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August 03, 2019
August 03, 2019

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HUNT & GATHERpresentsDOZAZZ with Apsara Srivats Over the years, the San Francisco Bay Area has been​ ​increasingly exposed to the rich Southeast Asian culture. Join us​ ​for an evening of culinary journey of home-cooked South Indian​ ​Vegan cuisine. Savor a five-course meal cooked with fresh,​ ​seasonal, organic ingredients with regional wine pairing from the​ ​Napa/Sonoma valley. Your afternoon includes a hands-on​ ​cooking demo, peppered with conversations about a typical day in​ ​Chennai/Madras (a beautiful, culturally rich, south Indian city).​ ​ A sample menu starts with a welcome drink - a lemonade with a​ ​signature Indian ingredients such as rose or tamarind.​ ​Introductions will be followed by casual conversations about life in​ ​Chennai. Apsara grew up in Chennai and will talk about​ ​everything from places to see, cool shopping haunts, secret picnic​ ​spots, ​and suggestions about day trips from the area.​ ​Together, we learn to prepare the appetizer course that consists of​ ​a traditional kosumari​ ​salad. The entree will showcase a​ ​traditional South Indian Tiffin thali; a crispy rice crepe is the star of​ ​this plate served with tingling chutneys and a curry made with​ ​potato. Our guests can try their hand at spinning the crepes and​ ​learn the secret to making flavorful chutneys. The entree is paired​ ​with a pick of wines from local wineries, not available in retail​ ​stores. We top off with a traditional dessert infused with saffron,​ ​paired with a dessert wine. You will leave with a copy of some of the recipes enjoyed during​ ​lunch and a sampling of Indian spices, so you can recreate this​ ​lovely memory at home. Please let us know if you have specific dietary restrictions or allergies.   A Culinary Journey of South Indian Vegan Food -MENU- WELCOME DRINKLemonade soda with rose essence FIRST COURSERasam A thin tomato + lentil soup made with tamarind + spices SECOND COURSEKosumari a South Indian salad of carrots + pulses tossed with mustard seeds

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