The British Colonial era changed the way India and Indians did things.
A permanent change that is seen even today, a change that gave birth to the Anglo-Indian way of life – a perfect amalgamation that allied the best of both worlds and transformed them forever.
They are well known for their unique lingo. From this we derived a name that would touch the roots of the Anglo Indian cuisine– Ministry of Chutneys. It has been encompassed to celebrate all things Anglo Indian with a fortnight of festivities.
To commemorate their glorious culture and vast ever-expanding mark on history, Radisson Blu Hotel by GRT Chennai has wrapped together the various aspects of the multi-faceted society of Anglo Indians into a wholesome culinary experience, that will be showcased in our Pop-Up Restaurant “Ministry of Chutneys” from the 29th of November to the 15th of December.
Radisson Blu Hotel by GRT Chennai will be co-hosting a one of kind event for the first time ever which is a curtain raiser to the launch of Ministry of Chutneys, with the Dewan to the Prince of Arcot, Nawabzada Mohammed Asif Ali.
There will be a special colonial and royal Nawabi themed evening of dinner, entertainment and festivities to a select audience. The Nawabzada will also be conducting a quiz that will take guests on a journey through time back to the era of Nawabs and British Colonial period.
The pop-up restaurant will be launched on the 28th of November at Salt Co. 531, at Radisson Blu Hotel, GRT. In attendance will be select invitees and reputed media invitees from the city.
During the 400 years the British were here, a cuisine was slowly developed that was crucial in changing Indian and British palates forever – the Anglo Indian cuisine.
Ministry of Chutneys will be cooking up the best of authentic Anglo-Indian flavours. In view of this, the chefs of GRT Hotel will be rigorously trained for two days by the Queen of Anglo Indian cooking – Chef Bridget White Kumar, who is acclaimed world over for reviving and compiling in written form the almost extinct flavours of the Anglo Indians. Chef Bridget is also a celebrated author. She will be training the Chefs to precisely extract and provide the perfect blend of British cuisines with Indian flavours which is the Anglo Indian food in the hotel.
Radisson Blu Hotel by GRT Chennai will be hosting an exclusive masterclass on 29th November, for all food connoisseurs and lovers of the Anglo Indian cuisine. The night will be replete with a gala dinner, drinks, music as well as a chance to jive with the professionals. This will commence the launch of the fifteen daylong celebration with the pop-up restaurant. The special menu will be championing her recipes.
So come on over to satiate your palates and savour the flavours of history.