Arriving at Olive Bar and Kitchen in Delhi, is a treat for the eyes. Built around decade old trees the entire property is bathed in greenery and sunlight. This delightful space was the location for a delicious, thoughtful lunch from Chef Dhruv Oberoi and his team.

Journalists, chefs, and food industry professionals gathered together over an amazing bespoke curated bean-based menu, to learn about the Beans is How Menu Challenge. Set to launch in Delhi in the coming months, guests were given an insider taste into the purpose of the campaign, and how they can be involved.

The menu showcased how beans can be elevated to fine dining standards, as well as everyday dishes that not only feed the body but honour the cultural heritage of North Indian cuisine. The menu featured more than 10 different types of the bean-family, wowing guests with the taste and flavour combinations. Cameras were going non-stop at the beauty of the dishes, as well as capturing the delightful ambience of Olive. 

Some of the legumes featured were: Red Phuy Lentil, Fresh Green Gram, Turtle Beans, Chickpeas, Bengal Gram, Pigeon Peas, Horse Gram, Black Gram, Red Scarlette Beans, and Mung Beans.

Journalist Sourish Bhattacharyya summed up the event and its purpose here.

Under a beautiful wintery sun in New Delhi, the lunch gathering at Olive Bar and Kitchen proved to spark conversation, ideas and excitement for the possibility of a #beansonthemenu challenge soon in Delhi.

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