Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park is a delight for food lovers and is known for its food festivals . Nook, their All Day Dining, is a sleek and modern restaurant with a nature-inspired green and white palette plus a tip-top selection of healthy and yummy Indian and international fare to satisfy morning or evening cravings. The restaurant has hosted multiple in the last year, from Wazwan, a Kashmiri food festival to Purani Dilli, a festival that took the foodies back to the streets of Chandni Chowk. This time Aloft celebrates the amalgamation of Kerala and Arab cuisine popularly known as Mappila cuisine.
Mappila or Muslim Mappila refers to the largest Muslim group in Kerala. This community, concentrated mostly in the Malabar region of Kerala, developed chiefly because of the pre and post-Islamic Arab contacts. Malappuram district has a good number of Mappila populations. One of the most attractive aspects in the Mappila culture is the delicious ethnic cuisine, commonly known by the name Mappila cuisine.
Mappila cuisine is a fascinating blend of traditional Kerala and Arab food culture. This amazing confluence of two culinary cultures is best seen in the preparation of Pathiri. Arabs are fond of breads and Keralites cannot think of a meal without rice. Hence they have Oathiri, which is bread made out of rice. The characteristic use of spices is the hallmark of Mappila cuisine. Spices like pepper, cardamom and clove are used profusely. These magical spices usually go well with coconut oil, which is used for cooking in almost all traditional Kerala dishes.
The signature dishes that will be showcased in the festival are: Karal Porichathu (Fried Liver), Kallummakkaya (Mussels) Curry, Erachi Puttu (Erachi means meat), Soft Flatbread, Pathiris (a type of rice pancake) and Ghee Rice are some of the other specialties. The snacks include Unnakkaya (deep-fried, boiled ripe banana paste covering a mixture of cashew, raisins and sugar), Pazham Nirachathu (ripe banana filled with coconut grating, molasses or sugar), Muttamala made of eggs, Chatti Pathiri, a dessert made of Maida, layered Chapatis with rich filling and Arikadukka.
With more than 100 hotels in 16 countries around the world, Aloft brand delivers a fresh approach to the traditional staid hotel landscape. Aloft Cessna Business Park, is a perfect confluence of leisure and business featuring 191 spacious, loft – like rooms, an urban design aesthetic, live music performances and an active social scene. From its high-tech work space with complimentary hi-speed upto 100 Mbps of wireless internet access to entertainment amenities like plug & play docking stations and a one-stop connectivity solution for multiple electronic gadgetry, Aloft Cessna has everything India’s next generation traveler seeks in best hotels in Bangalore.
Festival details: Lunch and Dinner Buffet
Date : 15th – 27th March 2018
Timings : 12.30 – 3.00 PM & 7.00 – 11.00 PM.
Address : Cessna Business Park, Sarjapur – Marathahalli Outer Ring Road, Kadubeesanahalli, Bellandur Post, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560103
Phone : 08045101010
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