Friday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Chef Mansi Demla from Tulsi and Pastry Chef Lauren Baynes from Bread by Baynes
Vegetarian option available
Lauren Baynes and Mansi Demla are preparing an Italian-Indian Fusion meal for Explore & More’s Chef du Jur event. Mansi Demla specializes in traditional Northern Indian, Sindhi cuisine, and Indian-fusion meals inspired by her mother and family’s recipes from Uttar Pradesh, India. Her pop-up restaurant, Tulsi, named after her mother, serves Sindhi and Punjabi fusion food, homemade hot sauces (Red and Green), and other Indian-fusion specialties at Public Espresso and the Chandler Street Market. Mansi is collaborating with Lauren Baynes, a self-taught cook who specializes in sourdough, pastry, and Italian cooking. Lauren blends her family’s Sicilian and Southern Italian cooking, with her love of slow, fermented sourdough bread to create unique focaccias, sourdough bread, desserts, and breakfast items. Lauren and Mansi have collaborated on several pop-up breakfast events at the Chandler Street Market and can’t wait to show you how well Italian and Indian cuisines complement one another. You can learn more about their pop-up restaurants by following @breadbybaynes and @tulsibuffalo on Instagram.