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If you find yourself in London, friends… | Capital Dining
...and hungry, here's a hot tip for a restaurant pick. The finest meal I had, among a bunch of good ones on a recent trip to the UK, was at a new underground restaurant called Kahani. On Wilbraham Place in Chelsea, Kahani is chef Peter Joseph's first solo project. My visit was early in its third week of life. I had met chef Joseph in Ottawa last spring. He had popped into Coconut Lagoon to cook up a multi-course south Indian feast with chef Joe Thottungal. Both men hail from southern India: Peter Joseph from Tamil Nadu, and Joe Thottungal from the neighbouring state of Kerala, and their collaborative dinner featured the vibrant flavours of their homes, applied to local product. Until very recently, Peter Joseph was head chef of Tamarind in Mayfair, one of the first Indian restaurants in the world to win a Michelin star. His food at Kahani offers tapas-style dining — small, elegant servings of dishes that were heavily flavoured and yet remarkably lightweight. Escorted with the best