James Beard Nominated, Best New Restaurant 2018 Restaurant of the Year 2017 - EATER NOLA Restaurant of the Year 2017 - NEW ORLEANS MAGAZINE Best 5 Restaurants 2017 - TIMES-PICAYUNE Saffron nola, the Vilkhu family's first full time restaurant venture, stemming from their pop up restaurant of 6 years and their 26-year catering business. Chef Arvinder Vilkhu marries his Indian heritage with local and global flavors while using classical and modern techniques. Ashwin Vilkhu, GM and Bar director uses those same nuanced flavors and incorporates them into a thoughtful cocktail menu. Pairings were also taken into account when developing the wine menu, while paying very close attention to what varietals work best with South Asian food. The super approachable menu is the Vilkhu family's communication of the evolution of Indian cuisine through New Orleans. Their overall goal is to provide quality food, superior service in a warm-hospitable environment.while engaging all senses.