Review: An Epicurean Journey Through History: A taste of The Silk Road at JW Sahar

JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar known to introduce innovative Food and Beverage concepts and setting culinary benchmarks are all set to recreate the iconic “Silk Road” offering guests an exclusive gastronomical experience with ancient and contemporary delicacies from Guangzhou, Sichuan, Samarkand, Bukhara, Istanbul, and Venice. We had a taste of some ancient culinary masterpieces here, from the tantalising Firin Makarna: Turkish style pasta with cheddar to lip-smacking to Sambali: a dessert made with Semolina and the best of Roman delicacies. 

Why it’s a must-try:
The Silk Road was a historic trade route that dated from the second century B.C. until the 14th century A.D. and stretched right from Asia to the Mediterranean, traversing China, India, Persia, Arabia, Greece, ended in Italy and facilitated heavy trade. 

As an ode to the Silk Road from March 6th to 14th, 2020, JW Cafe brings together four culinary maestros each specializing in the cuisine from the Silk Route trade regions. The menu will showcase classic and ancient recipes providing guests with the opportunity to experience the authenticity of this historic trade route.

Chef Roberto Zorzoli, Head Chef Romanos, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar will be showcasing ancient Roman cuisine, home-style cooking techniques, vintage family recipes and nostalgia come together to create distinct and unique flavors with every dish.

Chef Cagatay Bahadur from JW Marriott Ankara will showcase classic Turkish dishes and will be hand carrying spices from Ankara, guests will savor sweets and dumplings like Kurv Manti, Katmer, Lokma, Kurv Patlican.

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Chef Xian Bin Li of The St. Regis Mumbai will showcase his rich culinary experience from Schiuan and Guangzhou regions, using age-old recipes and fresh ingredients. He offers guests a hint of familiar infused with a delightful new world of undiscovered tastes and textures.

Chef Abdul Quddus of JW Marriott Juhu will bring to guests the traditional cuisine and recipes of the Bukhara region. The cuisine is rich in meats, with a signature main course Palov (plov or osh or”pilaf”) typically made with rice, pieces of meat, grated carrots and onions are usually cooked in a Kazan (or deghi) over an open fire.

Let history be your master chef as you witness our 4 culinary maestros come together at JW Café with their varied cooking styles, ingredients, and flavors to create an experience marrying the past and present of a historic trade route.

A Snapshot of The Silk Route Festival at JW Café

Date: March 6th – 14th, 2020
Timings: Dinner 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Price: Dinner Buffet: INR 2750++
Where: JW Sahar, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, IA Project Rd, Navpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Andheri, Maharashtra 400099
Contact: 022-68828656

Note: The critic was invited by the brand but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own

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