What an amazing country. Culturally and historically mind blowing. Gastronomically absolutely delicious. We did stay in the stunning Oberoi Hotels which certainly added to the whole experience. Service at these hotels is outstanding and all done with a smile and a great sense of humour. The Indians love Aussies and don't miss a chance to have a chat about the cricket.
As for the food, not sure where to begin, so many memorable meals.
We dined in Indian Accent in Delhi, wow ! Set in the New Friends Colony in the Manor Hotel in Delhi this restaurant is probably my favourite dining experience anywhere in a long time.
The charming chef Manish Mehrotra has changed the Indian dining scene. Incredibly innovative fusion food. We were very happy for him to suggest dishes from the menu as I would have ordered everything
As we perused the menu we were given tiny blue cheese naan bread. If you are a lover of naan and blue cheese this little morsel sets the standard of the fare to follow.
Forget the Lamb Korma, we dined on Duck Kurchan Cornettos with Garlic Raita and Chilli Chutney
Pulled Pork Phulka Taco, Tandoori Bacon Prawns with Wasabi Malai Cream, Meetha Achaar Chilean Spareribs with Sundried Mango and Jalonji Seeds, Potato Sphere Chaat with with White Pea Ragda
to name a few. Absolutely amazing inventive cuisine, served by very professional wait staff, in a very warm stylish environment.
|Duck Kurchan Cornettos|
|Meetha Achaar Chilean Spareribs Sun dried Mango and Kalonji Seed|
The street food tour was amazing, my next blog
There are too many things to write about tales of Maharajas Forts and Palaces. India is awash with colour and diversity and brings to mind images of valour, deep loyalties and revelry, murder and mayhem, ornate jewellery, stunning handicrafts, imposing architecture and landscapes. On to Varanasi and Agra, for my next instalment
|Jama Masjid the largest Mosque in India constructed out of red sandstone and marble|