Amritsar’s Sarhad restaurant to spice up Paris Food Show
Amritsar’s iconic Sarhad restaurant, located about a kilometre from the Wagah border, that promotes ‘peace through food’ with its Amritsari-Lahori cuisine, has been invited to participate in the world’s biggest food event at Paris on September 24.punjab Updated: Aug 28, 2016 13:48 IST
Amritsar’s iconic Sarhad restaurant, located about a kilometre from the Wagah border, that promotes ‘peace through food’ with its Amritsari-Lahori cuisine, has been invited to participate in the world’s biggest food event at Paris on September 24.
Billed as Grand Fooding S Pellegrino Plats, the event has been described by Time magazine as “the coolest food event known to man”.
Promoter Aman Jaspal’s Sarhad is one of the 10 restaurants invited from across the world. “Top international chefs and restaurateurs will present food from different countries, religions and cultures, which are in conflict with each other,” says Jaspal.
Renowned chefs who will be presenting a special dish for the Paris event are Niki Kopcke and Roberta Siao from London, Kamal Mouzawk from Lebanon, Celine Pham from Paris, Jessamyn Rodriguez and Les Boulangeres from New York, Regina Tchelly from Brazil, Pierre Gagnaire from France and Xavier Zapata from Marseille, France.
Sarhad restaurant that showcases the architectural, cultural and culinary heritage of pre-partition Punjab is known for its unique offering of Lahori and Amritsari cuisine. Lahori food is a big draw with visitors to the Retreat Ceremony as well as local residents.
It also offers non-alcoholic beer manufactured by Pakistan’s Murree Brewery and Lahori famous dessert, Khalifa Nan Khatai.
According to Aman, Sarhad will present its special biryani at the Paris Food Show. Aman believes that Indo-Pak conflict can be resolved if the leaders of the two countries hold talks across the dinner table.