FOODVIEWRestaurant Name: Sen5es - Marriott Suites Location: Marriott Suites, 81, Koregaon Park Annex, Mundhwa, Pune Buzz: +91 9158990657
THE AWADHI FOOD FESTIVALSen5es - Marriott Suites (Formerly Oakwood Sen5es) has been one of the mainstays in Pune as far as midnight Buffets are concerned. The recent takeover and makeover by Marriott Suites has brought about a massive culinary change. The Awadhi Food Festival was the brainchild of Chef Dayal Singh Rawat, Indian Chef from Paasha, JW Marriott Pune curated a variety of renowned Dum Biryanis, Kebabs and Desserts. His specialization is in Nawabi, Lucknowi and Kashmiri cuisines. Some of the dishes in the buffet were also from the everyday spread that is served at the restaurant. An exceptional Cuisine of India which is highly influenced by Mughals and bears resemblance to Kashmiri as well as Hyderabadi style of cooking is the Awadh Cuisine of Nawabs. Native to the city of Lucknow, the chefs and cooks of the region invented the ‘Dum’ style of cooking which has become popular and synonymous with the city today. Bringing the utterly delicious dishes straight from the Kitchen of Awadh and Nawabs to Pune, Marriott Suites Pune located at Koregaon Park hosted the ‘Awadhi Food Festival’. The Festival was scheduled between Friday, July 15th to Sunday till July 23rd This fest will promised to bring a fantastic opportunity for the foodies in city to taste authentic Awadhi food and it did vow us all with it's delicious spread. The wide spread buffet of Awadhi food was to be served during dinner from 7.30pm to 11.00pm every day during the festival, however Marriott Suites happily hosted us on a Saturday afternoon.
The large spread buffet of Awadhi Cuisine included exquisite Haleem, renowned Awadhi Dum Aloo, delicious Dal Mughalai, succulent Kakori Kebabs, tasty Murgh Awadhi Korma – a classic from Lucknow to name a few. Luscious desserts like Seviya Ka Muzzaffar, varieties of Halwa and many more were also served for the sweet tooth of guests. “The richness of Awadh cuisine lies not only in the variety of cooking styles like Dum, Dhungar, Bhagar or Loab but also in the ingredients used like Mutton, Paneer, and rich spices, which include cardamom and saffron. The need for such a cuisine arose as the Nawabs of Awadh were used to such diet which comprised of grains, dry fruits, fruits and vegetables available in that part of the country apart from various forms of meat. This style of cooking was further polished by the Nawabs by adding exotic flavors of saffron and other Indian spices,” mentioned Chef Dayal Singh Rawat. We hope see many more such food festivals at Marriott Suites that would lure foodies like us to some sumptuous food treat. **Some of the content above is a part of the excerpts sent to Food Prowl by Marriott Suites
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