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Welcome to the Thinkers Balcony, A place for meditation, ecstasy and culinary excellence. Through a careful curation of food with thought, and thought with environment, we seek to deliver a curiously unique experience that combines the excellence of fine dinning with the intimacy and personal touch of a pop-up. The Thinkers Balcony is a great place to meet new people as much as it is a place to share a wonderful experience with your closest friends. Our aim is to deliver you a truly inspirational experience through food, imagination and engagement with all kinds of people. Ranging through a variety of themes each of our dinners are designed to evoke the philosopher within you. We believe that the act of nutrition is not in reference only to the stomach, but to the mind, heart and Soul. However you need not know anything about philosophy in order to enjoy an evening at The Thinkers Balcony, just an abundance of curiosity and an ounce of tongue-tingling hunger. So take some time from your busy schedule to get back to yourself, and come join us for some absurdly pensive delights that will enchant all your senses. 




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ABOUT THE CHEF
taken from an interview with epicurely


What was it that initiated your interest in cookery?

Growing up in an Indian family, the kitchen has always been a focal point in the house, a room of passion, chaos, disaster, uproar, clumsiness, and eventual deliciousness. From my grandmother to my little cousins we are all lovers of food. I myself however, whilst a lover of food, mostly relied on the expertise of others for my nourishment. This was the case until 5 years ago when I started cooking more seriously, which came about mostly due to intolerance’s that I developed. Since then I have evolved my own style of cooking and fallen in love with the whole practice.

How would you describe your cooking style?

As a writer of philosophy, for me cooking is a very meditative experience. I see the kitchen as a space of openness, and creative freedom, where I can dance, make a mess, and if I am lucky produce a delightful meal that can enchant my guests. I rarely use measurements or recipes; I believe cooking is a very emotive practice that requires a strong intuitive element.

What do you enjoy most about cooking? 

It’s a hands-on experience, and the beauty of cooking is that it takes you into the process and connects you to the ingredients and their origins. The feeling of kneading a piece of dough or slicing a piece of ginger, its all very tactile, and delivers something that is hard to find in this technologically orientated world. It takes you back to nature, and to yourself.

From where do you gain your inspiration? 

My style of cooking has been inspired greatly by Japanese Cuisine, culture and philosophy. Besides the freshness of ingredients and the delicacy of the food, I enjoy the ritualistic manners associated with Japanese cuisine.  It’s not just about picking up a sandwich in a state of sweatiness, and stuffing it down on the tube (while talking on your blackberry and dropping sweetcorn on your neighbours lap). It’s about taking the time to enjoy every element of the food and through it enjoy the company around you.

Do you have any current food ambitions? And what are these? 

My hope is that, through various pop-up events, I can create such an experience; One that is natural and provides an atmosphere of pensivity, a place that people can come to relax, meditate upon life, and enjoy a unique array of food. Food, that is delightfully foreign, and a stimulant to all your senses, your mind and your soul.




About



Welcome to the Thinkers Balcony, A place for meditation, ecstasy and culinary excellence. Through a careful curation of food with thought, and thought with environment, we seek to deliver a curiously unique experience that combines the excellence of fine dinning with the intimacy and personal touch of a pop-up. The Thinkers Balcony is a great place to meet new people as much as it is a place to share a wonderful experience with your closest friends. Our aim is to deliver you a truly inspirational experience through food, imagination and engagement with all kinds of people. Ranging through a variety of themes each of our dinners are designed to evoke the philosopher within you. We believe that the act of nutrition is not in reference only to the stomach, but to the mind, heart and Soul. However you need not know anything about philosophy in order to enjoy an evening at The Thinkers Balcony, just an abundance of curiosity and an ounce of tongue-tingling hunger. So take some time from your busy schedule to get back to yourself, and come join us for some absurdly pensive delights that will enchant all your senses. 




SUBSCRIBE TO MAILING LIST

Like us on FACEBOOK

Follow us on TWITTER



ABOUT THE CHEF
taken from an interview with epicurely


What was it that initiated your interest in cookery?

Growing up in an Indian family, the kitchen has always been a focal point in the house, a room of passion, chaos, disaster, uproar, clumsiness, and eventual deliciousness. From my grandmother to my little cousins we are all lovers of food. I myself however, whilst a lover of food, mostly relied on the expertise of others for my nourishment. This was the case until 5 years ago when I started cooking more seriously, which came about mostly due to intolerance’s that I developed. Since then I have evolved my own style of cooking and fallen in love with the whole practice.

How would you describe your cooking style?

As a writer of philosophy, for me cooking is a very meditative experience. I see the kitchen as a space of openness, and creative freedom, where I can dance, make a mess, and if I am lucky produce a delightful meal that can enchant my guests. I rarely use measurements or recipes; I believe cooking is a very emotive practice that requires a strong intuitive element.

What do you enjoy most about cooking? 

It’s a hands-on experience, and the beauty of cooking is that it takes you into the process and connects you to the ingredients and their origins. The feeling of kneading a piece of dough or slicing a piece of ginger, its all very tactile, and delivers something that is hard to find in this technologically orientated world. It takes you back to nature, and to yourself.

From where do you gain your inspiration? 

My style of cooking has been inspired greatly by Japanese Cuisine, culture and philosophy. Besides the freshness of ingredients and the delicacy of the food, I enjoy the ritualistic manners associated with Japanese cuisine.  It’s not just about picking up a sandwich in a state of sweatiness, and stuffing it down on the tube (while talking on your blackberry and dropping sweetcorn on your neighbours lap). It’s about taking the time to enjoy every element of the food and through it enjoy the company around you.

Do you have any current food ambitions? And what are these? 

My hope is that, through various pop-up events, I can create such an experience; One that is natural and provides an atmosphere of pensivity, a place that people can come to relax, meditate upon life, and enjoy a unique array of food. Food, that is delightfully foreign, and a stimulant to all your senses, your mind and your soul.




About:

Welcome to the Thinkers Balcony, A place for meditation, ecstasy and culinary excellence. Through a careful curation of food with thought and thought with environment, we seek to deliver a curiously unique experience that is unlike any other. Ranging through a variety of themes each of our dinners are designed to evoke the philosopher within you. We believe that the act of nutrition is not in reference only to the stomach, but to the mind, heart and Soul. So take some time from your busy schedule, to get back to yourself and come join us for some absurdly pensive delights, that will enchant all your senses.