It is said you can eat more varieties of cuisines in India than the rest of the world together. We call India a diverse country because of the variety of colours symbolising cultural differences, food, festivals, languages, outfits and so on. The delicious Indian recipes as rich and diverse as it’s civilisation have been passed on through generations purely by word of mouth.The range varies from region to region, right from the taste, colour, texture to the appearance. Each little corner of the country has a speciality of its own.Today we introduce you to the different varieties of Indian regional cuisine. “Indian Culinary Week” at Momo Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon brought flavours from across the country to celebrate the spirit of India. The festival got together 8 Chefs from 8 different Marriott India properties from across the country from 20th-26th January 2016.
To celebrate themselves and their spirit of culinary excellence, the chefs showcased an elaborate fare of tastes, from the specific regions of Karnataka, Mussorie, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Hyderabad, Kochi, Punjab and Bengal. The Culinary Week stage witnessed the presence of Chef Thirumal from Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield, Chef Deepak Rana from JW Marriott Mussorie, Chef Ranjit from Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Chef Uday Karmalkar from Courtyard By Marriott Mumbai, Chef Amrutha Valli from Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Chef Mithun Mohanan from Courtyard By Marriott Kochi, Chef Chiranjeet Mandal from Courtyard by Marriott Raipur and Chef Amarjeet Singh from Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon presenting the best of the best dishes. starting from 20th January, 2016 these master chefs put their gests favourite dishes on a single platter to pamper your taste buds. The fest concluded 26th January, 2016 and saw the the master chefs putting their best dishes for the brunch to celebrate the Republic Day to reminiscence the special occasion.
We started off by tasting the delicious meal prepared by Chef Amarjeet Singh from Marriott Gurgaon. The bhatti ka murg and Hari mirch ki daal stood out of be the highlight from the meal showcased by the maestro. Next, we headed on the Garwhal region where Chef Deepak Rana from Marriott Mussorie took us to culinary fare and introduced us to the different varieties of lentils and spices which are found in his region. The kache kele ki bhaji, succulent meat , Almora ki chutney and methi parantha took kept us asking for more.
One really need to have a humongous appetite to relish and gorge on each dish. Chef Amrutha Vali also known as Chutney amma from Marriott Hyderabad introduced us to spicy grilled lamb and a wide array of chutneys. Further we were greeted by Chef Mithun from Marriott Kochi and together we cherished the lip smacking Veg stew, kozhi and flaky appams. Soorkyi Kattu, Mutton Varuval, more Kozhamb, Kelange Varad and fish fry from Tamil Cuisine is definitely worth a try.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Kanika Hasrat, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon said, “As we plan various promotions throughout the year, it is our constant endeavor to cater to different needs of our patrons. This Republic Day, we wanted to celebrate India and bring flavors from across the nation together. We are delighted to host 8 Master Chefs at Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon for a week. While each Chef has their expertise, it would be amazing to watch all these Chefs come together for the cook-off.”
In a nutshell, Kudos to Chef Amit Dash and Ms. Ritika Paffet for being such an amazing host and for putting together the rich culinary heritage of our country under one roof.
Location: MoMo Café, Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon
Timings: 20th – 25th January 2016 from 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM,
26th January, 2016, Republic day special brunch, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Pricing: INR 1700 +taxes