The Harvest festival is round the corner. Variously known as Makar Sankranti, Thai Pongal, Uttarayana, Lohri, and Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu, it is a thanksgiving to the Sun, Mother Nature and the various farm animals that help contribute to a bountiful harvest, and celebratory in nature. Food is integral to the festival.
In keeping with the theme, ITC Grand Chola unveils a culinary festival to celebrate the Harvest festival between the 16-18 January at the Madras Pavilion for brunch and dinner. Brunch is starting from INR 3000 and Dinner starting from INR 4950.
On this auspicious occasion, Madras Pavilion will be bedecked in the Pongal ambience with harvest grains, sugarcane and traditional earthenware.
The chefs will display their culinary prowess of traditional and inventive dishes on 15th January 2023.
Traditional dishes like, Arachuvitta sambhar – made with roasted and ground sambar masala without onions and garlic, Poricha kuzhambu – a healthy and delicious mix veggie-based lentil gravy made with coconut and spice paste, Kadalai paruppu payasam – a delicious sweet dessert made with coconut milk, chana dal and jaggery, Bobbatlu – Bobbatu or puran poli is wheat flour griddled bread filled with jaggery and coconut, Chakkara pongal – a delectable combination of rock sugar and rice will feature in the menu.
Inventive dishes with ingredients inspired by Pongal festivities – Jaggery and banana ice -cream, sugarcane and ginger sorbet, Pavilion sundal bar with variety of dressings and condiments will be showcased.
Apart from the celebrations in the hotel, for those who prefer to savour these seasonal delicacies in the comfort of their home, Gourmet Couch is just a call away. At INR 2000 all inclusive per box, two guests can enjoy Pongal fare between 10th and 18th January 2023.