” I have an enormous fondness for delicious food. It’s very comforting”- Teri Garr
And, if you chime in along with Teri Garr then the Royal feast that JW Marriott has put across for you, is a must visit. There are very few times that i’m dumbfounded and sit there gawking at how delectable the food is. Let me assure you that this was one of those times.
Flavours of Awadh by JW Kitchen in Association with MasterChef Rehman Mujeebur:
MasterChef Rehman, is no newbie and has put himself out there on the culinary map by being a well known Chef & restaurateur who has always focused on reviving and bringing forward the flavours of North West Frontier cuisine.
I, was delighted to be a part of the exclusive chef table, where he spoke about the intricacies of the cuisine and how he believes in using pure and minimal ingredients to allow each of the ingredients to be the heroes of the dish. His food has subtle yet clean flavours and you can very well feel the notes of the ingredients come across. He believes in banishing the use of artificial colours and hence his food is devoid of the gimmicky colours and are of the natural colour that particular dish.
For instance, the “Kale Channe Ki Ashrafi” was such a delight to bite into where you could feel the texture of chickpeas and also of some floral notes.
Chef Rehman, also manages to break the stereotype of NW Frontier cuisine being exclusively Non vegetarian based. The plethora of vegetarian food was just perfect from Ittar ki Dal to Lehsuni bhindi, each and every dish was par excellence. Another interesting aspect was the bread ; not only were they magnificent but they also were packed with so much flavour. The sheermal & the Lucknowi kulcha paired like a dream with the gravies & there was no way you could feel satisfied after one.
We even saw some regal dishes like the Lagan ka Murgh, which is cooked in a lagan ; a Lagan is a copper vessel that’s shaped like a huge oval tray and is used to cook meat based dishes primarily.
Apart from the main course, we even relished some meetha in the form of “Chakundar-e-Afroz & Sheer Qorma”.
Verdict : The festival is just brilliant and will be on till the 4th of November. They have an exquisite selection of sizzling Kebabs, rich gravies, unique flatbreads & delectable desserts.
I, urge you to not miss this feast and go try Chef Rehman’s Royal treat to your tastebuds.