The euphoric triumph of modern Indian cuisine is highlighted by the fact that Indian Accent (New Delhi, No. 9) and Gaggan (Bangkok, No. 1) are now the best restaurants in Asia! A second wave continues to sweep across the casual dining segment, with the likes of Farzi Cafe and Masala Bar establishing themselves as the hardest tables to snag in Delhi and Mumbai. The movement has finally hit the shores of Chennai, and how! Bred from the venerable stables of tiffin-kings Namma Veedu Vasantha Bhavan, comes the snazzy new VB Signature. In spite of the genre’s overwhelming success, serving basundi with liquid-nitrogen to formidable Saapad-fans in Chennai, is a bold gamble. Familiar geeky techniques, and some predictable twists aside, VB Signature is the first real attempt at contemporizing South Indian food.