Shahi Mughal Dastarkhwan Food Festival, the Courtyard by Marriott Colombo.

As a tantalizing prelude to the much-anticipated Shahi Mughal Dastarkhwan Food Festival, the Courtyard by Marriott Colombo set the stage for an exquisite Chef’s Table event. This exclusive gathering provided a sneak peek into the culinary opulence awaiting patrons during the festival, celebrating the rich tapestry of Mughlai cuisine.

Mughlai cuisine, a fusion born from the vibrant cultural intersections of the Mughal Empire, captivates with its aromatic spices, succulent meats, and fragrant rice dishes. The menu, curated by the esteemed Chef Asif Qureshi, hailing from the illustrious Qureshi lineage of India, promises a gastronomic journey steeped in tradition and innovation.

Chef Asif Qureshi, with his remarkable 17-year tenure in mastering Mughlai cuisine, traveled from Courtyard by Marriott Bhopal, India, to helm this culinary extravaganza in the heart of Colombo. Descended from a lineage revered for their culinary expertise, Chef Asif brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to every dish, ensuring an unparalleled dining experience.

The Chef’s Table showcased an array of tantalizing dishes, offering a glimpse into the festival’s offerings. From succulent kebabs, melt-in-your-mouth stews, and fragrant biryanis, all bursting with the rich flavors that defined the Mughal courts.

Throughout the evening, Chef Asif delighted guests with anecdotes and insights into the rich culinary heritage that inspires his creations.

The Shahi Mughal Dastarkhwan Food Festival will captivate food enthusiasts from May 31 to June 09, 2024 for a 10-day long odyssey through the opulent world of Mughlai cuisine. Taking place at the Beira Kitchen, Courtyard by Marriott Colombo, starting from 7:00 PM onwards. Tickets are priced at LKR 5,800++ for the dinner buffet and LKR 8,500++ for the buffet with free-flowing beverages.

For more information and reservations, please contact 011 773 4400.

Embark on a journey of culinary splendor and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Mughlai cuisine at its finest!

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