Niven Patel

Croissants, a hammock park, and an excellent fish sandwich are all part of the highly opinionated guide from 2020 F&W Best New Chef Niven Patel.
Tamarind Chutney
Rating: Unrated
Soaking dried dates in boiling water softens them so they blend easily, lending their signature caramel-like sweetness to this tart chutney. 
Kale-and-Corn Pakoras
Rating: Unrated
A combination of chickpea and rice flours yields a batter that makes these pakoras fry up light, lacy, and extra crunchy. Sweet summer corn and peppers join with hearty kale to give these vegetarian fritters extra heft.