Had a sudden idea like a news-flash and thought of journal-ing it before I forget! The party will be at a park near my house – yes, it will be a cute Victorian picnic! Don’t you think it is just out of this world to go to a quite place with your friends in tow, look at lovely surroundings and eat and laugh and joke all together?
And, of course, everyone has to come with their picnic baskets!!!
As for me, when I have Kitchens of India why do I worry? Planning the last two parties has been so addictive and easy that I already picked up couple of gourmet food items that I am ordering right after finishing this post. Plus, we have all used ITC products all our lives and know that you can shut your eyes and trust their quality. Plus plus, in most of the Indian cities, the ITC restaurants are among the top 3 in terms of food and so if their internationally renowned chefs are devoting their energies to prepare some exclusive dishes, they have to be the very best. For this party, I will pick the gourmet desserts from KOI which includes their gourmet collection of halwas.
Given that most green patches from the city are being removed, this park is also tiny but still it has these trees and a gazebo to sit in the middle. I have seen people sitting an eating there sometimes so I am assuming they won’t kick my friends out.
The theme of my party would be potluck picnic! I intend to invite only my 6 closest friends, which 2 couples and another girl and a boy. This girl is a fabulous cook who cooks divine Italian fare and hence she will be given the onus of getting two types of pasta as main course. I am thinking that the red sauce one can be vegetarian, probably with mushrooms added, and the one in white sauce can be non vegetarian with chicken.
This other girl lives alone and has mastered quick bites, hence she will get some small eats as appetizers – mostly they will be cheese toasts, bhel puri and fruit chat. The other couple will get their lovely collection of games – they have taboo, Pictionary and scrabble. Plus they will get some bed sheets, mats, napkins and other things required for the picnic. And the lone boy shall be summoned to bring fruit juices and lemonade to keep everyone hydrated! He is also the clown of the gang and will also keep of us regaled with his jokes and anecdotes :D
is a Rajasthani desert made
from moong dal simmered in milk and garnished with almonds & saffron. It promises
to give your taste buds a royal treat after a gourmet meal. The Jodhpuri Moong Dal
is a delectable delight made from the choicest almonds, grated and simmered in
milk, ghee and khoya. Native to Awadhi Badam Halwa ,
this halwa tastes of all the richness and finesse that the Nawabs stood for. These
halwas are in ready to eat form and can be consumed straight out of the pack –
since we’re normally used to warming them, I think it will be great to eat them
at room temperature, as a change for this party. Lucknow
This party is going to be awesome! *dreamy*
This could be the party I will host for my friends if I win the Kitchens of India contest ;)