‘Incredible India Festival’ launched at Courtyard by Marriott
Under the patronage of Satish C. Mehta, Ambassador of India, the official launch of ‘Incredible India Festival’ was held at Soul & Spice restaurant. The event was hosted by Mehta, as well as the General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott, George Aoun. Soul & Spice is the signature restaurant of the Courtyard by Marriott, and features authentic signature Indian foods from various parts of India cooked by their resident Chef Raj.
The festival was a celebration of the first anniversary of the opening of Soul & Spice.
In a statement to the Arab Times, Mehta said “Two words that reflect India very well; it’s an old civilization and it has a deep soul, and we have all the spices in the world. Both our civilization and our spices brought India and Kuwait together. Kuwaitis went to India in search of spices, timber and other things; and they took pearls and other things to India.
“Restaurants like these and efforts like this one contribute to a better understanding between people. When your countries’ or people’s culture; their food, their music, their language, brings you together, you realize how similar you are to each other, there’s so much that binds us. When people enjoy this food, they will take back with them a bit of India.”
The festival included ambient Indian music, and a distinguished variety of food from the four different corners of India – Kerala (South), Bombay (West), Delhi (North) and Kolkatta (East). The festival is set to take place daily, from 7 to 11 pm over a month-long period. George Aoun also stated, “It is a pleasure to see our local and international guests enjoying Soul and Spice’s memorable dining experience, while also satisfying their tastes for one of the world’s fastest growing cuisines. Chef Raj, our popular Chef de Cuisine is set to create an innovative mix of tailor made recipes that keep our guests coming back for more all the time.”
The main course meals include popular dishes as chicken tikka, a boneless chicken piece curry cooked in tandoor on marble top, mini uttapams and pan-fried rice pancakes with a choice of toppings, amongst others. The guests included a selection of VIP regulars of the restaurant. The festival will conclude on May 28.