Jaipur Food

Nowruz Celebrations at Zarin by Fairmont Jaipur

March 21, 2017
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It’s always a pleasure being back at Fairmont Jaipur. That ‘Royalty State Of Mind’ experience is something I always look forward to on my travel times. The month of March is the time for celebrations as Gulf countries and Parsi community celebrates ‘Nowruz’, the Persian New Year. Celebrating the occasion in an Indo-Persian-Parsi style, Fairmont Jaipur recently invited me and a couple of other food influences to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Zarin, India’s only Indo-Persian restaurant. Candlelit restaurant, intricately painted ceilings, chandeliers, rainy winds gushing through the corridors and a set menu offering the finest of the Persian dishes being prepared by Chef Deepak Gurung & Chef Rehman was what we witnessed on the eve of Nowruz. The ‘Forgotten Recipes of Persia’ food festival will go on till 1st of April, offering finest of the fine Persian and Parsi recipes at Zarin. Also, in accordance is the celebration of Zarin’s 2nd anniversary since its launch in March 2015. Considering the feedbacks that they’ve received from their elite customers over the course of time, Chefs have introduced a menu for Zarin that consists of an array of Vegetarian dishes in the fresh carte du jour. The amalgamation between Indo-Persion style of cooking, techniques and usage of herbs is what resonates throughout the menu of Zarin. Let me take you on a pictorial journey of what I tried at Zarin from their newly launched menu. Table condiments Ajika, Hummus, Parsi coconut green chutney, Parsi tomato chutney with House Salad (Romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, carrots and olives served with house dressing) & Persian breads. Soup Soup – E – Joe – Slowly cooked barley soup with Persian spices. The soup was quite refreshing, light and mildly infused with herbs keeping the freshness of the vegetables intact. For non-vegetarian counterpart, the menu also had Harira …

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Aire The Sky Bar Crowne Plaza Jaipur {Review}

May 24, 2016
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You must have already read our review of the House of Han by Crowne Plaza Jaipur. This article is a first hand review of Aire the Sky Bar Crowne Plaza Jaipur which is nothing like your regular sundowner decks! Situated right in the middle of the Crowne Plaza Property, it has been designed next to the elevated swimming pool area, which provides a more intimate dining experience overall. Keeping the surroundings open air, with room for natural breeze and a relaxed lounge seating area, Aire the Sky Bar is definitely a breezy experience. To top it up, the bar also offers a live grill and a live evening musical performance by their encore singers; every evening. You name it and Crowne Plaza has pledged to serve it! Right from the seating arrangements, the dim-lit setup to the freshly brewed alcoholic concoctions that their in-house bartender offers, once can definitely look forward to an evening full of spirits (literally). During match days, Aire the Sky Bar Crowne Plaza Jaipur also proudly installs a projector, that entitles the diners to keep a tab on the cricket scores while they snack on some hot-out-of-the-grill delicacies. The Drinks While their bartender is definitely skilled with the universal cocktails like LIIT, Margarita, Mojito, Cosmopolitan and the Apple Martini; one can definitely feel that the menu is incomplete without their ‘signature cocktails’ section which often Hospitality groups boast about! But, for those who know their drinks right, it won’t be a disappointment as the bar do offers a wide variety of rich Single Malts, Blended Scotches, Tennessee, Cognac, Rum and the global menu of Wines, Beers and Vodkas. They serve finest drinks available like Villa Fassini Cabernet Shiraz and Norton Bodega that won’t disappoint your appetite to tantalise your taste buds with nothing but the best. THE FOOD One platter …

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Zarin – Indo Persian Restaurant, Fairmont Jaipur (Review)

April 16, 2015
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If you think eating Butter – Chicken and Seekh kababs brings you any closer to the Persian way of dining, you are absolutely wrong! Their is much more to this Mid-Eastern way of serving gourmet than you can tantalize your taste buds with. Bringing in the rich culture and authentic way of cooking & serving Indo-Persian food has been introduced, first time in India, by Fairmont Jaipur.  I was honoured much to have been invited to review the same and experience a journey to the middle-east!  ZARIN The newest entrant to arrive on the Rajasthani dining scene – Zarin, the Indo-Persian restaurant at Fairmont Jaipur, breathes life into a culinary art that has, over centuries, celebrated the fusion of two of the most ancient cultures in Asia. A name inspired by the Persian word for gold, Zarin offers diners a distinctive and enriching culinary experience. According to Chef Singh, “steeped in tradition, Zarin will capture the imagination of diners by taking them on a journey through a bygone era that has influenced our cuisine in countless ways.”  The dining experience at Zarin can be best described as indulgent owing to the eclectic ambience that complements the food. While guests soak their hands in lavish bowls of scented water, strewn with rose petals, awaiting the start of their meal they are serenaded by the sights and sounds of the nearby Emperor’s Bazaar with treasures from the cultural riches of Rajasthan. Folk dancers, story tellers and sufi singers lull diners into a hypnotic trance, as exhaustive selections from the menu appear dramatically on swords and as such, are robust with flavour and history. From Sheermal and Bakarkhani – traditional breads to the live tandoor and succulent preparations of Aab Gosht (succulent morsel of lamb cooked with chick peas), Mastava (a hearty lamb …

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