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‘Rajasthan Food Festival’ at the Taj with ‘Celebrate Colombo’

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  • A Rajasthan feast repositioning Sri Lanka’s tourism

Collaborating with ‘Celebrate Colombo’ that showcases Colombo as a vibrant city, one of the prominent and largest tourism events of recent times which is presented by CFW Swim Week, So Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Tourism and Promotions Bureau (SLTPB), Taj Samudra Colombo is set to roll out a ‘Rajasthan Food Festival’ from 3 to 31 August. During this time, the Navratna restaurant will open its doors for the Rajasthan Food Festival, for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.  

Renowned as a luxury city hotel with over a 190-year heritage famed for Indian flavours and ambience, the Nwavratna restaurant has always been special with Indian chefs being the curators of authentic Indian cuisine, in addition to Taj Samudra’s multi-cuisine restaurants. This feast offers an Ala Carte menu with a range of signature dishes from the exotic Rajasthan cuisine, preparations that are unique using milk, buttermilk, ghee as some key ingredients. From vegetarian to non-vegetarian, appetisers (Mutton Botha – charcoal grilled marinated lamb chunks finished with rum; Paneer ke sule – smoked and cooked in clay oven, homemade cottage cheese marinade with kacchri, red chilies, yoghurt), main dishes (Dal Baati Churma – a complete meal of its own in churned butter; Laal Maas – a hottest dish in the land, true Rajasthani delicacy of lamb cooked with chilies), rice where Bajre ka khichda is a millet porridge finished with clarified butter served with jaggery, breads, Raita, Pickles, Papad on the table, and among the ever sinful desserts, Malpua with rabdi (semolina pancakes imbued with saffron syrup with reduced sweetened milk laced with pistachios) is sure to be one of your favourites. 

Two chefs will be flown all the way from the Palaces of Rajasthan, India exclusively for this event. Chef Shyam Singh counts over 35 years/three decades of culinary experience at the iconic Rambagh Palace Jaipur and chef Sachin Gupta from Jai Mahal Palace Jaipur, which are both under the umbrella of Taj Group of hotels – having transformed 18th century Royal Maharaja Palaces to magnificent hotels beyond luxury. Chef Singh takes anecdote from Khansamas (royal cooks) to bring out the true culinary valour (flavour) of the ‘Rajput Kingdom’ and hence is with hands on expertise on different specialties from the regions of Dhundhar, Mewar and Shekawathi of Rajasthan. 

Adding to the culture and splendour of Rajasthan, ‘Langa’ dancers arriving all the way from India, will perform daily in the Taj Samudra lobby – The Lattice in the evenings and during dinner at the Navratna. Be enthralled by this lively and rare entertainment this August.

‘Celebrate Colombo’ showcases Colombo as a vibrant city in the aftermath of Easter Sunday attacks, as a turning point that transforms the setback into an opportunity to strategically reposition Sri Lanka’s tourism, to regain the confidence of global travellers in a compelling way. Sri Lanka has been acclaimed as Lonely Planet’s – Number One destination to visit in 2019, and still is! 

This creative festival Celebrate Colombo combines four creative industries namely arts, fashion, food and music, which will be held from 3 to 10 August and lead by CFW Swim week’s founder and managing director Ajai Veer Singh. Ajai commented, “We are pleased to have Taj Samudra join us in this meaningful effort to showcase Sri Lanka as a vibrant city which is fast returning to normalcy.”

Get indulged in Rajasthani Grandeur at the Taj Samudra Colombo this August. Surrender to the expert hands of our Rajasthani Chefs and experience the Royal Rajasthani gastronomy.

For details and reservations please contact 0112446622.


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