FROM SWISS CHEESE to INDIAN CHAI
In 1978 the little and lethargic town of Khajuraho , which was quite recently beginning to end up distinctly a vacationer goal, was all of a sudden animated by the opening of a bistro that was to end up practically as much a piece of khajuraho as its popular sanctuaries.
The two popular sisters from Calcutta Betty Bohnenblust and Joy Judah who were the organizers of the Raja Cafe couldnt very envision that the eatery would, with the progression of time, turn out to be nearly as notorious as the sanctuaries themselves!
The most noteworthy gauges of Continental and Indian food motivated by the sisters who were both eminent cooks, additionally improved the notoriety of the bistro. It soon turned into the most loved frequent of sightseers from everywhere throughout the world.A notoriety which it has managed till today.
The Raja Cafe keeps on being possessed and keep running by a scion of a similar family that established it. Betty’s mainstream, delicate and unassuming grandson, referred to all through the district as just “Bo” is currently the substance of the Raja Cafe.
The historical backdrop of the establishing group of Raja bistro could well be the subject of an energizing book. Suffice it to state for the present that it was a bit of destiny which brought an Iraqi representative, Albert Judah, to Calcutta where he settled and at first thrived. Destiny however had different arrangements and a sudden downturn in business constrained him to move his family to Panna , then only a little backwater in Madhya Pradesh, and thereupon to Khajuraho.
An idiosyncratic however loveable Swiss explorer, Gilles Bohnenblust, Bo’s granddad and spouse of the breathtaking Betty, had a noteworthy part to play in making the Raja Cafe.How this Swiss swashbuckler made a remote corner of India his perpetual home is yet another story for one more day!
Today the Raja Cafe invites individuals from everywhere throughout the world with a similar fine cooking and customized warmth that made it so prevalent when it initially opened its entryways 35 years prior.