2011 was an incredible year for Khana Commune. In May, we went ‘full-time’ and there’s been no looking back since. A few of the highlights:
JULY: I held my first ever Singles Night. 8 starter courses for 8 single men and 8 single women. It was one of my longest running evenings, where people only started going home at 12.30am! It was a night like any other Khana Commune night, where strangers get together over their love of food……except on this night, everyone happened to be single.
AUGUST: I launched Khana Commune London with my sister, Fareena, in August (click here to see pictures of the first dinner), which has been receiving rave reviews and will be holding a very special event soon: The Arab Spring Lunch (where I will be attending!). We also launched a shared online platform: khanacommune.com
APRIL: I held my first all vegetarian dinner with a special performance from Mara Menzies, a professional story teller. I also threw a burger bbq commune and a salt block commune.
It has been an amazing year of press coverage, no less from The Business Times, TimeOut Singapore, Guardian UK, CnnGo.com, Shape magazine, J-plus magazine, The New Paper, FEMALE magazine, Savour magazine, Food & Travel magazine and most amazingly — a small mention in Ms Marmite’s inaugural book, “Supper Club”.
SEPTEMBER: I had an array of wonderful guests chefs, from Nithiya Laila’s beetroot soup to Mara Menzies’ Kenyan chicken curry “kuku nyanya” to my brother-in-law, Abders, visiting from the UK, with his fiery Rajasthani lamb curry. A huge thank you to these wonderful people for their contributions.
my brother-in-law, Abders, sharing his love of coffee with our guests at the Eid Commune
NOVEMBER: And finally, I celebrated the 1 year anniversary of Khana Commune with our 29th and 30th dinner in November. The Anniversary dinner saw a special performance from Ambarish Ghosh, a local Bengali singer.
Thank you to everyone for your support and kindness and for making this an incredible, incredible year. Here’s to more brilliant food, company and adventures in 2012!