Jan 17, New York City: Neuman’s Kitchen partnership with Chef Floyd Cardoz saw its inaugural event at the home of New York social entrepreneur and founder of The Giving Back Foundation, Meera Gandhi. Ms Gandhi hosted a private reception at her historic townhome (First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s former residence) for the launch of fashion brand MIRAI by Mirai Doshi and for Indian fashion designers Abu Jani/Sandeep Khosla (the duo that recently designed the wedding dresses for Priyanka Chopra, Isha Ambani and have dressed celebrities like Beyonce, Cardi B, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor, to name a few). The event was attended by over 150 people with many well known guests in attendance including, Abhi Kothari of Amprapali Jewels, Amishi and Mickey Doshi, Caroline Leiberman, Vikas Khanna, Jaswant Lalwani, Paul Neuman and his wife Dr. Karen Binder-Brynes, Priya Kumar, Mr and Mrs Kamal Dandona, JD Lawrence, Amrita Singh and Sam Bhatia amongst others.
Chef Floyd Cardoz and Neuman’s Kitchen Executive Chef Robb Garceau created a menu of Indian street food presented in a whimsical and unexpected manner. Guest dined on green chickpea chat, shishito pepper pakoras, goat cheese paneer and potato wada, ground lamb and scrambled eggs in a tart shell, chicken ghee roast and spoons of fluke tartar in a kukum mango broth. The Chef also created a specialty cocktail of Martell VS Cognac and mango puree rimmed with crushed candy-coated fennel seeds in honor of the designers called the Abu Sandeep – New York, which was a hit amongst the designers and the guests.