Spring has arrived and this time in a special way for Bembì. Five years ago Bembì opened its doors with the intention of creating a link between India and Barcelona, and bring the country's cuisine to the city. Thanks to the constant support and confidence given by all of you, Bembì stands today as a reference point on Indian cuisine in Barcelona. Therefore we want YOU to be the first to hear news that fills us with joy: the opening of a new restaurant, the younger sibling of Bembì - Rangoli.
Facing the sea (located in Passeig Joan de Borbó, 78, tel 932 211 981, Monday closed), Rangoli shares with Bembì the same concept of Indian food. And, besides gathering all the virtues of his predecessor, Rangoli has a number of distinctive features: new and unique dishes, attractive decoration - full of carefully chosen decorative pieces from India that are ment to create a positive impression, to say the least. Rangoli has a bar area where one can sip a drink while waiting, and, to top it all - it has a terrace with a spendid view on the Mediterranean. Hence you can dine under the stars and enjoy the weather or sit inside and indulge into the cozy ambiance.
Rangoli is the most ancient traditional decorative folk art of India and a symbol of religious and cultural beliefs. It is considered an important part of our spiritual tradition. Rangoli figures and patterns are colorful decorative designs on courtyards during Hindu festivals and is meant as a sacred welcoming area for the gods and guests. These ancient rituals have been passed on through the ages, from one generation to the next, thus keeping both the art form and the tradition alive. The purpose of Rangoli is to bring good luck.
We in Rangoli strive to present to you the culinary art of India which is as vibrant, traditional and colorful as a Rangoli and bring to you recipes which have transcended through generations. The website (www.rangoli-barcelona.com) is still under construction but we would like to offer them first for the users of our Newsletter - please click here to see the menu of Rangoli.
Like every year, we celebrate the night of Sant Jordi, on Saturday 23 April in Bembì with a unique menu which you can consult soon on our website. Do not miss the most romantic day of the year!
Cuina magazine devoted an article to our restaurant, citing some of the recipes from our chef, Anand Negi. These recipes can be found also in his book, Cocina India para Occidentales.
As every month, we would like to thank you for your fidelity and give a warm welcome to those who receive their first Newsletter. We appreciate any feedback you might have on our restaurant or on the Newsletter. If you don’t want to receive our Newsletter anymore, or if you prefer to have it in Spanish or Catalan, please let us know on email@example.com.
Sanjay Das Gupta and the Bembì team