Mumbai is a paradise for food lovers. With an amazing lineup of casual dining restaurants, fine dining, cafes, pubs and nightclubs already in place and new ones coming up frequently, niche and unique cuisines are mushrooming every day in the city! The options for international food are abundant, but there are very few places where one can go for an authentic Tamil meal. To fill this gap, Neha Kannan, wife of Renowned TV and Radio Host Siddharth Kannan has curated authentic Tamilian feast called 'Virundhu'! The feast hosted by her at WTF, Versova saw a large turnout of celebrities and authentic Tamil food lovers!
Pooja Bedi, Divya Dutta, Kirti Kulhari, Baba Sehgal, Shama Sikander and her beau James Milliron, Bakhtiyar and Tanaaz Irani, Raghav Sachchar and his wife Amita, Holistic Health and Fitness Guru Mickey Mehta,Fukrey Lead Varun Sharma, and politician Shalini Thackeray amongst other celebrities from the entertainment and corporate world were present who relished Neha's delicacies.
Baba Sehgal infact did a video praising Neha's cuisine through a rap song.
The thali meal comprised of 6 starters and 8 main course items, all of which were enjoyed with great gusto. The use of coconut, tamarind, herbs and spices typical of Tamil Nadu rendred true Tamil flavour to the dishes. The rarely seen Adai dosa, Avial a stew and Sundals -both vegetarian and prawn Sundals were some of the much items on the menu!
Neha is a Marwari, born and brought up in Chennai, married to a Tamil Brahmin.She has a degree in hotel management and a wide range of work experience including at the Marriott Hotel, Flurys Kolkata, Greek Italian and Lebanese restaurants. She curates authentic Tamil Nadu meals with great insight and delight!
Looks like Neha Kannan is one food curator who makes sure that her guests taste different flavours and textures.
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