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
garnished with posh pickled cucumbers !
a fancy mess of golden crispy crumbs and confetti
& fancy crown-fold origami tissue paper
for fancy oily fingers !
2. fancy grey
A long serving platter for dishes with a beginning and an end.
fancy naked birthday cakes
for the beginning of a linear life till the end .
a fancy flimsy rounded knife to cut fiery frosting!
fancy sugar bits to fancy black burnt sugar bits!
fancy pools of ash, wax, & sweet cream!
a fancy serving of ditzy dots and destruction!
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.