With good credentials and even better flavours, Global Chef Atar Singh has opened a second Indian restaurant, specifically to meet customer demand in Lara.
There’s nothing like a delicious serve of Indian food, especially when it’s made by a world-famous chef. In some brilliant news for the foodie lovers of the region, internationally renowned chef Atar Singh has just launched a new Curry at Corio restaurant in Lara over the weekend to meet the overwhelming demand for his delectable curries in Greater Geelong.
Renowned for his appearance on SBS Food’s Chef Lines and as former head Chef at Atta in Albert Park, Chef Singh has a wealth of knowledge about Indian cuisine, having trained with some of India’s best chefs in the world.
The chef made waves across the Geelong region when he brought his 5-star curries to Greater Geelong in 2020 when he launched Curry at Corio at Corio Village Shopping Centre.
Curry at Corio (Lara) 2023
- Internationally renowned chef Atar Singh has just launched a new Curry at Corio restaurant in Lara over the weekend
- Atar is renowned for his appearance on SBS Food’s The Chefs’ Line, and first brought his five start curries to Greater Geelong in 2020 when he launched Curry at Corio at Corio Village Shopping Centre.
- The former head chef of Atta and participant on SBS Food’s The Chefs’ Line perfected his butter chicken under the chefs that created the original butter chicken in Motal Mahal.
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Somewhat of a hidden gem, the 5-star reviews on Google prove just how popular his curries have been with the locals. His famous dishes among his mostly Australian clientele are Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Lamb, Rogan Josh, Lamb Vindaloo and nut-free Chicken Korma and Lamb Korma. The menu caters for all dietary considerations, with many vegetarian and vegan options and all curries are gluten-free and nut-free. The slow-cooking methods and in-house spice preparation that Atar uses ensures meals are full of flavour as well as being healthier than other methods.
Curry at Corio Lara, known as C@C Lara, is located at 4/9-25 McClelland Ave in Lara housed in a larger space than the restaurant at Corio Village, enabling Chef Singh to showcase his impeccable service. Takeaway will still be available for customers to enjoy his innovative recipes at home.
“We are so excited to bring our spices, flavours, cooking methods and 5-star service to a new, larger dining setting restaurant in Lara,” says Atar Singh, chef/owner, Curry at Corio and Curry at Corio (Lara).
“We have been overwhelmed with the demand for our curries in Greater Geelong and the requests for quality dining experiences in Greater Geelong, especially by our customers from Lara. This led to the decision to launch Curry at Corio (Lara).”
Atar began his international career at The Connaught Palace, New Delhi, where he specialised in Butchery, Continental Food, Chinese/Indian and Tandoor. He also trained and worked as a Commie Chef for five years under the guidance of a chef from Moti Mahal – the birthplace of the original Indian dish, Butter Chicken. While working under celebrity chef Sanjiv Kapor and Harpal Sokhi at City Park Hotel in India, he was selected for a food festival in New York and was also part of the launch team for Yellow Chilli (India) by Chef Kapoor.
He worked in Japan for eight years before moving to Australia and continuing his career at restaurants including Atta, Piquancy, Babu ji, Tejas, Annapurna, and Ms Singh. He opened his first restaurant, Haldi, in Melbourne in 2018.
Now after gifting Geelong with traditional Indian (complete with authentic flavours and traditional recipes), it’s Lara’s turn. If you haven’t already, do yourself a favour and visit one of Singh’s venues.
Curry @ Corio (Lara) is located at 4/9-25 McClelland Avenue, Lara. You can find out more here.