The city on the banks of the river Gomati is well-known for Urdu poetry and its
crafts, but also for its cuisine that reflects a fine amalgam of two cultures
- Islam and Hinduism. The Taj Banjara, in its endeavor to bring to town the cuisine
of the Awadh with all its original taste and flavor, is holding a 10-day Lucknowi
food festival under the supervision of Chef Abdul Haleem, specially flown in from
Lucknow, at its Kebab-e-Bahar restaurant.
The main aspect of Awadh cuisine is that though it appears light and delicate, it is pretty heavy. Some of the special items that will be on offer are Kakori Kebab, Galavat Ke Kebab, Gobi Mussalam, Taal-e-Shabnam and Murgh Joshina.