Qureshi Hyderabadi Festival at Hormuz Grand Hotel
MUSCAT: Hyderabad is a city in India steeped in history, bustling with a world of influences and sustained by a culinary backdrop of sophisticated dishes known around the world.
This month, the Hormuz Grand Hotel will celebrate this cuisine with a festival of flavour as two Qureshi brothers, sons of the famous Imtiaz Qureshi, visit the hotel to prepare their signature dishes and highlight the finest Hyderabadi cuisine.
With strong influences from Mughal cuisine as well as Persia, Arabia, Afghanistan and Turkey, Hyderabadi menus are famed for their aromatic mutton dishes and subtly spiced biryanis. The menu created by the Qureshi brothers, Ashfaque and Irfan, will feature the classic dishes of the region such as Murgh Seekh Lassuni and Kacchi Gosht Biryani but will also include other favourites including Lal Mirch Tikka, Murgh Aloo Korma, Shikampur and Bagara Baingan.
Complementing these dishes will be bread fresh from the clay kiln and sumptuously sweet dishes to round off a culinary journey through Hyderabad.
Shafaque Ahsan, director of F&B at Hormuz Grand Hotel is understandably excited about the visit from the famed Qureshi brothers, “Having Ashfaque and Irfan here in the restaurant that bears their family name is something we have looked forward to since the restaurant opened. They will bring some new dishes for people to enjoy and we look forward to seeing our many regular diners as well as some new ones who will experience the true taste of royal food.”
The Qureshi Hyderabadi Festival will run until September 30 in the Qureshi Bab Al Hind Restaurant located on the lobby level of the Hormuz Grand Hotel.