-KH News Desk
Masters of Marriott Bonvoy and Culinary Culture come together once again to present and celebrate culinary excellence with renowned master chefs whose lives revolve around culinary creativity and invite Chef Manish Mehrotra exclusively.
Showcasing another master of his craft, the collaboration brings for the very first time the globally famed Indian Accent restaurant, led by celebrated chef Manish Mehrotra to the City of Joy, Kolkata, currently, no. 22 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list and has consecutively been ranked as India’s highest rated restaurant (from 2015 – 2021).
Chef Manish Mehrotra also came in at No. 1 on the Food Superstars- India’s Top 30 Chefs ranking recently. This initiative marks the third instalment under Masters of Marriott Bonvoy for the year after two immensely successful events, i.e., with the legendary Chef Massimo Bottura from Osteria Francescana in April, and the famed Sühring Twins from Bangkok in August.
As an opening to the dining events, Masters of Marriott Bonvoy and Culinary Culture played host to the leading chefs and food enthusiasts of the city for an exclusive meet & greet with Chef Manish Mehrotra in conversation with Vir Sanghvi, India’s top food authority. Chef Manish shared his experiences and deep understanding of food, that helps his restaurant transcend the usual crescendo when it comes to fine dining tasting menus. He spoke about his inspirational two-decade career from being groomed to take over his father’s petrol pump to working in Asian kitchens around the world. His dishes, comprising old-fashion comfort foods, hold the eternal warmth of memories for every Indian and evoke a sense of deep nostalgia. They are a beautiful mixture of the rich culinary traditions while acknowledging contemporary kitchen technology.
With this underlying mantra, Chef Manish aims to educate the world about Indian food, with its rich and myriad regional varieties. While in Kolkata, Chef Manish will recreate his signature favorites with a menu showcasing a fusion of global ingredients drenched in undeniable rich Indian flavor. The three exclusive dining experiences will be hosted by the JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata on September 24th (dinner) and September 25th (lunch and dinner) respectively.
The event had the city’s top chefs and food connoisseurs engaging in a 45-minute no holds barred conversation with Chef Manish. In attendance were Chef Vikas Khanna, Chef Ranveer Brar, Chef Shaun Kenworthy, Chef Urvika Kanoi, Chef Auroni Mookerjee and other top names from the hospitality and F&B industry.
“The dynamics of the Indian food culture are constantly evolving. Through Masters of Marriott Bonvoy, we work this shifting landscape to set new benchmarks in our culinary offerings, bringing the best of traditional, yet modern and progressive styles of cuisines to our valued guests and patrons. We are very pleased to host the immensely talented, Chef Manish Mehrotra, who is known to have transformed Indian food on a global platform, with his meticulous attention to detail and a menu that is an ode to tradition, celebrating the richness of Indian flavors with a global twist. The partnership between celebrated chefs and our culinary professionals at Marriott ensures that our guests and culinary aficionados will always have access to a variety of exclusive and memorable dining experiences,” said Khushnooma Kapadia, Senior Area Director of Marketing – South Asia, Marriott International.
The 10-course meal that will reflect the chef’s philosophy will comprise of Indian Accent’s favorites, to top off this once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience. A sneak peek of the menu captured signature dishes like Meetha Achaar Pork Ribs, Daulat Ki Chaat, Blue Cheese Naan, and the famous Indian Accent Kulchas, with a host of other fusion delicacies like Cauliflower & Saffron Shorba, Kashmiri Morel Musallam, Kanyakumari Crab with Sago Pongal & Plantain and Warm Doda Burfi Treacle Tart, among others.
Launched in early 2019, Masters of Marriott Bonvoy is a pursuit of excellence in the field of gastronomy. Through this initiative, Marriott International Inc has hosted legendary chefs such as Massimo Bottura, Marco Pierre White and Julien Royer in India. In the coming months, the brand will continue to host such exclusive experiences for its guests, including ticketed events, masterclasses and meet-and-greets with globally renowned culinary experts.