Restaurant Name: Eighty Eight
Location: Hyatt Pune, Pune Nagar Rd, Nilanjali Housing Colony, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411006.
Once the holy month of Ramzan commences, the food stalls at all famous spots across the city start dishing out non vegetarian street food delicacies. Mohammad Ali Road in Mumbai is a landmark for awesome street food during Ramadan, and lets face it, Pune’s street stalls serving Iftar food are not even close in terms of taste and quality to it. Making a trip to Mumbai might not be possible for everyone. Thus Hyatt has come up with the Mohammad Ali Road Food Festival that brings all the delicious options from Mumbai’s famous food street, to their Buffet restaurant Eighty Eight. Head Chef – Suvendu Roy and his team visited Mohammad Ali Road to get a firsthand experience and understand nuances of specific food options, so they could recreate the flavors, vibe and atmosphere at Eighty Eight. They pretty sure have done a commendable job.
Food Prowl Team was invited for a food tasting of the sumptuous food being served at the Mohammad Ali Road Food Festival at Eighty Eight, Hyatt Pune.
The Buffet is priced at Rs. 1300/- + Taxes and is only available for Dinner from 14th June 2017 – 26th June 2017.
They have setup live Tawas, Tandoors, Malpua counter, Golas – Kacchi Kairi, Kala Khatta and Rose. A counter for Aloo Tikki Ragda and Channa Chor Garam as well. Haleem that is synonymous to Ramzan will be available on all days of the festival.
Gurda Kaleji, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Tangdi Kebab, prepared and served over the live tawa counters, the Chicken Korma was absolutely delish and best dish from the mains, followed by Nalli Nihari, Bohri Mohalla Murg Pulao. Accompanied by Stuffed Parathas and flavoured Rumali Rotis.
Another good part of this festival is that they haven’t ignored vegetarians, who otherwise feel neglected during this non vegetarian dominated festival month. They have vegetarian side on the menu in equal measure with Soya Bean Ki Chaap and Paneer Tiranga Kebabs. Live Tawa has Soya Mutter Kheema and the main course consists of Kali Dal, Bharwan Bhindi and Paneer Khurchan. So, vegetarians are sorted!
The desserts spread is huge with specialties being Noorani Malpua, Mawa Jalebi and Suleman Usman ki Phirni. Malpuas are fried and served from the live counter and they are just too good, big big malpuas topped with rabri, completely festive. The Mawa Jalebi is a not so common version of jalebi and it was done just right, delicate and sweet.
Overall the festival has enough options to satiate your taste buds. And if you want to enjoy all the Mohammad Ali Road street food in Pune, this will be your best bet this year.
Special Thanks to Karma Pr – Suraj Singh Jhala and Heena Grover-Menon for inviting us. Ms. Shruti Sengupta – Asst. Manager Marketing Communication, Suvendu Roy – Head Chef and Sethuraman Sundaram – Food and Beverage Manager for hosting us.
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