Co-owners and close friends Vipul Kapila, Chef Sanjay Mandhaiya and Chef Shankar Puthran announce plans to open Pappe, an Indian neighborhood restaurant, in DC’s bustling 14th Street neighborhood.
The restaurant was designed by a close friend of the partners, Melissa Funkey, who was inspired by several visits to New Delhi’s vibrant fabric markets. The menu will offer bold and complex flavors of Northern Indian cuisine with some Southern Indian seafood dishes.
The menu will include traditional dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala, which will be grilled fresh and made to order, as well as more regionally specific dishes like Junglee Laal Maas – bone in goat with garlic tomato chutney and red curry; and of course, Vindaloo, which will be spicy in the manner that the owners are accustomed.
A cocktail menu inspired by Indian flavors and non-alcoholic beverages, like fresh lime soda with Himalayan salt and mango lassis, will round out the beverage offerings.
Pappe will be located at 1317 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Opening Spring 2018).