Experience the confluence of Indian culinary heritage in the old world charm of a Portuguese Villa at Taupe

Taupe strikes the perfect balance between luxury and serenity as you relish your meal in an ambiance radiating timeless elegance

Update: 2024-05-16 05:05 GMT

Crafted by the esteemed team comprising Titlie & Barfly, Karrtik Dhingra, Tarun Sibal, Shyaam Khurana and Bipin Sibal, Taupe finds its home within a quaint 150-year-old Portuguese villa, serving as a culinary oasis and seamlessly blending the laid-back charm of Goa with the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine. Chef Tarun Sibal, a maestro of collaborative cooking, has curated a menu that embraces experimentation while remaining approachable, offering fresh reinterpretations of beloved classics.

The ambiance at Taupe is a harmonious blend of history, luxury, and tranquility, nestled within the walls of a 150-year-old Portuguese villa. As you step through the door, you're greeted by the opulence of the past, with every corner telling a story. It evokes a sense of stepping into the cozy living room of a well-preserved Goan home, replete with vintage aesthetics and old-school charm. The decor exudes elegance, with plush furnishings and intricate details that evoke a sense of grandeur.

Despite its historical roots, Taupe has been carefully curated to offer a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The space is designed to be a sanctuary where guests can unwind and indulge in the pleasures of fine dining. Outside, the landscape is a vision of serenity, with lush greenery and the gentle rustle of palm trees creating a tranquil oasis. Whether you're seated indoors or out, every moment is an invitation to slow down and savor the experience.

What we tried
Led by Chef Tarun Sibal, the menu at Taupe offers experimental yet approachable combinations, breathing new life into classic dishes. Chef Tarun describes Taupe's philosophy as one of gourmet casualness, where flavours speak for themselves without pretense. Each dish at Taupe is meticulously crafted to create a symphony of tastes and textures. We started off our meal with Cheeman Masala, prawns served with a set dosa. We also tried the Taupe Mutton Seekh, Tawa Meat, Malvani Chicken Sukka and Yam Haleem.

What worked
What stood out through are meal was the taste, texture and bold flavours. What we also enjoyed was the variety of breads that was served with each of the main complimenting the dish perfectly so. The tawa meat was aromatic, tender, succulent and especially stood out.

Taupe delivers a dining experience that captivates the senses and leaves a lasting impression. Whether you're a local food enthusiast or an international visitor, Taupe promises a memorable journey through Goa's culinary landscape. Each dish is a masterpiece, meticulously crafted to tantalise your taste buds and evoke a symphony of flavours.


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