That time we got to eat pakoras on Chef Niven Patel’s farm

Last weekend a few of our readers had the chance to explore Chef Niven Patel’s farm ahead of the opening of his farm-to-table Indian restaurant, Ghee Indian Kitchen.

We learned about papayas, pigeon peas, and backyard pakoras before heading inside the Patel’s home to try some ourselves.

It was a lovely day of eating all the most delicious Indian foods and seeing where it comes from. Here are a few pictures from some of the attendees. (If you were there tag @thenewtropic and #TNTatGhee in your Insta photos to be featured on this page!)

These are just a few snaps from our reader Selina Tepoot. She said the experience “was a wonderful look into the care he is putting into his food, as well as a wonderful opportunity to hear him discuss his philosophy of cookery. It was wonderful that he and his family prepared a home cooked meal for us! Can’t wait for Ghee to open.”

Angela Kim said she “loved it” and enjoyed being “able to share the experience with other like-minded community members.”

And of course a few snaps on the ‘gram from Carmen Pelaez and Ana Sofia Pelaez.


Thanks for exploring and eating with us! Where should we go on our next field trip?