Hi guys, what's up? Hope y'all are gearing up for all the festivities that are lined up! Yeah?
Now, please consider my apologies for the delay in publishing this post. I know how eagerly you've been waiting to know all about the INDIA ON A PLATTER dinner buffet I attended at L-14, Renaissance Lucknow Hotel last week, but tbh I just wasn't in the condition of writing anything because as some of you already know (via my Snapchat), I accidentally burnt my face and still am in the dilemma seeing the scars on it! I so hope it recovers soon.
Well, I am sure by now you are quite aware with my association with Renaissance Lucknow, and I really want to thank you for being so supportive and loving all my articles that I've been writing for them past 2 months! It feels overwhelmed reading your responses too. Like for the last one, one of you readers mailed me saying "I love the way you portray each and every detail about all the food that you eat at Renaissance, it feels like I myself am experiencing all of it!" It touched my heart you know.
Anyways, so the last editorial was about the Oriental Food Festival I attended at L-14, and this time again I was invited to be a part of their Independence week dinner at the same restaurant! I surely was much excited because the place won my heart even the last time, completely. So, I along with my friend and photographer Karan Sawnani went to hog on some scrumptious delicacies as flavoured and brought under one roof from all the corners of India, as to celebrate the country's 70th Independence Week! We spent some amazing time tasting the delicious food at the buffet, and clicking some pictures for you to drool over. Scroll down to take a look at all of it below...
Both me and Karan are vegetarians, and its kinda said that vegetarians miss out on a lot while they just have a few options to choose from, but bursting that myth, let me tell you that the chefs at Renaissance make sure that vegetarians are never lagging behind when it comes to getting the best of fooding amidst the huge layout of non-vegetarian dishes. For us, the menu was a super huge one to pick our favorites from. Starting from the starters served at the table were Kurkuri Tikki, Malai Seekh Kebabs and Tandoori Aloo, while after finishing it we got up to enjoy the buffet loaded with mouth-watering main course that including variety of dal (lentil), and other gravy dishes from different states of India, and we ate Dal Makhni, Gujrati Kadhi, Paneer Tikka Butter Masala, Gutti Vankaya Kura, noodles, etc. with variety of rice and breads. The salad section was filled with multifarious assortments as well. And lastly, the desert section like always pulled me for more. My favorite being the Rasmalai, Mathura Peda and Petha.
Malai Seekh Kebab
Variety of Salads
Bhaji (Curried Potatoes)
Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs)
Wok Tossed Vegetables
Gujrati Gobhi Matar Ka Saag
Keema Kaleji (Minced Lamb) - Non Veg
Andhara Fish - Non Veg
Nijami Tangri (Hyderabadi Spices Flavored Chicken) - Non Veg
Mutton Tomari (Minced Lamb Preparation) - Non Veg
Guests at the dinner buffet
Oh, my fingers! But the food looks much more appetising! (hehe)
Me trying to grab the petha like.......dayyum!!
I would separately like to mention the Chaat corner they had consisting the flavours of North India to be specific. I enjoyed the LIVE Pani Puri eating session, and then we had the startling Raj Kachori to sum up our love for Lucknowi chaat. Also, I love to eat Gujrati dishes, and one of most favorite is Khaandvi. I don't really get good Khaandvi in Lucknow, but the pieces I tasted at Renaissance charmed me tons!
Chaat Pre-preparation : paapdi, kachori, mathri, bhujia, sev, etc.
Like how we love to have the authentic Paani Puri.
Raj Kachori (filled with aloo tikki, fruit bits, dahi, chutney, sev, etc.)
Dhokla (up), Khaandvi (down)
It might sound monotonous while I tell you that L-14 has the best view for you to gaze at the town outside, but I can't resist mentioning it again & again! It leaves me spellbound each time I visit there. And, lets just talk about the interiors and the ambience provided for a minute, they have something new to cater each time, like for this week, it was all festooned with colorful kites (that incidentally matched my outfit for the day too), above their open kitchen, the roof above the dining space, and everywhere. Immensely beautiful it appeared! PS : A little Chai (tea) corner completed the theme for #FlavoursOfIndia as arranged by them, that if one of my tea lover friends would've visited along, surely would've felt in love with.
Its really thrilling to see how the entire team of Renaissance manages to make you feel comfortable each time you visit at the hotel. In other words, I've started feeling like home at #RenLko already. Also, in a quick recent interaction with Chef Sachin Verma at L-14, I got to know about a variety of flavours and techniques that he and his team used to prepare some of the most authentic Indian dishes for this exclusive dinner buffet that's running up till tomorrow - 14th August, that'll be followed by a grand Independence Day Brunch on the 15th of August, 2016. Now you surely wouldn't want to miss out on that! Make reservations now.
You know I'm not much of an Indian outfit wearer, but occasionally it feels good to dress up as per the theme. So, this time at L-14, I wore a long, blue Pakistani kurta with pink, wide palazzos to that came along as a set! Accessorized the outfit minimally with a pair of matching earrings, a handcuff and rings. Completed the look with a matching clutch and heels!
kurta, palazzos : Pantaloons | heels : Steve Madden | clutch : StalkBuyLove
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