Ettan Restaurant

OUR STORY

ETTAN will redefine how people experience Indian cuisine; creating a unique confluence of the Indian palette with California fresh ingredients. Our aim is to encourage people to experience the richness and depth of Indian flavors in a vibrant and healthy manner – marrying Eastern sensibilities with Western expression, presented through an international design aesthetic.

Ettan Restaurant SRIJITH (SRI) GOPINATHAN

SRIJITH ("SRI")
GOPINATHAN
CHEF/OWNER

Innovator of the Cal-Indian culinary genre and the most decorated Indian chef cooking in the United States today, Chef Sri has helmed the kitchen at Taj Campton Place in San Francisco since 2008 where he earned two Michelin stars and 3.5 stars from the San Francisco Chronicle. A native of Kerala, India (where he learned to cook in his grandmother's kitchen), later attending the Culinary Institude of America in Hyde Park, New York and "staging" at the Michelin two-star Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in England,where he honed his repertoire in classical European techniques. A culinary master possessing a perfect blend of East and West sensibilities, allowing him to combine the flavors of the east with a western flair that is unique yet authentic to his roots.

AYESHA THAPAR

AYESHA THAPAR
FOUNDER

Ettan unites Thapar's business savvy, creativity, and a keen interest in both hospitality and design. A consummate project innovator with a successful track record across various industries, prior to founding Ettan she served as Joint Managing Director of Indian City Properties (a developer of ultra-premium commercial and residential properties in India). In 2004 she helmed a VOIP telecom company Tel3 that she grew many fold in her three years and was both the creative and business force behind Sansaar Fashion, a U.S. line of fashion accessories which merged the richness of the East with the glamour of the West and was sold in over 50 retail locations. Typical of the fervor and drive she brings to all her endeavors, she dove deep into every detail of the restaurant and her personal and artistic flair comes through in each aspect of the carefully crafted Ettan experience.

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