(December 14, 2012 - Dubai) Marco Polo Hotel Dubai reveals to us the intricacies involved in reviving a lost Indian cuisine to offer its diners as it conducts its year-ender culinary offering at The Bombay restaurant with its RAMPURI FOOD FESTIVAL happening until December 22, 2012.
The award winning northern Indian specialty restaurant at the Marco Polo Hotel Dubai endeavors to rediscover the so-called LOST CUISINE of India with the Rampuri Food Festival, which is on offer during lunch and dinner during the ten-days festival.
In its bid to be unique and always be a stand out amongst its competitors, Chefs at the Marco Polo Hotel Dubai reveals to us that it has become a robust task to revive lost cuisine that is dearly loved and treasured by many Indian food connoisseurs.
The ten-days food feast present Chef Rehman and his team of Khansama (cooking experts), specially flown in from India to help prepare the Nawab inspired speciality cuisine. A sough-after Indian Chef specializing on royalty Indian cuisine, Chef Rehman is currently stirring up dishes that are inspired from the secret cooking of the royal bawarchi chefs. He takes pride as one of the few chefs that can concoct royalty dishes of Rampur using the finest Rampuri spices. He works with the Executive Chef of Marco Polo Dubai, Sunil Wargh and his kitchen brigade to cap a year long offering of many Indian Food Festivals held in this award winning restaurant.
Renhil Krishnan, Director of Food and Beverages of Marco Polo Dubai proudly stated, “The Rampuri Food Festival will be our closing salvo for The Bombay in 2012. Chef Rehman along with our team of chefs will strongly emphasize on the authenticity of the food that will be served by the khansama team. They will also highlight more on the vegetarian preparations and selections of the cuisine. It has been a fruitful year for us at The Bombay as we received from BBC Good Food Team 2012 a nomination as “Favourite Indian restaurant for 2012. This recognition is a testament to the popularity of our restaurant as the hub for royal Indian dining in Dubai.”
Renhil admits that mounting a food festival that will offer authenticity to diners costs the hotel a huge investment including logistical arrangements of flying in Chefs down to market sourcing of authentic spices that would help render in delivering true taste of the food festival. “We pay for the Chefs, their team assistants, their visas, accommodations and of course promotion and marketing of the event to the general public. This we all make inorder to offer our loyal diners the opportunity to savour the best of The Bombay has to offer as against any initiatives mounted by our close competitors.”
He adds, “Diners coming for the Rampuri Food Festival will be treated to an array of the Rich and Royal Cuisine of Rampuri ranging from kebabs, salans, biryanis, pulaos to outstanding desserts.”
Chef Rehman says “the Rampuri Cuisine is one of unexplored Nawabi cuisine of India. This cuisine history is never documented in books but it is passed on from generations to generations by word-of-mouth and is confined until the western Uttar Pradesh. So far only very few hotels in India had organized the same, however in Dubai, UAE, the Marco Polo Hotel Dubai has been the first one to offer such festival in the city of Dubai and UAE. This gives us pride to work alongside them. We will ensure that the long years we have put on this cuisine, the time spent on research allowed me to organize an authentic khansamas team of Rampur to recall this ultimate cuisine. I hope you can come and join us during the festival period taking place until December 22, 2012.”
Some of the featured Rampuri gourmet dishes that will be served during the 10-days festival will include Kebabs, Curries, Kormas, Biryanis and Desserts in parallel variants of Vegetarians and Non vegetarians options. Here is also an outstanding range of vegetarian options like Mausami Subziyon Ka Nichore, Khumani Ke Kebab, Nadru Ki Seekh, Dahi Gobhi Ke Kebab, Arvi Ke Shammi, ZafraniSeekh, Kathal Ki Seekh, Lauki Ke Seekh Kebab, Paneer Laqa, Paneer Kushrang, Kathal Korma, Shaljam Zafrani, Aloo Katli, Lobhia Pulao, Khaas Rampuri Kichri, Subz Pulao, Hari Mirch Ka Halwa, Chukander E Afroz, Noorjahani Dalia and Adrak Ka Halwa and many more.
Catch the RAMPURI FOOD FESTIVAL at The Bombay - award winning Indian restaurant Marco Polo Hotel Dubai from Dec 12 to 22, 2012 | available during lunch and dinner. To book a table, please call The Bombay at 04-2720000, or book through their social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.