Hyderabadi Nawabi Experience At Deccan Delight – Ajman

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Northern Emirates has been a great hub & host to many restaurants at its various locations. With an increasing number of new restaurants & growth in hospitality sector, you can enjoy the type of cuisine and eatery what you are looking for.
Ajman has a new spot which takes you to culinary journey in Nawabi style & makes your dining experience memorable. At this newly opened restaurant Deccan Delight, you can try authentic flavors from Hyderabad Deccan and indulge in a menu which will take you to a Nawabi food journey, Some where you will find twists in recipes which are restaurant specialties. While on the other hand enjoy recipes originally from the region like the authentic Hyderabadi Haleem, Shahi Dal, Hyderabadi Murgh, Mughlai recipes,the innovative Patthar Ka Gosht, Shahi Gosht, Chutneys, special desserts & above all the authentic Biryanis.

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Review has details of our delightful culinary evening hosted by Deccan Delight. Interior decor with historical background, staff hospitality & cuisine are perfectly paired.
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Deccan Delight Special was our welcome drink which was a refreshing summer treat & so was the lemonade.
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Appetizers:

Shahi Haleem …… the thick blend of grains & pulses is the original recipe from the region. Mild enough to enjoy for all those who avoid spicy & hot flavors.

Patthar Ka Gosht ….. the innovation is seen at live cooking station , burning hot stone slab is loaded with sliced lamb pieces, done to perfection & full of special flavors.

A short description & history of the dish which became inspiration ….. Patthar Ka Gosht was prepared by Aurangzeb’s army who cooked raw meat on rocks heated under the fierce heat of Deccan Sun during the Golconda conquest.

Fiery Chicken 65 ……. Fusion styled crispy fried chicken bites with delicious coating and blend of curry leaves , do try this sizzling platter.

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Main Course:

Dum Ka Murgh …… enjoyed soft chicken in creamy gravy with addition of almonds & cashews with hot rumali roti.

Shahi Gosht ….. this is a new addition in their menu, coated with thick green gravy is a treat for taste buds. Tandori roti is best paired with this.

Tamatar Ki Chutney ….. when this chutney is in front , you won’t go for another curry or dish, this chutney perfect all alone to eat with your favorite type of chapatti. Those who are very fond of spices and hot flavors are definitely going to like it .

Khatti Wali Daal ….. another vegetarian delight is this daal prepared in royal spices & fresh herbs, wish I could try only this daal and roti , but since we were at blogger’s get together with plethora of dishes lined up.
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Kacche Gosht Ki Dum Biryani &
Hyderabadi Subz Dum Biryani served with Mirchi Ka Salan & Raita

Biryanis all specially curated in hyderabadi Deccan style. Richly flavored biryani, you will keep asking for more. Both have classic recipes from Nizam’s Kitchen.
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Desserts:

Kaddu Ki Kheer
Double Ka Meetha
End up your Nawabi Hyderabadi culinary evening with these famous & known desserts. Creamy saffron flavoured thick milk on bread is mouth melting so is the kheer.

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CHEF SWEETY SINGH INTRODUCES NEW HOMELY DISHES TO THE “ART OF SPICE” MENU IN PULLMAN DUBAI CREEK CITY CENTRE

 The mastermind behind the “Art of Spice” Indian night at 5-star property, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, Celebrity Chef Sweety Singh is back in town from 8th until 18th of August, to add some extra delicious dishes to the Friday night menu.

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Chef Sweety will orchestrate a unique 10 days lunch & dinner set menu along with the traditional Indian nights called “Art of Spice” with authentic slow cooking techniques, full of flavor and unique in taste. The signature recipes have been developed and perfected throughout his career, offering traditional Panjabi dishes such as Bhunna makhni Kukkad, Paratdar Bharwa Paneer Tikka, Makhni Shagna Wali Daal and Kesari Halwa to another level.

The popular theme night offers guests the opportunity to feast on traditional Indian food & to celebrate the Indian Independence Day at Medley Restaurant. Enjoy a unique traditional culinary journey every Friday between 7-11pm in Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre’s Medley Restaurant on the first floor surrounded in traditional ambience and background music.

For reservations of the “Art of Spice” night, please call +9714 294 1222 or email at H2022-sb@accor.com

Mindfulness Meditation

HOW MINDFULNESS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you are mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.

THE ART OF LIVING IN THE MOMENT

My recently attended healing session at LightHouse Arabia ….. Healing Through Meditation.

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This one hour healing session was hosted by Counseling Psychologist Madeeha Afridi. Madeeha Afridi specializes in psychotherapy and family treatments including psychoeducation and individual/group therapy. She works with clients of all ages to work through their emotional and behavioral concerns, so that they are able to feel more self-aware, self-confident and empowered. Her goal is to help individuals build on their personal strengths to feel grounded and balanced in their life.

This workshop is ideal for those who are curious and interested in learning more about one’s self through a self-healing meditation practice & integrating mind, body & spirit to live to your fullest potential.

Participants were introduced to the basic information & importance of energy centres also known as ‘Chakras’ or meridians in one’s body. Attendees were explained how to explore energy centres to help you balance & manage the mental, emotional, spiritual & physical blocks that most people experience in their daily lives.

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Reservations: lighthousearabia.com/events ( online payment available)

Fee : AED 195 per person. Advanced booking recommended.

Location: The Lighthouse – Centre for Wellbeing

Complimentary vallet parking is available.

 

Dominos Pizza – Deira Dubai

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Recently tried some of the best picks from the menu of Dominos Pizza. Spread widely all across UAE, Dominos Pizza have opened their outlet in Muraqqabat Deira as well.

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They serve range of pizzas with mouth watering toppings which makes it different by adding a touch of sauces which are heavily drizzled at the top of pizza. I am talking about Dynamite Pizza, which is a special addition in their menu, for those who are looking for new flavors this dynamite sauce flavor is recommended.

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With so many great options to choose from sides menu, It was hard to select, but Chicken Kickers was a perfect decision …… soft flavor chunks of chicken breasts with a hint of buffalo flavor , enjoyed dipping in ranch & hot sauces which are served along with it.
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In desserts we had Chocolate Lava Souffle, soft brownies loaded with chocolate.
You will experience a quick & well organized delivery of your order.

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Binghatti Hospitality Celebrates Cupagahwa’s First Anniversary

 Binghatti Hospitality, the hospitality arm of Binghatti Holding, celebrated Cupagahwa’s first anniversary with the determination to achieve more success and growth during the three coming years.

After one year full of success and intense, rapid expansion and plenty of new menu items in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, Binghatti Hospitality proudly celebrated Cupagahwa’s first anniversary  at Cupagahwa La Mer (Grand Branch).

The well-established café and restaurant brand offered a lot of different gifts to customers throughout the weekend of the exclusive occasion including traditionally-shaped Arabic Finjan cups decorated with H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s most famous poetry, celebrating “Gahwa”, the eminent Emirati coffee ritual and cultural tradition.

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With an ambitious plan to open 200 Cupagahwa branches all over the UAE and Saudi Arabia within three years, Binghatti Hospitality is set to invest over AED 500 million ($136.1 million), demonstrating the true extent of the company’s commitment to adding local flavours to its established international quality of foods, beverages and ambiance.

This wide expansion will be supported by the company’s 6,000-sq-ft central kitchen facility which produces Cupagahwa’s signature menu offerings for the Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah branches. This facility comprises a training and development centre capable of training the chain’s hand-picked serving and management staff to the first-class standard expected of all Binghatti Hospitality employees.

The Cupagahwa cafés and restaurants offer a range of exclusive dishes of local Emirati flavours such as Shakshuka, Balaleet, Fish Machboos, Chicken Machboos, in an international-style café. Cupagahwa cafés and restaurants offer many local flavourful drinks. The local beverages can be enjoyed with Middle Eastern taste-inspired pastries and cakes such as Cheesecake Kunaffa and Cocoa Rahash Kunafa, or western ones such as the Carrot Cake and Red Velvet Cake.

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In addition to fresh locally sourced dishes, Cupagahwa serves up a feast of dishes, salads, appetizers, beverages, pastries, cakes and desserts inspired by western pleasures.

Sharing his thoughts on Cupagahwa’s first anniversary, Muhammad BinGhatti, Binghatti Holding’s CEO, said: “We are proud to celebrate Cupagahwa’s first anniversary by familiarizing our clients with the “Gahwa” tradition which symbolizes the Emirati hospitality and ancient local rituals and heritage.  Giveaways distributed during the special occasion further familiarised our customers with the Emirati culture and rituals we are proud of and that inspire us”.

“We are proud of the success witnessed in the Cupagahwa cafés and restaurants, and we are determined to open more branches during the three coming years. We are eager to take advantage of the great opportunities offered by the UAE’s environment as well the economic dynamism witnessed Saudi Arabia. Our Cupagahwa brand added new flavor to the UAE’s hospitality sector and we would like to extend this success to neighboring countries, first, and with a more regional vision to follow” BinGhatti added.

Official brand launch KURDHISH & SCOOTER

KURDHISH and SCOOTER, kids and men’s wear brand makes its international launch in Dubai with a fashion show at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. The launch event was conceptualised by The Creative Factory and attended by S. Sreesanth-Indian Cricketer and Sachin Joshi-Bollywood Actor among others.

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KURDHISH and SCOOTER’s vision is to redefine fashion and provide an experience like never before. It is rightly said that your fashion defines your personality. “The brand firstly supplied to various parts in India and the GCC. But our attempt to go further was made when we met ace cricketer Sreesanth who gave his full support to make the brand an international recognizable one and since then we have set our foot forward to make it an international success.”- says Arun. N, CEO, KURDHISH and SCOOTER. “Moreover, we are proud to announce that Sreesanth has leveraged his faith in our brand and has decided to embrace the brand by becoming the Brand Ambassador”- he added.

Coming from different professional backgrounds, the core team of Kurdish and Scooter works hand in hand to redefine the brand and their own vision of fashion. The name KURDHISH and SCOOTER was formed from the vision to create quality clothing in original designs with impeccable fashion sense. The Kurdish and Scooter has so much to showcase in terms of novelty in design which will in turn place the brand ahead in the international brands- believes the team.

“Choosing Dubai for our first international launch is not only for the mix of audience we have in Dubai but also the culture is international and the people come from every corner of the world. Dubai is fast becoming the fashion destination for any fashionistas around the world. London, Milan is for the past but when we talk about the mecca of fashion today, it is Dubai now.” concluded Arun.

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Seafood Night At Medley – Pullman Hotel Dubai Creek

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Pullman Dubai Creek Hotel, one of the most sought-after Hotels in hospitality market in UAE. It carries a distinction by offering memorable experiences to its guests & customers in every service.
Here my review is about Medley restaurant which provides great dining offers throughout the week with its different themed dinner nights. Each day throughout the week restaurant has different cuisines on offer , thus catering the diversed foodie crowd of UAE. The trained staff and expert chefs have put on all their expertise to maintain and create the authenticity in recipes and retaining the original flavors whether it be Asian/ Arabic Cuisine, Indian Night with Desi Vibes in the dishes , or Seafood Night.
Recently experienced their Seafood Night. I would say a great seafood buffet indulgence! Enjoy seafood in true Summer Style.
Fresh sustainable seafood delicacies include salads, starters, soups, curries, rice all done with seafood.
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 A whole lot of salads full of seafood and in addition to that variety of fresh & green salads. Before you start your meals, enjoy  the cold cuts of all fish varieties like Salmon, Mackerel, & Trout to name a few.
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Whereas the mains will take you to a food journey with mix cuisines where some truly delicious seafood dishes are lined up with lip smacking gravies.
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Seafood Paella is the main attraction, others are Seafood Quiche, Seafood Thermidor, Sweet & Sour Fish, Seafood Noodles, Herb Flavored Roasted Potatoes, Buttered Vegetables, Fish Amritsari Tikka, Green Thai Calamari.
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So for those who just want to have vegetables can enjoy the flavored roasted potatoes, & green veggies.
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I tried all dishes , got impressed by the freshness of seafood & balance in flavor and taste. Creamy Thermidor is amazing so was Paella. Amritsari Tikka is my type of cuisine so I liked it. Sweet & Sour Fish was also done very well , so delectable !
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Not only this, select your favorite fresh catch from the counter and get it done how you want it to be. The cheerful staff is ready at your service.
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We got a quick delivery of the sumptuous platter selected from the raw seafood counter & on to our table.
And those in a mood of fried calamari, fish or want to try Amrtisari fish Tikka do try for crispness.
Assorted Sushi is also available.
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For buffet, my full recommendations goes for this place, where you get to enjoy an unlimited selection of seafood & delectable buffet spread.
And when you end up with your meals, an enticing display of luscious cakes , tarts and pastries are on offer. Enjoy your favorite flavors all available in cakes and assorted pastries.
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Mixed fruits, mini cheese cake, & puddings are also included in the selection of desserts.
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To book a table, call 046038082 or email: h2022-sb@accor.com

Central Hotels Announces Soft Opening of Royal Central Hotel The Palm

Crowning a stellar year of rapid growth, Central Hotels has announced the soft opening of Royal Central a luxurious 5-star resort at The Palm. The stunning hotel features 207 elegantly-appointed rooms and suites, each beautifully curated to intuitively meet the needs of discerning travellers. One of the biggest attractions of the resort is its striking location on the East Crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah. A stone’s throw-away from the shores of the Arabian Gulf, guests have beachfront access to one of the best private beaches in the city while enjoying unhindered views of the world-famous architectural landmarks such as Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab.

Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of Central Hotels, said, “We are very excited to announce the soft opening of the Royal Central Hotel The Palm. The hotel has been designed to make travel seamless and enjoyable with our unique ‘Stay Fresh’ concept. This opening demonstrates our confidence in the future growth of the Dubai tourism sector and we have no doubt that Royal Central will establish itself as a preferred choice among travellers.”

Mr. Abdulla Al Abdulla, Vice President of Central Hotels, added, “Dubai is one of the top travel destinations in the world and we look forward to extending our hospitality to a new-generation of globetrotters. At Royal Central Hotel guests can surround themselves with a whole lot of fun in a funky, casual, comfortable and family-friendly atmosphere.”

Whether you want to swim in the shimmering waters, soak up the sun or experience the magnificent sunrises or sunsets, Royal Central Hotel The Palm offers you the ultimate escape. In each of the beautiful rooms and suites, floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious balconies offer the most relaxing views. Mr Ammar Kanaan, Group General Manager of Central Hotels, said, “The spectacular Royal Central Hotel The Palm is your escape from the busy city life. It is the perfect gateway to exploring Palm Jumeirah’s stunning scenic beauty as well as other unique attractions of Dubai. Awaiting you at every corner of the resort are signature experiences designed to provide the relaxation at its finest. Focusing on truly meaningful elements, our facilities have been conceptualized to make the most jaded senses come alive in a cool and vibrant atmosphere.”

Dining options at the Royal Central Hotel range from casual to fine dining restaurants including Choi, La Maison, and Ya Bahr by Dynamic Hospitality. Guests can also enjoy freshly baked pastries and signature speciality coffees as well as other refreshing drinks all day at the trendy new Baristas’ Corner. Opening for the first time in Dubai, Hush Beach Bar will offer guests an immersive experience with its unique location and exciting concept of food and beverages. An array of recreational facilities at the Royal Central ranging from water sports to an outdoor infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym and health spa, along with exciting dining options, allow guests to unwind and relax in a beautiful setting. The hotel also boasts stunning meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment to cater to corporate events and other occasions.

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Baristas’ Corner Opens its First Specialty Coffee Shop in Dubai at  Canal Central Hotel in Business Bay

Need a good coffee? Head to the newly-opened specialty coffee house Baristas’ Corner at Canal Central Hotel in Business Bay. Developed by Emirati entrepreneurs Mr. Abdulla Alabdulla, Partner and Co-Founder and Mr. Mohamed Hassan Alshamsi, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of the company, Baristas’ Corner offers a wide selection of refreshing and unique brews.

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 Mr. Alabdulla said, “People want an experience when having a coffee and we found it hard to find one as we sipped our way around the city. Baristas’ Corner was born as the outcome of having to continuously chase a consistently exceptional cup of coffee that remained elusive. It has been developed as much for coffee connoisseurs as it is for coffee lovers.”

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With competition heating up, how would Baristas’ Corner fare in the market? Mr. Alshamsi stressed, “A coffee house is a social hub and has always been a mark of sophistication. This feeling and experience of being in a coffee house is so special and that is how Baristas’ Corner has been designed. Moreover, nowadays coffee shops have taken a new role as a working place for freelance workers and digital nomads, who may not have an office, that is pushing the demand further.”

There are many distinctive and diverse flavors of coffees to explore on the Baristas’ Corner menu. Mr. Alabdulla elaborated, “The wide array of coffees at Baristas’ Corner are handpicked matching exceptional grade with perfect ratios and flavor compositions. The single origin beans and bespoke blends are selectively sourced from different corners of the globe’s sustainable farms, estates, and roasters includingcountries like Brazil, Columbia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and many more.

Mr. Alshamsi, added, “Using these our talented and trained baristas follow precise brewing methods to deliver the ideal, fragrant cup. A must-try is Espresso-based: Fresco, a unique coffee drink with a refreshing mix of milk and mint. Equally superb is Manually Brewing Coffee where we produce a deliciously clean cup with full control on the brewing.”

The design aesthetics at Baristas’ Corner strikes the right note by creating a welcoming and relaxing ambience for people seeking to escape the city’s frantic pace. Here, a tranquil place exists for coffee connoisseurs and caffeine addicts to celebrate the art of coffee and partake in a culture of sharing and discovery. Beyond coffee, Baristas’ Corner also serves select artisanal teas and fresh, delicious pastries, varieties of milk cakes, cup cakes, cheese cakes, eclaires and alot more.

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There are major expansion plans lined up to make the consummate cup at Baristas’ Corner accessible to those curious and familiar about coffee’s enriching experience. The second outlet will soon open at the Royal Central The Palm followed by future properties under Central Hotels as well as other brands.

The wide, welcoming & attractive lobby at Canal Central Hotel.

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Baku Café – City Walk Dubai

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Blogging around in Dubai, introduced us to many diverse flavors. Wondered how much delightful Azerbaijani cuisine must be? Sharing my recent experience at Baku Café in City Walk which serves Azerbaijani cuisine.

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Many things to get impressed, as you walk in you are escorted to the first floor. The décor is eye catching with a very impressive interior, even if you have your own choices of color schemes and interior décor. But the interior setting with rustic color scheme & a touch of tradition and display of attractive jars and spices is appealing to eyes.

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Big glass window gives an outer view of City Walk. Smart service and well informed attendant is another added point for a good dining experience which we had here.
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About the food …… What is new here? Other than the traditional Azerbaijani dishes, what makes it interesting is chicken , lamb and herbs & spices etc are all imported from Azerbaijan.

And keeping in mind the regional tastes and Emirati culture & choices , special care has been taken to prepare the dishes which should satisfy the local customers as well.
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The finest and freshly baked bread was our first item which we enjoyed eating with a special cream & herb dip.

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Who wouldn’t want to try the herbs and ingredients imported direct from the origin being added in their salads & dishes. Those specialties which we tried ……
Salad:
‘ Salad of Baku Tomatoes & Red Onions’ . …… but the salad was much more rich & innovative than the name says. It actually had a very tasty seasoning which was done by using dogwood & cherry sauce. Small bits of cherries, special green herbs , fresh tomatoes and above all the dressing with cornel cherries made this salad so special.

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Starters:

Gyurza ……. Similar to dimsums, dough stuffed with lamb meat , it is either boiled or fried , choice is yours ! We had both, I liked the steamed ones. Again the dipping cream is served with it.

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Mains:

Chicken Tabaka …. Pan fried farm chicken ….. chicken is imported from Azerbaijan , must try this fresh juicy chicken with skin on & full of flavors. Big chicken pieces served with baby potatoes, cherry tomatoes and garnished with pomegranate.
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Turshu Govurma …… lamb chunks in delicious juices mixed with chestnut, onions & dried plums which are richly garnished with dried apricots and raisins.
The combination is ideal with rice which is cooked in their own style.

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Desserts:
Baklava tasted very good, was different in taste from that of baklava which we eat.
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Azerbaijani Tea …… Herb infused Azerbaijani tea was great to end up our meals. Another interesting item we tried were the milk & walnut cubes. We were mistaken with brown sugar whereas those were cubes made of crushed walnuts and milk to add more delight in your tea.

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Do try the restaurant for a comfortable family dining experience and late opening hours.

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