Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ROAD TO GURGAON, INDIA


Last July 17, I had the pleasure of travelling to the land of saris and silk to have the best Indian dishes the world has to offer.

Okay, I didn’t literally travel to the land of saris and silk, but I had a fine experience with The Cafe’s (The Café is the main dining space at Hyatt City of Dreams; a place with an amazing touch of class) Indian cuisine. Chef Ajith Kumar from Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, New Dehli joins the creative team of The Café to showcase amazing Indian recipes.

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As a lover of free food and Indian cuisine, I had an excellent time! You can tell by the amount of food I consumed—and the number of times I went back for seconds, lol.

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It was my first time to really explore City of Dream’s Hyatt. Everything there was what I imagined it to be: Lush. The place had gold walls, shiny objects, finely dressed people, and exquisite cuisine. It truly was a City of Dreams.

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Much to my amusement, I attempted to take a creative shot with one of the chandeliers. 

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When I entered The Café, my mouth was already watering. What welcomed me was a wide and luxurious space of culinary delights. The delicacies were showcased by experienced chefs, giving me an interactive kitchen-show restaurant. 

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The event was graced by different media practitioners, from food to lifestyle bloggers. I was lucky enough to meet these amazing people.

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The food photographers had awesome lenses! Too bad I couldn’t borrow some (that would be subtly rude, of course). Time to save up for new lenses, I guess.

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Man, the dishes that were showcased were really good! I tasted amazing dishes like Paneer Makhani (Cottage cheese simmered in tomato sauce spiked with fenugreek), Maas Ke Sooley (Smoked lamb with raw papaya), and Kerala prawn masala (Tiger prawn with coconut curry leaves with ginger and chilli). Indian cuisine is always a work of art-- the delightful play of ingredients go hand in hand to create gastronomic delights. It's definitely a dynamic cuisine because of the wide range of herbs and spices used in every dish. 

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Who can forget curry? Too good for my life! 

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Check out these generous spices! these are what make Indian dishes taste so delicious!

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I don’t eat breakfast and lunch for spoiled days like this. I love Indian food!

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I spotted this beautiful creature grabbing some dessert (I sneakily took a shot; I hope she didn't find it too creepy)

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You know what makes the event more amazing? The organizers told us that we can get other dishes from the different stations! After indulging from Indian cuisine, I immediately went to all the stations. What happened afterwards, I couldn’t remember (courtesy of food coma, haha)

I rarely get the chance to try out fancy food like caviar so I had to try it!

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Here are some amazing combinations you can try for your drinking water. You guys can thank me later.

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I can testify that The Café’s Indian cuisine can get you straight to food heaven. The dishes are not only fresh and delicious, but they are also excellently displayed. Cheers to The Café and City of Dreams for spoiling us— until the next time!

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