Monsoon, a new upscale Indian restaurant, gives relief to the chain-saturated suburbs
If you live in Denver, Monsoon, a new Indian restaurant that's way the hell out in Aurora, is a trek, but its location, on the east side of Southlands shopping center, is a welcome addition to that chain-ganged suburb. And if what I ate while I was there is indicative of its future consistency, then I'll be a regular.
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The restaurant, with its neutral tones, expansive bar, Indian artwork and lovely service, is owned by Preet Kahlon, a restaurant industry veteran who spent the last three years bartending at Ted's Montana Grill. He also managed the original Little India's on Sixth Avenue, as well as India's Best Restaurant & Bar, in Littleton. And his parents, who are from Northern India, were the original owners of India's Rang Mahal, which is now India Oven. "I don't cook, but I've worked in restaurants since I was thirteen, and I've always had a passion for restaurants and providing great hospitality," says Kahlon, adding that "opening a restaurant has always been my dream."