Whisky & Mutton
I remember catching up with Ranjan one evening at Stream, over a drink or two. The conversation drifted through art, advertising, politics and origami... till we ended up talking about great whisky and great food. I remember Ranjan's eyes lighting up as he talked about his father who enjoyed a large peg of whisky every evening of his adult life (and, according to Ranjan, probably lived to a ripe old age because of it). I remember the passion with which he spoke about his favourite Indian recipes. But when we started talking about mutton, he stopped for a minute and a gentle smile crossed face. Mutton had a special place in his heart. We quickly flagged a waiter who was walking around with a plate of mutton starters and devoured them with some pretty decent whisky. It was a good evening. We both walked away happier for it. I think I will put up a Whisky & Mutton counter at the Stream Cookout this year. I think he'd like that.