Thursday 7 June 2018

Kebab Biryani & Beer Festival at Earthen Oven, Fortune Park Lucknow

Biryani and Kebabs are the very essence of Indian & Mughlai cuisine, I mean who doesn’t love an aromatic biryani and a succulent Kebab to go with it?

Keeping this in mind, Fortune Park BBD – Lucknow yet again decided to tease our senses with a Kebab, Biryani & Beer Festival from 8th June onwards at Earthen Oven – the poolside, North Indian cuisine restaurant at the hotel. Fortune Park BBD by ITC is one of the most popular hotels in Lucknow. 

They have come up with the concept of Kebab, Biryani & Beer combo at a pricing of 699 INR + Taxes (veg) and 799 INR + taxes (nonveg) per head. Through this combo one can choose to eat a plate full of biryani, assorted kebab platter and a pint of beer. The combo menu is not too  elaborate. So, it’s not difficult for the patrons to choose!

They have the yummiest options for both veg & non-veg, and I was personally amazed by the fact! So I chose to try Hara Bhara Kebabs, Dahi ke Kebabs, Degi Mirch Paneer Tikka & Palak aur Anjeer Kebabs. The texture looked succulent while the flavours & aroma beautiful. This was served with Sweet tamarind & pudina chutneys along with a cup of salad. I have been told that there is nothing like Veg Biryani, but trust me there is Subz Dum Biryani that tasted mildly spiced with saffron infusion, and it tasted amazing! It was served with salad & Raita. They finished the combo with 2 servings of Gulab Jamun, and I was sold right there!

PS : I of course don’t drink so opted for a glass of juice instead, while my team while capturing the below pictures for you drank all the beer I was served with the combo.

Apart from delicious food, Earthen Oven restaurant at Fortune Park BBD has a good ambience & a classic décor. It’s got a pool by the side and a private dining area for special bookings and families to relish the exotic food with a surreal view, which gives a wonderful dining experience!

According to me, the season is here and it brings the thought of relishing some lip-smacking kebabs accompanied by wide variety of aromatic biryanis that constitute a memorable dining experience! And if you do not want to miss this opportunity to taste the delicious at exclusive prices, head to ITC Fortune Park hotel TODAY!

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Photographed by : Yash Bhatnagar


Monday 4 June 2018

Mango Extravaganza at Orchid, Fortune Park BBD Lucknow

Fortune Park BBD, Lucknow is celebrating the hero of the season with a special menu dedicated to the glorious mangoes from around the country. I visited the hotel and tried some dishes to review for you to hint what all will be served during the MANGO EXTRAVGANZA FOOD FESTIVAL at Orchid restaurant – 1st floor, Fortune Park BBD. A number of dishes prepared from mango like ‘aamer chop’, ‘aam ka paneer pasanda’, ‘aam kaleji’ and many more were laid on the table at the event. You can now revel and relish this delicious and succulent fruit from 1st -10th June, at the hotel featuring some of the most delicious varieties of mangoes!

There will be no disappointment for the taste buds of both vegetarians & non-vegetarians as a wide variety of both kind of savouries will be served at the event. I being the vegetarian tasted all of that, and the dishes are mentioned below; take a look..

A cute bottle of mango shake was served in the beginning. The shake was mildly sweetened with the organic flavour of mangoes and milk blended together. I couldn’t resist sipping some in between my meals throughout!

Then came my salad platters filled with mangoes, pineapples, spinach and lettuce leaves, served with mango kiwi salsa, topped with olives and shredded bell peppers. A healthy twist to your snacks and mangoes of course making it look tempting enough!

Mango Shake

Mango & Pineapple Salad

Mango & Spinach Salad

I ordered for Aamer Chop in starters, as it appeared to be a name I hadn’t heard of before. The green mango chops were presented beautifully in a white plate, garnished with salad leaves and served with green mango chutney. A beautiful combination of spices filled in the mango chops and deep fried for a great taste!

Aamer Chop

Next came the main course, and I was excited to try the Aam Ka Paneer Pasanda. A green mango curry prepared with blended spices mildly topped with pieces of paneer wrapped in mango slices. Too much mango, but so good to tickle the tastebuds! I mixed it with mango rice and the combo tasted nothing less than bliss.

For the non-vegetarians, the mouth-watering ‘biryani’ synonymous with the City of Nawabs has acquired a fruity flavour with a dash of mango being added to the aromatic dish. Also, Aam ki Kaleji, Aam ka Barra & Aam Murgh Korma are among the many other dishes for the chicken/meat lovers!

Aam ka Paneer Pasanda

Mango Rice

Coming to desserts, you can satiate your sweet tooth with a plethora of mango delicacies during the fest. I tried Mango Cold Cheese Cake, Mango PhirniMango TartMango Pudding & Mango Mille Feuille. My favourite has to be the phirni with rice, milk and diced mangoes, served in traditional kulhads. 

Mango Tart

Mango Cheese Cake

Mango Pudding & Mango Mille-Feuille

Mango Phirni

You can definitely not miss this festival if you’re a mango lover. Mango Extravaganza, happening at Orchid restaurant, at Fortune Park BBD Lucknow is a must visit food festival this summer for all Lucknowites! 1st-10th June (lunch & dinner timings). Call : 0522-4259999 for table reservations.

Photographed by : Yash Bhatnagar