Festival : Taste of Punjab – Punjabi Food Festival
Restaurant Name : Eighty Eight, Hyatt Pune, Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar, Pune
Date of Visit: 8th September 2017
The dinner-buffet is priced at Rs. 1300/- + taxes and is available from 8th – 18th September 2017.
An exclusive #FoodProwl (http://www.foodprowl.com/) food tasting event 🙂
Punjab, is not only the land of Five Rivers, but also a land that offers delicious and rich cuisine for food lovers. Eighty Eight @ Hyatt has recently launched Taste of Punjab, a Punjabi Food Festival. The FoodProwl team was invited for a tasting event, on the launch day itself, for the food spread on offer under the ongoing fest. They have roped in Chef Ashish Sharma roped in from Hyatt, Amritsar to facilitate curating an authentic and delicious Punjabi Food. Knowing it’s a Punjabi food festival, the spread as organized by Chef Ashish Sharma, was pretty predictable.
The interiors have been classically done to create the native Punjabi feel and with the Punjabi music being played in the background, it really hard to resist shaking your leg. Dammmm I desperately needed a dance that evening !!!
To concise, the evening started with a glass of lassi, followed by delicious and rich food, complemented by desserts and ended with a glass of milk literally enforced upon us, courtesy chef Suvendu Roy of Eighty-Eight Hyatt. Also when it comes to the food, really a type of food that does not needs any explanation, words might fall short to give justice to the food, one has to visit the place and just enjoy an authentic, the word that I am using for the first time in my write-up, Punjabi food spread on the offer – Bon Appétit !!!
The started on the menu included delicious Aloo and Corn Tikkis, Malai Chaap, Tandoori Chaap, Bun Tikki, Amritsari Fish Fry, Tandoori Chicken and many more. The Malai Chaap and Corn Tikkis were really sumptuous.
A traditional Punjabi meal just cannot be completed without Sarson Ka Saag and Makki Ki Roti served with loads of Makhhan, which was the very first thing that came for the main course. I was, to be true, caught off guard to see Sarson Ka Saag being served, with September definitely not being the real season when the ingredients might be rightly available.
The next to follow was Chole and Amritsari Kulcha served with Chutney, simply sumptuous. The Kulcha’s were absolutely appetite killer.
Coming to the non-veg half of the menu, with hunger being killed by the starters and veg serving by now, the Butter Chicken was simply outstanding star for the day. Never had such good flavored butter chicken served in Pune until now. The thick and consistently flavored gravy itself was mouth-savory. Feels like heaven just to think about it.
The Mutton Curry prepared as well was very sumptuous, with very well cooked mutton as well as gravy itself quite palatable which was evident by the colour of the gravy itself.
A Punjabi meal spread has to have Rajma as well as Kadhi, both of which again were excellently done, sad that no picture taken for the amazing Kadhi.
By now, with hunger already being laid to rest by the sumptuous meal, it was time for Desserts. Simply hard to resist, even if appetite doesn’t permits. A real tug-of-war between stomach, heart and mind 😉 The hot Gulab-Jamuns and Moong-ka-Halwa were simply mouth-savory, something to die for and Gulab-Jamuns good enough to pacify an angry young man, unfortunately cannot tag him 😉
Pinni and Dodha as well were very good and thank god, accidentally or intentionally, they were not as heavy as prepared and served in Northern India, whilst retaining the flavors.
And as if all the above meal was not enough, Chef Suvendu Roy, offered hot Masala Milk, simply overwhelming.
Dil-Bole-Hadippa – Compliments to Chef Ashish Sharma, for coming out with such a spread truly reflecting the Taste of Punjab.
ਜੀ ਆਇਆਂ ਨੂੰ (Jee Aaya Noo) !!!
Hyatt Pune Kalyani Nagar, brings alive the land of festivities, celebrations, enthusiasm, Bhangra and Sarson Da Saag with its ‘PUNJABI FOOD CARNIVAL’ at Eighty Eight
Feel the authenticity of the flavourful land with delicacies specially curated by Chef Ashish Sharma joining the Hyatt Pune team from Hyatt Amritsar. On his special visit to Hyatt Pune, Chef Sharma promises to enthral Puneites with a culinary journey packed with robust yet delicate flavours from his native land – Punjab.
The Dinner Buffet at Eighty Eight will delight your senses with Chef Sharma’s specialities like Fish Amritsari, Mutton Champ, Bhatti Da Paneer, Dal Phirni and so much more.
Come and be part of this epic food celebration and let your taste buds go BALLE BALLE
Date: September 8th – 18th, 2017
Time: 7:00pm onwards
Price: INR 1300 + taxes/ person
Place: Eighty Eight, Hyatt Pune
For Reservation Call: +91 8806751234 / +91 20 41411234
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A place which you should definitely visit and give it a try atleast once.