Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Rivayaat e Rampur

 is a part of The Oberoi groups initiative to revive the lost cuisines of India . This current festival celebrates the distinct cuisine of Rampur , and was brought to us by culinary experts Nazish Jalali and her son Osama , who happily shares not just his mothers recipes but his vast knowledge on the cuisines of India .Feasting with Osama was an enriching experience in all senses .

The tasting menu showcases Rampur Cuisine beautifully . Dahi Bade , not round and fluffy , were almost flat and melt in the mouth delicious.Kababs again were subtly spiced and brilliant - I loved the Kacche Keemey Ki Tikki and Lamb Seekh.In the mains Laute Palute- besan cheelas made to look and taste like fish , were totally new and delicious as was Hari Mirchi Ke Keema ( my favorite ) . Chicken Qorma was delectably subtle . Saag Kofta ., Taar Qorma took the meal to other levels.Desserts were superb again , Alu ka Zarda and a subtly flavored Gulathi were the perfect end to our meal.

This feast is a must do , unfortunately today is the last day , but do head there . The food for all the ghee etc leaves you feeling anything but heavy and is beautifully under spiced .Set in the magical environment of 361 Oberoi Gurgaon with impeccable service this truly is a royal treat ! Thank you Osama and your ammi for an exquisite banquet !

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