Born in Mumbai, Aditi Dugar grew up surrounded by the foods of her mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens. She started to cook at the age of 16 and discovered a passion for baking. After the birth of her first child, Aditi left a career in finance to launch a niche catering company called Sage & Saffron – a move which came naturally given the family’s enthusiasm for food. In December 2018, Masque was ranked #5 among the country’s best restaurants at the Condé Nast Traveller Top Restaurant Awards. In August 2019, Masque was ranked on Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure’s collaborative, inaugural list of the World’s Best Restaurants, and in 2020, the restaurant won the Miele One to Watch Award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. In March 2021, Masque was ranked #32 on the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, and in 2022, ranked #21 on the same list, as India’s Best Restaurant.