Though the weather has been muggy throughout the week, it has not deterred city hotels and restaurants from rolling out specials for food lovers this weekend.
Residents can choose anything from pizza festival to Hyderabadi dawat to monsoon specials. While the rains are yet to drench the city, Round the Clock, a 24×7 cafe in Hotel Mountview in Sector 10, has already included the monsoon-must-haves in its menu.
Apart from the quintessential chai and pakora, the cafe has also included pav bhaaji and keema pav in its menu keeping in mind how everything hot and steamy is the perfect companion for rainy season.
The cafe has also introduced a spread of nine varieties of tea – ginger tea, cardammom tea, masala tea, black pepper tea, to list a few.
At JW Marriott, Italian fine dining restaurant Oregano is organising a pizza festival. While one is aware of the gourmet pizzas available at the restaurant, Italian chef Alessio Banchero has decided to give the delicacy a twist to tickle the taste buds of visitors. The ongoing festival serves a sumptuous array of handmade pizzas in various shapes, loaded with fresh ingredients.
“Every dough is made of a unique blend of flour, yeast, sugar and oil to give it a refined taste that matches the sauce and ingredients placed on top of it,” said Banchero.
At the festival, visitors can enjoy their pizza in shapes ranging from that of a quarter fold and half-moon to rolled and tongue to pocket.
There’s a good balance of vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices with toppings like mascarpone and swiss chard, roasted bell peppers and olives, margherita, bocconcini and rocket lettuce, mozzarella, oregano, capers and olives.
The rolled pizza with ham and cheese spells comfort food, as does the square pizza with pepperoni and provolone cheese crust. There’s dessert pizza with chocolate in it. The gourmet handmade pizzas are available for dinner till July 17.
Taj Chandigarh has invited chef Jabrail from Hyderabad to steer their all-new Dawat-e-Nizam festival at their specialty Indian diner, Dera. The Eid celebrations have set the mood at the restaurant and the chef has created a menu using his special ingredients from Hyderabad.
While specialties like Hyderabadi kachhe gosht ki biryani and nalli gosht are much recommended, the tala hua gosht and kebab firdaus seem straight out of a Nizam’s kitchen.
“It’s a misconception that Hyderabadi food is all about non-vegetarians,” said the chef, adding that delicacies like nazami handi, kaddu ka dalcha and the popular Hyderabadi khatti dal and salan are all a part of the festival here.
On till July 17, the festival also offers popular Hyderabadi desserts like double ka meetha and khubani ka meetha. But the sheer khurma is the delight. A true pudding that is decadent and yummy.
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