Vivanta by Taj, Trivandrum hosts Travancore heritage food fest

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Trivandrum: Vivanta by Taj, Trivandrum is hosting ‘Heritage of Travancore’, a food festival showcasing the Travancore cuisine at their fine dining restaurant, the Fifth Element from November 16, 2018. The ten-day promotion is an opportunity to explore the culinary bests of Travancore and also to revisit some traditional classics that have made this cuisine famous.

Interacting with Kerala Biz News, Jose Thomas, Executive Chef at Vivanta by Taj, Trivandrum said, “This is an attempt to showcase some of the famous delicacies from Travancore cuisine along with some of the lesser known dishes. We are focussing on the culinary delights from the central Travancore area (between Trivandrum and Kottayam). We have a cyclic menu that changes daily, with four non- vegetarian dishes and almost double that number of vegetarian fare in the main course complimented with some homemade pickles. Two live stations, one for starters and the other serve accompaniments to the main course. For desserts, we have a wide range of selection from the very traditional stuff like payasams to very local delights like vatteppam, unniappams and achappams with a modern twist.”

James Kashyap, F&B Manager said, “This is a major event in our promotion calendar before the start of the month-long festivities that conclude with the New Year celebrations. The ‘Heritage of Travancore’ fest gives our guests an excellent occasion to savour traditional Kerala food. It’s a big bonanza too for our in-house guests especially those who come from overseas.”

The opening night menu had Mutton Peralan, Aripidi Kozhi curry, Meen Puliyala and Kappa Beef Biryani in the non- vegetarian section while Chery payar vazhkaya kootu curry, Pavakya theeyal, Vazhapoo thoran and carrot valliapayar mezhukuperatti were the highlights of the vegetarian section. The live stations served mutton cutlets and ulli-vada for starters and Kallappams,

The dinner-only buffet ‘Heritage of Travancore’ promotion will conclude on November 25.

Anil Philip
Kerala Biz News

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