THE LONGEST Buffet festival in Portico Restaurant at Hotel Saxyaji attracted large crowds of gourmets even on its sixth day yesterday.
With wide and exclusive combination of multi-cuisine dishes to offer, the buffet spread is being visited by both veggie and non-vegetarian lovers. Hotel chef Mani Shekhar Pandey told Hindustan Times that the stuffed breads, Ananas Jalebi, multi-grain sandwiches and Lebanese dish Falafal (vegetarian) are the most liked preparations of the buffet.
Pandey has also incorporated almond cake with ‘rabdi’ on the buffet menu and this fusion dish has become a successful dessert here. He said bakery desserts were getting good response. Among Indian desserts, Ananas Jalebi is a new item.
The non-vegetarians have appreciated the Fish Kozambu (fusion South Indian and North Indian recipe), Murg Rugni and chicken black bean soup served hot at the counters in the longest buffet. The live Lebanese, Italian and sandwich counters have become popular among young people. Children gather around chocolate fountain and enjoy the fresh fruits with their favourite flavour of chocolate syrup, said Pandey.
The vegetables and snacks included in main course dishes are no less varied. Right from Lucknavi kofta to ker-sangri saag, it is all there for people of different taste and choice.
The salads, drinks and starters comprise sprout salad, pasta salad, cherry salad, paya shorba, rasam, soups, fruit punch and mocktails etc.
Some other attractions here are Chettinad cuisine, walnut brownie with chocolate sauce, peach-n-apricot cake, orange pie, dry fruitcake, vegetable bada, pasta and Indian breads.
Pandey said that they had had a footfall of about 175 everyday, on an average. The festival would conclude on September 3. The timings are 8.00 pm onwards.