November 20: Thamel-based international chain hotel, Aloft Kathmandu, has brought the “Flavours of Kashmir” to the capital of Nepal during a two-week long food festival this month.
The hotel said in a statement that the festival serves special menu from Kashmir prepared for the winter season in Kathmandu by Indian celebrity chef Sanjay Raina, the “undisputed” Ambassador to Kashmiri cuisine around the world.
The ‘Flavours of Kashmir’ festival was inaugurated by Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri on November 12 amid an exclusive dinner reception for Kathmandu’s diplomatic and business elites.
‘Flavours of Kashmir’ serves Kashmiri cuisine, with each of the dishes being curated from chef Raina’s extensive menu of authentic offerings handpicked to offer the comfort of some old favorites and the excitement of some new, the statement added.
Aiming to showcase Kashmiri culture via its cuisine, executive chef Sailendra Singh has worked with chef Raina to develop a bespoke culinary menu for those who want to experience exotic gourmet dishes, according to the hotel.
Speaking of this exclusive food experience, General Manager of Aloft Kathmandu, Vikram Singh shared his excitement in bringing the authentic flavours of Kashmir to Nepal.
“Chef Raina is known for developing menus with an unrivalled commitment to detail that have resulted in unforgettable dining experiences for high-end state dinners and food festivals across the world. When we decided to host a Kashmiri food festival, there was no question about who we would approach to lend their talents to our kitchen. Any foodie who comes to visit our hotel during this festival will immediately understand the love and passion behind Chef Raina’s cooking,” he said.
Including delicious vegetarian starters, divine main courses, and delectable desserts, the ‘Flavours of Kashmir’ food festival will be running at Nook, the hotel’s all day dining from the November 12 to 24th.