My name is Geeta and I am the chef, storyteller and hostess of Hush Supper Club, located in the U Street neighborhood of Washington, DC. I am a Gujarati Jain who serves authentic, vegetarian Indian food that is from my region and religious, culinary tradition.
My mother, Mama Geeta, is my guru and the recipes are all hers. You cannot find most of my dishes in any restaurant. During the meal, I give a talk called The Spice Tour, explaining the dishes, sharing my spice box, and providing a cultural, religious, and culinary backstory to the meal. The mystery of the Jains and their unique diet will be revealed. We end with Playing with Food, where I have guests taste and sniff various ingredients used in that meal.
I also offer cooking classes in my home. If you don't live in DC, never fear! My motto is 'Have spice box, will travel!' I am available for private suppers and cooking classes in your home, anywhere in the world.
The menu varies but there is always a chaat dish (Indian street food), there will be dal, rice, several vegetable, raita, chai and sweets.