Farrokh and Dilshad Khambata, the affable couple who own two of Mumbai’s much loved fine specialty food restaurants – Joss and Amadeus hosted an evening of High Tea at Mumbai’s Malahaxmi Race Course on Sunday evening to celebrate the Joss-Amadeus Cup, an exciting event in Mumbai’s racing calendar for 2011.
A special marquee was set up for guests to view the races and enjoy the High Tea comprising some of the favorites from Joss and Amadeus like pinchos, cocas, Moroccan Charmoula crusted sea bass squares, shawarmas, smoked salmon, whole mushroom caps charred with Pedro Ximinez Sherry as well as an assortment of sushi and dimsums.
And if all that was not enough, the Khambata’s had a huge spread of desserts as well – Crème Catalan with tequila steeped mango confit, chocolate cigars, strawberry pavlovas, guandaja ice cream and rose petal ice cream were sweet additions to the afternoon.
Adding a touch of Spanish style to the afternoon were the musical duo August Moon, who serenaded guests with their live singing as fruity sangrias and cocktails upped the fun quotient.
Some of the celebrity guests seen enjoying this stylish early evening do included Yohan and Michelle Poonawala, Deepika Gehani, Poonam Soni, Azeem and Sameena Khan, Kamal Sidhu, Zeba Kohli, Kailash and Aarti Surendranath, Arzan Khambatta, Raell Padamsee, Poonam Dhillon, Vinod Nayar, Mahika Mirpuri, Sharon Prabhakar and Pesi Shroff.
The Joss-Amadeus Trophy was presented by Farrokh and Dilshad Khambata and their son Hushan to horse-owner Jaydev Mody (owner of Black Jack) and to Jockey Daniel Grant.