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“I steal chocolates from my daughter’s room at night,’ says Chef Manish Mehrotra

Enjoy the time you have with your children, they grow up too fast!

Chef Manish Mehrotra of Indian Accent, New Delhi, talks about his fun relationship with 12-year-old daughter Adah

He is a leading light among gourmet gospels in the country. Chef Manish Mehrotra of Indian Accent, New Delhi, is a voice of authority in the food universe, having trained leading chefs in the business in his kitchens. Busier than the proverbial bee (with the outposts of Indian Accent thriving in New York and London as well) Manish also plays a cool dad to his 12-year-old daughter Adah. Excerpts from a snappy conversation:

Why the name Adah?

My wife and I wanted a simple name, but one that was slightly uncommon. It actually suits our daughter as she is graceful and charming, as her name connotes

What is that one thing that you and Adah have in common?

Both of us enjoy our food (laughs)! We work together as a team. She is a silent critic. We don’t exchange comments on the food when we eat out. We simply exchange looks and all – good, bad, ugly – is understood.

A weekly ritual?

We go out for Sunday brunch. That’s a family outing. Adah loves eating sushi, so usually she takes a call on where we go to dinner

Shilpi Madan for Indian Express

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