WELCOME TO TAMARIND
Since opening in 2020, Tamarind has raised the bar for Indian cuisine in the Hudson Valley and draws lovers of authentic Indian food from across the tri-state area. Each day, award-winning Chef Manoj Rana and his team prepare the freshest produce available and handcraft delicious dairy bases from scratch. Inspired by the robust flavors of Northern India, Chef Manoj has designed an expansive menu that also honors the South Indian style and Indo-Chinese fusion of the Himalayas. Every dish on the menu ranging from savory vegetarian curries to succulent barbecue from the tandoor – reflects passion, thoughtfulness and down-to-earth artistry that balances tradition with modern elegance – and can be complemented by a refreshing and flavor-enhancing selection of wines and spirits. Our warm and enthusiastic staff are pleased to share this fine dining experience in a generous space that is suited for business and for pleasure, for family and for romance.
At Tamarind, our vision is to be the leading ambassador of Indian cuisine, redefining the perception of Indian dining globally. We strive to showcase the rich heritage, diverse flavors, and culinary mastery of India through our innovative creations and exceptional dining experiences. With a commitment to quality, authenticity, and customer satisfaction, we aim to create a lasting impression on our guests and become synonymous with excellence in Indian gastronomy. Our vision is to inspire a deep appreciation for Indian cuisine, elevating it to new heights of recognition and appreciation worldwide.
About Executive Chef Manoj Rana
Born in the Himalayan hill state of Uttarakhand, Manoj Rana was raised in the organic farming traditions of his family in Northern India. Upon his completion of undergraduate training at the Himalayan Institute of Culinary Arts, Manoj began his career at the distinguished Taj Hotel in Delhi, India where he gained a reputation for an exceptional palate. Following his passion for cuisine and hospitality, Manoj began his career with the world’s top Michelin-star chefs in the luxury hotels of Dubai. He rapidly ascended to the position of sous chef over a culinary team of hundreds at the J.W. Marquise Marriott and the Radisson Blu. Competing against thousands of chefs, Manoj won the gold medal in the Culinary World Cup. In the United States, he has made lasting creative contributions to Michelin star Indian restaurants in New York and New Jersey. In 2020, Chef Manoj Rana opened his first restaurant, Tamarind in Wappingers Falls. Two years later, he relocated Tamarind to Poughkeepsie and opened a second location in Newtown, Connecticut.