Brummie Chef Aktar Islam to open new restaurant Opheem on Summer Row in Birmingham setting new standards in Indian cuisine in the UK

Brilliant new Brummie restaurant by Lasan’s Aktar Islam to open in Summer Row in Birmingham setting new standards in Indian cuisine in the UK.

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Chef Aktar Islam to open his first solo restaurant in May

Chef Aktar Islam will open his first solo restaurant in Birmingham in May.

Islam, former chef director of Birmingham’s Lasan Group, has said 70-cover Opheem will celebrate the culinary heritage of India.

He explained: “Opheem will take diners on an intoxicating culinary journey. We are going back to the future to explore the diverse culinary heritage of India and explore the foundations of this grand cuisine.

“It has been my dream to create a restaurant dedicated to the forward-thinking traditions of Indian cooking, championed by chefs to the historic empires as far back as the 13th century, moving from the Mughals through to the era of the British Raj.

“We will seek to emulate the work of chefs attached to the royal courts. They were at the forefront of gastronomy and took ingredients from India and combined them with influences from China, Persia, Arabia and Afghanistan, as well as later…

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