Anchor Brewing and New Delhi Restaurant celebrate 30 years

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Our 30th Anniversary Legacy and Legends series continues with a special event featuring San Francisco’s own Anchor Brewing Company and brewery historian Dave Burkhart.

The festivities begin on Thursday, June 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the New Delhi Bar.

Join us in the New Delhi Bar as Dave shares his passion for brewing and tells stories of his history with a San Francisco institution. Two appetizer samples will be available to enjoy with the beer.

The Assorted Tandoori Platter: A combination of chicken tikka, seekh kebab and tandoori prawns ($13) and the Assorted Vegetable Platter: A combination of samosas, bari pakora, chili cheese pakora and papadums ($10).

All proceeds from the evening event will benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe – helping kids across the street at the Tenderloin After School Program and across the ocean at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

Meet Dave Burkhart

Dave Burkhart of Anchor Brewing.
Dave Burkhart of Anchor Brewing.

California-born historian and award-winning author David Burkhart is an honors graduate of Yale. Since 1991, he has been on the staff of San Francisco’s renowned Anchor Brewing Company where, having done virtually every job in the brewery, he is responsible for the names, stories, and label designs of Anchor’s brews and serves as Brewery Historian. His books on the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and San Francisco mixologist Cocktail Boothby have won numerous awards, including the Benjamin Franklin, International Publisher, National Indie Excellence, and National Best Books Awards in History. A Grammy-nominated trumpeter, Dave teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory, is a member of the Bay Brass and the San Francisco Brass Quintet, and performs regularly with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet Orchestras.

 

Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner with the Founding Family of the CA Wine Industry


Please join us on July 6th as Vallejo (Val) Haraszthy of Heraszthy Family Cellars and Ranjan Dey pour award-winning wines and share stories from one of the oldest vineyards in California. The California wine industry began in Val’s backyard and his enthusiasm is infectious!

Here is a video of Val explaining to Ranjan the role his great-great-grandfather had in making California a state.


Menu and wines for the July Wine Dinner at New Delhi Restaurant
 

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Tickets are $125 per person, inclusive of 8.5% tax and 18% service charge.

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Legends & Legacys Wine Maker’s Dinner

In celebration of New Delhi Restaurant’s 30th anniversary, Chef Ranjan Dey will be taking guests on an incredible journey through the exotic flavors of New Delhi Restaurant, with sumptuous wines from Haraszthy Family Cellars. Co-hosted by winemaker Vallejo “Val” Haraszthy, the Legends and Legacy Wine Maker Dinner, held Thursday, July 6th at 6:30 PM, will feature dishes made with a unique blend of 30 spices in tribute to New Delhi Restaurant’s milestone. Val’s enthusiastic discussions of world class wine will enhance Chef Ranjan Dey’s exciting stories of the origins behind each dish. Val is the great grandson of Agoston Haraszthy, who built what is considered California’s first winery – the Buena Vista Winery, in Sonoma in 1857.

As part of New Delhi Restaurant’s charity arm, Compassionate Chefs Café, the proceeds of the accompanying silent auction will go to the children of San Francisco’s Tenderloin After School Program and Gandhi Ashram in Manav Sadhna, India. The auction items are a beautiful work of original art depicting a scene from the Madhushaalaa Collection – The House of Wine, painted by famous artist Uma Shankar of Jaipur, India and a three-liter bottle of wine from Val’s private collection!

Join us for a night of delectable food and wine, to celebrate New Delhi Restaurant’s 30th anniversary, and contribute to a good cause! The dinner is $125 per person, inclusive of 8.5% tax and 18% service charge. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

The Menu

Mazadaar Shuruaat (Beginnings)

Vegetable Chop – Tasty Bengali vegetable croquettes with spicy tomato sauce

2015 Bearitage Lodi Sauvignon Blanc – Haraszthy Family Cellars

Mukhya Bhojon (Mains)

Alu Posto – Flavorful Bengali potatoes with ground poppy seed and spices

Kosha Murgir Mangsho- Spicy Bengali chicken curry cooked in mustard oil and masala

Vegetarian option available

Bengali Tomato and Date chutney

Steamed Basmati Rice

2015 Bearitage Zinfandel Amador County – Haraszthy Family Cellars

Mithai Aur Chai (Dessert & Tea)

Lal Gurrer Payesh – Creamy Bengali Rice Pudding with Molasses & Raisins

Masala Chai

2015 Bearitage Lodi Red Wine – Haraszthy Family Cellars

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The Bhartiya Mandal Foundation Gave a Boost to Compassionate Chefs Cafe

The Bhartiya Mandal Foundation hosted an early Mother’s Day Paint and Wine event to benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe. A whole crowd of fabulous women showed up, made beautiful art, drank delicious wine and helped raise $2500 for Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

The funds will be split evenly between the Tenderloin After School Program and the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

We are thrilled to partner with such a wonderful Bay Area organization.

Find out more about Bhartiya Mandal Foundation here.

Join Us For the Third Annual Spring India Day, June 10th

For the third year in a row, India will take over Union Square on Spring India Day – June 10th, 2017. Join us for all the food, music, dancing and artistry that India has to offer!

More Details Here.

 

TASP Kids visit New Delhi Restaurant

Once upon a time, Ranjan catered a wedding for a pair of wonderful people who fell in love. They found out about Compassionate Chefs Cafe and the Tenderloin After School Program and became supporters. Over time, those two lovely people had a beautiful baby girl. To celebrate their daughter’s first birthday, they chose to have a Day of Service rather than a party. Because it was their girl’s birthday, who better to help them celebrate than the kids of TASP? And where is the best place to have lunch? New Delhi Restaurant!

So many thanks to Shweta and Rikin for making a great day happen! Happy birthday to your gorgeous girl!

Save the Date! – Together for H2Ope: India

DATE: Sunday, Oct 2

TIME: 12:30 to 3:30 pm

PLACE: New Delhi Restaurant

The Numi Foundation helps provide clean drinking water to the farming communities that grow their tea and also offer experiential gardening, arts and social studies curricula to low-income K-8 public schools. So you can help someone get clean water in India, fill your own cup with delicious tea and help local kids all at one champagne brunch. Not bad for a Sunday!

The event will also feature a special Assamese buffet!
Kumro Bhajji – Pumpkin fritters with black cumin
Narikel Dal – Lentils with cumin and coconut
Papaer Khar – Green papaya prepared with mild spices
Bhindi Sorsori – Okra prepared Assamese style
Koni Alu Pitika – Mashed potatoes and eggs seasoned with mustard oil, cilantro and chopped onions
Steamed rice
Kachumber salad with cherry tomatoes
Nan

Dessert
Payas – Rice pudding with golden raisins
Hurmur Gur – A traditional Assamese dessert with puffed rice, full cream and sweet liquid jaggery
Chai – Spiced milk tea with Numi Assamese black tea leaves

For more information or to RSPV, contact Darian at darian@NumiFoundation.org

Take home a beautiful black and white portrait from Spring India Day


Noted Bay Area portrait photographer Hemali Zaveri will be taking old-fashioned black and white portraits in booth B1 near the main stage. Portraits are $15 and all proceeds will benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe.
This is the perfect time to commemorate your Spring India Day finery! HemaliPhoto.com

 

 

Save the Date!
June 11th is our next Spring India Day !

WomenNow and New Delhi Restaurant will be hosting their second Spring India Day on June 11th in Union Square in the heart of San Francisco. Spring India Day is a free annual festival. It is a celebration of the colorful and exuberant Indian culture.

Come join us as we take over beautiful San Francisco’s crown jewel – Union Square – for a full day of fun and entertainment. Spring India Day will be featuring henna artists, Bollywood dancing, music, a high couture fashion show, and more! Our food booths will entice your taste buds with several Indian regional cuisines including samosas, keebabs, curried rice, exotic island delights, South Indian delicacies, and roadside chat selections.

Where: San Francisco’s Union Square
When: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Date: Saturday, June 11th, 2016

This event is organized by WomenNow TV in association with New Delhi Restaurant and benefits Compassionate Chefs Cafe a 501(c) non-profit organization with a mission to help Kids Across the Street in the Tenderloin After School Program and Across the Ocean in Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India to help them become global citizens.

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/SpringIndiaDay2016/

Save the Date! June 11th is our next Spring India Day!

 

WomenNow and New Delhi Restaurant will be hosting their second Spring India Day on June 11th in Union Square in the heart of San Francisco. Spring India Day is a free annual festival. It is a celebration of the colorful and exuberant Indian culture.

Come join us as we take over beautiful San Francisco’s crown jewel – Union Square – for a full day of fun and entertainment. Spring India Day will be featuring henna artists, Bollywood dancing, music, a high couture fashion show, and more! Our food booths will entice your taste buds with several Indian regional cuisines including samosas, keebabs, curried rice, exotic island delights, South Indian delicacies, and roadside chat selections.

Where: San Francisco’s Union Square
When: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Date: Saturday, June 11th, 2016

This event is organized by WomenNow TV in association with New Delhi Restaurant and benefits Compassionate Chefs Cafe a 501(c) non-profit organization with a mission to help Kids Across the Street in the Tenderloin After School Program and Across the Ocean in Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India to help them become global citizens.

Compassionate Chefs will be hosting a photo booth next to the main stage with props and backgrounds. Bring your smiling face and help out a great cause!

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/SpringIndiaDay2016/

May 6 Wine Maker’s Dinner

MAY WINE MAKER’S DINNER
featuring
Rancho Sisquoc & New Delhi Restaurant

DESCRIPTION

Join us for a one of a kind Wine Dinner Adventure. Your taste buds will be taken on an incredible journey from the sumptuous wines of Rancho Sisquoc Winery, to the exotic flavors of New Delhi Restaurant. Your hosts will be Winemaker Sarah Mullins and Chef Ranjan Dey. A beautiful original painting by renowned artist, Uma Shankar of Jaipur, India will be the showcase of the evening. As you delight your palate while wining and dining, let your eyes feast on the work of art that depicts glimpses of the poems from the Madhushaalaa Collection – The House Of Wine. Sarah Mullins’ enthusiasm for making world class wines will dazzle the evening while Chef Ranjan Dey dances around the dining room, sharing the exciting stories behind each and every dish on your table.

$125 per person
inclusive of 8.75% tax and 18% service charge

SILENT AUCTION

There will be a poetry reading about the original painting featured in the evening’s silent action. All proceeds from the auction will benefit 300 children across the street at San Francisco’s Tenderloin After School Program and 300 children across the ocean at the Gandhi Ashram with Manav Sadhna, India. Our mission with our ongoing support and programs is to help these children connect with each other and become global citizens like you and me. To learn more, please speak with Chef Ranjan Dey or visit www.CompassionateChefs.org

MENU

Mazadaar Shuruaat (Beginnings)
Cauliflower Kosambari
South Indian salad with cauliflower, pineapple, grated coconut and more
2014 Sylvaner – Santa Barbara – Rancho Sisquoc Winery

Mukhya Bhojon (Mains)
Fragrant cabbage and black garbonzo flavored with Kalonji and cilantro and steamed Poha style pressed rice
2014 Chardonnay – Santa Barbara – Rancho Sisquoc Winery

Kerelan Pepper Chicken
Creamy coconut chicken in onion gravy with black pepper, curry leaves and whole mustard served with basmati rice and nan bread
2013 Merlot – Santa Barbara – Rancho Sisquoc Winery

Mithai Aur Chai (Dessert & Tea)
Mango rice pudding with milk dumplings
Masala Chai
2014 River Red – Santa Barbara – Rancho Sisquoc Winery

New Delhi Restaurant     –     160 Ellis Street – San Francisco, CA 94102
Friday, May 6th, 2016 – Door Opens 6:30pm – Dinner Seating 7:00pm

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How to Eat Indian Style: An Intimate Foodie Event

Get in touch with your senses and learn to eat the Indian way! (Hint: it involves bread and rice.)

This casual social training workshop will be led by long-time San Francisco chef Ranjan Dey – star of the documentary series My India with Ranjan Dey. (myindiashow.com) The event will be both a class and networking opportunity in enjoying Indian food the way it has been done in India for over 5000 years. There will also be information about the diverse dining styles found in the different regions of India.

Ranjan is famous for always being ready for a party. This will be a wonderful social gathering where you will be able to meet and network with other Bay Area foodies.

Ticket price includes food tasting and a glass of wine. 10% of all sales will be donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe. (www.compassionatechefs.org)

No refunds, please.

When: Friday, April 8, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Where: New Delhi Restaurant – 160 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Reserve your tickets here: How To Eat Indian Style