I have visited The Imperial Delhi so many times as a blogger that I have lost count! If I am in town and if they are doing an event I love to go.
There is a warmth about the place that makes it unique. I visited the place yesterday for the event ‘Clash of the Titans’ at the Daniell’s Tavern Restaurant.
The titans of the event are Chef Ved Prakash and Chef Mirza Munnawar Baig. Chef Mirza represents the Lucknavi taste and Chef Ved the taste of Purani Dilli! Together they create magic both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. This is a special event which will go on till November 24. Contrary to its name, Daniell’s Tavern is the Indian Restaurant at The Imperial!
I was invited for lunch and it was a lavish affair! It started with thandai which is a refreshing drink. The starters for vegetarians consisted of Dhai Anjeer Ke Kebab, Teen Mirchi ka Paneer Tikka and Chukandar Aur Ramdana Ki Tikki. It is difficult for me to pick a favorite among the three, for me it is a tie between Dahi Anjeer Ke Kebab and Chukandar Aur Ramdana ki Tikki. Dahi Ke Kebab would straight melt in my mouth.
All the above was from Chef Mirza’s kitchen. The main course was Subz Dum Biryani. The rotis I tried were Ulta tawa ka paratha and Sheermal. For me this itself was more than enough but then there were Chef Ved’s specialties waiting to be savored.
His Subz Badam ka Shorba was amazing, I am going to look for the recipe to do something like it at home, I liked the flavors so much! His starters for vegetarians were Parda Paneer, Raseelay Kum Kum and Subz ka Panchmel. The Dal Dhungari was from his kitchen and once again I so want to know the recipe!
Both the chefs presented an outstanding affair! It was a heavy and satisfying meal! I can’t remember when I ate so much and with such relish! Playing tennis along with my daughter has its benefits! I am no longer scared of having a rich meal occasionally!
However, my favorite part of a meal are desserts and they were from Chef Ved’s kitchen! There was Rasmalai, Bharwan Gulab Jamun, Khoya Jalebi with Shahi Tukda! I tried it all in small portions! My favorite was the Shai Tukda!
And to top it all they gave me Meetha Paan as I walked off for home! I savored it after dinner at home. There are no photos of the pan, I ate it all.
You can try the dishes from the heart of Hindustan and relish the authentic flavors of Dilli and Lucknow with Clash of The Titans at Daniell’s Tavern.
Venue: Daniell’s Tavern, The Imperial New Delhi
Meal for two : INR 6000 + taxes without alcohol
On from 17th November – 24th November 2018
Time: 6:30pm-11:45pm; only for Dinner
PS. I was invited as a blogger by the Imperial Hotel for the event.
It is that time of the year when the world gets into the festive mood; its time to celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year. The Imperial, New Delhi celebrated Christmas Banter on 16th December and I was invited to the event. This was my second Christmas Banter celebration with them and I love the event.
The Imperial’s lobby has a festive look with a beautiful red and white Christmas theme. Throughout the public areas Christmas spirit is visible in the decorations!
The high tea had traditional Christmas goodies ranging from Christmas Pudding with Brandy sauce, Strawberry and Passion fruit jelly; Pandoro bread with Mascarpone cheese; scones filled with clotted cream, lemon curd and strawberry jam; dipped chocolate strawberry; minced pie and more with Mulled wine. I loved the pudding and the dipped chocolate strawberry!
Chef Prem K Pogakula – Executive Sous Chef The Imperial New Delhi interacted with the bloggers and they shared the recipe of making of Lemon Posset, Flambéed Christmas pizza and 5 ingredient chocolate brownie with us. Last year they shared a simple recipe of making a mug cake which even I was able to do! I quite enjoy their recipe sharing session.
Then Chef Rakesh Rana weaved his magic, he made his special Flambéed Christmas Pizza in the outdoor wood fired oven at San Gimignano.
I was skeptical about a pizza which had chocolate, raisins and other such stuff. I was anyway so full by then. I took a slice to share with others. But in the end, I ate the whole slice, it was delicious! ho knew Pizza can be a dessert too!
The event closed with Santa joining the festive cheer and giving us Christmas goodies! It was a beautiful event which I loved being part of both this year and the last!
The Imperial, New Delhi is offering a variety of festive dining treats on 24th and 25th December and then on 31st December and 1st January. Do check out their website or call them for more details.
When I was young, Mother’s Day was not much of a concept in India. But now in Chhavi’s school they certainly talk about it. She has been busy making cards for me! Then I got a call from The Imperial, Delhi, they invited me to enjoy the Mother’s Day celebrations at their salon. I decided to have a facial as it has been ages since I had one! So this Friday, I was part of the Mother’s Day Special Celebrations at the Imperial Salon, Delhi.
The salon at the Imperial Hotel is open to the day guests but the spa is for the residents only. I was greeted by Diana at the Salon and she told me my facial would start as soon as I was ready!
She gave me a form to fill which had a few basic questions about the skin type, when did I had my last facial etc! I had to admit I don’t remember when I had my last facial!
I went inside the salon after a having a refreshing watermelon juice. Tashi was doing the facial for me. It was there signature Sufi Facial which would last an hour. For me it was one hour of bliss. More than anything else I loved the hot towels she would use from time to time. I was almost lulled to sleep. Tashi started with the cleanser, moved on to the scrub and then put on the face pack. All the products for the Sufi Facial have been developed in-house. After an hour, it was a radiant me, that walked out of the Imperial Salon.
The pampering continued over at lunch. I was dining again at the Spice Route. I am totally partial to Thai Food. The meal started with coconut water and ended with water chestnuts in coconut milk! There was glass noodle soup, noodle salad, jasmine rice, tofu and silkbean curd in between. I am forgetting the rice crackers, which I totally hogged on! By the end of lunch everyone was in a mood for a nap!
And that was not all, I got to carry two goody bags home, one from the Salon and the other from the bakery La Baguette! It was a super Friday for me, getting thoroughly pampered at the Imperial Salon followed by the lunch! I am going to remember the Mother’s Day Celebrations with the Imperial for a long time!
PS. I was invited by the Imperial, Delhi for the event.