The team behind Chai Pani already has restaurants in Decatur and Asheville, N.C., and its next venture, Botiwalla, is on track to open soon in Ponce City Market. Now, chef Meherwan Irani and his cohorts are almost ready to make their film debut. Cutting Chai, a 45-minute documentary that follows the group's travels and dining throughout India, will premiere at Ponce City Market on March 10.
"The one-of-a-kind documentary covers one of the South's most notable Indian street food concepts as two-time James Beard-nominated chef Meherwan Irani takes his Chai Pani crew of head chefs through 10 cities in 10 days by trains, planes, and auto-rickshaws, eating everything in sight," reads a description on the film's website.
Tickets to the premiere event, presented by the Atlanta Film Festival, are $15 and available online. After the film is over, Irani will answer questions and host a Botiwalla preview, complete with Indian street food and beverages. Doors for the event open at 6:15 p.m., and the film will be screened at 7 p.m.