Vivanta by Taj, Trivandrum Kebab, Biryani & Grills fest

Four cards on the table – the first card lets you feast on Kebabs like a Nawab, the second gives you the taste of live grill, the third opens up the world of Biriyanis from the royal kitchens and the last card unlocks the key to the imperial desserts – a perfect four-course dinner. This was my novel experience at the Kebab, Grill and Biriyani food festival at the Vivanta by Taj, Trivandrum.

The hotel is hosting a ten days Kebab, Grill & Biryani festival at their fine dining restaurant, the Fifth Element till the 26th of November. The dinner-only food fest features a delectable selection of traditional recipes of royal kitchens – kebabs, grills and biryani from the different cuisines of India.

James Kashyap, F&B Manager told me, “This is one of the major events in our promotion calendar and this time we have introduced a new concept for the first time in our hotel here. There are four experience cards on the table, each opening up a new vista. I am sure our customers would like this new concept as it gives them more control over the timing of their order which improves the overall dining experience.”

Jose Thomas, Executive Chef said, “We are offering a selection of Kebab, Grills and Biryani as a set menu along with the dinner buffet so that customers have more choice for dining. The menu offers one veg and two non-veg kebabs, grill, veg or non-veg biryani and desserts. The menu structure is same but the menu will change every day. As the diner gives the card, we prepare the kebab or grill fresh so that they get the ambience of a live grill. We promise a great dining experience with value for money.”

I had my share of Murg tikka mirza hasnoo and Mughlai khaas sheek kebabs dipped in pudhina chutney. Roasted cumin and cilantro marinated grilled fish with roast potatoes and tossed Brussel sprouts came in next followed by the aromatic Hyderabadi gosht biryani and Awadhi murgh biryani. Wound up with the mouth-watering Jaam-e-gul and the thick Gulab pista phirna along with some cut fruits.

Overall, it was too filling and I felt it the quantity was much more than one person could savour. I had a great time relishing those delicacies, as each and every item was just simply superb.

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Anil Philip

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