If you want to try something different when heading out to eat, or you're looking for a caterer with something different to make your event a success, one option in New Hyde Park is Heritage Indian Cuisine.
Chef and Owner Anil Bhatia selected New Hyde Park for his business because of its central location, which eventually led to several steady customers. Since 2000, Heritage has been serving Northern Indian Cuisine to those who visit the restaurant and those who receive catering.
Heritage restaurant and caterers on Hillside Avenue near Denton Avenue caters for such places as Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Sheraton, Crest Hollow Country Club, Terrace on The Park, Holiday Inns, Garden City Hotel and Oheka Castle, to name a few.
"Northern Indian is more robust, more kabob, more meats, more barbecue; while Southern is more vegetables, more rice, more lentils and more curry," Bhatia said.
Bhatia sees his job as being part educator as different people who eat Indian food have different preconceptions.
"Curry to us [those of Indian descent], means sauce," he said. "Curry to an American, for example, usually means spice...This is a fusion-cuisine and all Indian food is fresh. We use no frozen and no canned foods."
For those who might be concerned about how spicy Indian food can be, Bhatia explains that Heritage's foods are, "Not all spicy. They are mild to medium, there are lots of choices for those who don't like spice like Malaikabob, which is a very popular dish."
Heritage also offers a full bar with wine selection by the bottle or glass.
"We're in the business of feeding people," Bhatia said. "We are here to please and we're here to make you happy."
Though it is an Indian restaurant, this one also offers a variety of additional food choices including Italian, Mexican and Chinese. An extensive wedding and catering menu is available on the business' website www.heritageindiancuisine.com.