season with a fabulous asian-themed event at the gorgeous Yum Yum Tree restaurant in New Friends Colony on 2nd October.
We’ll be making some of your old favourites – Smoked Trout, Emmental, Gruyere and Mozarella Pastries as well as some new Orient-inspired recipes that we’ve been working on – Pear and Star Anise Galettes, Far East Florentines, Tamarind Madeleines with Rose Icing, Lemon Posset Tassies. We’re even making Salted Caramel Macaroons in honour of Gandhi-ji’s birthday
Varun Tuli, Yum Yum Tree’s wildly enthusiastic owner is going to be cooking up a storm with pork buns, chive and cashew buns, curry puffs, fashion sandwiches (little sushi shaped to look like sandwiches) and his signature strawberry cheesecake.
It’s going to be a sellout so book quickly - give me a call 9871927320
Upar Wali Chai is back with two pop-up tea parties for spring. Early in December, we held our unforgettable first event at Gunpowder restaurant in Haus Khaz Village. This time round, Laura and I are hosting at home. On the 7th March the tables groaning with our home made goodies will be set on my roof terrace, on 14th March we’ll be crooking our pinkies at a top secret location!
Cheese Pastries, Smoked Fish Pate/Aubergine Barta with Melba Toast, Curry Puffs, Cucumber Sandwiches (of course!), Mini Uttapam
Scones with Home Made Lemon Curd, Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, Cape Gooseberry Tarts, Fresh Raspberry Cupcakes, Pistachio Macaroons, Orange Tea Bread, Florentines
A Choice of Organic Leaf Teas
Price: 800 Rupees per person
Phone Pamela to reserve a table at either event: 9871927320
Book early – our last event was fully-booked in minutes!
Those lovely people over at Gunpowder, purveyors of wonderful south indian food, recently asked me to ‘Guest Chef’ at their restaurant in Hauz Khas Village. My first reaction was to laugh long and loudly – not only have I never ‘guest cheffed’, in fact I wasn’t terribly clear what a Guest Chef is, I’ve never actually cooked outside my own kitchen.
But then I started thinking – with the days getting shorter and the nights getting nippier, what about doing a cosy afternoon tea? The advantage of tea over any other kind of meal is that most of the food can be made in advance with the minimum of last-minute kitchen drama. Astonishingly, Satish, Gunpowder’s laid back chef/proprietor was up for it so for the last few weeks my friend, and now co-’Guest Chef’, Laura (she makes very classy cakes!), have been trying out our repertoire on friends.