Cardamom seeks to bring together East and West, old and new, familiar and unfamiliar, through food, culture and relationships. The name “Cardamom” was chosen for this restaurant because cardamom (known as the "queen" of spices) is an important native Indian spice, used in nearly all food from the kitchen—both savory and sweet.
Cardamom seeks to explore what Indian food and culture have done for centuries—take the best from outside influences and create something new, but distinctly Indian. Indian cuisine has been influenced over the centuries by a host of cultures including Persian, Chinese, Portuguese and British. Indian chefs and home cooks have a long history of taking outside flavors and cooking techniques, and combining them with their native spices. India is a vast country and very diverse. Cardamom designed their menu to reflect this diversity, and then to take it a step further by adding their own Western-influenced dishes.