Food & Drinks

Your all-inclusive experience at Shinta Mani Mustang– A BENSLEY Collection, will take you on a culinary journey of the region and beyond. Our carefully crafted dinners at Nilgiri Restaurant will delight your palate and give you an understanding about local foods.
You will also experience meals outside the hotel from local kitchens offering the areas finest examples of the region’s cuisine as well as tailored picnics for your outdoor ‘al fresco’ meals in the most scenic locales.

Nilgiri Restaurant

The 60 seat restaurant has amazing views of its namesake from the indoor dining room and the patio outside. We are proud to source the majority of our fresh ingredients locally to serve organic, seasonal flavours while supporting the surrounding community.

The outdoor terrace provides comfortable seating to sit and revel in the magnificence of the Nilgiri range as the wind whistles through the valley. At night, huge fire pits will warm you as you marvel at the plethora of twinkling stars in the clear night sky.

As part of your inclusive experience, we have a full menu of various culinary experiences for lunch and dinner sampling different specialities from the region.

Aara Bar

Aara bar offers a sophisticated array of cocktails, imported whiskeys and wine to delight any preference. In addition, you can sample local liquor aara from which the bar takes its name. Plush furnishings and the stunning view create the perfect ambience for you to relax In comfort while you enjoy your libations.

A great bar with intoxicating views

5 Night Dinner Rotation Program

This varied and original five night menu will be on rotation so you get to experience it all

Experience the culinary diversity and cultural richness of Mustang with our exquisite 5-night dinner rotation at Shinta Mani Mustang. Each evening, embark on a gastronomic journey that celebrates the region’s unique flavors, traditions, and historical influences. From foraged delicacies sourced sustainably from the local landscape to farm-fresh ingredients with stories to tell, our culinary team crafts captivating dining experiences that highlight the best of Mustang’s culinary heritage. Immerse yourself in the aromas and tastes of the Himalayas as you indulge in themed dinners, ranging from the creative reinterpretation of Momos to the exploration of ancient trade route recipes. With every evening’s dining adventure, we invite you to savor the essence of Mustang through exceptional dishes prepared with passion, expertise, and a deep appreciation for local ingredients.

Night 1 : Foraging Dinner

Embark on a culinary adventure as we showcase the bounties of Mustang’s pristine landscape with our Foraging Dinner. Immerse yourself in the flavors of the region with dishes crafted using locally foraged ingredients. Indulge in delicacies such as Wild Mushroom Risotto, showcasing an array of forest treasures, Pan-Seared River Trout with Foraged Herb Salad, where the freshest catch meets vibrant greens, and Elderflower Panna Cotta with Wild Berries, a delightful sweet treat that captures the essence of Mustang’s wilderness.

Night 2 : Mustang Farmers Dinner

Celebrate the dedication and expertise of local farmers with our Mustang Farmers Dinner. Each dish tells a story of passion and provenance, using produce sourced directly from our network of local and regional farmers. Delight in creations like Roasted Beet Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Goat Cheese, a vibrant symphony of earthy flavors, Pan-Roasted Mustang Lamb Chop with Rosemary Jus, a succulent tribute to the region’s culinary traditions, and Apple Crumble Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream, a delightful dessert that pays homage to Mustang’s thriving apple orchards.

Night 3 : Trade Route Dinner

Embark on a historical and gastronomic journey with our Trade Route Dinner, inspired by the ancient trade route that winds through Mustang. Indulge in tantalizing dishes that blend the exotic flavors of India and Tibet, reflecting the cultural exchange along this vibrant path. Savor Tibetan Thukpa, a soul-warming noodle soup enriched with fragrant spices and tender meats, capturing the essence of the Himalayan region, Tandoori Nepali Chicken with Fragrant Basmati Rice, a fusion of aromatic spices and tender meat, and Cardamom-infused Kulfi with Saffron Syrup, a sweet delight that transports you to the streets of old trade towns.

Night 4 : Momos Across The Himalaya Dinner

Embark on a culinary exploration of the Himalayas with our Momos Across The Himalaya Dinner, a delightful festival of dumplings. Discover a captivating 9-course degustation menu featuring traditional Momos and Momos presented in new and innovative styles. Indulge in delectable creations like Truffle-infused Mushroom Momos with Truffle Oil Drizzle, a luxurious vegetarian delight, Himalayan Yak Momos with Spiced Tomato Achaar, a savory tribute to the region’s unique flavors, and Chocolate-filled Momos with Raspberry Coulis, a sweet twist on this beloved delicacy that will leave you craving for more.

Night 5 : Trekkers Tea House Dinner

Relish the rustic charm of the Himalayan trekking culture with our Trekkers Tea House Dinner. Experience the hearty meals enjoyed by adventurers along their journey, where flavors and nourishment come together in harmony. Delight in dishes like Sherpa Stew with Tender Yak Meat and Local Root Vegetables, a hearty and soul-warming delight, Vegetable Pulao with Fragrant Spices, a flavorful vegetarian offering, and Sweet Rice Pudding with Local Honey and Dried Fruits, a comforting dessert that captures the essence of Himalayan hospitality.