This wedding season, call for a twist in the tale of taste
The following article has been written by Mr. Ishaan Sarkar, COO at Delhi-based Kwality Food Services, which is a division of the Kwality Group.
The Great Indian wedding season is here! People are in a perpetual rush to blow out a sizeable portion of their income for a lavish wedding inviting almost the whole town. Indian weddings have been labeled as a gala ceremony in our country where the merrymaking can extend to a week-long affair. What rules the inevitable part of this merriment is the exceptionally excellent food because Indian wedding, an embodiment of traditions along with fun and frolic, is surely incomplete without a grand feast.
It’s a big day for a couple and choosing the right menu is the first step towards making the event you have in mind a grand success as content bellies and satisfied taste buds make way for heartiest blessings. Although this may call for shelling out some extra bucks from your pocket but considering this as once in a lifetime moment, it may not hurt you. The extra money you are spending will not just ensure good food but an overall fine dining experience; after all these memories are for a lifetime.
Wedding guests really do “eat” with their eyes first. So, each food item should be visually exciting, new and exotic. These days it is becoming more fashionable to go for a more adventurous and bold wedding menu as people are ready to shed their taste inhibitions to try out cuisines. To match up with the changing palates of people, chefs today are creating exotic flavored cuisines that are far ahead of your imagination.
The menus consisting of cuisines like Chinese, Italian and North Indian is a passé. Events and food services companies are incorporating exotic international dishes like Spanish Paella, Spanish appetizer ‘Tapas’, Soft Shelled Crabs, Lobster Grills, Pork Chops, Mezzes, Squids, Smoked Salmon, Liver Pate, White and Purple Asparagus, Artichokes and Tepanyaki Grill extracted from across the globe for a larger than life menu.
Additionally, events and food services companies nowadays are using updated techniques and appliances for food preparation, serving and presentation. To ensure a new standard in catering and quality cooking, advanced and healthy methods are being adapted like Rotisserie Cooking , one of the most incredible ways to cook meat on a barbecue grill. As the Rotisserie constantly turns the meat, the food self bastes in its own juices, making the meat exceptionally tender and moist. Cooking on flameless induction plates , which provide rapid heating, improved thermalefficiency and greater heat consistency, has its own advantage. Since the cooking surface is not directly heated, spilled food does not burn on the surface. Robata Grill is another unique concept being adapted by the events and food services firms for cooking all styles of skewered foods such as chicken, beef, lamb, seafood and vegetables.
Interestingly, events and food services groups are churning out new concepts of stimulating the guests where skilled chefs can present their live culinary creativity with equipments like Woks on High Pressure Ranges, Hawker’s Soup Display Station, Char Grills or Wood Fired Ovens for that smoky wonder pizzaz. Imagine your food being cooked on a traditional form of tandoor. Till now one has only heard of Tandoori Breads but a simple dish like dal being cooked on a Tandoor overnight and later being seasoned in 12 different flavors in front of the guests as per their taste can actually ensure a dramatic experience thereby poking their appetite. Theme-based Theatre Cooking Stations with clever designing and an imaginative operation as per customer’s requirements is the latest offering by a well equipped events and food services company.
My biggest tip is to sample your menu! The best of the events and food services companies offer a free tasting of their food. Sampling the food can be an exciting aspect of a wedding preparation and also something that you can involve others in. Why not give your future mother-in-law or spouse a call and see if she/he fancies a day out at the Chef’s table sampling different wedding menu ideas. So, get ready to transform your wedding extravaganza into a tantalizing dining experience.