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Bhojan of the Rajputanas

  • Published at 06:52 pm July 5th, 2018
  • Last updated at 06:55 pm July 5th, 2018
Photo: Ahmed Hasam Rabbi

Le Meridien Dhaka is offering authentic food from the land of Maharajas- Rajasthan, starting from June 28 at Latest Recipe restaurant on 15th floor

The Latest Recipe restaurant of Le Meridien Dhaka brings to you food from the land of the Maharajas. Rajasthan being one of the major tourist spots in India has a unique cuisine to offer along with its mesmerizing beauty. Rajasthani cuisine was affected by both the war-like ways of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients in this dry region. Food that could keep going for many days and could be eaten without heating was favored. Shortage of water and new green vegetables have all had their impact on the cooking.

The Executive Chef of Le Meridien Dhaka has been planning this for the past three months and finally, the execution of his plan was top notch. The festival menu has been crafted and prepared by Chef Kapil Dutt Sain and Geetam Singh from Le Meridien Jaipur and they have prepared the recipes with exclusive Rajasthani ingredients. 'Flavors of Rajasthan' will continue till July 7, 2018.Photo: Ahmed Hasam Rabbi

The buffet consists of a series of delicious items like laal maans, jungle maans, daal baati churma, balushahi, bundiya laddu and jalebi. There are 40 authentic Rajasthani items only along with a few other finger-licking Indian dishes like Paani Puri and Wada Pao. All the food items are displayed at different live stations and the stations spread out through the restaurant. Side by side, the most notable station is the one with an array of raw meat on it waiting to be picked by the customers. Inexplicably, one of the live stations features sushi items. The inclusion of these items may not be a good fit for the grand theme. 

Vishal Jyoti Das, Second Secretary and Director of Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre present as chief guest at the opening of the festival started off the event hoping that everyone would enjoy the mouth-watering Rajasthani eats. Anwar Hosasin, Director of Sales and Marketing of Le Meridien Dhaka, mentioned that “Rajasthani dishes portray the rich cuisines as well as the heritage of the royal state, and the festival will create a great opportunity for city dwellers to get the taste of original Rajasthani food cooked in a traditional way.”

Photo: Ahmed Hasam Rabbi

Latest Recipe restaurant has been themed with Rajasthani decor and live music. The buffet for 'Flavors of Rajasthan' at Le Meridien is priced Tk3,900++ per person, from 6:30pm to 11:30pm. Le Meridien has already become a popular destination for the urban crowd of Dhaka for its variety of cultural celebrations. The Rajasthani Food Festival adds another feather to the cross-cultural festivity of the hotel.

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