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March 24, 4:00 P.M. Class: Colorful Cocktails for Holi

March 24, 2024 04:00 PM

Create Vibrant Cocktails Featuring Naeem Lama Khan of GupShup

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

What better way to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, than with dazzling cocktails? Join us for a festive afternoon led by Naeem Lama Khan, beverage director of New York City hotspot Gupshup and soon-to-launch sister spot, Bungalow.  
During this afternoon session, Khan will lead a hands-on class that teaches guests how to craft three eye-catching cocktails that represent the vibrant colors and flavors of Holi.
Snack on fresh vegetarian samosas made by Ammi inside Market 57 and wash it all down with a flight of celebratory beverages.

General Admission: $75

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Nashpati G&T > Fords Gin with Pear, Amchur, and Tonic  
Holi Moly > Agua Magica Mezcal with Kashmiri Chili, Lime, and Orange Liqueur
Paan Sour > Smoke Lab Vodka, with Jaan Paan, Lemon, Egg White, and Orange Bitters  

Punjabi Potato Samosa  

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About Naeem Lama Khan:
Naeem Lama Khan was a New York City native looking to support himself through college left the world of retail behind and started his journey in hospitality. Throughout his career Khan has worked his way up the ranks of some of New York’s best restaurants/bars learning from icons like Moses Laboy, John Fraser, and Michael Belasco. Khan has worked and managed beverage programs in New York at Casa Cruz, Moon in Connecticut, GupShup, and the newly announced Bungalow, slated to open in March 2024.  

About GupShup:
GupShup, meaning "Chit-Chat or hanging out" is a commonly used slang in the South Asian dialect. It's "not your average" modern Indian hangout, and the focus has been to marry Indian flavors with a modern twist. GupShup is an ode to 1970's Bombay mansion with brass, gold, wood and antique mirrors and chandeliers on both floors, with household belongings throughout the space. GupShup since inception has aimed to bring a piece of romance and nostalgia from Bombay to the Big Apple. GupShup has been recognized by the New York Times, Infatuation, Thrillist, Forbes, Conde Nast, Time Out magazine, Fortune, GrubStreet, Town & Country to name a few, and Eater has named GupShup one of the hottest new restaurants for past 10 consecutive months since it opened, and Alpha Sixty calls it a ”smorgasbord for the stomach, and the eyes.  

Tickets to events held at Platform at Pier 57 by the James Beard Foundation cover the cost of food, education and a unique dining experience. Meals are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. Unless otherwise stated, alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served.

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Reservation Policy:

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Alcohol Disclaimer:

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served. 

Dietary/Food Restrictions Policy:

Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.

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