Chef Akasha Richmond Debuts New Indian Concept

May 29, 2015

Chef and owner Akasha Richmond announces the debut of her second concept opening this June 2015 called Sāmbār. Inspired by her travels throughout India, as well as her affinity for the rich culture and traditions of the country, Sāmbār will showcase the diversity of Indian cuisine with an invigorating array of clean, bright flavors and choices — all inflected with familiar ingredients as interpreted through a California lens. The concept takes its name from a traditional Indian lentil based vegetable stew that is a staple in most South Indian homes. It was the first Indian dish that Richmond had ever tried many years ago. “I am enamored…