Hello eveyone 🙂
How are you all? How is your week coming along? Mine started on an amazing note thanks to my new workplace 🙂 Already loving it 😀 I started here on Monday and last week was one helluva one with a week full of rejuvenation, some retail and spa therapy & catching up with friends and family. 🙂 Also, I uploaded quite a few blogs that I had been working on 😀
I’m sure you guys saw a few weeks back, I shared a few pictures on social media about our experience at Bengaluru Marriott Hotel, Whitefield where they had The Indian Culinary Route 2015. So today, I’m going to talk all about that and also about the food!*slurp*
Yes, that’s exactly what happens to my taste buds when I think about that day! The food extravaganza was another level altogether! 😀 Before I start talking more about The Indian Culinary Route 2015, here’s a quick introduction about that:
Bengaluru Marriott Hotel, Whitefield took Namma Bengaluru on a gastronomical journey! Bengaluru got to taste and experience the tastes and flavors from regions across India as the hotel brought the whole country on a platter for Bangaloreons. 12 Chefs from 12 cities of India put their expertise together to create some extra-ordinary magic with food. So be it your love for Delhi’s Chole Bhature, Pune’s Vada Pav or Aaloo Parantha from Chandigarh, Bengaluru Marriott, Whitefield had it all under one roof cooked by their talented team of chefs.
In a 7 day galore, the hotel brought on table different dishes with an authentic taste of flavors and spices from across the country. The fine dining restaurant Marriott Café hosted a dinner buffet from 7th to 13th September 2015. The buffet had a wide spread variety of delicacies from Delhi, Chandigarh, Musoorie, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Lucknow, Kochi and Goa. Each chef prepare 3 authentic dishes from their specific region consisting of a Main Course, Starter and a Dessert.
The Chefs who joined the bandwagon are Chef Deepak Rana from JW Marriott Mussorie, Chef Dinesh from JW Marriott Chandigarh, Chef Rohit Yadav from JW Marriott Delhi, Chef Ranjit from Marriott Jaipur, Chef Mitesh Saraiya from Courtyard by Marriott Ahmedabad, Chef Prashant Suryavanshi from Courtyard by Marriott, Hinjewadi, Chef Thirumal from Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield, Chef Madhusudan from Marriott Hyderabad, Chef Satish Reddy from Courtyard by Marriott Chennai, Chef Saji from Marriott Kochi, Chef Shanavaz Qureshi from JW Marriott Mumbai, and Chef Selester from Marriott Goa.
Speaking about the event, General Manager of Bengaluru Marriott Hotel, Whitefield said, “ We are very glad to be able to host this event, our only motive is to bring on platter scrumptious and traditional food for the food lovers of the city. We are putting together a team of chefs who have years of experience in cooking their regional cuisines and have mastered the art of the local taste. We want Bengaluru to relish their taste buds from aromas of whole India”.
So now that you know what The Indian Culinary Route 2015 by Bengaluru Marriott Hotel,Whitefield was all about, here’s what we tried and absolutely loved. 🙂 Out of the 12 cuisines laid out for us, it really aches to say that I couldn’t taste everything because at the end of the 6th cuisine, it felt like my tummy was going to burst 😛 It had reached a saturation point where I really wanted to taste the rest but my digestive system didn’t allow me to 😛 Nevertheless, I’ll tell you guys about the cuisines I tried and loved 🙂
In South Indian cuisine, since I have already tried and tasted Karnataka cuisine all my life, I tried coastal cuisine i.e Kerala and also tried Tamilnadu cuisine.
One dish that I absolutely loved is Tamilnadu’s Kuzhi Panniyaram. And guess what? They were not the usual stuffing that is used for Panniyaram, it was chicken that was minced and made into panniyaram. 😀 LOVED! I took a second serve because with the 3 different chutneys served, one plate was too less. 😛
This snack here is crisp to eat and one look at it, you would think it would be made up of some green leafy veggies. This is actually a plant that is grown in the backyard of Tamilnadu houses. This is more of a tradition to cook is what the Chef told us.
I also got to taste the yummiest fish curry from Mangalorean Cuisine! This fish curry that can be made out of tomato puree or coconut puree is a traditional one which is prepared by every Mangalorean family. Here, tomatoes were used and I LOVED LOVED LOVED it! You got the point right? 😛 Thinking of it right now while writing about it, makes me crave for it already 🙁
We also tried goan, delhi and lucknowi cuisine. Lucknow was more about the kebabs while Delhi was about the chatpata chaats. Goan was about seafood while hyderabadi was about dum biryani. On the whole, we had an absolute treat tasting starters and main course. If that wasn’t enough, then came the MOST IMPORTANT part of the meal. DESSERTS! ♥
The desserts spread varied again according to the region- there was Gulab Jamoon, Rasgulla, Kaju Katli and the other variants as well as Apple Pie, Pudding Mud and peanut butter cake and Dark Chocolate brownie. I absolutely loved the brownie but what stole my heart is the Gulab Jamoon. I have never tasted anything like that before ♥ So soft and how it tastes is something I can’t describe in words. It just melted in my mouth! *gasp*
The Red Velvet cup cakes were another add-on to our list of favourites. What made it even more fun is that there was classical music being played in the background that was in perfect sync with the ambience. We absolutely loved being there at Bengaluru Marriott, Whitefield for The Indian Culinary Route 2015. I really hope they have it every year and when it does happen next time, don’t forget to visit Marriott. 🙂
Until next time,
Keep munching! 😀