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From iberkshires: Eating For A Cause, Bollywood-Tex Style

By Stephanie Farrington

Imagine there was a new place opening up in March. It would serve Bollywood-Tex cuisine. Would you go?

What if it was only open for one night?

What if its chef was the Red Lion’s Brian Alberg?

Most people are a little taken aback by the prospect of Indian/Texan culture coming together but Stockbridge’s IS183 Art School for the Berkshires plans to jam the two into one night full of color, music, art and yes, food.

“Who doesn’t love a barbecue?” says Alberg. He will be working with a diverse range of chefs in the Berkshires to bring the culinary aspect of the event together. For his part, the Red Lion is donating a pig and two lambs to be spit roasted whole. Alberg intends to serve the pig three ways, the lamb is still up in the air (so to speak.)

The event takes place on March 31. Between now and then, we’ll visit the six different chefs who make up Alberg’s team and get their take on cooking for a cause and unlikely combinations.

Here’s are a few menu items so far:

  • Alberg’s Whole Hog, 3 Ways
  • Grilled Curried Eggplants
  • Carmelized Paneer Mushroom Tarts
  • Crisp Vegetable Pickles in a ginger and mustard seed brine
  • Ghandi’s Grit – Skillet Corn Bread

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Giddy Up Ganesh!

Wondering what to wear to this year’s Om on the range event. Think ancient East meets wild, wild West and break out your Swing skirts and saris.

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Accessorize with bangles, bandanas and bindis
Chaps and chills
Leather vests and silk tunics
Ten-gallon hats and golden headdresses

More inspiration to come, so get your thinking dhoti on and lasso your tickets, because this one is going to be a doozy.

Namaste Y’all!


IS183 Buckaroo Bollywood Ball



Saddle up your elephant, put on your best sari and polish up your cowboy boots, IS183’s Buckaroo Bollywood Ball is a-coming ’round the bend!


IS183 Buckaroo Bollywood Ball
The most notoriously fabulous event of the year — we put the ART in PARTY! — will take place on:

March 31, 2012 at Interlaken (the former DeSisto School) in Stockbridge.


Let your imagination run wild as Western meets Eastern, buckin’ broncos mix with purple elephants, bolo ties meet love beads, and chaps blend with churidars.


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