Pictures from our Sanskriti tea party

Here are a few quick pictures I took with my phone ( did I mention I got a lovely new iPhone from The Caveman for my birthday?) while Laura and I were getting ready for our lovely tea party at Sanskriti Kendra last Sunday.

The clicking had to stop when the 40 or so guests arrived as things got a bit frantic.  But there should be some lovely pictures in Mint and Hindustan Times on Saturday as both newspapers covered the event.

By the end, Laura and I were the most exhausted we’ve ever been but thoroughly chuffed to see so many people happily tucking into pukka afternoon tea in such gorgeous surroundings!


19 thoughts on “Pictures from our Sanskriti tea party

  1. new to your bloggin site, thoroughly enjoying it . curious about whether you got sick from eating out in the beginning. did you not worry about ‘Delhi Belly’ and now do you fearlessly eat out? is the rest of your family into it now like die hard delhites. Every time I visit India, having grown up there, I still tread waters very carefully.
    Thanks for your enjoyable posts

  2. New to your blog, am amazed at the Uparwali Chai – when is the next one? Must attend. The food looks yummy.
    Cutting Chai is a Mumbai film production slang – refers to a small (half) glass of tea – sort of full glass cut (cutting) into two – the glasses in the photo are very similar to the ones used there.

  3. Hi Pamela, I just got your details from a friend who read an article about you in the Financial Times this weekend.
    I am an expat living in Delhi and I echo the sentiments you expressed in that article ..but I am also a foodie or was ….finding my culinary feet here is hard but you seem to have done it wonderfully. I have a blog about living here which is called Mezze Moments because of my origins and my love for food.
    However my mezzes are tasters of Indian life rather than food. Will look out for new things on your blog and might even try eating out in Delhi as it sounds so much fun. Let me know when you are having your next tea party – would love to come along- all the best Marina

  4. Hi Marina
    Thanks for the message – will have a look at your blog – probably run into you somewhere along the line!

  5. Surabhi – we don’t have another tea fixed at the moment but I will let you know as soon as we do!

  6. I need more details on Upperwali Chai. I am interested to visit the place. If there is a contact number you can share, I shall highly appreciate it.

  7. It seems very interesting. Please let me know how I can visit the place. I would also like to have small do’s here. Please send me your number and address.

  8. Hi Alka – we still don’t have any more teas lined up although we’re hoping to be a bit more regular after the summer!

  9. Hi Pamela,
    I hope you be be the historian who will recover a most interesting facet of British Indian food before this is irrevocably lost. That treasure lies in the Governor’s Mansion, Calcutta. I hope the cooks are still Hmong/Mog, Buddhists originally from the Chittagong Hill Tracts and sharing the same ethnicity as the Mon-Khmer who ranged over South-East Asia in the millenia past. But that is another story, and why they were the storied cooks of the upper class urban Bengali, yet another. But for the present subject, the Mog cooks held the position by inheritance, and I hope that still is the case. I have known one of them, and another cooked for Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the city. The food and recipes are interesting and a curious evolution of British and Indian styles, well-worth documenting and writing about. Perhaps you will be hailed as the Dalrymple of Calcutta food history!

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