Many of India’s best restaurants are to be found within the country’s foremost hotels. Jaipur, however, has an unusually varied dining scene. Here are a few of my favorite places.
I am extremely fond of Indian food, and, over the years, have come to enjoy highly spiced dishes. But there comes a point in every trip when a European menu seems an appealing prospect. Bar Palladio in the Hotel Narain Niwas Palace is the creation of Barbara Miolini, an Italian/Swiss expatriate. The exquisite peacock-blue tented interior by Dutch designer Marie-Anne Oudejans provides a wonderfully exotic setting for classic Italian dishes such as fettuccine al funghi, penne all’arrabbiata, pumpkin ravioli and, of course, tiramisu. The eight garden pavilions should be reserved in advance.
Kanota Bagh, Narain Singh Road. Tel. (91) 141-256-5556.