So what’s Bayleaf ?
Bay leaf is one of the oldest herbs or spices known and it is an essential ingredient in cooking of Authentic Indian Cuisine and it is especially known for its distinctive flavor and fragrance. It is native of Asia Minor and is known by the name of 'Sweet bay', 'bay laurel', 'Noble laurel' and 'True laurel'. These leaves have aromatic odor and are bitter and spicy.
The Indian bay leaf also called as tej patta comes from Cinnamomum tejpata (malabathrum), a tree which is similar in fragrance and taste to cinnamon bark, but milder. When fresh, bay leaves are highly aromatic and bitter. The flavor is improved and bitterness is reduced by using appropriate drying procedure.
Our vision is to provide genuine and authentic Indian cuisine blended with magnificent ambience & courteous service.
The quest for quality Indian cuisine augmented with superior customer service prompted the founders of Bayleaf to start this restaurant on July 3rd 2008. Having prior experience in promoting India Palace restaurant of New Orleans for 11 years, Baton Rouge has been picked up as the location owing to its ever growing popularity and demand for quality Indian food. Since its inception Bayleaf has won accolades from its loyal customers and the print media alike. The chefs represent a dynamic battery striving for constant perfection and innovation.
Bayleaf’s menu features a fine collection of both north & south Indian cuisine. Each dish is prepared fresh in our kitchen and we make every effort to provide you with the authentic Indian flavors.
A full service bar with a casual, but yet exotic feel and a separate banquet room makes Bayleaf a perfect place to host your special event.