‘Royal Food Fest’ a gastronomical delight for Bon Vivant at JW Marriott


Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur & Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi To Don The Chef’s Hat For JW Marriott Chandigarh’s ‘Royal Food Fest’ From March 4th To March 13th, 2016

NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Close your eyes and try imagining a royal luncheon or dinner. Do you visualize a huge dining table adorned with an array of exotic delicacies in an opulently decorated dining room inside a huge palace? Well, a visit to JW Marriott Chandigarh might just transport you to one such royal epicurean delight.

Enabling its patrons to enjoy a mystical voyage through the legacy of authentic cuisine of royal houses of India, Saffron at JW Marriott Chandigarh is set to host a one-of-its-kind ‘Royal Food Festival’ where Royals will cook for you.


For the first time in the region, from March 4th to March 13th, Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur & Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi will take charge of the kitchens of Saffron at JW Marriott Chandigarh.  On the platter will be an array of rare and authentic royal dishes which have adorned the dining tables of Maharajas and Maharanis of the royal houses of India.

“The Royal Food Festival at Saffron at JW Marriott Chandigarh will give our patrons a rare glimpse into the past and an opportunity to experience an art of cooking which was confined to the royal kitchens of yore. The ancient recipes which our patrons can relish were safeguarded and passed down from generation to generation by royal cooks of Maharajas and Nawabs to help keep them exclusive. With Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur & Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi personally taking up the cooking duties, our Royal Food Festival will be a thoroughly authentic royal food fest, the likes of which haven’t been witnessed in the region before,” said Pallav Singhal, Director Food and Beverages, JW Marriott Chandigarh.

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A sumptuous menu has been carefully crafted for the ‘Royal Food Festival’ where choicest delicacies have been hand-picked by Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur & Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi. Patrons of JW Marriott Chandigarh will get to savour mouth-watering preparations like the Mughal specialty ‘Keema Biryani’, the Nepalese specialities ‘Sekhwa Charu’ and ‘Sandheko’, the Kashmiri specialities ‘Kabargah’ and ‘White Urad Dal’ and the special ‘Nabab’ from Madhya Pradesh and many more.

Sharing his cooking secrets, Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi says, “The fundamental backbone of my recipes remains unchanged which is, impeccable seasonal ingredients accurately cooked and brought together on a palate in harmonious and elegant manner which also satisfies a grumbling tummy. Picking up the nuances of royal cooking from a young age, one key point which I learnt was the need to ensure authenticity. Most people today buy curry powder for their curry base and use it in so many of their dishes. I make my own, based on my learnings during my formative years and therefore my cooking reflects recipes of my family. With traditional dishes, authenticity is priority and I have ensured it reflects in the delicacies which we are serving during the Royal Food Fest”.

Kunwar Shivraj Singh Limdi carries forward a royal lineage of the Limdi family of Gujrat. It was his love for cooking that made him learn the recipes from various places they travelled to. Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur, born in the royal family of Jhabua, MP has been influenced by the cuisines of Jhabua and her grandmother who belonged to the Rana dynasty of Nepal. Her recipes are also inspired from the Sailana region of MP. Being married in the royal family of Sirmour, she has expertise in various recipes from different regions.

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Cooking for royalty was never an easy task. The kitchens of royal India were nothing but lavish. In some palace kitchens, global cuisines were frequently experimented with local herbs! Beneath the crystal chandelier on the dining table, there would be a spread of unusual delicacies which were exotic. Promising the essence of that uniqueness and exoticness in the menu of ‘Royal Food Fest’ at JW Marriott Chandigarh, Kunwarani Vijaya Singh Sirmaur says, “We are serving dishes based on recipes which have been perfected with passion and an eye for detail using age-old techniques to deliver nothing short of an enchanting experience. Through Royal Food Fest at JW Marriott Chandigarh, I will be presenting dishes which are unique in flavour and unusual yet delicious in taste.”

A meal for two will cost around Rs 1575/- for a Non Veg menu and Rs 1300/- for a Veg menu both inclusive taxes.  The set menu for dinner is available every night between 7.30pm to 11.30pm till March 13, 2016. To savor the authentic royal flavours head to Saffron and you can also reserve your table at 0172-3955555.


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