130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, On, L3Y 2N1 ~ Phone: (905) 954-0289
India Gate is a fully licensed restaurant furnished with contemporary furniture blended with traditional Indian decor takes diners to the mystic heights of enjoying authentic Exclusive Indian Cuisine. The comfortable and elegant setting is fully equipped to entertain 120 guests at one given time in a unique fusion of contemporary and traditional atmosphere.
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Thank you Patrons!
We take this opportunity to sincerely thank our Patrons for their enormous continuous support. Our achievements include:
Ø The most prestigious Eat Smart Award, endorsed by esteemed organizations such as The Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Ø The Readers’ Choice Award for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Ø Featured in the York Region Dining Programme.
Ø Featured in the Rogers Television Day Time show.
Ø Hosted corporate events for prestigious organizations such as India Tourism and Southlake Regional Health Centre with a highest level of success and appreciation.
We have made every effort to live up to our original dictum of hospitality quoted below:
The hospitality of the Indians is legendary. In Sanskrit Literature the three famous words 'Atithi Devo Bhava' or 'the guest is truly our god' are a dictum of hospitality in India. Indians believe that they are honoured if they share their mealtimes with guests. Even the poorest look forward to guests and are willing to share their meagre food with guest. And of particular importance is the Indian host's pride that they will not let a guest go away un-fed or unhappy. Indians are known for their incredible ability to serve food to their guests invited or uninvited.
Indian civilization is more than 6000 years old and is the largest democracy in the world. It is the second most populated (over 1 billion) the seventh largest country of the world. It is about 1/3rd the size of United States and lies in the South Asian Sub-continent.
Indian food has evolved over centuries and has flourished under the many rulers that India had. Chefs vied with one another to create exotic delicacies for their rajahs (kings). The result is centuries of patronage to the art of cooking and a large repertoire of delicious recipes.
Indian cuisine is gaining popularity around the globe. It is very tasty and its mainstay is whole grains, lentils (legume), vegetables and pulses, which is what people want today. Indian food provides excellent variety of vegetarian food containing complete proteins as well as choice of healthy non-vegetarian dishes made from chicken, lamb and seafood. Traditional Indian food does not contain beef and pork. A sparse amount of Indian food provides ideal amount of needed proteins and vitamins and it also has the health promoting properties of various herbs, garlic, ginger and spices. Yogurt, an accompaniment to Indian meals introduces good flora (acidophilus) into the digestive system. Many of our menus are vegetarian, which tend to be more alkaline than non-vegetarian menus. Fresh fruit follows Indian meals, which also contributes to an alkaline balance. Cuisine is vast and the following are interesting aspects of the cuisine.
v Ayurveda: India's ancient science system, has given India a comprehensive system of health, diet and nutrition. India's cuisine has been shaped by this science. Ayurveda is the common thread that runs through the various sub cultures/regions of India. Otherwise, the cuisine can be vastly different from region to region.
v Cooking according to taste: There exists no written recipes in India and the individual is encouraged to orchestrate a dish by using fresh, seasonal and local vegetables. We use spices sparingly and our foods are not necessarily hot. Besides spices we use lots of herbs and other natural seasonings to make our foods sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent.
v Cultural Influences: Many Indians are vegetarians having been influenced by Buddha (Indian King and founder of Buddhism), Mahavir (founder of Jainism) and Emperor Ashoka. The Aryan settlers, the Arab and Chinese traders and conquerors such as the Greek, Persians, Mongolians, Turks, the British, the French and the Portuguese have influenced Indian cuisine.
v Diversity: India is a large country, almost the size of Europe, and has a greater diversity of people, language, climate, cultures and religion than almost any country in the world. Consequently, Indian cuisine is also diverse.
v Indian Restaurant Cuisine: North Indian Cuisine influences many Indian restaurants around the globe.
v Royal Kitchens of India: Under the patronage of the rajahs (kings) of India the art of food was elevated to a high level of advancement and professionalism. The royal chefs understood the finer points of food, the art of presentation and created exquisite preparations.