Enjoy a Chai Pani buffet dinner and talk by Meherwan
Irani on Friday, September 29th
The son of Amrit and Dara, Meherwan Irani
grew up in Ahmednagar, where he was inspired by his mother’s cooking and the
multicultural fare of Viloo Villa. Coming to the USA in the 90’s he missed the
food of his youth. After a few career bumps, his wife Molly suggested
transforming his sophisticated home cooking skills into a restaurant business
and so, in 2009, they opened the doors to the popular Chai Pani restaurant in Asheville, NC. Together
opened 7 restaurants and a spice company.
Meherwan's talent for creating a flavorful fusion of
Indian street foods garnered more than accolades from a growing customer (fan)
base; he won the prestigious James Beard Award for
America’s Most Outstanding Restaurant in 2022. And,
recently Meherwan was asked by the Vice President to cater a luncheon for
India’s Prime Minister in Washington, D.C. He served a completely vegetarian
meal – a first for a State Department event.
At MAC’s festive dinner, you will be treated to a Chai
Pani buffet and Meherwan will talk about his journey into the culinary arts,
his inspirations, and his distinguished honors.
Friday, September 29th, 6 PM
the Sky UCC
15 Overbrook Place
Asheville, NC 28805
Don’t delay to reserve your place at the
“early bird” price of $50 per person. After September 15th, the price will be
$55. Wine will be available at $7 a glass at the cash bar. Please help us by
purchasing your tickets by September 22nd, which allows us to give a more
accurate attendance to the caterer. Reservations will close when capacity has
You may sponsor others to dine with us –
any monies we are unable to award will go into our general fund. This event
will raise funds for Meher Archive Collective.
If you have any questions contact [email protected]
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