Spicy kebabs, bustling bazaars, steaming biryanis and lavish living together transport you to the culinary center of India; Lucknow. Bringing intricate recipes from the ‘City of Nawabs’, Masala Bay at Taj Lands End invites you to relish royal Awadhi cuisine from 16th February to 1st March, 2016.
Elevating culinary skills into an art form, the ‘Khansamas’ popularly known as the bavarchis of the Awadh region curate new mix of spices and flavours, bestowing the country with succulent recipes. Known for its Nawabi Heritage, Lucknow’s gourmet history continues to live in the kitchens of Masala Bay.
Let the Nawabi culture embrace you as you walk into a regal ambiance. Mitti ki Surahi and Sandook are a perfect reflection of the rich Lucknowi landscape while the rhythm of the Qawwali and lilting soft notes of Sufi Music, are in tune with the opulence of Awadh. Revel in this prolific era as you pamper your Begum to mehendi and gajra, like a true Nawab!
Reviving the lost imperial cuisine of India, Chef Amninder Sandhu together with Janaab Sabir Ali who has been specially flown down from Lucknow, pay tribute to the ustads or the ‘Masters of the Kitchen’ through an assortment of delicacies. The specially crafted menu features Muffrah – drink of saffron, kewra, sandalwood and nagarmotha, Lucknowi Boti Kebab – lamb chunks in robust traditional Awadhi spices, Gosht Tarqaliyan – mutton in onion cashewnut traditional Awadhi gravy, Mahi Galawat ke Kebabs – melt in the mouth fish kebabs, Taranumi Paneer – cottage cheese stuffed with pomegranate and nuts steeped in gravy and Awadhi Gosht Biryani. Appease your taste buds with sweet delights like Sheer Biranj, Seviyon Ka Muzzafar and Shahi Tukda.
Dishing out ethnic Awadhi cuisine for 15 years, Janaab Sabir Ali said, “Drawing inspiration from my father’s culinary expeditions, has enabled me to curate authentic recipes. I wish to bring to the table flavours which will reacquaint our guests with the hidden treasures of Awadhi delicacies.”
Commenting on this special occasion Executive Chef, Taj Lands End, Anirudhya Roy said, “Masala Bay at Taj Lands End reflects the culinary traditions of authentic Indian cuisine. It is all about giving diners a gourmet experience that is rooted in customs, celebrating flavors that are reminiscent of the origins of each recipe. Showcasing the Lucknowi epicurean galore, the menu is designed to relay our guests down memory lane.”
PS. Post the event, despite of us having left without trying the desserts, the team from Taj Land´s end made sure to send us a sampler of the same to our office the next day. This is surely a fine example of hospitality in its finest form and team Masala Bay and Taj Land´s End, do take a bow for the same!
Date: 16th February to 1st March, 2016
Time: Lunch and Dinner
Venue: Masala Bay, Taj Lands End