Last night was a special day..
I was with my foodie friends, perched on a high wooden stool, sipping on an icy cold drinks and munching on freshly churned out #sindhi snacks like masala Koki, and Sanna Pakoras. There was vibrant music in the back ground, some of my friends would shake a hip or arms in happiness, Fresh sea air filled the space mingled with sweet aroma of food.
I was at the launch of #FBAIkitchen..a food truck, parked at The Bar Bank at Juhu.
I never knew this place existed (although I have passed this area at Juhu many times). This is a vibrant open space where food trucks of different cuisines (doling out detectable cuisine) are parked side by side (in a big circle) with a large sitting area in the centre. In the patio are set of wooden furniture where you can chill with friends. The place offer free wifi..so u can sit for hours. It has a kind of carnival atmosphere with catchy music in the background. I really liked this place, more so that it now has #FBAIKitchen that cares for homechefs.
Concept child of Saloni and Sameer Malkani, #FBAIKitchen will help homechefs and homecooks to have an experience of running the restaurant from food truck before they can start on their own. This is a good platform for them to showcase their innovation and creation to the world, who initially had their moments of fame only during one day pop ups or at private workshops, and that too, only for limited group of people, But here they are actually meeting the floating audience who come to try something new everyday.
This month has started with sweet and petite homechef Jyoti Vishnani, who will showcase her #sindhi cuisine. There were sanna pakoras, Kheema patties, sindhi curry and many other specialities.
I was happy that #FBAIKItchen has given exposure to #SindhiCuisine, to start with, with none other than our bubbly and young Jyoti Vishnani, a Sindhi Chef from Ulhasnagar, who earlier had the privilege of working with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s Signature by Sanjeev in Doha. More recently she had a pop-up, she had curated for Punjab Grill in Mumbai. She was also the contestant in Masterchef season 4 plus she had an opportunity to share her recipes on Tata Sky Cooking, a project by Chef Vikas Khanna. It was really nice meeting her.
Great time ahead for different Homechefs , line up from different regional cultural cuisine, who will showcase their own cuisine on monthly rotation basis. This holds good opportunity for them to experience the running of restaurant before they can venture on their own. #FBAIKitchen is also good for people who will get different cuisine every month and have more reasons to visit BarBank month after month…
Watch out for more updates as the chef changes each month…….