An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

1‒4 p.m. “An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul” Chef Experience
6 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner

Location:  Toscana Country Club
76009 Via Club Villa, Indian Wells, CA 92210

Featuring Aarti Sequeira, author, host of Aarti Party, and lead judge on Guy’s Grocery Games, and Eric Wadlund, Executive Chef Toscana Country Club, cookbook author, PBS Great Chefs of America, and multiple award-winning chef.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of the James Beard Foundation and Coachella Valley’s FIND Food Bank. Each seat sold will feed 35 people, and our goal is to feed 1,000 people through FIND Food Bank’s assistance program. Help us help others by dining tonight.

Chef Experience: $1,000 per person
Cocktail Reception and Dinner: $150 per person
Cocktail Reception and Dinner Table of Ten: $1,200

Chef Experience
Cook, taste, laugh, and learn from chefs Aarti Sequeira and Eric Wadlund, making memories that will last a lifetime. This intimate experience includes sipping delicious wine and spending two hours in the kitchen watching, talking and assisting the chefs as they prepare the incredible meal you will enjoy that evening. Limited space available.

Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Experience the vibrant culinary landscape of India, where every dish has a story and old traditions are celebrated next to new voices. Start your evening with a cocktail reception followed by a remarkable four-course dinner paired with exceptional wines sure to capture the heart and soul of this country.


Cardamom-Black Pepper-Pomegranate Chicken Wings

Wagyu Beef Tacos / Radish on Crispy Nori
Mara White Grass, Sauvignon Blanc, Clear Lake County 2014

Coconut Fried Maine Lobster
Organic Carrot Purée, Toasted Almond, Mache and Asian Pear Salad, Shio Koji butter

Mara White Grass, Sauvignon Blanc, Clear Lake County 2014

Lamb T-Bones
Tomato and Garam Masala with Wild Mushroom Biryani & Fennel-Grapefruit Salad with Coriander Seed Dressing

Mara “M” Field Blend Red Wine, Sonoma County 2014

Nomad’s Ice Cream Sandwiches
with Coffee Gelato

2007 Mara RRV Old Vine Zinfandel (Library Selection), Sonoma County 2014

Charles F. Mara, Winemaker

To make your reservation, please email or call 760-325-2333, ext. 222. Please reserve no later than March 16, 2018. Payment is required at time of reservation.