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Episode Description

Restauranteur Ashok Bajaj has built an empire in Washington, D.C. with multiple award-winning restaurants, including The Oval Room, Rasika, Bibiana, Bindaas, 701, and Sababa. In this episode, Kurt and Rich sit down with Bajaj at The Oval Room to discuss his many experiences from growing up in New Delhi to opening his first restaurant. Bajaj discusses how he opened the first fine-dining Indian restaurant in the U.S. capital and the changing trends in the food industry. At the end of the episode, Bajaj takes the podcast team behind the scenes into The Oval Room’s kitchen to meet Chef Bryan Moscatello and explains what a night of service entails.

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