Head chefs of the Dilip Shand (left) and Keshab Sabkota (right) beside manager Elise Bryant at the Tandoor Grill.

The Tandoor and Grill Restaurant set to re-open

The Tandoor and Grill restaurant at the Stanford Resort is finished its renovations and set to reopen to a closed event on Dec. 9.

The Tandoor and Grill restaurant at the Stanford Resort is finished its renovations and set to reopen to a closed event on Dec. 9.  On Dec. 10, the restaurant will open to the public.

With an international cuisine menu inspired by ethnic Indian food created by head chefs, Keshab Sabkota and Dilip Shand the restaurant looks forward to introducing new diners and giving experienced ones the flavors they look to.

“Tonight [Dec. 9] is the first opening, our special guests are coming. It will also go to see how we deal with the work,” said Sabkota.

Shand believes there will be 60 people for the special opening. The initial opening will focus around appetizers, also known as “appies”.

“[Tonight will be] appies, it will be something special to show off the kitchen and what we can do,” Shand said.

The restaurant opens to the public on Thursday at 4 p.m. There will be a buffet style dinner featuring entrees, appetizers, salads and chutneys for $20.

“We would like to invite all of Fernie people as they will love every time they eat our food, which is Indian authentic. We welcome everybody,” Sabkota said.

On behalf of the restaurant, manager Elise Bryant and chefs Sabkota and Shand would like to invite Fernie residents and members of the surrounding community to the restaurant.

“We would like to invite all of Fernie,”Sabkota said.

The restaurant has had some major renovations to open the dining area, enhance the view and make it more welcoming.

“We have changed our atmosphere in hopes that people will join us and come sit down. We have renovated the old restaurant. It is no longer as closed off, you get a better view, its more spacious, welcoming, and comfortable,” said Bryant.

The head chefs hail from South Central Asia and have come to Fernie because of the customer base and mountain views.

“We are both from Nepal,” said Shand

“We came because there is a customer base,” said Sabkota

“The mountains bring us here,” said Shand

“This is something new, you get this view. [The room is] open. You can see the people skiing right out the window. It’s beautiful,” said Sabkota.