Hyderabad always craves for more street food and people from other states complaint about its scene not like Kolkata or Delhi. We never to get see a glimpse of reality. Well fear not, NH2 Highway Trials by Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre is here to do exactly that for our foodies. Chef and his crew travelled for 10 days non-stop from Delhi to Kolkata to explore the highway street food scenes with immaculate details and this "NH2 Trials" replicates most part of it.
A wonderful Wednesday indeed it turned out to be. Clinching with its unique offerings and amazing gourmet deals at most happening fine dines, Gourmet Passport celebrates its first anniversary in style in Hyderabad. Amidst eminent bloggers from the city of Nizams, Elite and energetic team of GP Mr. Rocky Mohan sir, Shivani Mohan, Chandni Anzar, and Mr. Aslam Gafoor kick-started the 3-day #DineWithRockycelebrations in style today at one my favorite dines in Hyderabad, Jonathan's Kitchen.
A specially curated 2-part menu by Chef Vijay Bhasker Reddy and his team, amazing cocktails at the bar, engaging and enriching conversations on the tables, all the fun n giggles. What not !! One memorable night it turned out. Amazing hospitality as usual by Raashid Ali Bhai.
Heary wishes to team of Gourmet Passport as they sleeve up for many more amazing plans and curated experiences line up to notch up their A-game.
When food connects with your inner soul a chord of symphony strikes and its not often to experience. Heavenly Himalayan Trail Food festival hosted by Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre might as well struck that chord at the right time. Under guidance of executive Chef Aungshuman Chakraborty , Chef Pawan Manhas who basically is from punjab but has roots and connections in himalayan areas, bestowed with the responsibility of understanding the cuisine from homes and bring back ingredients and recipes that would prove "NO CUISINE IS LESS THAN THE OTHER". Chef Pawan's passionate insight into the quality of ingredients which he personally sourced from those regions, the flawless execution of thalis pairing it with amazing service, Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre might as well have pulled the most synergical food festival influencers meet ever in my tenure in Hyderabad.
Sea food lovers do know the joy as well as the mess you relish while dining with crabs. Its a skill that many like me explore or even show interest. Being a sea food lover myself, I restrain many a times eating CRABS due to this challenge and today I feel how much I have lost to create such CRAB-tastic memories.. Taj Deccan is currently hosting "CRAB FACTORY" at Spice Junxion for month long promotion. You get to see live crabs being picked up on your order and your choice of recipe from their comprehensive menu (last but one pic) or if you have any other personal preference. Priced at 3.50 INR / gram, its then weighed and with a wait time to prepare, the dish is made fresh and hot for you. Chef Rishi Manucha engages about the recipes and how each dish differs from another and yet the menu gives you everything for a proper dining experience. Live Crabs, fresh food, amazing signature dishes, crisp menu, sharp flavors and above all delicious KAKINADA CRABS (fresh catch every day) - What else do you need !!!!
How can you refine a fine dining experience more? Well if you put your core values and expertise into action, u just can outdo yourself. Trident Hyderabad has exactly tried this with their new revamped menu @ KANAK, Indian fine dining space. Make way for heritage rich and one of a kind Indian delicacies and bid adieu to cliched favorites (yes you get them in every Indian cuisine place) and mind it this is not just a simple move but its BOLD. As Chef Dharmender Lamba rightly puts, you want your patrons to come to savor something unique and exclusive @ KANAK. Dishes (few retained from the brilliant food fest curated by Chef Parvinder Singh Bali in Rivaayat-E-Patiala fest) served in our new menu trials each speak uniqueness in terms of finesse and ingredients. With minimalistic ingredients mix, Chef Vijay Shahi has let the flavors speak for itself. Each dish has got a note and a twist to it and I think they indeed delivered spot on !!!
In one earnest attempt to curate and bring in the lost recipes from Mughal Era to British Era to post Independence times, Chef Aungshuman from Marriott Hotel & Convention center, Hyderabad is attempting to bring in some long lost dishes to limelight with not just flavors but story behind each one of them. Bidri @ Marriott is hosting "THE LOST CUISINES OF INDIA" starting 20th July till Aug 5th (dinners only) to recreate the rich historic recipes and celebrate our history on culinary expertise. Honored to have been invited to preview the same, I should say my experience and the culinary knowledge it has deepened within self has elevated the respect for our cuisines and the richness in heritage to whole another level. If you are one who loves exploring food beyond flavors and savoring them but use them as opportunity to learn above and beyond food, this one is not to miss out !!!
The Westin Hyderabad makes themselves so unique in curating one of a kind Food festivals than your regular promotional events. This time though ironically its end of summer, they have brought in Chef Marouane from Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield to curate not just your regular Italian food fest but a more breezy, healthy "Italian Summer fest" curated mostly with vegetables, fruits herbs making it more of a light on tummy but yummy feast. Good news is that most of these brilliant delicious will make way into prego's regular menu which is aptly brilliant.
Being a foodie , your biggest perk is meeting some amazing, passionate chefs who put their heart and soul into this competitive and most-pressurized culinary world. Some of them go beyond and bring in their experience to bring in some of the most unexplored cuisines.
Esteemed Chef Rehman Mujeebur is one of them and people who know him, know his expertise in Kashmiri (Pandit & Wazwan), Awadhi, Rampuri, Typical Mughlai, North West Frontier cuisines which not many people experiment and eventually expertise.
The Park Hotel at Hyderabad, flagship property of The Park Hotels' collection of boutique hotels is one of the finest luxury hotels in Hyderabad. The brand which has created its own USP for its loyal customers for stay and dine also has quite a few USP options from the AQUA, the poolside Alfresco is the poolside alfresco dining overlooking the Hussain Sagar Lake to the all day dining Verandah. Have heard about it a lot but haven't visited it owing mainly to distance and options more nearer.
Sumeru Foods , a brand leader in frozen foods in India. It is part of Innovative Foods Limited (IFL) is a major player in the Indian food processing industry since 1989. Under the brand name 'Sumeru'. they manufacture and market various types of ready to eat vegetarian, non-vegetarian which includes sea food. They have retailed the multi-category product portfolio across the country with a presence on all major modern trade counters with a pan India presence which covers all tiers of cities and towns. Also, they have embarked our presence in the Indian ethnic export market viz USA, Canada and UK, while the manufacturing units are located in the south Indian state Kerala, Kochi.
Jonathans Kitchen - with its new revamped menu (of course we relished it tad late as its in their regular offering ala carte menu) is a testimony to showcase how JK , Chef Vijay Bhaskar & his team have notched up on top of their already ravishing menu with new additions and making them even more delectable and the toughest for foodies like me to pick favorites from them. with the new menu and their Chef, its only going to garnish more laurels from all cadre fo customers. Good job Raashid Ali, Chef Vijay & Team JK