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Ayurveda World Kitchen Pop Up Dinner

You are invited to our summer Ayurvedic World Kitchen cuisine in collaboration with World Street Kitchen's Sameh Wadi and curated by Nalini Mehta

Each guest will enjoy a personalized dining experience by taking a quiz to learn your specific dosha, or mind and body personality type.  The night of the event, your three-course dinner will be made to suit your unique Ayurvedic dosha. For example, if your body is more firey and you consider yourself a Type A perfectionist, you’ll eat dishes that calm you down. Or if you’re more earthy, we'll make foods that perk you up! Eating for your body type means that the vital energies of the foods will enhance your prana, or your life force energy, recharging your mind, body and soul.

We are making it a day of wellness, celebrating your health.  Prior to the dinner please join us for yoga and meditation from 4pm -5.15pm. Madison from madisonmedicinals will also join us to add to the sensory experience of wellness through ayurveda and aromatherapy.

Ticket price: $75 includes Three Course Dinner and Mocktail+ Tax (alcohol and gratuity not included).  Please email to reserve your table!  A credit card is required to hold your reservation. Cancellations are accepted until 24 hours prior to event.


Sameh Wadi is a renowned chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and spice connoisseur. Opening his first restaurant in 2007, a fine-dining Middle Eastern restaurant in the Watehouse District called Saffron, Sameh quickly became known throughout the Twin Cities and beyond for his playful and delicious take on global flavors, heavily influenced by his Palestinian roots. Sameh is now chef-owner of Uptown mainstays World Street Kitchen and Milkjam Creamery, as well as Grand Catch, the newest addition to his family of restaurants and his first foray into the St. Paul restaurant community. He feels strongly that if something doesn’t bring you happiness, it isn’t worth your time—which is why he spends many hours per week looking at dog accounts on Instagram.

Nalini Mehtai teaches Ayurvedic cooking, a food science and philosophy with the same ancient origins as Yoga. She began her career as a culinary instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health, 15 years ago, followed by Whole Foods Culinary Center, Institute of Culinary Education, Open Center in New York City. She has been a speaker at several institutes like San Francisco Asian Art Museum, Rubin Museum of Art, United Nations and Princeton University. Through her company Route to India she offers culinary experiences like ayurveda pop up dinners, wellness retreats and guides  annual Ayurveda Culinary trips to India. She is a recent recipient of the James Beard Foundation's Women in Leadership Grant program for her work to promote wellness amongst food service professionals. 

About Ayurvedic Cooking: Ayurvedic cooking is the yoga of food. Health and wellness is the foundation of this holistic cuisine and practice. Ayurveda emphasizes eating seasonal, plant based, and local foods as a means of benefitting the community and environment, which aligns this 5000 year-old approach to eating modern ideas about healthy eating and food systems. Uniquely, Ayurvedic eating encourages mindfulness around all aspects of a meal, including the health and wellbeing of the chefs in the kitchen, the process and techniques of cooking, and the sustainability and quality of ingredients of the food. Equally important however, is how specific foods can bring balance to the mind and body. Ayurveda encourages each person to eat for a life of balance based upon his or her own body. In Ayurveda, food is medicine; it heals the body from within. 

* Dress Code: summer white

Please email to reserve your table for this unique and enchanting dining experience.