Thali anyone? A guide to the best Indian dishes.

For many years, the romantic Saanenland has been home to some of the most famous Bollywood movies. These mountains have welcomed some of their greatest actors such as Shahid Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Shah Rukh Khan and many others. The snowy mountain tops, the postcard like little villages, the pristine landscapes have inspired Indian filmmakers since the 1960s.

So, no surprise when Sathya and his wife Linda, decided to open Mango, a family run little gem in the heart of Gstaad. While Linda is local to the region, Sathya is originally from Chennai in Southern India which makes for a perfect marriage between traditional and authentic Indian cuisine with just a hint of a European touch. All the spices are brought from home and together with their mango team, they have created an array of dishes, representing the different areas of their magical country. The colours, the flavours, the ingredients are as authentic as they get.

Welcome to this little piece of India where not only is the food heart-warming, the welcome that you receive and the smiles will transport you on a journey.

Sathya and Sanu have created dishes from the North of India all the way through to the South which will elevate your pallet like never before. For those who prefer vegetarian or vegan options the choices are infinite and equally transporting, because a healthy lifestyle is as important to Sathya as the flavours and the experiences he creates for you. He, himself a vegetarian, never starts a day without a session of yoga followed by a cold pressed juice. For this reason, he made sure to include a juice bar where a variety of cold pressed juices as well a fruit smoothies and Turmeric, Matcha and his secret Chai lattes are prepared. Needless to say, should you be visiting Gstaad and its surroundings, take a moment and discover the best little Indian restaurant in town!

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