The Harvest Festival at Amara, Trident Hyderabad features cereals, wheat, jaggery, coffee seeds and more, to keep it healthy
ThE month of February is all about the celebration of love. To accompany the mood, a grand food fiesta is on at the Trident Hyderabad. The Harvest is a food festival starting today till February 25. It is an annual celebration of freshly grown crops. Many countries including India, honour the season of harvest by associating a festival to it. The crops grown are regarded auspicious which are used in preparing the banquet. “It will not just be Indian, but a special combination of dishes from around the world,” says Manik Magotra, Executive Chef of Hotel Trident.
On offer are delicious Foot Long Sandwiches and Pressed Coppa Sandwiches with Broccoli Rabe Pesto, Lamb and Brussel Sprout Pie, besides Bouillon, and Butternut Squash and Beans Minestrone. Fennel and Pomegranate Salad, Sicilian Harvest Salad and Quinoa Salad, bringing the spread a welcome freshness and crunch. Meanwhile, to keep the warmth there is Winter Harvest Veggie Roast and Apple strudel.
The menu is dominated by the edibles made of harvested crops like cereals, wheat, jaggery, coffee seeds and grains. Feel healthy, already? “These dishes are low in fats and calories. As the fest is all about healthy food so everything would be taken care of,” notes Magotra, adding that there are vegan options available too. Besides North Indian staples, do try out cuisines of Israel, Italy, Indonesia, United States, China, Portugal and also Greece The desserts include Meringue, lentils pudding and Indian sweets made of rice and jaggery. Bedecked with hay and tiny baby plants around the ornamented setting, the ambience is all poised to give you a newly harvested touch.
Also, fetch yourself a drink while you are in the live evening bar. “We conducted a detailed research before the execution of the fest idea. The motive is to promote flavours of the world and create a feeling of nostalgia by taking people back to their roots through food. Authenticity is well-maintained along with an element of surprise”, explains Magotra.
Price: The range starts from
Rs 1,375 per head inclusive of taxes.
Time: 7.30pm to 11 pm
— Monalisa Mahanta