The Funds Keep Coming In For CCC

We raised over $3000 at our July Winemaker’s Dinner! Then – just when we thought it couldn’t get any better –  Miss Saanvi decided to help out the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe during Spring India Day.  We’ll let her tell it…

Saanvi and her parents.

Hi Ranjan,

I am Saanvi Atluri, 7 years old and in second grade. I am interested in Robotics, Cooking, and of course, playing with my friends. I love the color pink and wish everything in this world is pink in color.

One weekend morning we were doing family breakfast and I asked my parents ‘how about a lemonade stand this summer?’ My mom encouraged the idea and mentioned we could donate the proceeds to charity. My Dad liked our idea and supported the same.

Both my great-grandfathers are freedom fighters and they did lots of charity. My family does believe in education and we also sponsor yearly two kids for education. My grandparents does annadanam (food charity) for many religious events. My family believes in giving back to society.

When I met Ranjan Dey (my mom’s Guruji) with my parents, he mentioned about Compassionate Chefs organization and the great work the organization did to communities across world. Being a global citizen, I thought I should help kids for education. My parents always told me that I an responsible for my future.

I volunteered to add lemonade to a South Indian food booth named “KOSTA” at the Spring India Day event along with my friends and family. With support, I was able to raise funds by selling lemonade at San Francisco’s Union Square.

I am looking forward to working with Compassionate Chefs Cafe and supporting them. I wish all the very best to kids in the organization. Let us make this world a better place to live!

I would like to thank my Dad (Krishna), my Mom (Deepika), Guruji (Ranjan), Uncle (Sharat), Aunts (Sujatha, Sunita), Sisir (little cousin) for supporting me in this great cause.

With love,
Saanvi Atluri Choudary

Saanvi will be selling lemonade at the Dilli Haat event in Sunnyvale, CA on August 5th. Head over there, get some delicious lemonade and help her donate to Compassionate Chefs!

A great night of wine and history for CCC!

We raised $2000 and counting… Great success at New Delhi Restaurant for Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner! Delicious food by Chef Ranjan paired with wines from Heraszthy Family Cellars! #CompassionateChefsCafe #SpritzSF #IndianCuisine #NewDelhiRestaurant Big thank you to DJ Amar Solunamar for donating the sound system for the evening and to Colin Hussey for capturing all the beautiful pictures.

Val Heraszthy from Heraszthy Family Cellars and Ranjan.

Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner: Only a few tables left!


Seats are going fast for the Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner with Heraszthy Family Cellars on July 6th. In addition to fantastic wine, wonderful food and the combined entertaining powers of Ranjan and Val Haraszthy – we’ve added a variety pack specialty beers from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon to our silent auction.

More about the beer: You may not be able to time travel, but your taste buds can! This variety pack of four aged specialty beers from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon will take you back to 2014, when America was obsessed with Ebola and the Ice Bucket Challenge. These limited edition barrel-aged beers were purchased shortly after they were bottled and have been kept at cellar temperatures ever since. These beers are meant to be aged, which is why they are dipped in wax and boast a “best after” date on the label. While it may seem sacrilegious, we recommend mixing The Abyss and The Dissident for a special cocktail we call “The Abyssident.”

Val is donating a 3-liter bottle of something delicious from his cellar AND! there is a beautiful piece of fine art available to the highest bidder.

This fantastic painting has been created by famed Indian artist Uma Shankar, using a combination of paint and semi-precious stones. This piece is one in a series depicting scenes from the Madhushala Collection – or The House of Wine.

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

Please use promo code “CCC” when purchasing your tickets to receive a $25 Friends and Family discount at www.Eventbrite.com

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.

Please use promo code “CCC” when purchasing your tickets to receive a $25 Friends and Family discount at www.Eventbrite.com

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/