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Taste of Nepal at Miles

Supermarket Miles Market has signed up its first-ever chef-in-residence to mark the America's Cup.

The Pembroke store has recruited celebrity chef Gita Kantrow for the duration of the event, who will add specialty dishes to the Miles menu, with an emphasis on her Nepalese heritage.

And Ms Kantrow will also be available fro private event catering at Island House on Long Island and Tower House and Cottage on Hawkins Island.

Will Cox, president of Waterfront Properties, said he asked Ms Kantrow to come to Bermuda after he was “blown away” by her cooking when he dined at a Boston restaurant where Ms Kantrow was chef for six months.

He added: “Her dishes are incredibly creative and unique so we jumped at the chance to bring her here to introduce something fresh and exciting to the island.”

Ms Kantrow's cuisine is described as “contemporary Nepalese, with Indian, Tibetan and western influences.”

Ms Kantrow was born in Nepal and moved to the US aged nine, where she was raised by American family friends.

She said: “My adopted parents didn't know how to make Nepalese food and I didn't have a palette for American food so cooking was a way to evoke memories of home.”

Ms Kantrow studied sociology and Japanese at Bates College in Maine, but decided to launch a private chef business after graduating.

Since then, she has interned at some of Boston's top restaurants, including Trade, Rialto and Journeyman.

Among the dishes she will create while at the Pitts Bay Road supermarket are masala fried chicken, lentil samosas and gulab jamun cheesecake.

Nepalese style: Gita Kantrow, who will bring a taste of Nepal to Pembroke's Miles Market over the America's Cup. (Photograph submitted)

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Published May 29, 2017 at 11:55 am (Updated May 29, 2017 at 11:55 am)

Taste of Nepal at Miles

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