Taj Chandigarh is hosting its annual Baisakhi food festival, this time by the poolside
The weather is fast turning warmer and just before the sun turns up the heat, Taj Chandigarh has decided to make the most of its poolside area. Instead of hosting their annual Baisakhi food festival at Dera, their Punjabi restaurant, the team has gone outdoors. “It’s the perfect weather for outdoor dining in the evening. Also since we are celebrating Baisakhi, we wanted to make it more experiential by bringing in special Punjabi music and stalls, all next to the poolside,” informed Surinder Singh, the hotel’s general manager.
Styled like a Punjabi mela, the decor boasts of Phulkaris and there will be special stalls too selling Punjabi juttis, dupattas, bangles and you can get Mehendi put too. “We have partnered with an NGO who will showcase handmade Phulkaris and products. These would be available for sale as well,” informed Singh.
Matching the mood is the buffet menu which boasts of popular dishes pulled from the Dera menu. These include specials like Rahra Gosht, Bhunna Batair, Kathal ki Sabzi and Paneer Hari Mirch. The curries are flavoursome and made in home style. Adding to the festive spread are stalls serving chaat and piping hot jalebis. You can also try the Ganne ki Kheer made from sugarcane juice.
“We have speciality chef Chaman Lal who is known for authentic Punjabi dishes. We will roll out some surprise elements as well that will change on a daily basis in order to retain the novelty factor of the menu each evening,” added Singh.
What: Baisakhi food festival
rnWhere: Poolside, Taj Chandigarh, Sector 17
rnWhen: On till April 16
rnTime: 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm
rnMeal for one: Rs 1,550 (excluding taxes)