NEWYORK (TIP): A unique nationwide celebration of Indian cuisine was announced at the Indian Consulate in New York Nov 22, targeting 7 US cities with a weeklong Indian Festive Food Week, initially scheduled from 12th December but now slated for mid January, 2014. While announcing the food week India’s Consul General in New York Dnyaneshwar Mulay said it will provide unprecedented gastronomical delight to the food connoisseurs. During the Indian Festive Food Week, an initiative of India Unlimited and Indya One, Indian food lovers can experience the complexity, yet subtly of Indian cuisine through the hands of celebrated Indian American chefs that call America their home.
Their food is a unique amalgamation of their Indian roots and American training, a fusion that has set new standards. Indian Festive Food Week is presented by ‘Etihad Airways’ and has ‘Kingfisher Beer’ as their official Indian Beer Partner. The rich flavors of India’s mainstream and regional cuisines, ranging from Punjabi, Awadhi, Mughlai, Rajasthani, Gujarati, Bengali and Udupi, will entice gourmands at select fine dining Indian restaurants in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Francisco. Participating restaurants will showcase their signature prix-fixe menu, including some that will bring out green and low-calorie options. The pricing of the prix-fixe menu will vary by city, ranging from $15 – $40, excluding taxes and gratuities. During the festive food week, various workshops and sessions will be organized with industry experts to create more awareness about Indian cuisine and various regional methods and styles adopted for cooking. Names of participating restaurants and the prix fixe menu and prices will be made available soon on the Indian Festive Food Week website at www.iffw.us Restaurant & Sponsor Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org