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The Purple Turtles hosted a scrumptious French repast crafted by chefs Kanishka Sharma and Pallavi Mithika Mehta in the Garden City

JUL 29, 2019 | By Aneesha Bhadri
Shades of off-white and patina dominated the setup, with a floral setting of white wild flowers, hydrangeas, gypsophilia and eucalyptus leaves by La Fleur.
The stunning set-up featured accessories from Beruru, a new venture of The Purple Turtles, inspired by the green outdoors.
The collection showcases an eclectic range of plants, planters, accessories and furniture for indoor and al fresco spaces.
Take a peak at the scrumptious delicacies.
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT The stunning set-up featured accessories from Beruru, a new venture of The Purple Turtles, inspired by the green outdoors; Shades of off-white and patina dominated the setup, with a floral setting of white wild flowers, hydrangeas, gypsophilia and eucalyptus leaves by La Fleur; The collection showcases an eclectic range of plants, planters, accessories and furniture for indoor and al fresco spaces; Take a peak at the scrumptious delicacies.
CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT The overview of the dining area is a treat for anyone who's fascinated with rich decor and lights; Photographs by Jimmy Davis. The menu is placed in an elegant setting; All smiles with the chefs of the supper club; Pulled beef on a flat bread with labneh citron.

Food, with its
layered nuances and shifting flavours, reflects the narrative of human
civilisation. It transmutes and evolves just as we do. This is what chef
Kanishka Sharma’s Supper Club captures. The creative chef enjoys connecting
with small, intimate groups of discerning diners who relish an epicurean
experience. The most recent sit-down dinner was a collaboration between
Kanishka and Bengaluru based decor brand The Purple Turtles—Patois—A decadently
delectable meal charting the course of French history through nine different
dishes.

The table
setting, inspired by a tropical modern approach was done by The Purple Turtles’
in-house team led by Soraiya. It was inspired by French culture where meals are
an elaborate and social affair. Shades of off-white and patina dominated the
setup, with a floral setting of  white
wild flowers, hydrangeas, gypsophilia and eucalyptus leaves by La Fleur. The
stunning set-up featured accessories from Beruru, a new venture of The Purple
Turtles, inspired by the green outdoors. The collection showcases an eclectic
range of plants, planters, accessories and furniture for indoor and al fresco
spaces.

Patois, referring
to a new language created from various others, is synonymous with the mingling
of cultures, particularly in the French colonies. At the dinner, we took a
circuitous route from Paris (foie gras and charcuterie) to Marseille (bouillabaise),
to North Africa (pulled beef, flat bread and labneh citron) to the Indian ocean
(smoked mackerel and vindaye dressing) to Polynesia (poisson cru and sea water)
to Canada (lamb terrine with beet salad) to Lousiana (chicken etouffee and corn
bread) to the French Antilles (acras with mango achard), and back to France
with the classic cheese platter and dainty desserts including macarons,
financier and of course chocolat. It was an extravagant affair with warm
lighting, gorgeous table decorations and smooth jazz enjoyed between succulent
morsels.

When asked about
Beruru, architecture and all things decor, lighting designer and proprietor of
The Purple Turtles, Radeesh Shetty said, “In any given assignment, the design
is ultimately decided by the clients brief as well as the geographical and
situational needs of the project itself. When it comes to architecture,
Geoffery Bawa is absolutely inspiring. He creates spaces that seem to naturally
blend into their surroundings, enhancing their beauty rather than taking away
from it. The outdoors hold a special place in my heart. Bengaluru is known as
the Garden City and I want to highlight that. Green spaces are dwindling and
there is an ever-increasing need for them. Beruru, which keeps in mind the
spatial restrictions in urban areas, is about bring back the greenery.”