Angels Meet For Lunch!

Every so often a group of angels from Open Table gather at New Delhi Restaurant with Ranjan playing the role of Charlie. They talk about how to solve the problems of the world, where their energy will do the most good and what the next mission should be. Today they decided to keep it simple: Enjoy a delicious lunch, some wonderful company and continue the mission of supporting Compassionate Chefs Cafe with a spontaneous $100 donation. Thanks so much, Denise, Amanda and Chiara!

Every donation helps – if you would like to help too, please click here and donate in any amount.

The Voyage of Black Pepper

The Asian Society of Northern California is hosting their annual open house. This year, the food sponsor and speaker will be none other than Ranjan Dey! As part of the evening’s festivities, Ranjan will be giving a talk about the Indian city of Kochi and the role pepper plays in the history of India and it’s food.

Anyone and everyone are welcome to this event – it is an open house, after all!

Thu 14 Sep 2017
5:30pm – 8:00pm
500 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
FREE ASNC Members/Non-Members Suggested Donation of $20
Click here for tickets and more information.

To whet your appetite, here’s a video of Ranjan explaining the history of Indian pepper while in India – Kochin, to be exact.

New Delhi Restaurant presents The Desi Comedy Fest!


The top south Asian comedians are going to be doing their thing at Marines Memorial Hall on Aug 20th. You can go have fun, save a little coin and help out the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe all at the same time! Follow the link below and use promo code CCND to save $20 off the ticket price. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

 

 

Now, doesn’t that sound like a good time?

Purchase Your Tickets

Tickets are $40 per person online or $50 at the door. Please use promo code “CCND” when purchasing your tickets to receive a $20 Friends and Family discount at www.Eventbrite.com

The Funds Keep Coming In For CCC

Saanvi and her parents.

We raised over $3000 at our July Winemaker’s Dinner! Then – just when we thought it couldn’t get any better –  Miss Saanvi decided to help out the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe during Spring India Day.  We’ll let her tell it…

Hi Ranjan,

I am Saanvi Atluri, 7 years old and in second grade. I am interested in Robotics, Cooking, and of course, playing with my friends. I love the color pink and wish everything in this world is pink in color.

One weekend morning we were doing family breakfast and I asked my parents ‘how about a lemonade stand this summer?’ My mom encouraged the idea and mentioned we could donate the proceeds to charity. My Dad liked our idea and supported the same.

Both my great-grandfathers are freedom fighters and they did lots of charity. My family does believe in education and we also sponsor yearly two kids for education. My grandparents does annadanam (food charity) for many religious events. My family believes in giving back to society.

When I met Ranjan Dey (my mom’s Guruji) with my parents, he mentioned about Compassionate Chefs organization and the great work the organization did to communities across world. Being a global citizen, I thought I should help kids for education. My parents always told me that I an responsible for my future.

I volunteered to add lemonade to a South Indian food booth named “KOSTA” at the Spring India Day event along with my friends and family. With support, I was able to raise funds by selling lemonade at San Francisco’s Union Square.

I am looking forward to working with Compassionate Chefs Cafe and supporting them. I wish all the very best to kids in the organization. Let us make this world a better place to live!

I would like to thank my Dad (Krishna), my Mom (Deepika), Guruji (Ranjan), Uncle (Sharat), Aunts (Sujatha, Sunita), Sisir (little cousin) for supporting me in this great cause.

With love,
Saanvi Atluri Choudary

Saanvi will be selling lemonade at the Dilli Haat event in Sunnyvale, CA on August 5th. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, go say hi and get some delicious lemonade!

Update on the Legacy & Legends Wine Dinner

The funds are still rising from our July 6th wine dinner. In addition to the nearly $2,000 we raised that night, we have received an additional $1000 for the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe!

The donor wishes to remain anonymous, but our thanks is public. Thank you so much!

See more photos from the fabulous evening here: Facebook album.

 

A great night of wine and history for CCC!

We raised $2000 and counting… Great success at New Delhi Restaurant for Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner! Delicious food by Chef Ranjan paired with wines from Heraszthy Family Cellars! #CompassionateChefsCafe #SpritzSF #IndianCuisine #NewDelhiRestaurant Big thank you to DJ Amar Solunamar for donating the sound system for the evening and to Colin Hussey for capturing all the beautiful pictures.

Val Heraszthy from Heraszthy Family Cellars and Ranjan.

Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner: Only a few tables left!

Seats are going fast for the Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner with Heraszthy Family Cellars on July 6th. In addition to fantastic wine, wonderful food and the combined entertaining powers of Ranjan and Val Haraszthy – we’ve added a variety pack specialty beers from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon to our silent auction.

More about the beer: You may not be able to time travel, but your taste buds can! This variety pack of four aged specialty beers from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon will take you back to 2014, when America was obsessed with Ebola and the Ice Bucket Challenge. These limited edition barrel-aged beers were purchased shortly after they were bottled and have been kept at cellar temperatures ever since. These beers are meant to be aged, which is why they are dipped in wax and boast a “best after” date on the label. While it may seem sacrilegious, we recommend mixing The Abyss and The Dissident for a special cocktail we call “The Abyssident.”

Val is donating a 3-liter bottle of something delicious from his cellar AND! there is a beautiful piece of fine art available to the highest bidder.

This fantastic painting has been created by famed Indian artist Uma Shankar, using a combination of paint and semi-precious stones. This piece is one in a series depicting scenes from the Madhushala Collection – or The House of Wine.

Tickets to the wine dinner are $125 per person, inclusive of 8.5% tax and 18% service charge.

Please use promo code “CCC” when purchasing your tickets to receive a $25 Friends and Family discount at www.Eventbrite.com

Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner with the Founding Family of the CA Wine Industry

Ranjan and Val warming up to entertain.

Please join us at New Delhi Restaurant on July 6th as Vallejo (Val) Haraszthy of Heraszthy Family Cellars and Ranjan Dey pour award-winning wines and share stories from one of the oldest vineyards in California. The California wine industry began in Val’s backyard and his enthusiasm is infectious!

Here is a video of Val explaining to Ranjan the role his great-great-grandfather had in making California a state.

Tickets are $125 per person, inclusive of 8.5% tax and 18% service charge.

Please use promo code “CCC” when purchasing your tickets to receive a $25 Friends and Family discount at www.Eventbrite.com

Anchor Brewing and New Delhi Restaurant celebrate 30 years

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Our 30th Anniversary Legacy and Legends series continues with a special event featuring San Francisco’s own Anchor Brewing Company and brewery historian Dave Burkhart.

The festivities begin on Thursday, June 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the New Delhi Bar.

Join us in the New Delhi Bar as Dave shares his passion for brewing and tells stories of his history with a San Francisco institution. Two appetizer samples will be available to enjoy with the beer.

The Assorted Tandoori Platter: A combination of chicken tikka, seekh kebab and tandoori prawns ($13) and the Assorted Vegetable Platter: A combination of samosas, bari pakora, chili cheese pakora and papadums ($10).

All proceeds from the evening event will benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe – helping kids across the street at the Tenderloin After School Program and across the ocean at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

Meet Dave Burkhart

Dave Burkhart of Anchor Brewing.
Dave Burkhart of Anchor Brewing.

California-born historian and award-winning author David Burkhart is an honors graduate of Yale. Since 1991, he has been on the staff of San Francisco’s renowned Anchor Brewing Company where, having done virtually every job in the brewery, he is responsible for the names, stories, and label designs of Anchor’s brews and serves as Brewery Historian. His books on the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and San Francisco mixologist Cocktail Boothby have won numerous awards, including the Benjamin Franklin, International Publisher, National Indie Excellence, and National Best Books Awards in History. A Grammy-nominated trumpeter, Dave teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory, is a member of the Bay Brass and the San Francisco Brass Quintet, and performs regularly with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet Orchestras.

Save the Date: May 4th with 21st Amendment Brewery

Legacy & Legends: May 4th in the New Delhi Bar

Ranjan Dey invites you to join him in celebration of New Delhi

Restaurant’s 30 year legacy by enjoying a legendary evening in our bar with Bay Area brewers 21st Amendment. The festivities begin Thursday, May 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Be part of the conversation about the stories and people that helped create these two San Francisco legends.

This event will benefit the kids of Compassionate Chefs Café (www.compassionatechefs.org) in helping us raise $30,000 to help build the HeART Center in Ahmedabad, India and create a reunion of the Tenderloin After School Program kids with their counterparts in India.

Spring India Day 2017, June 10th at Union Square!

Please come and join India in America (Free event ) on 10th June 2017 at Union Square for a full day of fun and entertainment.
This is our 3rd annual event, featuring heritage culture shopping and food!
Spring India Day will be featuring henna artists, Bollywood dancing, music, a high couture fashion show, and more! Our food booths will entice your taste buds with several Indian regional cuisines including samosas, keebabs, curried rice, exotic island delights, South Indian delicacies, and roadside chat selections.

More details on our Facebook page!

Where: San Francisco’s Union Square
When: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2017

This event is organized by WomenNow TV in association with New Delhi Restaurant and benefits Compassionate Chefs Cafe a 501(c) non-profit organization with a mission to help Kids Across the Street in the Tenderloin After School Program and Across the Ocean in Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India to help them become global citizens.

Parking is available underground, also the parking at the Ellis St garage is cheap.
Address : 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Other Links for Parking : https://spothero.com/san-francisco/union-square-parking
Parking Tips : http://www.visitunionsquaresf.com/getting_around