I received a message from Sid Mathur asking me if I would like to attend a talk on organic foods followed by vegetarian lunch at Smoke House Delhi , Hauz Khas Village . The idea of both appealed to me and I found myself at his stunning property in Hauz Khas Village overlooking the lake.
What appealed even more was that here was a restauranteur who was taking committed steps to inculcate and encourage healthy living by promoting healthy organic eating through his restaurant .
After his brief talk we sat down to an amazing meal cooked by Sid's chefs using only Ashmeets organic ingredients - vegetables , pasta -made from Kathiya wheat - a red wheat sourced from U.P.
I ate delicious Pomegranate and kale Gazpacho , followed by and amazing roasted beet salad . For mains I opted for the rustic and flavorful pasta and tasted Sid's quiche , everything was so fresh and different tasting , something I experience too when I eat what I grow.
I do hope more restaurants make genuine efforts to give their clients organic options on their menu , and that way encourage the farmers too to produce organically by providing them a ready market for their produce. Organic eating means organic farming - the environment , Mother Earth and we all too live healthily .Thank you Sid Mathur & Ashmeet Kapoor .