Michelin Star Chef Atul Kochhar
The flicker of candles, the heady fragrance of spices in the air, and the clink of glasses… Diwali season has officially arrived.
AWM friends and former cover stars attended the Asian Wealth Diwali Dinner on Friday 4 October 2019. The exclusive evening was held in partnership with Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar, at his latest venture, Kanishka, Mayfair.
Above: Luke McFayden of The House
Above: Asian Wealth Publisher Kalpesh Patel
The intimate night for just 26 invited guests was centred around a culinary experience. The dinner was a prime opportunity to experience Kanishka’s offering and enjoy the culinary skills of Atul and his chefs.
Above: Asian Wealth Commercial Director Sunny Patel
Invited guests included Waterworld owner Mo and Ann Chaudry, Vijay and Sunita Patel from Waymade Group, Childsplay Clothing’s Nick and Punam Bassi, and Pritesh and Justina Lad of St James Interiors.
Above L-R: Pritesh & Justina Lad of St James Interiors with Laura Wells, Client Manager at Asian Weath.
Above L-R: Olga Adams and Theresa Roder of Roger Dubuis
AWM Partners on the night included The House, Pernod Ricard’s premium member’s site; Roger Dubuis; Soneva; and law firm Charles Russell Speechlys.
Chef Kochhar and his team curated an eight-course menu inspired by the Seven Sister States of India included Naga chilli spiced scallops, Tripura style grilled partridge, and 24 carat gold leaf peanut butter parfait. Each course was served with an individual paired drink especially curated by Max Warner, Global Ambassador of Havana Club Rum.
Sunny Patel, AWM Commercial Director opened the evening, followed by Olga Adams, Boutique Manager of Roger Dubuis who spoke about the brand and the new store.
Above: Rishi & Hetal Patel of The Currency Account
Above: Nick & Punam Bassi of Childs Play Clothing
Above: Jolant & Amit Patel
Above: Jigna & Mayank Patel of Azibo Group with Sunny Patel (centre)
Below: Smita & Vijay Patel of Waymade Group
Rupa Lakha from Charles Russell Speechlys spoke about their new India desk, which she is spearheading with her colleague Ruby Dalal.
Above L-R: Rupa Lakha & Ruby Dalal of Charles Russell Speechlys
Above: Mo & Ann Chaudry of Pulse Group
Below: Bambi Bains & Sach Kukadia of Secret Sales
Kalpesh Patel, Publisher, Asian Wealth, said: “After four years of hosting the AWM Diwali Dinner, it continues to be an honour to host some of the country’s most notable entrepreneurs and business icons for a celebratory evening of excellent food and drink. It is a real pleasure to welcome friends who are leading a new generation of business, connecting with each other and with the AWM brand and partners,”
Above L-R: Luke McFayden of The House with AWM’s Sunny Patel
Above: Justina & Pritesh Lad of St Jame Interiors
Below L-R: Shaz Memon of Digimax Dental with AWM’s Sunny Patel
To end the evening, guests had opportunity to indulge in the limited edition Havana Club Tributo 2019, or Royal Salute Whisky. Atul Kochhar gave away personalised signed copies of his book 30 Minute Curries, and Charles Russell Speechlys gifted specially engraved bottles of Perrier Jouet.
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