To celebrate the opening of the Consulate of Turkey in Hyderabad, a Turkish food festival has been organized by the Park Hyatt Hyderabad. On till the 18th of March, one can sample Turkish food for lunch and dinner at The Dining Room, the Indian fine dining cuisine at the Park Hyatt.
The festival was launched with a riveting performance by dervishes and accompanying musicians who played Sufi music.
Chef Turgut Tombol from the Grand Hyatt Istanbul has been specially flown down to create Turkish delicacies. He says, “Turkish food is very different from that of its neighbours and also very difficult to prepare.”
The menu which has a healthy mix of veg and non-veg dishes gives one a good idea of Turkish cuisine. Cold mezze platters include Vine leaves Dolma, Green beans in olive oil, Spicy vegetables (acılı ezme), Smoked eggplant salad etc. We recommend both the soups on the menu — Yayla soup and Ezogelin soup – both of which are vegetarian and can have meat added on request.
Mains include Adana Kebab, Urfa Kebab, Chicken shish, Lamb shish, Vegetables stew,
Shrimps güveç Eggplant puree, Rice with chick pea, Oriental rice and Grilled vegetables. The speciality of Turkish grilled meats is that they are marinated with herbs, spices and vegetables for 24 hours. We recommend all the kebabs especially the Chicken Shish and the Adana Kebab. Desserts include balaclava which was a bit too sweet for our taste but it was rich and authentic.
The festival is on till the 18th of March.
Venue: The Dining Roo,
Time: 12. pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 11 pm
For reservations call: 04049491200.