Ela Curry Kitchen, chef Pushkar Marathe and Andy Dugard’s second Palm Beach Gardens concept, will celebrate its first Diwali, or “Festival of Lights,” on October 23, from 11 a.m. to 4p.m., with a brunch inspired by traditional Diwali cuisine. The a la carte menu will feature delicacies such as vada pav, uttapam, egg paratha, misal pav, and more. Guests are encouraged to be a part of the celebration by wearing their finest Indian attire. The winner of “Best Indian Attire” will win a $125 gift card.
In addition to chef Marathe’s flavorful menu, the day will include pop-up art activities and books with Pranati “Pranoo” Kumar Skomra of Rohi’s Readery in West Palm Beach; live music by Rajesh Ramoutar and Rajesh Bhandari; work by a henna artist; and an Indian apparel pop-up.
Diwali, known as a festival of lights for the brightly burning clay lamps lit by celebrants, is India’s most important festival of the year and is considered a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. Widely observed among more than one billion people from a variety of faiths across India and the world, the five days of Diwali are marked by prayer, feasts, fireworks, family gatherings, and charitable giving. For some, Diwali is also the beginning of a new year.
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