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Indian treat at Westin

Visitors to Dhaka and locals alike will be treated to delectable Indian cuisine, courtesy of The Westin Dhaka. The food festival titled “The Exotic Taste of India” was launched last Saturday at the hotel's “Taste” restaurant, and is a joint venture of The Westin Dhaka and Jet Airways.

The festival features four Indian chefs from Hotel Le Meridien in Delhi and Bangalore, and is overseen by The Westin's Executive Chef Tony Khan.

“This is our second such festival, the first of which was a huge success,” said Atique Rahman, the G.M of The Westin. “We are hoping and quite confident that this one will be equally popular.”

The G.M of Jet Airways, Sudhakar Rao was similarly excited as he addressed the press conference: “Bangladeshis are the best foodies I have come across. The previous edition was a success and I am confident that this one will be too. I love coming to Bangladesh, and I look forward to doing this again in the future.”

The guest chefs provide an authentic feel of Indian cuisine and as they are from two cities situated north and south of the country. They are well equipped to offer a wide sampling of delicacies.

Chefs Jaiprasad and Krishna bring the Southern element from Bangalore, while Kumar and Anand Singh usher in the Northern flavour from Delhi. All have extensive experience and are recognised as master chefs.

“It is very exciting when you have different cultures working together,” said Tony Khan enthusiastically. “There will be a wide array of dishes, as we want to satisfy varied tastes.”

There are close to eighty dishes on offer at the dinner buffet including Meen Kozambhu (fish curry), Rayalseema Kodi (Andhra fried chicken), prawn curry, and Andhra Mutton Biryani. The festival will be hosted at the hotel till January 31, and connoisseurs of Dhaka the best kind according to Rao should not pass up the chance to get their fix.

For more information or reservations call 9891988.



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