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Awadhi Food Festival with Chef Arif at JW Marriott

Navni posted on 29th August

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K3 at the JW Marriott is currently hosting an Awadhi food festival, headed by chef Arif Qureshi, who has created a menu solely of his specialties.


Galouti Kebab, Haleem


Masala Chai Iced Tea


The dessert buffet counter, complete with homemade gelatos

Kebabs shebab

We started at the festival with an array of kebabs; the galouti being the star of the show with its incredible melt-in-the-mouth quality. The aloo paneer one came in a close second. Once you’ve had your fill of the starters {we suggest leaving some space in your tummy}, head to the colourful counter at the other end which reads Arif Ki Rasoi.

In the spotlight

Chef Arif took immense pride in introducing us to his dishes: Nihari, keema kaleji, gosht pulao, dal makhani, a very different buttery haleem {we loved!} and the chef’s favourite, Zarda {sweetened rice}. If you’re a mutton fan, you’re in for quite the treat. You can help yourselves in bowls {it’s sort of like a buffet, but with the chef involved} and stand around eating like you would at a shaadi, or alternatively take your food back to your table and have a nice sit-down dinner. We did both.

chicken stew

Do not desert the dessert!

Although by this time we were bursting at the seams, one look at the dessert counter and we knew we were headed there next. Caramel custard, umpteen number of cakes, tiramisu, crème brulee, chocolate mousse and an exciting selection of ice creams; the brown bread gelato has now made it to our list of fave sweet treats.

Where: K3, JW Marriott New Delhi, Asset Area 4, Hospitality District, Aerocity, IGI Airport

When: Until 6th September

Nearest Metro Station: Delhi Aerocity

Contact: 011 45212121

Price: INR 4,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: Open 24 hours

JW Marriott

IGI Airport