It was a busy week with client, Dishoom. On Sunday, we celebrated the Hindi festival of Holi with a proper party at Village Underground in Shoreditch. Maybe not quite as full on as something traditional in India, but it sure brighted up a dull, freezing cold day in London.
And earlier in the week, a launch party marked the release of the Dishoom story plates into the restaurant. These have captured people’s favourite tales of the original Irani cafes of old Bombay, and baked them onto a plate.
I’ve even got a plate with a story of mine from our trip to Mumbai in January, written as a haiku.
You won’t find a nicer, more genuine couple of guys than the founders of Dishoom, cousins, Kavi and Shamil Thakrar.