A region known for its kingly heritage and somewhat royal tastes in food, Awadh features in at least four food festivals every year in the city. The cuisine is distinctive for its use of saffron, musk dana, rose petals, jaiphal, javitri, cardamom and various nuts. This is the sort of meal you amble through, letting the fragrance unfurl and the spices bite in.
Start off your meal at Dumpukht's food festival with Gajroulla Shorba (nutmeg flavored carrot puree), Murgh Wazeer-E-Pasanda (garlic-flavored grilled chicken breast), Adraki Chop (succulent lamb chops flavored with ginger), or Padwal Kebab (coarsely grounded padwal patties). Main course is more heavy-duty with Lagan Gosht Hussaini (boneless cubes of mutton cooked in brown onion gravy), Machchli Noorani (fish cubes cooked in mustard gravy), and Noorjehan Ki Nazaqat (paneer kofta cooked in a rich cashew gravy).
There's special biryani too, the Amjad Ki Biryani with garden vegetables and the Biryani Sham–e–Awadh (mutton biryani). Top it off with the Ananas ka Muzaffar (made with shredded pineapple and honey), and the Shaha ki Pasand (saffron-flavored bread pudding).
The festival is only on for dinner. Please contact the hotel at 2340-0132 for further details.