INDIAN AND MEXICAN?! YES! This autumn, two of London’s most colourful dining establishments Farzi London and Cavita will combine their culinary expertise to serve up a showstopping, seven-course, tasting menu combining the finest of Indian spice with the fire of Mexico, as well as championing two of London’s most exciting female chefs.
On 6 September 2023, Farzi’s Head Chef Dhwani Agarwal and owner and head chef of Cavita, Adriana Cavita will come together for one night only to indulge guests’ senses with an Indo-Mexico feast that showcases the indomitable talent of these two inspirational women.
About the Chefs
Born and raised in Mumbai, a city with a diverse blend of cultures from all over the country, chef Dhwani Agarwal faced many challenges, and climbed through the ranks to head up iconic modern Indian restaurant Farzi London. Dhwani’s story displays grit and determination in difficult conditions in a predominantly male industry. Her creative freedom at Farzi London has resulted in masterful, everchanging a la carte and tasting menus, her depth in flavour mixed with experimental techniques are clever and delicious. For this special event, Dhwani has teamed up with Adriana Cavita, who runs the Mexican hotspot in the heart of Marylebone, for what is set to be an unforgettable evening.
Mexican-born Adriana grew up in Azcapotzalco town. Brought into this world of food from a young age – Adriana was inspired to enter the industry by her grandma who owned a street food business. Adriana’s first real memory in the kitchen is with her grandma playing with the corn dough, cooking mini quesadillas and gorditas. Adriana moved to the UK to work as Head Chef at Peyotito but has long dreamt of opening her own restaurant that serves Mexican food cooked in the traditional way, with the best ingredients. Adriana’s debut restaurant Cavita opened in May 2022 to a host of outstanding reviews.
A menu where India meets Mexico
Priced at £75 per person, the duo will create elevated dishes exemplifying the very best of what each has to offer, combined in bold harmony. Highlights will include Cavita’s amuse bouche of a signature Mooli Cerviche, Mini Tostada, before meandering through to the Jalapeño and the showstopper of the evening, the Cumin Granita Sorbet.
Diners will delight in the collaborative main dish: Grilled Lamb Rump, Garam Masala, and Mexican Mole served with Dal Makhni and Cheese Kulcha – fragrant lamb paired with the heat of the mole to create a dish packed with flavour. The evening concludes with Dhwani’s delectable Douceur Noisette, for a smooth and sweet ending.
A vegetarian menu is also available, with highlights including Green Aguachile, Tomatillo, Avocado, lemon verbena, Jalapeño, Goose Berries, Kohlrabi or Textures of Mushrooms with Mexican Mole. For an extra £35 guests can enjoy an accompanying wine pairing, chosen by their expert drinks team and world-class mixologists Din Jusufi and Engji Shala.
Farzi’s Head Chef, Dhwani Agarwal says: “We are so excited to be collaborating with Cavita this Autumn, inviting Adriana to Farzi for this one-night-only event. Adriana shares my passion for fun and flavourful native dishes that transport diners back to our homelands, with this latest evolution of our menu.”
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