JW Marriott on Vittal Mallya Road in Bangalore has been one of the pioneering culinary destinations in the city since it opened just over a year ago.
Heading the culinary extravaganaza at the JW Marriott is Chef Surjan Singh popularly known as Chef Jolly who is the director of Food and Beverage at JW Marriott Bengaluru. He is a celebrity chef who has come on many episodes of Master Chef India!
Chef Jolly recently visited Kolkata and tried to understand the particular cuisine of Kolkata Chinese which is the immigrants of original Chinese who came down and settled in 18th Century itself! The idea of Chef Jolly was to have Kolkata Chinatown come alive at JW Marriott Bengaluruâ€™s exclusive Tangra Food Festival which is on from October 31st 2014 to November 9th 2014.
What began centuries ago, when the Chinese immigrants from the Hakka region settled down in Calcutta has today taken the shape of a cuisine in itself. Bringing this Indian adaptation of street Chinese food to Bengaluru, is JW Kitchen in JW Marriott with its first ever food festival â€“ The Tangra Food Festival.
Starting on October 31, this ten day long food festival (on till November 9th 2014) aims to recreate a complete experience of Kolkata Chinatown and showcase the best of Kolkata Chinese.
Having learnt the secret of what makes Tangra food so popular, Chef Jolly along with his team will present to you at this festival a perfect mixture of the smells, flavor and vibrancy of this region of Kolkata. Chef Edwin who is direct descendant of Chinese immigrants who settled on Tangra Road was personally supervising and cooking for the guests!
Come and savour the much loved Indian adaptations of Chinese dishes like the famous tangram soup, golden fried prawns or baby corn, threaded cottage cheese, pork sui mai and much more. The Tangra food festival also showcases a special Chinese Cocktail menu featuring drinks like the Shandong Mary, Beijing Bellini, Red Lotus and an interesting Mango Spice Cocktail. In non-vegetarian section, I particular loved the prawns, chicken and fish.
The food festival is priced at Rs 1599+ taxes for the food buffet. Drop in at the JW Kitchen and soak in an experience of everything that Kolkata Chinatown is all about.
Tangra road in Kolkata is where the Chinatown is and thus this festival is called Tangra Food Festival. As Chef Jolly says there is no Indian Chinese, there is only Kolkata Chinese! I completely agree with him on this!