Beckoning food buffs
New Year, Chinese style
THE YEAR of the Rooster has begun. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, The Oriental Blossom at Radha Park Inn is serving a menu comprising Imperial Banquets from the Chengdu and Quing dynasties of China.
The speciality soups that are on offer are Choy Thou Sui Soon (chicken beetroot clear soup) and Soya Choy Tan Thong (thyme in egg drop soup). The menu for the banquet offers an amazing choice of 26 varieties of sea food. Since tangerines, eggs and noodles are some of the traditionally auspicious foods eaten during the Chinese New year, these have been included in some form or the other in various recipes. Vegetarians need not despair, there is enough variety for them in the menu. As for the desserts - they are different and distinct for instance, the Sliced Garlic Souffle.
There is also a Royal Repast, which is a fixed menu for two, four, six or eight guests. It offers a choice of two soups, two starters, two main courses and two desserts. The price for the Royal Repast starts at Rs. 999 for two people.
The New Year celebration is on (from 7 p.m. till midnight) till February 24. For reservations call 24757788.
ENTER THE Golden Dragon at the Taj Coromandel and you cannot miss the festive spirit. To usher in the Chinese New Year, the Chinese restaurant at the hotel is holding a culinary fest that is on till February 23. There's a Chinese singer too to make the experience memorable.
Piquant Tobaijan Fish, Five Spice Gourmet Shitakes, Tomato Pepper Chunky Lobster, Jiao Ma Potato Straws, Sweet and Spicy Okra Diamonds, Ching Hai Lamb... are some of the dishes that comprise the special menu for the New Year. The Rice and Noodles section offers guests a choice of Tangy Tomato Noodles, Ginger Celery Rice and a variety of vegetables, chicken and seafood. Round off the meal with Sugar Cane Rice Cakes and five Spice Chocolates. For reservations contact 55002827.
AT THE Navaratna restaurant at the Le Royal Meridien, you can sample fare from the land of the Moghuls at Dhawat-E-Khas, an ongoing Awadh Food Festival.Awadh food is a harmonious blend of flavours and a speciality chef has therefore been flown in from Lucknow to re-create the unique cuisine of the Nawabs. You can savour non-vegetarian and vegetarian delights such as Zaffrani Murgh Yakhani, Kakori Kebab, Murgh Gulabi Kebab, Shann-e-Awadh Chaamp, Paneer Pasanda Zaffrani, Subzi Nirali Sheek, Raan-e-Awadh, Jhinga Wajid Ali Shah, Maah Ki Dal Khasqi, Murgh Kofta Yakhni Pulao and more. There are mouth watering sweets too - sample the Shakramba or the Sheer-e-Barf to get the true taste of Awadh.
To complete the Awadhi ambience there will be live ghazal performances throughout the fest. A private dining room is also available for up to 12 persons and a bar for pre-dinner drinks.
For details call 22314343.
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