Hotel Trident in Mumbai hosted the first ever Assamese Food Festival – which should make every Assamese proud!
Hotel Trident at Bandra Kurla, Mumbai hosted the first ever Assamese Food Festival (Assamese Rivayaat) with classic Assamese delicacies like the Luci, Aloo Bhaji, Bilahi Ambol, Anguli Pitha, Kola Borasawalor Payokh among dozens of other items.
The credit for this global exposure of the Assamese cuisine goes to none other than Guwahati’s homegrown chef, Kashmiri Barkakati Nath.
“The idea for the festival was given to me by the Executive Chef of Hotel Trident (Bandra Kurla) Chef Ashish Bhasin. Most of these Indian food festivals stay limited to the cuisine of West Bengal. I told him that there is an India beyond Bengal. This intrigued him, after which they approached me to conduct the festival,” said Kashmiri to G Plus.
People eating at the Assamese Rivayaat can't seem to get enough and were showering words of appreciation for the chef!
The festival started on 19th March and will go on till 27th of this month.
This is one of the very few occasions that a Hotel in Mumbai has done an Assamese Food Festival.
A sampling of the main course from @kashmirinath Rivaayat e Assam menu at Maya @tridentbkc. From left to right. Joha bhaat, from the local aromatic joha rice; badami aloo bhaja, a dal whose name I cannot remember and a tangy fish whose name also I cannot remember; haahn kumura, duck in a peppery gravy; rangalou mangxo, goat with pumpkin and potatoes; maas patot diya, fish steamed in banana leaves and in the centre tupula bhaat, red rice cooked in banana leaves. #assam #assamese #assamesefood #fish #rice #duck #goat #curry #gravy #dal #dinner #maincourse #restaurant #indian #indianfood #indiancuisine #indianrestaurant #mumbairestaurants #bandra #bananaleaf #traditional #traditionalfood #food #foodphotography #foodstagram #instagood #instafood #igfood #foodwriter #dinner
“There are cards that we’re giving out to the guests that describe the food, the story and the history behind of the food,” said Kashmiri to G Plus.
What’s even more amazing is that after the positive response from the guests, the hotel has decided to keep some Assamese food items like guti aalu and the Mutton curry permanently on the menu.
“I think this is a proud moment for Assamese food because it has been put on the global food map. People will notice it more. The hotel has a lot of international guests and this will help our cuisines travel further to the international crowd,” said the elated chef to G Plus.