Put on your best German accent as you sample frikadellen, flammkuchen or eintopf this weekend, at a German meal by new community dining group, Project Eat.
The project aims to provide a platform to home chefs who cook authentic, exotic cuisines, and to form a socialising space for diners — you can’t sit with people you know.
The chef at the first event, called the Deutsche Dining Experience, will be Ananya Banerjee, who has lived in Dusseldorf, Germany, for five years, and is now a home chef in Mumbai.
Project Eat is the brainchild of the teams behind catering service Pack-a-Pav, design platform Black Taxi and Powai eatery Mia Cucina, which will play host for the first event. Two batches of 20 diners each will be served a meal that includes one complimentary beer, says co-founder Rohan Mangalorkar.
“Oktoberfest is a 16-day long folk festival in Germany, where beer and food is a central part of the celebrations,” says Mangalorkar. “Oktoberfest has caught on in Mumbai as well, so we thought German cuisine would work well with the timing. The menu will contain traditional dishes such as frikadellen, German-style meatballs; flammkuchen, thin-crust German pizza; and eintopf, a traditional German stew with vegetables and meat.”
Diners will be encouraged to start new conversations, discuss the food and make new connections.
“A meal is an opportunity to have a great conversation,” adds Mangalorkar. Interested diners must book their seats and pay in advance, either by wire transfer, or by paying at Mia Cucina in Powai, or at the Pack-a-Pav office in Bandra.
WHAT: A German meal by Project Eat
WHERE: Terrace at El-Tara, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai;
WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm;
COST: Rs 1,800 for a vegetarian meal; Rs 2,000 for non-vegetarian;
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