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Posted on: May 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Masala Craft Indian Kitchen Now Open

Masala Craft Indian Kitchen

James City County is pleased to announce that Masala Craft Indian Kitchen (Masala Craft) is now open at 5223 Monticello Avenue, Suite E in the Courthouse Commons Shopping Center. Masala Craft has both lunch and dinner hours and are only closed for lunch on Tuesdays. Masala Craft is a new venture from the Arora family – Avinash and Neeta own the restaurant with their daughter, Shaveta.

Masala Craft is rooted in tradition and care with Avinash Arora in the kitchen with his cherished, family recipes. Masala Craft uses spices meticulously grown by Avinash Arora from seeds to flavor their dishes. At Masala Craft, guests will rediscover age-old recipes from the Punjab, known for its bold and rustic flavors. Sarson Ka Saag (spinach and mustard greens), smooth and rich butter chicken and creamy Dal Makhni are just a few of the Arora family’s favorites. Their featured dishes from other regions of India — banana leaf steamed fish from Bengal, creamy coconut chicken curry made with mustard oil from Kerala, traditional Vindaloo from Goa and Laal Maas from Rajasthan are rich, flavorful, and sure to tantalize and transport your tastebuds. Masala Craft also serves appetizers including samosas and pakoras, tandoor baked breads and desserts, which are Shaveeta Arora’s specialty. Their menu also includes cocktails and Indian spirits including an Indian whiskey flight.

Neeta Arora serves as front of the house staff and welcomes guests with her warm hospitality.

“On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I am excited to welcome the Arora family and their business, Masala Craft Indian Kitchen, to James City County,” said Jim Icenhour, Board of Supervisor for the Jamestown District. Masala Craft is located in the Jamestown District.

“Masala Craft was born from the heart. The Arora passion for Indian food and its spices and affection for hospitality are meant to create unforgettable memories at the dining table by bringing friends, family, and culture together through food,” said Shaveta Arora. “This isn’t just a business for us, it is our home and we don’t just have guests, we have family.”

Masala Craft offers reservations, takeout and gift certificates.

For more information about Masala Craft, please visit their website, Facebook or call 757-808-7045.

Media Contact:
Laura Messer, Tourism & Marketing Coordinator
757-253-6607; laura.messer@jamescitycountyva.gov   

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