Posted on June 7, 2023 at 6:28 pm

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Netfix and Teen Vogue Host Never Have I Ever Tastemaster Reception

On Tuesday, June 6th, Netflix and Teen Vogue hosted the Never Have I Ever “Had An Inspiration Like You” tastemaker reception at Baar Baar in New York City to celebrate the fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever.

The event featured cast members Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, and Richa Moorjani, with host Versha Sharma, Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue.

Never Have I Ever
Photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images for Netflix

The evening took place at Baar Baar, renowned for its contemporary Indian cuisine where they served light bites specifically crafted for the occasion, complemented by a delightful selection of themed-mocktails and cocktails.

Baar Baar curated a special menu that takes inspiration from the cast, shining a spotlight on the richness of South Asian culture. Each dish has been carefully crafted with genuine flavors and artistic flair, creating an immersive experience that takes guests on a journey to the very essence of these vibrant traditions.

Never Have I Ever
Photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images for Netflix

Teen Vogue’s Versha Sharma started the evening with a few words, stating “For four seasons, they have portrayed a multi-generational South Asian family in a way that is both highly specific and highly relatable… Now, two years later, they’ve had this incredible run, with each season just making it more popular, and we have this incredible room full of people who are at the top of their fields, or just starting out, and we’re all supporting each other.” She also spoke about her achievement as the first South Asian editor in chief of Teen Vogue, her excitement for Maitreyi to be featured as the first cover star under her remit in 2021, and shared her appreciation for the South Asian changemakers in attendance who paved the way and served as inspirations to her and others in the room.

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Maitreyi said, “It is really important to show up and look out for one another… By coming here, by showing people that there is a community. I can’t stress this enough. You have to show up for your community, that’s the only way we’re going to get progress in any industry.”

Richa said, “This is just so beautiful. The community that has come together and the community that we have been able to meet all of you. Words can’t describe how grateful I am.”

Poorna said, “We have been in gated rooms together, we’ve been rejected our entire career, and we have to have been the ones trying to keep that flame alive for us and for each other for so long. We are suddenly being celebrated, made visible, and recognized. When we’re together I realize how much power this community has.”

Additional highlights included:

  • Baar Baar curated a special menu with the following dishes and beverages: Baingan Bharta Cornetto, Malai Mushroom Tart, Mini Masala Jackfruit Taco, Cauliflower Samosa Tart, Vada Pav Slider, Compressed Melon in Rasam, Lamb Keema Crostini, Tuna Papdi Chaat, Chicken Ghee Roast, Chicken Lollipop, Crispy Chicken Shammi Sliders, Sorbet, Mini Carrot Halwa Cakes, Mini Ragi Brownies, Coconut Payasam, Rasmalai Tiramisu, Waffle Jalebi, and a Chai Station.

  • Photographer Abhi Sarkar captured a portrait of each attendee to celebrate the “Inspiration Class of 2023.”

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