**Piquancy will open on April 5, 2017.
An Indian-inspired dining experience with a modern Melbourne twist. That’s what you can expect when the guys behind St Kilda restaurant Babu Ji open their newest venture in April.
Mani Waraich and Ranjit Singh wanted another place to demonstrate the versatility of Indian dining. Piquancy shies away from tradition in both name and menu – the team wants to shake-up expectations of Indian food by exploring lesser-known street feeds and recipes.
You’ll still find classic Indian dishes, but they’ll be next to Achari pork chops or curried lamb shank. Then there will be lighter options such as a quinoa biriyani or cauliflower rice. It’ll be open for brunch, lunch and dinner.
As at the communal Babu Ji, you’ll be able to help yourself to the beer fridge packed with 40 different varieties. The wine list designed by sommelier Jeff Sault nods to local wine makers.