“The yellow mustard blooms in every field,
Mango buds click open, the Tesu flower springs to life;
The Cuckoo chirps from branch to branch
And the beauteous maiden adorns herself,
The gardener-girls have brought eloquent bouquets.
Colourful flowers of all kinds, Bouquets in clay pots tote by all;
The spectacle takes place at Hazrat Nizamuddin’s court,
Where Aashiq-rang promised to appear,
Yet after so many springs, is nowhere to be seen.
The yellow mustard blooms in every field.”
Amir Khusro (1253 ~ 1325)
Amir Khusro’s service under five different dynasties made him a renowned personality in the Indian diaspora. Khusro fashioned new genres of music and poetry by combining the influences of both his Central Asian heritage and Indian upbringing – a beacon of cross-cultural virtuosity.
Lavendra’s summer menu is dedicated to Khusro – who dared to enter uncharted territory and create a new mosaic of expression.
Our summer menu is a humble attempt to bring you high quality Australian produce combined with our Indian cooking techniques in an endeavour, like Khusro, to create our own cross cultural cuisine.
The Lavendra & Grace of India family
Wine & Drinks G/B