I host seasonal Bangladeshi & Sri Lankan supper club dinners and occasional pop-up events in New York. These are unique dining experiences typically hosted through a social dining platform called EatWith -- if you are food-curious and like socializing with new people, this is for you!
If you'd like to set up a group dinner for your friends, however, I'm also happy to accommodate private event requests and can create a custom menu for your party -- email me for details.
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“Dawat” in Bengali means “a feast” or an “invitation to a feast”. I invite you to join us to experience the wonderful and rather unexplored cuisine of Bangladesh with a 7-course feast. I will be preparing dishes that I grew up eating in Bangladesh, cooked the traditional way but all presented with a contemporary approach.
With its tropical monsoon climate, flowing rivers and influences from Mughal cuisine, Bangladeshi food is prominent for its vegetables, fish and aromatic spices. Each of my courses will introduce you to a variety of flavors and culinary traditions in Bangladesh.
We’ll start the evening with a welcome drink and bites served cocktail style as we get acquainted. We'll continue to a seated dinner with a couple of small plates followed by classic Bengali main courses, served family-style. We'll end with dessert and tea.
A Monsoon Welcome
Lychee & Lime Cordial
Crushed lychees, lime juice & coconut liquor
Tangy chickpeas with tamarind, cilantro, onions
Puffed lentil, rice crisps, peanuts with chillies and lime
Daal, Bhaat, Bhorta
Slow cooked lentils & spiced mashed potatoes with homemade tomato chutney
Fish & Vegetables
Shrimp with aromatic spices and coconut milk
Mishti Kumro Bhaji
Seasonal squash sautéed with nigella seeds
Mughal Style Meats
Chicken in a creamy, nutty base fragranced with cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ghee
Spiced mutton and chickpea kebabs
Rice pilaf with ghee, saffron and nuts
Sweet mango chutney
Bread pudding with saffron & pistachios
Tea with sweetened milk
Join us for an evening exploring the cuisine of Sri Lanka, an island nation with a truly unique culinary heritage that has been influenced by Dutch colonists, Arab traders and the surrounding Indian subcontinent.
My seven-course menu will guide you through the best of what the tropical island has to offer, giving you a taste of popular street snacks, creative contemporary dishes and cocktails inspired by the many beachside resorts, hand-picked Ceylon teas from the hill country, and of course, all the staples in a traditional home-style Sri Lankan meal. You'll be transported to Sri Lanka without stepping foot outside of New York!
We’ll welcome you with a signature tropical cocktail upon arrival and serve appetizers over introductions. We’ll continue with a seated dinner consisting of different curries, lentils and accompaniments served family-style in Sri Lankan earthen claypots. An ever-popular dessert and tea to end the night.
A Tropical Welcome
Tropical Heat Cocktail
Mango, jalapeños, ginger & arak coconut liquor
Street Snacks & Short Eats
Chopped up "roti" flatbread tossed with vegetables & spices
Spiced chickpeas with grated coconut, chillies & lime
Rice & Curries
Ceylon Chicken Curry
Slow cooked chicken simmered in a blend of curry leaves, lemongrass, tamarind and coconut milk
A mild curry with cashew nuts and coconut milk
Spicy and sweet curry with fresh pineapple and pandan
Tangy roasted eggplant with fenugreek, chillies and tamarind
Lentils & Grains
Seasonal Vegetable Dhal Curry
Lentils with market vegetables, tempered spices, fried onions
Basmati rice pilau with ghee, aromatic spices and fried onions
Grated coconut, onions, crushed chillies and lime
Pickles & Pappadums
Sweet mango pickle and spiced gram flour “pappadum” crisps
Creamy custard with coconut, date molasses and cashews
A selection of fine loose leaf teas from Sri Lanka