Upar Wali Chai at The Yum Yum Tree Restaurant

So the rain is easing off, the temperature is dropping – it’s time for afternoon tea!

Laura and I are kicking off the Autumn/Winter Uparwali Chai

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

Look forward to seeing you there.

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!

Time for Tea: Upar-Wali Chai is Back!

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

Time: 4pm

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!