Along Came Mary, an L.A.-based event production and gourmet catering company chose Bollywood, as the theme of this year’s Grammy afterparty. “The idea is to have people walk into the convention center and feel like they are walking into an Indian cinematic extravaganza,” says Mary Micucci, founder. “They should be immediately electrified by the whole experience.”
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The party goers enjoyed Bollywood dancers, acrobats, and more than 60 buffet locations offering a wide variety of authentic Indian cuisine.“We created a menu that is a mixture of southern and northern Indian cuisines,” says Jeffrey Perlman, Director of Catering and Executive Chef for Along Came Mary. “We have a curry house and a tandoori station. Then we have a something we call Across the Indian Ocean, where we pull in cuisine from other parts of the region — Malaysian baby back ribs, an island stir fry from Singapore, a Thai noodle dish, south China wontons. We tried to be conscientious to pick things that are descriptive of the various locales.”
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The entertainment was a combination of Bollywood dancing and Arabian belly dancing, because let’s be honest, the west has yet to decipher the difference between the two styles of dancing.