Bret’s Table Welcomed Suvir Saran and Zoë François

Six wonderful and gracious students spent a delightful evening recently with Suvir Saran and Zoë François at Bret’s Table. A lively conversation ensued including the topic of food, but of course in true Mr. Saran form we also covered fashion and politics to name a few. Luckily at Bret’s Table we are not confined to political correctness as everyone is welcomed at the table.

The evening began with a glass of estate bottled wine by Laurentina; a Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. It’s a DOC wine of the Marches region of Italy. It’s a blend of Verdicchio, with the possible addition of Malvasia Toscana and Trebbiano Toscano, 15% maximum. A ripe peach and nectarine nose leads to a wonderful weight on the palate combined with expressive acidity and beautifully ripe fruit; the finish ending with a citrusy zing.

Suvir prepared a Lahori Chicken Curry with Whole Spices & Potatoes, Cauliflower Sautéed with Green Peppers, Tomato & Yogurt, Mango, Pineapple and Grapefruit Salad with Chile-Lime Vinaigrette and Cardamom-scented Rice Cream with Saffron Drizzle. Zoë taught us all how to make naan, using her bread dough from “Artisan Breads in Five Minutes a Day”. We also sampled the Domaine Zind Humbrecht; a Pinot Gris from Alsace. This wine was fantastic paired with the Lahori Chicken with a nose of lemon and honey yet not overly sweet.

If you don’t have a copy of Suvir’s books, Indian Home Cooking and American Masala nor Zoë’s book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes Day, you should go right now and purchase all three.

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