Previous month:
April 2012
Next month:
June 2012

May 2012

A Culinary Journey through India - les Dames d'Escoffier event at Indique Heights

WHAT : A CULINARY JOURNEY THROUGH INDIA

WHERE : INDIQUE HEIGHTS

WHEN : MONDAY MAY 21, 2012

TIME : 6.30 PM

SPEAKERS : RESTAURATEURS SURFY RAHMAN & CHEF K.N.VINOD

COST : $ 58.00 FOR MEMBERS

           $ 65.00 NON MEMBERS

TICKETS :202 973 6178 OR for more info click here

Welcome Drink:

Kokum Margarita/Tamarind Margarita/A glass of wine

Kokummargarita

MENU :

STARTERS

DHOKLA ((Gujarat)

steamed - Lentil, mustard, ginger, chili

GOBI KEMPU BEZULE (Karnataka)

Cauliflower, chili, yogurt, curry leaves

Crab Papad Roll (Kerala)

Maryland crab, shallots,green chili, coconut

IMG_9558ed
MAIN COURSE

NELLORE CHAPALA (Andra Pradesh)

Fish of the day, tamarind, fenugreek

MALABARI CHICKEN CURRY (Kerala)

Chicken, coconut, ginger, spices

BEEF VINDALOO (Goa)

Chili, vinegar, garlic & spices

BHARLI BHANGI (Maharashtra)

Baby egg plant, tomato, cumin, spices

KEERAI MASIAL(Tamil Nadu) 

Spinach, lentils, garlic, chili &spices

DAL BATI (Rajasthan)

Lentils, flour, & spices

DUM ALOO (Kashmir)

Stuffed baby potaotes,home made cheese 

 KASHMIRI PULAO ( KASHMIR)

Pilaf rice with dried fruits & nuts

ASSORTED INDIAN BREADS

           DESSERTS

RASMALAI (West Bengal)

Cheese patties, cardamom, pistachio, milk

GAJAR HALWA   (  New Delhi )

Carrots, Cardamom, Milk, Pistachio

Executive chefs : S.Balamurugan and Abraham Varghese.

 


Crab Papad Rolls from Indique - A big hit at the Varli Food Festival NYC

_MG_8640e

 Our Chefs getting the crab papad cones ready.

538613_370708839636742_166814070026221_1102451_1634049987_n

Varli Singh and the chefs at the Varli Food Festival in NYC

IMG_4706

L to R: Chef Vikas Khanna, Padma lakshmi, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and Varli Singh. Hmm..Not sure what the joke was, Vikas is laughing away.

 

The Varli Food Festival, an Indian culinary and chef showcase, concluded about three weeks ago on April 5th, 2012 in New York City. I must say that the Varli Festival was very well organized and flawlessly executed. Padma Lakshmi, host of the show Top Chef, and Sanjeev Kapoor, celebrated chef from India, were joined by several other celebrity chefs from around the world. 

It was such a delight to see so many Indian restaurateurs and chefs come under one roof to showcase the cuisine of India. There was wide media coverage for the event from various television channels and newspapers such as The New York Times.

Our crab papad rolls from Indique/Indique Heights turned out to be such a big hit that they were featured in The New York Times, in "Outlook India" and above all Padma loved it... Padma Lakshmi loved it...

The photo below was featured in The New York Times - Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi enjoying the crab papad roll from Indique.

IMG_4774-b

See what "Outlook India" magazine had to say about Indique's crab papad roll at the Varli Food Festival.

"CRAB APPLES - Not that it requries any great skills to catch crab in Manhattan, but curing the meat is a lesson best learned from experience. Masters in the art descended on NYC from the US northeastern seaboard to showcase their skills at the Varli Food Festival. Of those partaking, Padma Laksmi played the bait." - Outlook India

IMG_4767

Welcoming Padma Lakshmi

IMG_4765

Surfy Rahman greeting Padma Lakshmi 

Padma-vin.

In conversation with Padma Lakshmi

IMG_4769

Being introduced to Executive Chef S.Balamurugan

IMG_4770

 Being introduced to Executive Chef Abraham Varghese

IMG_4773

Padma Lakshmi enjoying her crab papad roll

IMG_4776

She goes in for seconds!

_mg_8565_MG_8565300_MG_8565

At Junoon restaurant - Surfy Rahman, K.N.Vinod, Walter Rozario, Prasad Chirnomula, & Rajesh Bhardwaj

_mg_8560_MG_8560295_MG_8560

With Chef /Restaurateur Vikram Vij of Vij's in Vancouver, Canada

_mg_8552_MG_8552287_MG_8552

With Chefs Maneet Chauhan, Vikram Vij, Jehangir Mehta, K.N.Vinod, and Shipra Khanna.

_MG_8591

_MG_8592

Ready to get in to the Limousine - for the ride with fellow chefs 

295110_10150633788051710_590891709_9501634_306652367_n\

Restaurateur Surfy Rahman at the Red Carpet walk

_mg_8629_MG_8629328_MG_8629


L to R : Chef K.N.Vinod, Chef S.Balaurugan,Chef Vikas Khanna, and Chef Abraham Varghese

_mg_8599_MG_8599313_MG_8599

L to R: Restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj, Chef Hemant Mathur, Chef K.N.Vinod, and Restaurateur Surfy Rahman

Harris_120405_6716

  _mg_8692_MG_8692347_MG_8692

With Chef Floyd Cardoz and Surfy Rahman

_mg_8553_MG_8553288_MG_8553
With Chef Maneet Chauhan

 _MG_8562

 With  Chef Walter d" Rozario

_MG_8759

With Chef Aliya Leekong  

IMG_8658

 With Sant Chatwal at the Varli festival.

  Salmonslider

L to R: Chefs K.N.Vinod, Ajay Chopra, Kunal Kapoor, Vicky Ratnani, Shipra Khanna, Varli Singh, Peter Beck, Prasad Chirnomula, Saransh Goila,Romy Hardeep Gill,and Harpal singh Sokhi.

IMG_8764

Restaurateur Surfy Rahman and Chef Vicky Ratnani at the Varli festival.

_MG_8593

 L to R : Chefs Vikram Vij, Vicky Ratnani, Kunal Kapoor, Ajay Chopra, and Hari Nayak

561210_370707959636830_166814070026221_1102435_629455208_n

L to R : chefs K.N.Vinod, Ajay Chopra, and Kunal Kapoor

_MG_8792
With a Correspondent from TV Asia, Chefs Prasad Chirnomula, Kunal Kapoor, Ajay Chopra,Sanjeev Kapoor and K.N.Vinod

Some of the photographs - courtesy - Varli food festival