Chaatable, the passionate pet project of Morph Hospitality’s Maneet Chauhan and husband Vivek Deora in Sylvan Heights, opens Friday, November 30.
The majorly overhauled space absolutely drips with color, nostalgia, and life. As is true of all Morph Hospitality restaurants, no details was left undone. But Chaatable takes it even further. Every single dish comes with a memory and a story, every visual detail is thought out and touched by the couple themselves, from a bangle-filled art display to pictures plastered all over the walls in the restaurant and even bathrooms.
While showing off their new, vividly decorated restaurant, Chauhan and Deora reminisce on college days in India and the street foods they used to enjoy together. The Indian street food-inspired menu centers around “chaat” — the flavorful category of Indian street food that means “to lick.”
With an emphasis on regional flavors of India, the menu is divided into several sections, including snacks, hot, cold, spicy small plates and larger plates. The dishes have punny names like “O.M.Ghee”(ghee toasted cashews), “Go Shorty” (confit beef shortrib), and “Street ballin’”(potato fritter vada pau). An entire page is dedicated to a build-your-own-behl section, abundant with ingredients to add to the puffed rice base. Guests will be encouraged to order a variety of plates and dishes, meant for sharing among the table.
Take a first look at Chaatable and see the menu below.