February 19 2020

Fine Dining Indian Restaurant The Treasury Set to Open March 1

By: Rich Hosford

A long-awaited new high-end Indian restaurant is set to open up in Burlington. 


The Treasury announced on its Facebook page that they are holding a grand opening in their Wayside Shopping Center location at the beginning of next month. 


“Join us for our Grand opening March 1st!” the post reads. “Bring friends, family, and empty stomachs!”


The Treasury will be located in the former Bonefish Grill spot and will have 120 seats inside with an additional 24 patio seats.


One of the restaurant owners, Prakash Khot, said during a Board of Selectmen meeting in 2018 that a lot of thought and time had been put into all aspects of the restaurant, including the name.


“The name is Treasury has origin in the Urdu word ‘Khazana’ which means any precious thing that is found in the world and is otherwise hidden and the owner is not known,” he said. “The origins of the cuisine is a treasure - we will showcase Royal Indian cuisine who’s origins can be traced through the history of many princely kingdoms.”


Khot said the food represents the “journey of the chef” they have hired to come up with the menu for the restaurant. He said the chef spent the last 30 years visiting chefs and restaurants all over the world, including the Middle East, Asia and Europe.


“It has taken us more than two years to find the right chef to bring this concept to Burlington,” he said. “We are very excited to bring this fairly unique cooking style and menu to the area.”


The restaurant will feature items cooked on a griddle, and open barbecue, a stone cooking pot and traditional clay ovens.


“There will be a wide variety of options all inspired by spice options and mixtures from those princely states,” Khot said. “The food will be prepared with local, fresh and organic ingredients with some special spice mixes.”


He added that the restaurant will serve “premium” liquor and wine selections to be paired with the food.  


Khot ended by saying that though the restaurant will feature some traditional restaurants the audience is both Indians and non-Indians alike.


“The idea is to bring the fine dining Indian experience to everybody,” he said. “we think of The Treasury as fine dining Indian cuisine with New England sensibilities. It is a fusion between typical Indian restaurants but served in a way locals can enjoy.”


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