Uparwali Chai* at Sanskriti Kendra

Photo by Tom Pietrasik

Well, Laura and I are practically hyperventilating with excitement about our next Uparwali Chai* event.  On the 28th March, we’re hosting an afternoon tea-party in the gorgeous grounds of Sanskriti Kendra, one of Delhi’s best kept secrets.

It promises to be a really special afternoon: as well as the stunning garden setting, Sanskriti staff will be on hand to give guided tours of the Foundation’s lovingly-curated collection of terracotta, textiles and ‘everyday art’.

Photo by Tom Pietrasik

We’re already hard at work planning the menu – as before, it’ll be a feast (probably best to skip lunch!), ranging from curry puffs, smoked trout pate, cucumber sandwiches, tomato and basil tart and cheese pastries to rich coconut chocolate cake, macaroons, florentines, strawberry cupcakes and dropped scones.  All loving home-baked and served with the finest leaf and iced teas. We’ll be serving tea from 4pm but come earlier to enjoy the Sanskriti museums and grounds.

Tables are already going fast so book early! Either email me: uparwalichai@gmail.com or phone 9871927320.  Look forward to seeing you there.

The price will be  Rs 800 per person (Rs 400 for children)

Photo by Tom Pietrasik

*Uparwali Chai:  tea-time treats served with no restraint whatsoever


13 thoughts on “Uparwali Chai* at Sanskriti Kendra

  1. Pamela, we booked for two as the idea was for one parent with our five year old to go for this uparwali chai, while other baby sits our 8-month old. Now after seeing these photographs and checking out Sanskriti kendra details, no one wants to sit at home. Are babies in buggies allowed?

  2. So sorry Siddartha – your comments had been spammed for some reason! Please do bring your baby! Sanskriti is a perfect family afternoon out

  3. Nice evening, Pamela. Superb food and great surroundings! With no walks and upwarwali chais, now the Delhi food calendar seems to be grinding to a halt 🙂

  4. Hi Pamela,

    read about your blog in Sunday’s HT.Pretty interesting I must say. I am a foodie too, and one reason why I got transferred from Varanasi to Delhi,is food.

    I like non-veg stuff,I have tried Kareem’s, Moti Mahal, but I am still not content.Would love to hear from you about some exotic places where I’ll find authentic Mughalai cuisine.

    Rest Later,


    Siddharth Sharma

  5. Hi Pamela
    We have managed to squeeze in a short two weeks in India before Christmas starting in Delhi on 26 November. Do you have anything planned around that time? Read your article in the Guardian on places to eat in Delhi – many we have never tried – it significantly swayed us in coming to Delhi rather than somewhere else – so especially looking forward to arriving. Your blog is FANTASTIC!

  6. Hi Kim – wow, now I feel the weight of responsibility! I think we’ll be doing a high tea event on 12th December if that’s any good – I’ll put an announcement on the blog

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