An Indian Event. An Update with pictures

A young 35 year old man, Kevin , is the owner of a restaurant in Quincy. He is the master chef and an extraordinary human being. He reminds me of a little puppy dog, innocent and cute. He usually has elaborate events on the holidays. I.e. Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and so on and so forth. The Main Course is one of the finer establishments here, and Kevin has been doing a great work of handling the stress of managing the place with ease and great efficacy. He does French and Italian cuisine as a routine, and though I have not been there for dinner ever, I have heard raving reviews of the cuisine that he has provided.
Last month he and I got together, and decided to do an Indian dinner~ a five course meal. I have cooked for a lot of people, but for a hundred people? I’ve done that only once a year when we have the Fund Raiser Dinner for the Islamic Center. And then I only make one or two dishes. The rest of the group makes other dishes.
However, I did take the challenge, and agreed to do that. We decided on the menu and I started going to the restaurant to feel the kitchen out and how I can do my things without getting in the way of the crew there. Until yesterday afternoon, I was quite nervous and didn’t know if it will be boo-hoo flop.
Last night was the gala event. There were two seating and each seating was packed to capacity. I should have known. Kevin was a master. He orchestrated the serving of food most elegantly. Here are the pictures to prove what I am saying.
I had gone there in the morning and prepared the kababs including a few vegetarian dishes, and had them ready.
Here are some pictures from last night. Hope wordpress will be able to get them on this site.
Sorry, I am not able to load the pictures here. If you can access my Xanga site, you can see the pictures there. I don’t know why I cannot do that here, add the pictures I mean. If any one has a suggestion on how to do that, please let me know.

March 4th.

I kept trying to figure out how to add pictures to my post and voila! I finally got it.

Here are some of the photos from that night.

This  first picture shows the appetizers.




The second course was the soup with the naan. Since it was a very cold evening, the soup was not only a little spicy but also hot temperature-wise.


The third course was the  Chicken Shami kabab with a side salad of beets, and apple and fried lentils. It had a drizzle of mango sauce on the kabab.


Here is Kevin adding the sauce to the Shami and a zoomed view of the salad.



The main entrée was the beef Biryani with vegetables and chutney to the side.


And finally the dessert. This was MY best part I think. I love Khulfi with strawberries.



I am so excited that I figured out how to upload the pictures. Yay!

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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10 Responses to An Indian Event. An Update with pictures

  1. jeff markowitz says:

    What an amazing opportunity for you. Even without the photos, I am sure the food was wonderful.

    • Zakiah says:

      I don’t understand why WP wouldn’t upload the pictures. I was able to post them on facebook and on Xanga, and WP just didn’t rise up to that.
      Thank you very much for the comment. It was a good evening,, but I was exhausted. Too much for a seventy plus old lady!

  2. If you go to your dashboard, go to Posts and select “Add New.” You should see a button just below your title section that says “Add Media.”

    • Zakiah says:

      Thanks Amanda. I had clicked on the ‘media’ button, but nothing happened. But then I saw the ‘visual’ button and that did the trick.

  3. Sounds wonderful 🙂

  4. Vivek says:

    I saw the photos on Facebook. It looks amazing! I hope to dine with you again sometime, can’t believe it has been 6 years or so since I visited you!

  5. Oh, what a wonderful event and evening!
    You made some precious memories for all of those people! 🙂
    I got to see the pics in Xanga! The food looked so delicious and the people all looked so happy! 🙂
    That was so kind of you to join in doing this!
    HUGS!!! and ♥ !!! 🙂

  6. Zakiah says:

    It was a fun evening. Initially I was very nervous. But by the time Saturday rolled around, it was really enjoyable. The Chef and his employees were really super helpful. Glad you got to see the photos.

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