New Delhi. The restaurant serves a unique interpretation of Indian food, featuring historic revivals, playful nostalgia, with an openness to global techniques and influence. The restaurant was featured in the 2015 San Pellegrino list of 100 Best Restaurants in the World, the only one from India on the list, and awarded the Best Restaurant in India by the 2015 list of San Pellegrino Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. The Indian Accent Restaurant Cookbook is based on the restaurant s path-breaking contemporary Indian menu by award-winning chef Manish Mehrotra. With photographs by Rohit Chawla, among India's foremost food photographers, the cookbook has a selection of Indian Accent recipes to excite the adventurous while satisfying traditional palates.