The five-day ‘Flavours of India’ food festival at The Gallery Restaurant’ of the award-winning Sydney-based Amora Hotel saw foodies congregate in large numbers to sample the sumptuous spread on offer as part of the establishment’s Diwali celebrations.
It was a special treat for the multicultural community, especially the Indian community, as authentic Indian delicacies graced every aspect of the menu from appetiser to dessert.
From the lip-smacking entrees like Chandni Chowk Pari Chaat Station with condiments’, ‘Tandori Prawn’, ‘Shah-Jani Lamb Cutlet Station’ and ‘vegetable samosas’, to the main course spread of Butter Chicken Curry, Dhal Makhni, Fish Korma, Lamb Rogan Josh, Mughlai Eggplant and Vegetable Hyderabadi Biryani to even the condiments that included plain naans and mint chutney, customers in search of Indian food were spoilt for choice.
The dessert menu included both authentically Indian as well as fusion dishes such as Cardamom Brûlée and Fresh Rose water strawberry custard and Paneer slice with blueberries.
The event was the brainchild of Food and Beverage Manager Mehran Niyakan-Safy in collaboration with multicultural event management company Gandhi Creations.
“Everything from the décor to the food was meant to celebrate the festival of lights. We also had a lot of theme-based entertainment every night between 29 October and 2 November. I always like to experiment with new ideas. It was a big hit with the community,” says Mehran.
General Manager of the Amora Hotel Stephen Floy says, “The response was overwhelming with people from different ethnic communities coming in for the festival.”
Consul General of India in Sydney Arun K Goel attended the opening night of the festival along with 14 other VIP guests from the business, tourism and media sectors of the Indian community.
Amora is a five-star hotel, and combines space, style and warmth in its 415 stylish guest rooms, two restaurants and two bars.
Amora Jamison is a flagship hotel within the Amora Group of Hotels, and operates in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.