Aloft Kathmandu Thamel to organize Flavours of Kashmir food festival


10th Nov, 2019 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU:  As the weather begins to drop and the chills kick in, Aloft Kathmandu Thamel, managed by Shanti Hospitality Management Services, is all set to warm your senses with the “Flavours of Kashmir” this November with a bespoke menu prepared for the Kathmandu winter by Indian Celebrity Chef Sanjay Raina, the undisputed Ambassador to Kashmiri Cuisine around the world.

The ‘Flavours of Kashmir’ festival will be inaugurated by H.E Mr Manjeev Singh Puri, the Ambassador of India to Nepal, along with the DCM & senior members of the Indian Embassy, at an exclusive reception dinner for Kathmandu’s diplomatic and business community. Following his inauguration, esteemed guests will be able to immerse themselves in Kashmir’s rich heritage with a cultural performance by the Indian Embassy’s Swami Vivekanand Cultural Center.

‘Flavours of Kashmir’ will be a showcase of 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. All menu items will be laboriously and carefully prepared by Chef Sanjay Raina and Aloft Kathmandu Thamel’s Executive Chef Shailendra Singh, and their respective teams.

Known throughout India and the world as ‘Paradise on Earth’, Kashmir is blessed not only with natural beauty, but also a heritage of divine cuisine. 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, flying Chef Raina and his team in from New Delhi especially for the event.

Speaking of this exclusive food experience, General Manager of Aloft Kathmandu Thamel, Mr. 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.”

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 12th to the 24th of November.