Mayfair’s Jamavar Indian restaurant will see inspirational women in conversation with its co-founder, Samyukta Nair, as her Women’s Club reunites for a third year. Diners in attendance at the culinary events will join a series of guest speakers for a three-course dinner (tickets priced £55 per person), kicking off on July 29 with Kirsty Wark, Bafta recipient and presenter of Newsnight for over 25 years.
Moving on to August 5, award-winning Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor will share stories of her time on screen and discuss her trailblazing LGBT role in the film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (How I Felt When I Saw That Girl). Concluding the line-up, on August 12, will be Liz Johnson, British two-time world champion paralympic swimmer. “It is important for me to demonstrate that by sharing stories of our successes, failures and all the things that happen inbetween, we learn from each other,” says Nair of the talks. “As we all know, all good conversations take place around the dinner table.”
Upon arrival at the events, guests will be welcomed with canapés and a glass of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Champagne, before taking their seats for the dinner by the restaurant’s executive chef Surender Mohan. He will serve starters of bhatti ka paneer, tandoor-cooked spiced cottage cheese and mint chutney; or tellicherry pepper and garlic soft-shell crab. The mains will include murgh aloo (a dish containing chicken, potatoes, cardamom seed and cinnamon) or kofta dil kush (a curry recipe with seasonal vegetable dumplings, melon seeds and a cashew nut sauce – both served with dal, saag mutter (spinach and pea curry), basmati rice and mixed breads. As a finishing flourish, the chef will present a nougat chocolate mousse with cinnamon ice cream.