One of the greatest things about working in the graphic design field is getting to see people realize their dreams. There is just something magical about working with someone taking risks and making new things happen in their life. We were recently honored to build a website for Umesh Patel’s restaurant, Pav Bhaji Hut and in the process of making his site as beautiful and authentic as his food, we learned some cool things about Umesh and his business.
In June of 2014 Umesh left a successful career in IT to pursue his lifelong dream of opening a restaurant that serves traditional Indian street food after being inspired by the movie, “The Hundred-Foot Journey”. Following the path his uncle began fifty years earlier in India, Umesh Patel opened the Pav Bhaji Hut and began serving authentic Bombay Pav Bhaji.
This dish, that dates back to the mid nineteenth century mill workers of Mumbai, consists of vegetable curry cooked in tomato gravy (this is the bhaji part) and is served with a soft bread roll (the pav). It was important to Umesh that he get his secret family recipe just right so he imports 100% Amul butter and spices from India; all of his vegetables and fresh herbs are locally sourced, and all of the ingredients used are organic and non-GMO as often as possible.
When working with new clients like Umesh Patel we go the extra mile to gain an understanding of not only what the design should look like, but also what it should feel like. We want to make your design jobs speak for your businesses and in order to do so, we believe getting to know our clients is just as important as color schemes and logos.
After learning so much about this delectable dish and the chef who creates it, we were delighted by Umesh’s invitation to come try some for ourselves! Our office manager, Falline, and her partner Steve headed down to Pav Bhaji Hut in Sunnyvale last weekend to enjoy a hot dish of delicious pav bhaji and excellent conversation with Umesh. We hope you do the same!