playte date // fancy collection x rehan mehta

I asked Rehan Mehta (aka @raybirdeats aka king of casual sandwiches at the soon-too-open Framroze Deli in Bombay) to cook something inspired by each piece from The Fancy Collection . After putting him through a minor existential crisis, the result is a bizarre mix of comfort food made from quality ingredients, garnished with sophisticated surprises, and plated on porcelain tableware in generous quantities on extremely comfortable and totally made-up "table-quilts". Its one big "fancy" mess really, and that's exactly what we were going for !

 

1. FANCY WHITE

A large round platter for lots of things to be shared.

 

a fancy fried chicken party

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garnished with posh pickled cucumbers !

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a fancy mess of golden crispy crumbs and confetti

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& fancy crown-fold origami tissue paper

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for fancy oily fingers !

 

2. fancy grey

A long serving platter for dishes with a beginning and an end.

 

fancy naked birthday cakes

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          for the beginning of a linear life till the end .

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a fancy flimsy rounded knife to cut fiery frosting!

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fancy sugar bits to fancy black burnt sugar bits!

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fancy pools of ash, wax, & sweet cream!

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a fancy serving of ditzy dots and destruction!

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3. fancy charcoal & 4. fancy black

A small plate for the sides, which are as important as the mains. A dark bowl for broth / something that took time to be so complex.

 

fancy tsukemen noodles that get their own plate!

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fancy soft-boil egg marinated in mirin, sake & soy!

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fancy spicy miso broth, jaunty nori & sesame!

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fancy cold velvety noodles on warm fuzzy fleece!

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a fancy dip, followed by a luxurious swirl, ending with a polite slurp!

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