The Persian Cuisine is Unique. It forms an integral part of its rich and dynamic culture.The philosophy of food here is to maintain balanced diet between hot and cold food.Persian food has been influenced on the cooking of many regions from India to Rome, Greece etc.
As soon as I entered the Nawab Saheb, Renaissance Hotel, Powai.I felt the magic of Persia is going to delight me and make me dine like a royal king with live classical music in the backdrop. Chef Mona and Chef Abdul Haleem welcomed us at the entrance and made us comfortable. The Style and décor resemble Arabic art and lanterns set the rustic appeal.Beautiful Divan seats with red and golden fabric make perfect seating to the occasion.
We were served appetizers PANEER KABABI, It’s the mix of Cottage cheese marinated with basil, paprika, and mustard sauce cooked in clay oven( tandoor). It was cooked to perfection, delicious and spicy. I really liked the Veg Patty – ABADAN FALAFEL, which was made by chickpeas, coriander, garlic capsicum. The fillings were superb with equally grated all ingredients and crispy. The Persian food made me realize there is so much to discover in Iran and neighbouring countries not only just food but culture, music etc.
The main course KURESH PANIR – it’s a blend of Cottage cheese cooked with spinach, dill,fenugreek, coriander. It’s very rich and perfectly cooked though I did not like the taste. KASHKE BADEMJAN-It’s the Eggplant cooked with curd sauteed onion and garlic and some iraani masala. It was cooked to perfection with exotic iraani spices.
Last but not the least Desserts, We tasted RANGINAK, ie Irani dates stuffed with walnuts, pistachio,almondsserved on a bed of sweet flour. It’s a healthy option, very well mixed with dry fruits and definitely one of the best dishes. I really liked the SHOLEH ZARD, which is A persian rice pudding flavoured with rose water and saffron. The rice pudding is an absolute lip-smacking dish.
Experience the rare culinary magic of Persian kitchen with the sumptuous feast and dine like a true Persian style!