New York’s Junoon is a stylish contemporary Indian restaurant that draws its culinary inspiration from traditions across the sub-continent, and serves them in decidedly modern setting.
On a wide-ranging menu, diners can find such authentic dishes as Keralan shrimp curry with smoked dodampulli, coconut milk, curry leaf, and green chili, or tandoori black lime murgh, avocado kofta, smoked kokum, and pickled kumquat.
According to the judges at the World’s Best Wine Lists 2015, the wine list is brilliantly chosen, and always with the complex spicing of the food in mind. It features many unusual but delicious finds such as a Canary Island red, Fronton de Oro, Malpais, a Slovenian Sauvignon Blanc, by Movia from Grska Brda on the border with Italy, and a range of Greek whites headed by Moschofilero, Tselepos Classic, Mantinia, Peloponnese.
These provide the seasoning to a list that is very strong on classical France, particularly Burgundy, and Italy, and which features an array of Indian food-friendly aromatic whites from Germany and Austria’s best producers.