Live it up, Hau! Jol in authentic Hyderabadi style – get to savor the best spread straight from the land of the Nizams. Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar is commemorating the fêted cuisine at their Fine-Dining Indian- Tepyanki restaurant, Indyaki.
I was, most courteously, welcomed at the restaurant by the affable Assistant F&B Manager, Vivek Jain – reflects notably on the hospitality standards of the hotel.
Walking through the glistening corridors of the hotel, I would hark back on the days I shot at the swanky interiors – everything is hunky-dory about it! With lambent chandeliers, clinquant mirrored facades, enhanced floors and luxurious high-back velvet couches – nothing could fall short of striking (Read: only if you’re a disciple of glorified affluence like I am).
Seated contentedly at a hushed corer with my friend Taby, I let my goblet deepen with Cadetd’oc #Cabernet Sauvignon. It had me sway in two – must say pretty intense! Sniffing at the aromas from the regal kitchen and reflecting upon the lavish interiors of the restaurant, the effervescent vibe and the gilded chandeliers, I had nothing to whine – all to wine!
Meanwhile, my entrée plate was beautified with Methi Malai Macchi and Seekh Kebab – twain my favorites from the evening! The Macchi was brilliantly fried with a delicate coating of spices and the seekh kebab so succulent!
Must Try: Murgh Badami Shorba – the subtly chicken flavored soup is just the thing you need to appease your soul.
Must Try Plats du jour:
Lagan ka Murgh – the roasted nuts and spices cooked perfectly to give a rich gravy. Scrumptious!
Kacche Gosht ki Biryani – slowly cooked marinated raw mutton Biryani (a Hyderabadi specialty known only to traditional khnasamas) was to die for. The classic version has been surpassed by the newer versions but I’m sure, this one is the closest to authentic.
Haleem – beautifully achieved (meat, lentils and wheat unified into a substantial paste)
Beghare Baigan – I was surprised to eat a variety of Baigan this gorgeous. The piquancy fused with the spices to add to the daintiness.
The Royal Kitchen of Hyderabad has about 15 anomalous dishes to choose from – it’s quite a sumptuous buffet!
For those who’d like to indulge, the festival is on from the 12th – 22nd Feb. Priced at 1599 plus taxes, it’s an experience you are looking into.