The First Ever Upar Wali Chai

So this is Laura and I at the start of our first ever  ‘Upar Wali Chai’ (def: n. tea, high – decadent tea-time treats served with no restraint whatsoever) which was held at Gunpowder Restaurant in Hauz Khas Village last weekend. Thirty guests, a mountain of cakes and the sun setting over the lake made for a winter afternoon to remember.

Here’s a selection of pictures taken by the lovely and super-talented Tom Pietrasik

Pulling off these pistachio macaroons gave me some sleepless nights!



Satish and Kiran, Gunpowder’s lovely co-owners were on hand throughout both in the kitchen and front of house.

Never too young for afternoon tea!

Sigh! The Florentines and Chocolate Cake (both made by Laura) were divine.

We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – the appreciative noises of munching diners made all the days and days of baking worthwhile. There couldn’t have been a more blissful spot than Gunpowder for our first afternoon tea venture – thanks to all the staff there who made everything so easy for us. We’re hoping to be back with another Upar Wali Chai in January.

Contact us at uparwalichai@gmail.com

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6 thoughts on “The First Ever Upar Wali Chai

  1. Hey you had lots of fun there..

    Hi Laura nice to see you here!!

    congratulations for your published recipe in TOI supplement ‘what’s hot’
    great recipe that is..

  2. Well done Pamela,Laura, you are great hosts. Look forward to another this time neeche wali chai (“neeche” is oppositeof “uper”), with perhaps a bit more veg fare…

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