Friday, 27 June 2014

Royal Repast at Dum Pukht, ITC Sonar

Dum Pukht at ITC Sonar has introduced Royal Repast from 22nd June onwards and I was there last Saturday to taste and write to you about the Nawabi delicacies they have on offer. The legendary Master Chef Imtiaz Qureshi has crafted a regal Royal Repast Experience beautifully graced with a fine spirit Royal Salute 21YO (21 year old matured whisky with complex notes), paired by whisky expert Sandeep Arora. Royal Repast is a set menu of five courses(see the pictures for the non-veg selection on offer).
'Dum' means to 'breathe in' and 'Pukht' to 'cook'. Imtiaz Qureshi has been with Dum Pukht since its inception, fans of his food include people like the Clintons and Queen Elizabeth (no big deal, right?). The man speaks impeccable Lucknavi Urdu and regaled us with stories behind each dish that is on offer in the menu. Keeping in mind the recent trends he has incorporated sea food in the menu, which is traditionally not a part of Awadhi cuisine. He also told us these complex dishes are made keeping in mind the health conscious. The hero dish of the menu, the Dudhiya Biryani, which consist of a layer of fragrant, pearly white rice on top of the spice infused layer mixed with soft morsels of lamb, is made with olive oil. Each and every dish had its unique flavours. My other favourites from the menu - Raan-e-huzoor, jhinga qureshi, koh-e-avadh, desi murgh ishtew and lab-e-mashooq.
INR 6500/- plus applicable taxes per guest.
(see what I wore to the event *here*)


  1. omg...everything looks mouth watering. wish i cud join u.
    cant believe u actually ate something put together by the legendary chef Quereshi. lucky girl.


  2. Shahi tukda looks so delish! Following you now! :]


  3. Queen Elizabeth has a finicky palette, so his food must be good.

    1. he had her eating out of his hand if stories are to be believed. he even gave gordon ramsay a taste of his own medicine in the kitchen. and yes his food is really good.

  4. You had alcohol TOO? You never told me in the evening! I hate them for not inviting me! :-(