Awadhi Cuisine

Chhat (छत) – The Terrace (Culinary Workshop)

An open air popup private kitchen on the terrace – by appointment

‘Chhat’ is a vernacular for an open terrace or a roof top. The name ‘Chhat’ became popular among all of us at Tornos as a hang-out area, when we often assembled here for a casual chat or organised some small internal get-together to cut the venue cost.

This place is a popup kitchen (on a home rooftop) that comes alive to hold private cooking sessions in an unpretentious casual home-like setting or to enjoy home-cooked potluck dinner (non-commercial. It is not a restaurant or a paid eatery).  It can accommodate a maximum of 25 guests at a time for live-cooking interactive sessions, based a bit on the concept of, ‘Guestaurant’ (A guestaurant is a unique concept also at times referred to as, ‘Anti-Restaurant’ or a ‘Supper Club’ that is more personal in nature and not a a commercial restaurant and revolves around the main theme of exclusive cooking aimed at not making commercial profits, but to share the passion of food and knowledge of cuisine with like-minded patrons). 

The Chhat as we refer to it (or a home terrace) could be an ideal place to enjoy an interactive cooking session in a home setting.

Cost :

On request –

Starting Time : 

7 pm (operational from October-March only) 

Expected Duration : 

2.5 hours

Remarks : 

This is an exclusive programme offered to groups of more than 7 guests by appointment and pre-booking. For lesser numbers check with us for other options on

The menu is curated by the food curator for the day and based on the menu a culinary session takes place at the terrace. 

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Dinner on set menu (food preferences are taken in advance).

Traditional beverage if served with dinner and if a part of the menu of the day.

Exclusive Food curator conducts the session and cooking demonstration.

Privileged access to private home with appointment and by permission.

Transport services (No pickup / drop).

Any beverage, except bottled water unless a part of the menu of the day.

Entertainment programme.

Tips & gratuities for service and cooking staff (At the discretion of guests)