When your restaurant business is hit by the constant pressures of the COVID-19 hygiene restrictions, what do you do? For some it is an overwhelming situation, with the mounting costs of PPE, the reduced incomes, the inability to take on staff, the anxiety, the constantly changing rules.
Bin and Patrick started Bindi’s Restaurant in Santa Catalina seven years ago. Using family recipes from Bin’s mother and a shared passion for food and people the couple worked hard and built a successful restaurant business. Their daily lunchtime Thalis (a selection of rice, Indian bread, curries and a drink) introduced them to many new fans whilst their evening service, with interesting ingredients and specials alongside tasty cocktails and live music solidified that relationship. But 2020 and the spread of the Coronavirus has brought with it the need to reimagine the business and recently they took the decision to close the doors of the restaurant for the last time. Thursday evening saw the end of this particular era, but not the end of the dream. Now Bindi is going to be available At Home. I met with Bin and Patrick for a last curry and also to find out what their plans were. Bin told me that in the near future you will be able to find their delicious curries (made with local ingredients and packaged using sustainable materials) in local supermarkets and health food stores. To keep up with Bindi At Home make sure you visit their Facebook page and click like and follow. FB: bindirestaurante