Help Us Transform $10,000 To $40,000



Help Us Transform $10,000 To $40,000

We have a unique opportunity to raise a significant amount of money along with the Tenderloin After-School Program. Two of their donors have offered to match our donations up to $100,000!

The money generated by this fundraiser will be used to relocate TASP to their new home. They have been in temporary quarters since the fire of 2012. Our focus will be helping to create an “Inventors Corner” in the TASP classroom. This area will be furnished with tools and materials to help the kids imaginations manifest into hands-on discoveries. Your donation may be the catalyst for the next big invention.

Please help us help the kids of the Tenderloin After School Program!

Compassionate Chefs Cafe is already donating $10,000 – which has been matched to become $20,000. We have until November 15th to raise another $10,000, for a final donation of $40,000! Of course, we would love to raise more than that.

Please join us in this generous and unique opportunity! Your checks can be written directly to Compassionate Chefs Cafe or use your credit card through our website here.

Please make sure that the ‘Compassionate Chefs Cafe’ is the target of your donation.

As always, your donation is fully tax deductible and 100% of the funds go to help the kids of the Tenderloin After School Program and the children of Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

Thanks so much for your continued support. Please contact me with any questions.
-Ranjan Dey, President of CCC
ranjan@newdelhirestaurant.com

 

Ferado

Happenings for December

Compassionate Chefs Cafe hosted another great party!

A more intimate group of people gathered at the Compassionate Chefs Cafe on December 8 for food,
drinks, henna and dancing. $4555 was raised, and we would like to ask your help in reaching our goal of $6000.
This year is especially important, since the home of the Tenderloin After School Program suffered a fire. The program has re-located to another spot and is working on rebuilding. They hope to be in their permenent home in about a year. As always, 100% of the funds raised are split evenly between TASP and the Ghandi Ashram of Ahmedabad, with nothing held back for expenses. Look for our next event in May 2014!
Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

New Year’s Eve with New Delhi Restaurant


Do you have plans for ringing in 2014? New Delhi Restaurant will be hosting their usual sparkly Indian event.
Make your reservations now for a night of wonderful food and atmosphere. Reservations can be made here. Don’t wait, do it now.
Link to the Menu(pdf) and pricing here.
In addition, New Delhi Restaurant will be providing the appetizers at a Bollywood New Year’s Eve party at the Minna Gallery with BombayLove. Tickets and event details are available here.

Vintage Glam Bollywood Style Party

Save the date: February 7th, 2014. For details email Ranjan

New Delhi Restaurant Introduces the Mindfully Eating Workshops

January marks the start of the wellness and intent season

On Friday, January 17th, The New Delhi Restaurant will hold its first “Mindfully Eating” workshop. After two years of planning, this workshop series will launch with guide Vinita Jacinto conducting the workshops for groups of ten. The focus of each workshop is for the participants to learn to savor each moment of their eating experiences and Be Transformed!

“Eating is something we do every day,” say’s Ranjan Dey, “but with the frantic pace of modern life, we have forgotten how to experience the finer details of each dish or morsel. Enjoying a meal should be almost like taking a mini-vacation. It should rest you, relax you, and spiritually enrich you.”
www.MindfullyEating.com!
What Else Is Going On?
Much more info and witty rejoinders can be found at our Facebook page. Like us and good things will come your way.
New Delhi Restaurant on Facebook

Membership has its privileges: Maharaja Club members receive 20% off their meals in addition to other benefits. Ask how you can join.

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News from New Delhi Restaurant

Happy Diwali from New Delhi Restaurant!


Time to celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali is typically celebrated in autumn, when the days start to get shorter. It is a five day festival marked by spending time with family, wearing new clothes, eating sweets and lighting candles. Lots and lots of candles. The light is to signify the triumph of good over evil – something we could all use a reminder of now and again.
In addition to Diwali, Thanksgiving will be celebrated on November 28th. Don’t wait until then to start being thankful. Beat the rush and say thanks now!

New Delhi Restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so our staff can enjoy the day with their families. We’ll see you on November 29th.

So Scary You’ll Be Speechless

New Delhi Restaurant is the only Indian restaurant in San Francisco serving the awes-inspiring Ghost Chili – the hottest chili pepper on Earth. We invite you to celebrate Halloween by biting into one of these.

Also, if you say the magic word: Khulja Simsim (Open Sesame in Hindi), you’ll receive a free dessert!

Ghost Chili’s Wikipedia page

You Have Plans For Dec. 8th


Photo Credit – Non Stop Bhangra

Ranjan and New Delhi Restaurant are hosting their annual Compassionate Chef’s Bollywood Dance Party on Dec. 8th.
Last year, New Delhi Restaurant was delighted to host the Ekatva tour – sixteen children from the slums of Ahmedabad who performed all over the US. Now we are raising funds to send children from the Tenderloin After School Program to visit their new friends in India. Help us create the next generation of global citizens.
CompassionateChefs.org


What Else Is Going On?

Check out the details for the next Curry Trails excursion. A trip to India led by chefs! What could be better?
CurryTrails.com

Have co-workers? Do they get hungry? New Delhi Restaurant will feed them at your place or ours.
New Delhi Restaurant catering

Much more info and witty rejoinders can be found at our Facebook page. Like us and good things will come your way.
New Delhi Restaurant on Facebook

Membership has its privileges: Maharaja Club members receive 20% off their meals in addition to other benefits. Ask how you can join.

Ferado

July Updates and News

Updates and News from New Delhi Restaurant

Ranjan, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng and Dr. Konrad Ng

There is still room to join Ranjan in India

The Curry Trails trip has five seats left. Now is a great time to reserve your spot on this once-in-a-lifetime nine day Culinary Cultural Adventure with Chefs Ranjan, Vinita and Anagha. We will be visiting India’s Golden Triangle, including the cities of Delhi, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) and Jaipur. Visit www.CurryTrails.com for more details and to reserve your space.

President Obama’s sister, Maya came for lunch
The Smithsonian Institue is launching its new Indian American Heritage Project and they kicked things off June 29th at New Delhi Restaurant. For the first time in the Smithsonian’s history, they will be featuring Indian Americans and their contribution to America. Two of the featured speakers for the event were Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng and her husband – director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – Dr. Konrad Ng. We were delighted to host this signficant event and Ranjan is equally delighted to be a contributer to the Center’s website.

What Else We’ve Been Doing…
New Delhi Restaurant has been all over the place. We catered an Indian wedding at Trentadue Winery in the beautiful Alexander Valley. We led some very game people at Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale through A Spicy Affair (not that kind). Finally, we teamed up with Dhol Rhythms for a very rocking Sangeet party (video). Follow Ranjan Dey on Facebook for even more color and flavor.

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New Delhi Restaurant has been busy



Sitting at the Chef’s Table with Chef Ranjan Dey of New Delhi Restaurant

Chef Ranjan Dey tells stories and teaches lessons about Indian culture and history through spices. Learn the flavor profiles of India’s different regions, take home secrets about the “wet and dry trinity” that make up New Delhi’s award-winning curry, and taste how savory sustainability can really be by tasting an Indian-style dish made with mushrooms grown from CPD’s very own Back to the Roots kit! Learn more about the event by watching this video interview with Chef Dey.

Reserve your seat for this event to:

  • Learn Indian spice secrets from one of San Francisco’s most well-respected chefs
  • Mingle with wine, spirits, and urban farming innovation experts
  • Try the many diverse flavors of India (full menu)
  • Enjoy the other surprises (and prizes!) Chilipepper Dining has in store

Event Details

Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 5:00pm

New Delhi Restaurant
160 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

RSVP by March 13
RSVP Now

5:00pm – Check-in/Pre-Dinner Cocktails

5:15pm – Wine Pairing Lesson

5:30pm – Dinner/Indian Spice Session from Host of PBS’ My India!

Hope to see you there!


Champagne Brunch and Comedy with Mahatma Moses, Saturday April 20, 12:30 to 3:00

What’s the best way to start your weekend? Treat yourself to a exquisite Champagne Brunch at the legendary New Delhi Restaurant, voted Best Indian Restaurant by New York Times, serving San Francisco with trendy/tasty Indian food for over 25 years.

Then sit back, and buckle in for a laugh riot with comedian Samson Koletkar, world’s only Indian Jewish standup comedian. He has performed his cerebral, witty, thought-provoking, clean humor in India, Canada & U.S. and has been featured on NBC, CBS & NPR. Joining him will be his comedian friends, with appearances on TV shows, Comedy Festivals, Clubs & Colleges across the globe, these comics are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Reservations here

New Delhi Restaurant voted Best Indian Restaurant in SF for 2012

We won again! New Delhi Restaurant was rated highest in customer satisfaction for Indian restaurants (and there are a lot of them!) in San Francisco.

Talk of the Town gave us five stars for 2012. Here’s hoping we can continue to make our customers happy and do it again in 2013!

Pranab and Sunia, photo by Vronskiy Photography

Another successful Indian wedding at New Delhi Restaurant!

Last but far from least, Pranab and Sunia got married and we were delighted to host the festivities. You can see the photos from their beautiful wedding here.

Ferado

25th Anniversary Invitation from New Delhi Restaurant

25 years ago…

5 years ago…

Who will be there in 2012?


To RSVP, click here

Compassionate Chefs Cafe in association with New Delhi Restaurant presents...Bollywood Dance Party

Sunday, November 18, 2012 – 6:00 to 9:00 pm
New Delhi Restaurant and Bar

160 Ellis St, San Francisco

Phone: 415.397.8470

This event is our gift to you. We are hoping this will influence you to help uplift the lives of less fortunate children both at the Tenderloin After School Program and at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

Pay as much as you like, suggested donation is $40 per person.

For validated parking park at APM Parking, 261 Ellis Street,
located between Mason and Taylor.

Buff Your Karma

New Delhi Restaurant is celebrating its 25th anniversary by transforming into the Compassionate Chefs Cafe. Our goal has always been to help kids become citizens of the world by connecting kids
across the street in the Tenderloin of San Francisco with kids across the ocean at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. Please join us in this celebration to help us help the kids become global citizens.

How To Donate

This is a Pay-it-Forward event and we only ask that you donate what you feel moved to give. Suggested donations are $40 per person. All funds are split evenly between the Tenderloin Afterschool Program
and the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. Compassionate Chefs Cafe keeps back nothing for operating expenses; all goods and services are donated.
Your donation is fully tax deductible. (Non-Profit Tax ID 94-3136771)

Feast Your Eyes and Ears

DJ Amar & Electric Vardo Live

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Electric Vardo Live featuring DJ AMAR with dance performances by DholRhythms. Also sharing their talents for the evening are henna artists from Henna Gardens and beauty queens from the Miss Asian America Pagent. Event photography will be provided by Anita Mokashi Photography and Gustavo Fernando.


Dholrhythms.com


Henna Garden.com


Miss Asian America



Anita Mokashi Photography
Feast Your Tastebuds

Gourmet food and fabulous libations! Enjoy Chef Ranjan’s non-stop ten course gourmet Indian buffet, featuring delicacies and delights, desserts and drinks. On the table you will discover bari pakoras, mini samosas, Hariyali Tikka, Seekh Keebab, Murg Akbari, Gulab Jamun along with lots along with lots of other delicious goodies.

Bring an appetite, leave happy.

Who You’ll Help

The kids from TASP and EKATVA come together with music and laughter this past May.

Compassionate Chefs has a long tradition of helping kids both across the street in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco and across the ocean in the Gandhi Ashram of Ahmedabad. This year we achieved one of our long-term goals of helping less fortunate kids become citizens of the world by bringing kids from India to the United States.

Sixteen kids from the slums of Ahmedabad got to tour America, perform before thousands of people and meet kids from the Ternderloin After School Program right here in San Francisco. This was a goal Compassionate Chefs had set from the very beginning and we were thrilled to reach it with your help.

Our next project is to send kids from San Francisco to Ahmedabad. We have a date of late 2014 as our goal and the fundraising begins right now. As always, 100% of money raised goes to the kids, with nothing held back for expenses and all donations are tax deductable. We are grateful for your continuing support.

Across The Street


The Tenderloin After School Program was created to give the kids of the Tenderloin a safe place to be after school while their parents worked. They provide snacks, homework help, activities and other support to over 200 children.
TASP is proud of their first class of “graduates” – kids who have been in the program and are now entering college, some are the first in their families to attend. To learn more about the Tenderloin After School Program, visit their website.

The kids head to New Delhi Restaurant for lunch and lots of dancing.

Across the Ocean


More dancing and proof that hiphop is the universal language of kids.


About 1 out of every 6 human beings on this planet lives in a third world slum. Slum life has many challenges including heavy population density, poor infrastructure, low income, illiteracy, scarcity of food, and a diverse array of health and sanitation issues, amongst the many others.

The EKATVA children are ambassadors of the potential and spirit of those 1 billion human beings around the globe who must constantly struggle to overcome difficulties and challenges that arise from their lack of resources. But yet there is hope.

Through this journey we hope to spread seeds of goodness and compassion throughout the world and inspire our global citizens to serve and care for those in need. More about EKATVA.

Ferado

Delhi Digest: September 2012

Curries, Chutneys and Cocktails

Curries, Chutneys and Cocktails are here! New Delhi Restaurant is celebrating late-summer seasonal produce with their new monthly tasting menu. Take a culinary adventure exploring seasonal and organic corn, spinach, peaches and strawberries created with Kashmiri Mild Curry Blend by Chef Ranjan Dey. A vodka-infused Ginger Peach Cocktail can round out your dinner.

A taste of late summer is being served now. Get a peek at the menu here. (.pdf format)

Like us on Facebook and get $2 off your seasonal tasting menu!

Non Stop Bhangra is holding another party

– with a guest DJ!

Non Stop Bhangra welcomes Bikram Singh, one of the most popular and talented performers in the Bhangra industry. He will be headlining with a live set promoting his latest album “Bik I Am”, produced in collaboration by UK powerhouse producers, Tigerstyle! The night will begin with a Bhangra dance lesson and performances by Dholrhythms Dance Company followed by Bikram Singh’s live set. The music will continue with NSB DJ’s Jimmy Love and Rav-E along with live Dhol players. Outside, the summer air will fill your senses with the aroma
of scrumptious Indian food provided by New Delhi Restaurant. Henna artists will decorate the palms of the beautiful women ready to celebrate. Capture the moment and the colorful experience at the photo booth. So much more than just a club night, Non Stop Bhangra is one of a kind cultural experience only found in the Bay Area.

Find out about the flash mob, tickets and how to win free stuff here.

New Delhi Restaurant: Famous in the US and India

Indian celebrity journalist Vinod Dua of India NDTV’s “A Taste Of India” has been traveling throughout the US, eating at great places and interviewing interesting chefs. Of course, he had to have lunch
with Ranjan and meet the cooks at New Delhi Restaurant.

Find out more.
Ranjan has the floor

Ranjan will be MCing the Star Chef Contest on behalf of WomenNow TV at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Oct 6th.
Come out and see what the Bay Area Asian chef community is cooking up. There will be great food to sample and great ideas to try out in your kitchen.
Details here.

Bollywood Dance Party – just say the word

Bollywood (fusion word from Bombay and Hollywood) music and dance has become the most popular international entertainment. Usually set to catchy beat, these scintillating numbers portray the fusion of several dance form. This is a new genre of dance that is making its presence more strongly felt in modern day parties.

Your Bollywood Dance Party comes complete with our in-house DJ, sound system, dance directions and optional Bollywood movie screening along with the heart thumping and blood pumping dance music. It is a magical and memorable night where you can boogie Bombay style. More info here.

Save the Date for New Delhi’s Silver Anniversary

This year New Delhi Restaurant will be celebrating 25 years of wonderful dinners, family, friends old and new and the spice of life. The big party will be held Novemeber 18th and you’re invited! Bring your dance shoes and plan to have a great time while also helping out Compassionate Chefs Cafe. It’s been a fantastic 25 years and we can’t wait to see what the next quarter century holds.

Ferado

Delhi Digest: January 2012

A Five Star Day with the Four Seasons Hotel
and New Delhi Restaurant

New Delhi Restaurant is celebrating our elite wedding catering partnership with the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown San Francisco. Read all the details in the Four Seasons wedding newsletter. We will be the exclusive Indian caterer at the Four Seasons’ annual wedding fair – A Five Star Afternoon on January 22 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Verdana Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Tickets and more information can be found here.

New Delhi Restaurant and SF City Hall Pair Up

“San Francisco City Hall Events Department is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the critic’s choice for Indian restaurants in San Francisco – New Delhi!” –Elsie D. McAteer

New Delhi Restaurant is the official Indian caterer for San Francisco City Hall! We’re excited to be part of this historic venue and look forward to many beautiful events and memories. Visit the City Hall website for more information.

Speaking of Weddings….

In July, the New Delhi Restaurant family hosted the wedding of Ranjan’s oldest daughter, Sarah.

PerfectWeddingGuide.com
has photos and details of the big event.

A Journey with New Delhi Restaurant

Hyderabad
Hyderabad is the second largest city in India and is the gateway between North and South India. Sitting on the shores of Hussain Sagar Lake, it is on it’s way to becoming the technology capital of India – Google, Oracle and Microsoft all have headquarters here – explaining its nickname of “Cyberabad”. Hyderabad has recently undergone a facelift, laying out new wide streets, an expressway, and constructing an office park to hold the new companies moving in. However, despite the changes, the old city of Hyderabad continues on.

Spices and Seafood

Hyderabad is a melting plot of cultures and cuisines. Spices from China and the South Pacific blend with Indian curries and the local seafood.
Sample this tasty melange for yourself in our Lemon Mustard Fish Curry and Mustard Gobi
Featured Dish of the Month
Lemon Mustard Fish Curry and Mustard Gobi (Vegetarian)
For the month of January, get 25% off Lemon Mustard Fish Curry (regular price $16.95)
and Mustard Gobi (regular price $14.95)
– Flavorful lemon mustard cooked with onions and jalapenos. Spicy and delicious. We recommend pairing it with a Reisling.
To make your reservation, click here.

Horses and Hyderabad

Aside from world class cricket and field hocky stadiums, Hyderabad is also home to one of the premier horse racing tracks in India. Started by the Nizams (administrators of the realm) in 1865, it was moved to it’s current location a year later when the current Nizam wanted it closer to his palace. It is also home to the annual Deccan Derby, held every year.

Go Wild Bollywood Style!
Bollywood (fusion word from Bombay and Hollywood) music and dance has become the most popular
international entertainment. Usually set to catchy beat, these scintillating numbers portray the
fusion of several dance forms. This is a new genre of dance that is making its presence more strongly
felt in modern day parties.

Your Bollywood Dance Party comes complete with our inhouse DJ, sound system, dance directions and
optional Bollywood movie screening along with the heart thumping and blood-pumping dance music.
It is a magical and memorable night where you can boogie Bombay style.
Find out more about our Signature Events


Music From Around the World

One of the best things about Compassionate Chefs Cafe is seeing – and hearing – the results of our hard work. Our fundraising last year allowed American musicians to travel to India to teach drumming and other skills to the children of the Ghandi Ashram. The results were recorded and brought to the children at the Tenderloin After School Program. Their musical skills were also recorded and combined into a true World Music composition.

We’re looking forward to seeing what they do next. Find out how you can help. Compassionate Chefs Cafe


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Compassionate Chefs Cafe | New Delhi Restaurant

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Amrut Single Malt Whisky Tasting

Saturday, October 9th, 3-5 pm
$25 per person

$5 of each admission will be donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe
(www.CompassionateChefs.org)

160 Ellis Street

Meet Rick Jagdale, executive Director of Amrut Distilleries, who will take you through a structured tasting of Amrut Single Malts.

Amrut Single Malt
Amrut Peated Single Malt
Amrut Fusion – 3rd Finest Whiskey in the world
Amrut Single Malt Cask Strength
Amrut Peated Cask Strength
And a New Limited Edition

Enjoy tastings, snacks, great conversation and the opportunity
to purchase Amrut Single Malts at a special price.

Call 415.397.8470 reserve – space is limited

A Journey with New Delhi Restaurant

Hyderabad
Hyderabad is the second largest city in India and is the gateway between North and South India. Sitting on the shores of Hussain Sagar Lake, it is on it’s way to becoming the technology capital of India – Google, Oracle and Microsoft all have headquarters here – explaining its nickname of “Cyberabad”. Hyderabad has recently undergone a face lift, laying out new wide streets, an expressway, and constructing an office park to hold the new companies moving in. However, despite the changes, the old city of Hyderabad continues on.

Spices and Seafood
Hyderabad is a melting plot of cultures and cuisines. Spices from China and the South Pacific blend with Indian curries and the local seafood. Sample this tasty melange for yourself in our Lemon Mustard Fish Curry and Mustard Gobi

Featured Dish of the Month
Lemon Mustard Fish Curry
and Mustard Gobi (Vegetarian)

For the month of September, get 25% off Lemon Mustard Fish Curry (regular price $16.95)
and Mustard Gobi (regular price $14.95)
– Flavorful lemon mustard cooked with onions and jalapenos. Spicy and delicious. We recommend pairing it with a Reisling.
To make your reservation, click here.

Horses and Hyderabad
Aside from world class cricket and field hocky stadiums, Hyderabad is also home to one of the premier horse racing tracks in India. Started by the Nizams (administrators of the realm) in 1865, it was moved to it’s current location a year later when the current Nizam wanted it closer to his palace. It is also home to the annual Deccan Derby, held every year.

Go Wild Bollywood Style!
Bollywood (fusion word from Bombay and Hollywood) music and dance has become the most popular
international entertainment. Usually set to catchy beat, these scintillating numbers portray the
fusion of several dance forms. This is a new genre of dance that is making its presence more strongly
felt in modern day parties.

Your Bollywood Dance Party comes complete with our inhouse DJ, sound system, dance directions and
optional Bollywood movie screening along with the heart thumping and blood pumping dance music.
It is a magical and memorable night where you can boogie Bombay style. Find out more about our Signature Events

Music From Around the World
One of the best things about Compassionate Chefs Cafe is seeing – and hearing – the results of our hard work. Our fund raising last year allowed American musicians to travel to India to teach drumming and other skills to the children of the Ghandi Ashram. The results were recorded and brought to the children at the Tenderloin After School Program. Their musical skills were also recorded and combined into a true World Music composition.
We’re looking forward to seeing what they do next. Find out how you can help. Compassionate Chefs Cafe

Ferado

Wishing you a warm and peacful Diwali

Happy Diwali!
From New Delhi Restaurant and President Obama

New Delhi Restaurant and President Barak Obama would like to wish you and yours a very happy, peaceful and light-filled Diwali celebration.


In order to help the less fortunate children of the world during this holiday of thankfulness, please attend our annual Bollywood Dance Extravaganza on November 8th. All proceeds will be donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe to help uplift the lives of children both across the street and across the world.