The restaurant is owned by cousins Neeti Goel and Smriti Goyal. Smriti convinced their chef, Raoul, to move to New Delhi from Mexico City. They believe in a hands-on approach – if you visit, you’ll see them greeting customers and occasionally serving up a dish or two on their own. We asked them a few questions about how to be a stellar host and guest, and look good while doing it.
Favorite host/hostess gift to give:
A nice bottle of wine.
And to receive:
To get myself in the party mood, I always:
Listen to music and drink a glass of wine.
Easiest impress-your-guests recipe in your arsenal?:
One must-have kitchen tool:
A good Japanese kitchen knife.
The taste I couldn't live without:
French Cheese and everything made with avocados.
Things that are light, airy, and comfortable.
Your style and design influences:
Classic and understated. People around us and our travels.
Your favorite online design resources:
Border and Fall.
Neeti and Smriti shared four classic recipes with us. Find two fuss-free dips here and two insanely good (and just as easy) cocktails here.
For more information on La Bodega, visit their Facebook page.