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A slice of Switzerland at Mythh, with t2

Every time you open Facebook or Instagram, are you flooded with pictures of friends vacaying in Switzerland? And does the thought of Swiss chocolates and yummy cheese make you upset? If your answer is in the affirmative, then it’s time to beat the blues and head to the Swiss Food Festival in association with t2, at The HHI.

On till February 14, the food festival has dishes from the Swiss land and there’s a variety of cheese and chocolates on the menu. Executive chef Bipul Majumder has curated a menu that has the classic fondue and Raclette to choose from, besides other delectable bites that can be ordered a la carte and also be found on the buffet spread.

“We are offering authentic Swiss cuisine at very reasonable prices. Sausage salad, Swiss Barley Soup, Emmental Baked Chicken, Asparagus Rosti with Swiss Cheese Sauce, Fondue and Swiss roll with Chocolate Fudge are getting popular with our guests,” said Rodney Kaypee, general manager of The HHI.

What: Swiss Food Festival in association with t2

Where: Mythh, The HHI

Timings: On till February 14, 11am to 3pm and 7.30pm to 11pm

Meal for two: Rs 2,000-plus

Ripple (Pork Chops) is a standout dish on the menu. The pork chops that have a fine ratio of meat and fat are first marinated with olive oil, rosemary and garlic paste and then grilled. The pork chops are layered with Swiss cheese and baked for 20 minutes till the cheese melts and the pork is tender. Apple sauce is then drizzled on top. The main course is accompanied by grilled potatoes and sauerkraut. Rs 825

How about some crisp freshly-baked puff with a portion of meat pie at the centre? Yum! We loved Pastetli, especially because we heart how the patty balanced the rich taste of the meat pie that was served with mushroom ragout. Must try! Rs 625

Enjoy the Raclette with your family! The dish is made with raclette cheese which is molten in the raclette grill and scraped off. It is accompanied with potatoes, onion, bread, mushroom and pickled onions.

“We have flown down this table-top raclette grill from Switzerland to maintain the authenticity of the dish,” said executive chef Bipul Majumder. Rs 1,125

Fondue, one of the most iconic Swiss dishes, sits pretty on the menu. We couldn’t get enough of the Chocolate Fondue that is made with Lindt chocolate! Choose from strawberry, kiwi, jujube candy and papaya and dip it in the molten pot of goodness! Rs 625

Swiss Cream Soup with Octopus is an ideal soup for the soul. Made of fish stock that is prepared over a period of eight hours, this appetiser is light in spite of the cream, cheese and veggies in it. The highlight of the soup is the grilled tender octopus which is chopped and added last to the soup. Rs 525

Text: Pramita Ghosh.

Pictures: Rashbehari Das.

Students cook up a Mexican feast, with t2

Lights, decorations and a whole lot of food! That’s what made up the Mexican Food Festival hosted by the Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Salt Lake, in association with t2, at the Suresh Neotia grounds in City Centre Salt Lake on January 19. The fest saw student chefs from the final year of the college cook their hearts out and present their food to other students and guests. t2 dropped by.

A variety of mocktails like Blue Lagoon, Virgin Bloody Mary and Virgin Mojito, mixed by the students, complemented the food. 

A replica of the Chichen Itza (top) from the Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico gave a Mexican touch to the festival while a fire juggler (above) kept the guests entertained.
The students tossed up a lavish menu, as some worked in groups while some took charge of the most popular stations like the one for Chicken Burrito (in picture).
“It is very nice to see these children do such a great job. I pray to God that he takes them forward in life. Everything is so tasty and different,” said actress Tanima Sen.
Having laid out an array of yummy dishes, the students didn’t hold back from trying a few bites themselves!
Cactus man Sidhu sampled some of the Mexican dishes on offer at the festival. “I am feeling like a Mexican after tasting these dishes,” said the singer.

Text: Urvashi Bhattacharya

Pictures: Biswajit Kundu

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