08 Aug 2019
Titans of the culinary world, Vivek Singh, and Great British Bake Off star Tamal Ray, have come together to create a modern, Indian-inspired take on the quintessential classic afternoon tea. Now on the menu at Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden, the bespoke menu brings fire and spice to the traditional tea-time spread, and is inspired by the duo’s shared family roots in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Seamlessly marrying the flavours of East India with modern culinary techniques, afternoon tea is reimagined as traditional finger sandwiches are shunned for the Kolkata fish finger sandwich with tomato chutney cooked in turmeric, chilli and mustard oil – a nod to the duo’s Bengali roots – and Chicken Kathi ‘spring rolls’, yet another take on the traditional street food rolls found in Kolkata. No afternoon tea at Cinnamon Bazaar would be complete without Vivek’s signature chaat, so guests can tuck into Tamal’s favourite Pani Puri – semolina shells filled with spiced chickpeas, mint and tamarind water – and Papdi chaat, crisp wheat chaat with yoghurt, tamarind and coriander chutneys.
Following his spell in the Great British Bake Off tent, sweet treats created by Tamal include cinnamon cream macarons; pistachio cake with rose meringue and bhaapa doi – a steamed Bengali yoghurt with mango curd. A selection of Indian spiced teas make the perfect finishing touch.
Available at Cinnamon Bazaar from 3-5pm everyday, the collaborative menu is priced at £25 per person and at £29.50 per person including a glass of prosecco.
To book visit: www.cinnamon-bazaar.com
Distributed by Roche Communications on behalf of Cinnamon Bazaar, 8th August 2019
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