Chutney Masala Indian Bistro in Irvington will reopen on Friday Dec. 14, and on Sunday, Dec. 16, will host a wine-paired, afternoon meal to support Tay-bandz, Chef/Owner Navjot Arora said. The bi-level restaurant has been closed since Hurricane Sandy flooded its ground floor on Oct. 29, 2012.
This event was originally scheduled to be held at Chutney Masala on Nov. 4.
Arora calls the benefit program 'A Tale of Two Rivers' (the Ganges and the Hudson). "It pairs the street food of the Ganges River towns of India with wines from the Hudson River Valley," he said.
The cost is $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. One-third of the proceeds will go to Tay-bandz.
The menu includes:
- Mystical Bengal. Kathi rolls and bengali specialties
- Holistic Benares. Chatt, kachoris, pakodas and samosas
- Mughal's Allahabad. Biryanis and kebabs
The wineries to be represented at this function are:
- Prospero Wines, Pleasantville, NY, www.prosperowinery.com
- Brother Hood Winery, Washingtown, NY, www.brotherhood-winery.com
- Benmarl Winery, Marlboro, NY, www.benmarl.com
The hours are noon to 4 p.m. To make a reservation, call 914-591-5500.
Damage to the restaurant was reported in Rivertowns Patch, Nov. 29, 2012.
For more information about the chef, see Rivertowns Patch, June 12, 2010.
Tay-bandz is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding pediatric cancer research. Mailing address: Tay-bandz. Inc. P.O. Box 1342, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
Chutney Masala is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. It is located at 4 West Main Street in Irvington, New York. 914-591-5500.