1987, Sarasota was ready for an ethnic food invasion, and just in
time, Chutney's opened on Hillview Drive,
offering Sarasota great adventures in Middle Eastern and Indian food.
Husband-and-wife team Ash Shukla and Denise May provide the ultimate personal touch, taking turns cooking and serving and greeting. They know most of their regular clientele by name, and dining in the small but casually appealing restaurant is a lot like
The menu is diverse, covering all the well-known Indian and Middle Eastern favoritesóChicken Korma, Lamb Vindaloo, and a signature dish of incredible spicy red beans served over a sweet potato mash (a sweet/ hot ecstasy of flavor). Though Chutney's most surprising menu item is a dessert (one of the most authentic bread puddings with whiskey sauce this side of New Orleans), the original 1987 entree of Chicken Masala remains their most popular dish.