Pouring the chai. Photo by Sachin Patel.
For those of you seeking a relaxing escape from your typically insane lives, this sounds like the perfect way to spend an evening. Paawan Kothari of The Chai Cart will be leading a workshop on the Art of Chai at the Conservatory of Flowers on Thursday August 9th from 6pm-7:30pm. The class will focus on the art and history of chai preparation, as well as the culture of Indian street food, or chaat. Kothari will lead participants in the preparation of chai, from selecting the best milk, tea, and spices, to pouring the final cup. There will be samples, of course, as well as chaat to snack on. The cost is $35 ($25 for Conservatory members), and all participants will be sent home with a loose-leaf tea blend to try out their new skills. You can reserve your spot here. Thursday August 9th, 6pm-7:30pm. Conservatory of Flowers, 100 JFK Dr. at Conservatory, Golden Gate Park.