Timothy Oulton New Delhi reignited the lost art of hosting at the end of January with a formal yet fun six-course dinner in honour of the second edition of the India Arch Dialogue by FCDI; an architectural exhibit where some of the world’s most renowned creative minds present their work.
In India, hospitality is based on the principle Atithi Devo Bhava, meaning “the guest is god”. Timothy Oulton pulled out all the stops to transform the New Delhi gallery into an intimate yet dramatic dining space for a genial evening of good food and great company.
Amit Vadehra, Gallery Manager, along with Abhinav Khandelwal, Managing Director of FCML India and the founder of India Arch Dialogue, and Vinay Melwani, Global Head of Projects for Timothy Oulton, welcomed the group of 20 guests. The crowd of celebrated architects and interior design consultants included Dikshu Kukreja, Madhur Daga, Vaishali Kamdar, Iram Sultan, Pinky Pandit, Sonali Purewal, Manish Gulati, Verendra Wakhloo, who’s also the curator for the India Arch Dialogue, amongst several others.
After cocktails, guests sat down at the elegantly laid table, dressed theatrically in black with fresh red roses in bowler hats and glowing vases of pillar candles. In homage to Timothy Oulton’s British heritage, black fans embossed with an image of the young Queen Elizabeth II stood at each place setting atop the vintage crockery.
Oscar Balcon of Restorante Artusi curated the delectable six-course menu, and guests sat comfortably in Mimi dining chairs as they chatted into the evening. It was the perfect way to kick off the India Arch Dialogue, which is supported by Timothy Oulton New Delhi.