On March 22, 2019, Indian concept Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra will make its debut in Dubai at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. It will replace the current concept, Rang Mahal.
Masala Library, created by Jiggs Kalra, will focus on reviving traditional recipes from across ancient India, while presenting them in a contemporary way. The brand is being brought to Dubai by Massive Restaurants, founded by Zorawar Kalra.
The restaurant will be located on the fourth floor, and have both a restaurant and bar space. Molecular gastronomy will be an integral part of the menu, and will also offer a signature twelve-course degustation menu. Some of the restaurant’s signature dishes include quail recheado, grilled palm hearts, ashen kulfi and radhuni sea bass with pui saag.
Massive Restaurants has already opened Farzi Cafe in Dubai, and had previously had plans for Masala Library's launch in Dubai, which was not realised at the time.
In June 2018, JW Marriott Marquis had terminated chef Atul Kochhar's association with Rang Mahal due to his tweets that showed negative sentiments towards Islam.