RSVP for Indian Wedding Trends 2016

A Luxury Bridal Event right in the Heart of San Francisco

Need help planning that perfect day? We are asking you to be part of our free sign up so that we can get you the VIP treatment: VIP gift bags and hors d’oeuvres while you meet wedding experts, henna artists, wedding planners, and get all of your questions answered. All in one place, in one afternoon. Get all your Indian wedding details in one dazzling event!

We are holding this event after Valentines Day to get you in the planning mode.
If you have questions, email us at

Platinum sponsors: Park Central SF (formerly the Westin San Francisco), New Delhi Restaurant, Avant Planners, and Vivah Celebrations

WHEN: Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
WHERE: Park Central SF – 50 THIRD STREET San Francisco, CA 94103

Please reserve your FREE tickets to get on the guestlist.

2014 Indian Wedding Trends Video

The Video for the 2014 Vintage Glam Bollywood Party is Here

The Program for next year is already in the works!
2015 Extravagant Indian Wedding Trends

It will include:

  • Ranjan Dey’s trend report from some of the top wedding shows in India
  • Diversity of Indian Wedding Culture
  • The Psychology of an Indian Bride and Groom –
    Real life recently married couple will share with you the whole process of planning a wedding from their perspective and tell you what works and what doesn’t.
  • Indian Wedding Event Planner Insider tips.

Ranjan Dey & New Delhi Restaurant presents 2014 Indian Wedding Trends Photogallery

This is a small taste of the many wonderful pictures from the event.

Please visit our Facebook page to see more.

Vintage Bollywood was a Glamorous Success

Vintage Bollywood was a Glamorous Success

From the moment guests stepped on to the red carpet, across the big reveal and into the magical world of the Vintage Bollywood Glam Party, this was destined to be an unforgettable night.
With over 130 guests wearing their diverse and splendid Indian fashions, this exquisitely orchestrated show was yet another sold-out event from New Delhi Restaurant in San Francisco’s Union Square.
The evening began with guests gathering in the bar area of this large capacity restaurant, while a burgundy – gold curtain separated them from the surprise of the main venue.
At the moment of the “Big Reveal,” the massive red curtains parted, allowing guests to witness the ornately decorated main hall of New Delhi Restaurant, specially adorned for this theme night..

Ranjan Dey & New Delhi Restaurant presents 2014 Indian Wedding Trends

After the guests were seated the evening started with Amita Bal’s special bridal couture fashion show, where she demonstrated her creations with the help of four runway models. As always, the complimentary henna artist Neeta Sharma was a popular attraction. Guests got their temporary henna tattoos and even bangles for some.
With a theme of Indian diversity in a world that’s rapidly become a global village, this event showcased 2014 Indian Wedding Trends, including the splendor of peacock blue and deep garnet ruby red.

Ranjan Dey & New Delhi Restaurant presents 2014 Indian Wedding Catering Trends

Guests enjoyed specially crafted appetizers and drinks, including “Bollywood Blues,” made from Antiquity Whisky imported from India, “Maharaja Punch,” crafted from Indian Old Monk Rum, and a special non-alcoholic Green Mango Lemonade
Guests were also treated to the emerging trend of “Nouvelle Thali-style Presentation” which allows for a seated dinner for a large number of guests, while preserving the texture, look and taste in this presentation format.

Sonic Village provided the well rehearsed entertainment, including Baraat Mob, sound, music, and dancers. After a quick Bollywood dance lesson, the entertainers had everyone dancing on the floor.
Hotel industry catering directors and managers from all across the Bay Area mingled with soon-to-be brides, grooms, parents, and took note of the themes and trends that will make 2014 weddings distinctive and memorable.
As always with Compassionate Chefs Cafe event, a percentage of the proceeds were intended for the benefit of the children of the Gandhi Ashram in India, and for the children of the Tenderloin in San Francisco.

The event took place on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at New Delhi Restaurant located on 160 Ellis Street.

More Photo Albums
View the entire photo album showcasing the red carpet and the Indian fashion show at New Delhi Restaurant here.

View the entire photo album of beautiful Indian table top designs and centerpieces here.
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.

Indian Wedding Catering Trends 2014

Chef Ranjan was the keynote speaker at the Silicon Valley NACE meeting. The focus was 2014 Indian Wedding Trends and was held at the beautiful Villa Montalvo at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA.

There was lots of blues, purples, golds and magentas; along with bhranga dancers, amazing table displays, great food and beautiful saris on lovely models. The 2014 Indian wedding season will be stunning!

You can see more pics and read two other reviews of the evening at Divine Affair and at Indian Weddings

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

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.

Wedding: Indian style

One of the most distinctive decorations in a Hindu wedding is the mandap. This canopy is an essential part of all wedding ceremonies and no couple would consider themselves married without it.

They can be understated and airy:

Or elaborate and stylized:

No matter how they look, a mandap always includes a chair for the bride and groom and space for the sacred fire. If you are planning your Indian wedding event and need help finding a mandap that suits your vision, contact Ranjan at New Delhi Restaurant to have nearly 25 years of wedding experience at your disposal.

A Sneek Peak At Indian Wedding Trends In 2011!

New Delhi Restaurant
and Ranjan Dey present

Sneak Peek at Indian Wedding Trends for 2011

Where: New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis St. San Francisco

When: December 3rd (Friday), 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Admission: $45 per person, $35 per person for NACE and ISES members

100% of proceeds will benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe.
Non-Profit Tax I.D. 94-3136771

This is event is for wedding industry members only and will not be open to the public.
Click here to register.

Program For The Evening

  • Understanding the Indian Wedding Market
  • How to reach the affluent Indian Wedding Market
  • Presenting Indian Wedding trends and styles
  • Understanding Indian Wedding terms and culture
  • How to negotiate an Indian Wedding contract
  • Get in the Indian Wedding spirit with complimentary trendy Indian appetizers and welcome drinks.

    Parking available at 261 Ellis St.

Our Fine Sponsors

Please contact Ranjan Dey at 415-816-4068 for sponsorship information.