A Week in India Food Festival at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

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A Week in India
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Two top chefs join forces for a Bollywood-themed week of taste sensations

Varun Gujral is one of Australia’s most admired Indian chefs. He’s the chef de cuisine of Manjit’s Indian Restaurant, which has clocked up more than 30 years of serving fine Indian food in Balmain.

Gujral joins Bo Sorensen, hotel head chef at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, this November 23-27 to produce a bountiful buffet of Indian dishes at Café Mix that captures the essence of subcontinental cuisine (as well as the excellent seafood selection that Café Mix already prides itself on).

Guests will get to try northern Indian specialties such as butter chicken from a 1940s Gujral family recipe; the tangy tropical notes of southern India’s Prawn Malabari; and central India’s Sikandari Raan – leg of lamb roasted with Indian spices. Marinades, curry and base sources will all come from Varun’s secret family recipes.

Desserts will include Indian favourites gulab jamun, mini kulfi, mithai barfi and halwa.

Café Mix will be get a Bollywood makeover for the week with extravagant furnishings in the style of the Maharaja era.

A Week in India is available as a buffet lunch noon-2.30pm, Friday to Sunday, at $55 per person. The buffet dinner is available 6-10.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday, at $80 per person. For bookings, call 02 9250 6000 or email dine.slsn@shangri-la.com. For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com/sydney.

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