Our April pop-up dinner event: We're going to India!

Our monthly Sunday night pop-up dinners continue next month with a MUMBAI STREET FOOD TOUR special event on April 14, 2024. In the tradition of featuring good eats from exotic destinations around the world, we'll be recreating a multi-course vegetarian Indian foodie safari experience like no other. We've got comfort foods, playful flavor bombs, and indulgent treats – buttery, spicy, sweet – you name it! Join us for a vegetarian culinary ride through the heart and soul of Mumbai's street food scene:

  • Chaat: Pani Puri • Playful little flavor explosions that packs a punch
  • Sev Puri • Light, crisp canapes topped with potatoes, onions, flavorful sauces and thin crispy fried chickpea noodles
  • Idli Sambar Chutney • Savory steamed lentil and rice cakes with a lentil tamarind stew and coconut chutney
  • Paneer Frankie • A favorite among college kids, a soft wrap encasing a spicy paneer filling
  • Pav Bhaji • A flavor-packed spicy vegetable mash served with a buttered bread roll
  • Mawa Cake • A rich Parsi treat at the Irani cafĂ© served with Chai Rabdi sauce
Of course, there will be imported wine and beer pairings all evening long, plus a few surprises!

For the first time, we'll be featuring a meat-free menu made by Sirisha Bhandaru, our guest chef tonight. Sirisha grew up in Andhra Pradesh and in Mumbai, India but spent many summers with her grandmother, who taught her how to cook authentic dishes from scratch using homegrown ingredients. Since 2016, Sirisha has taught dozens of cooking classes in Urbana featuring regional Indian cuisines. Sirisha also manages her popular Instagram food blog page @mycravesandraves, known for food styling, photography, food storytelling, and recipes.

All of our Sunday night dinners are all-inclusive prix fixe affairs. This means you get a multi-course dinner complete with wine and beer pairings all evening long for one fixed price. Unlike at restaurants, all taxes and tips are included as well. 

For more information about how to score a seat at these pop-up dinners, please join the popup_dinners_cu Facebook group, follow @popup_dinners_cu on Instagram, or subscribe to my email newsletter. Seating is extremely limited, so please book early. 

Gift certificates are also available for all our pop-up events. The cost is $95 per person. Info: gift@cooking-with-paul.com