Royal Kitchens of India Festival !
The Royal Kitchens of India Festival is running from 15th November 2017 and is up till the 3rd of December across all Barbeque Nation outlets in Pune. The idea is to present preparations from the Royal Kitchens of India from North till South and I was glad to be a part of this experience. This post will be more about what different they are serving from the usual Barbeque Nation stuff and less about the usual.
The Ambience & Live Counters – This particular festival indeed has a festive look to it with references of Royal warriors’ depictions adorning the walls and food being presented in specialized mud-looked utensils. There are specialized live counters setup as part of the festival namely the chaat/paanipuri counter, khumb galouti kebabs, Nadru ki tikki (fried lotus stem) and Tabask Maas.
Live Grill & Starters – Some of the best starters of the festival were Prawns on the grill, Ajwaini Fish tikka, Anari Murgh Tangdi, Dahi ke kebab and the usual Cajun spice potatoes.
The Mains – As with Barbeque Nation’s main course, there are always a plethora of items, however these are the ones I liked the most and even from these the Bater (quail) korma was something you don’t get very often and this was the perfect companion for a cool winter evening. The Awadhi Murgh biryani wasn’t exactly a classical Awadhi biryani but it was definitely workable and that’s all biryanimaster looks forward to all the time, every single time !
Among the desserts, I absolutely relished the various variants of Kulfi available on a dedicated Kulfi counter. The Lychee based Mousse & assorted pastries were pretty good to have as well.
The Verdict – With some carefully thought out menu and specific theme dedicated for the festival working well for a festival of this stature I give my thumbs up to this event and Barbeque Nation in general. Even after years of dominance I guess Barbeque Nation is indeed the undisputed King of “All you can eat Buffet” concept, without a doubt just GO for it !