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Benarasi Lunch Bouquet

February 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Archana’s food takeaway initiative, Café de Laila started as a response to COVID, when people could not venture out of their homes. She noticed how people would order food from outside and eat unhealthy food on a regular basis. With Café De Laila, Archana’s vision was to provide delicious yet adulteration-free, organic and homemade food without any chemicals or preservatives added.
The dream is to bring the perfect fusion of East and West through her unique menu that combines the best of Rajasthan and Awadh, and other regions of India.

A Banarasi meal platter is nothing short of a potboiler evergreen Bollywood masala, it has all elements that can be savoured in a desi way-romantic sweet to salty melodrama to a suspenseful chatpata thriller. Try out the different spices and find and make your own taste genre!

Appetizer

Evergreen Ghughari-Papadi
Crisp and soft, charming and seasonal peas cooked in fresh green chutney served with papadi)

Thriller Chatpata Bharwan Dal ke Parathe
A little spicy, a little sour, a little salty, a mixed flavour set hidden in the parantha, you never know what you will bite into next!

Epic Royal Periodic Shahi paneer
The traditional favourite cottage cheese dish of the kings and queens from Mughal-e-Azam to Jodha Akbar to Rajputi Shaan glamorously portrayed in Bollywood

Family Drama Tehri
An authentic dish of rice made with lots of fresh veggies of the season, just like the perfectly balanced happy Indian parivaar diet

Desi College RomCom Dahi Bada
Traditional and popular street food from Banaras, the urad dal fried balls soaked in flavored curd with tamarind chutney defines the young college pals dealing with the sweetness and sourness of life away from their homes, at the brink of a new life

Dessert

Khaike Paan Banaras wala Coconut Paan Laddoo
A Bollywood movie is incomplete without a romantic song or happy ending, so here are coconut balls stuffed with paan and gulkand, so that your Banarasi Bollywood tale ends on a sweet note 😊

Quick Details:

Date: Saturday, 19th February
Time: 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Price: 1260/person
Venue: Edible Routes- Amarkanan farm
Farm no- 3, north drive , DLF Chatterpur
Location – https://g.page/Amarkanan-Farm?

About Chef

Archana Singh hails from the quaint town of Banaras. Her culinary skills have been passed down from her maternal generations, from her dadi, nani to mother and her. Gastronomical expertise does run in her blood, with the first dish that she ever prepared being aptly named the ‘ladyfinger’. By handling her diploma, work in the hospitality and education industry and the cooking at home, all singlehandedly, she broke the myth that a working and studying woman cannot handle home affairs.

Archana specializes in using minimum ingredients with the best fusion ratio in all her dishes whether South Indian, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali and so on in the most innovative, healthy and delicious way. The biggest compliment that she ever received from her spiritual guru was that she was a master of creating soul soothing food. That was the turning point for her when she decided to nurture this gift as a stress reliever and also to earn an income. She decided to not just feed her family but also feed the society that she was a part of.

Apart from food, she is also passionate about making art, gardening and upcycling waste products aesthetically.

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