Saffron Circle Opens At Mountain View Village

Riverton—Located at Mountain View Village in Riverton, Saffron Circle is the newest addition to the Saffron Valley group of restaurants. Combining art with food, the theme of Saffron Circle is an Indian love story; both the food and décor will take guests on a journey to happily ever after.

Enjoy a modern take on Indian cuisine in a romantic setting and experience a new tasting/sharing menu that contains multiple dishes for one set price. Unlike the other three locations, this new restaurant will offer a full bar including wine, beer, and cocktails.

While a soft opening is planned for the end of July, the Grand Opening will be on Thursday, August 15th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and will feature a ribbon-cutting, entries to win giveaways for spice baskets and Saffron Valley gift cards, as well as entertainment including a henna artist, music, and Bollywood dancers.

“This project has been a labor of love. We’ve been working on it for nearly a year now and are truly excited to be a part of the Riverton / Herriman community.” said Lavanya Mahate, owner. “Saffron Circle will provide top-notch Indian food and a unique dining experience to people in the south end of the valley. Come join us!”

Plus, as part of Saffron Valley’s commitment to giving back to the community, every buffet purchase during the grand opening weekend will equal a donation to Utah Food Bank. In addition, a portion of proceeds will go to Saffron Kitchen (, the non-profit culinary training kitchen for local refugees and underserved youth to participate in tuition-free culinary training.

Grand Opening at Mountain View Village
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Address: 4594 W. Partridgehill Lane #140, Riverton, UT 84096

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

About Saffron Valley Restaurants

Ms. Mahate created Saffron Valley Restaurants to share the flavors of her ancestry, as well as the culture that shaped her childhood. Each Saffron Valley location provides a different menu and vibe so guests can experience a wide variety of Indian food in different atmospheres.

The first restaurant opened in 2011 as Saffron Valley Indian Street Food Café in South Jordan, UT. The second location opened in the Avenues in 2013 as Saffron Valley East India Café. The third Saffron Valley restaurant opened in Sugar House in 2017.

Having recently undergone renovations and a dynamic rebrand, the locations are now known as:

  • Saffron Canteen – South Jordan: offers a fast casual dining experience serving Indian Comfort Food
  • Saffron Colonial – Avenues near Downtown SLC: offers family style dining for Classic Indian Cuisine
  • Saffron Bistro – Sugar House: offers contemporary casual dining and dishes from a Modern Indian Kitchen
  • Saffron Circle – Riverton: opens in August 2019 and will offer romantic dining from a Craft Indian Kitchen.

The mission at Saffron Valley is to provide authentic, made-from-scratch Indian food using fresh ingredients and exotic flavors that will educate and excite the palate while surprising each guest with high quality, personal service steeped in a culture of warmth and hospitality. In addition, they strive to give back to the community via culinary training, strengthen the local economy via career opportunities, and develop strong ties with area businesses to support local entrepreneurship.

About Saffron Valley Owner, Lavanya Mahate

Ms. Mahate is the founder of Saffron Valley Restaurants in Salt Lake City, UT. She brings a wide variety of regional Indian food to the community, and seeks to bring fresh, fast, and authentic Indian food to mainstream dining. In addition, she opened Biscotts Bakery & Café and Dhanya Spices & Groceries to provide better access to the flavors of India.

After traveling the breadth of India and falling in love with the different foods in the North, South, East and West regions, Ms. Mahate knew she had to share these flavors with others. She’s been cooking since a young age, and food is her passion. Her vision is to have Saffron Valley restaurants in other U.S. cities as well as in London, Singapore, and Chennai.

Most recently, Ms. Mahate has received the 2019 Blue Plate Special award from Salt Lake Magazine for her Outstanding Contribution to Utah Dining. She’s also set to be featured in Food Network Magazine as part of their “women cooking for good” series later this year.

Ms. Mahate holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication with a PR in Corporate Communication. Also, she completed a post-graduate program in Integrated Marketing Communications at the University of Utah.
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