India House join the Canandaigua Art and Music Festival for the first time this summer, bringing a new style to the food offered this year. The restaurant has two popular locations at 998 S.Clinton Ave in Rochester and 7343 Route 96 in Victor, as well as a grocery and imports store at 999 S.Clinton Ave. We talked with owner Amit Sud about the restaurant’s history, specialties, and plans for the upcoming festival.
The restaurant was established by Amit’s family in 1984. His family started the business in the Park Avenue area of Rochester with the hopes of bringing new food and a stronger presence of Indian culture to the city. The India House restaurants specialize in traditional Indian dishes focusing around chicken, lamb, vegetarian, sea food, beef meals, and freshly baked bread from their clay ovens.
Stop by India House’s booth in the food vendor area near the Commons Stage on Main Street at the Canandaigua Art and Music Festival between July 13 and 15. Amit says that festival goers can expect a large array of fine Indian cuisine, and that the food is “not spicy as a lot of people think!” He explains that overall, Indian food is very flavorful, and can be prepared without a lot of heat, depending on preference.