Rushina’s Annual Women’s Day #APerfectParTea

In honour of women and to celebrate their lives and achievements, Rushina has been throwing an annual Women’s Day Perfect ParTea for years now! She believes that while women work hard to be successful in their homes and careers, once in a while she needs to be pampered and spoiled as well. So each year she puts together a fabulous soiree designed to indulge women. This year she teamed up with Nikki Gupta, co-owner of Mia Cucina surpassed herself with an elegant, well-attended bash hosted at the celebrated restaurant in Powai. The restaurant with its vintage ambiance and fantastic food outdid itself.

The party kicked off with a wine and cheese tasting conducted by food entrepreneurs Ashwin Rodrigues of Casablanca Wines and Manasi Jasani of The Cheese Collective. They showcased a sparkling wine and soft cheese; products created out their own passion, study and expertise.

Continuing the self-made theme was Chef Sunjay Kotian from Mia Cucina who talked of his serendipitous journey to food while sharing his secrets to cooking a delish salad and paella. Chef Kainaz Messman Harchandrai of Theobroma brought in the first fruits of summer with her beautiful mango tart and innovative green mango-ginger cake. Tess Joseph, acclaimed producer and director initiated a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion on womanhood.

The evening was supported by Bertolli Olive oil and Asahi Kasei.

The wonderful women from all walks of life met, mingled and celebrated themselves over trays and trays of delicious small bites from Mia Cucina’s new Mediterranean menu and flutes of Casablanca’s sparkling wine and rosé. But the best was yet to come with each guest taking home a goody bag brimming with treats. From samples by partner brands Bertolli olive oil and Asahi Kasei to handmade feta from The Cheese Collective, passionfruit caramel by SugarOverDose, pesto, madeleines, cookies and chai masala from Yummade; an innovative food delivery service, a tropical nut mix from APB Cook Studio’s Lust Pantry and recipe cards designed by Customizing Creativity. The goody bags were a truly lust-worthy end to a wonderful evening. Here are a few glimpses into the evening: