Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri Announces Opening Of Zune Restaurant

Top Quote Menu to feature exquisite Mughlai and Kashmiri delights. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 27, 2010 - Hilton New Delhi / Janakpuri - in association with Karen Anand, the celebrity chef and food consultant - is proud to announce the opening of a new Indian fine dining restaurant at the hotel, "Zune".

    The all new Zune restaurant offers guests and locals an outstanding menu featuring Purani Dilli, Kashmiri and Punjabi cuisine.

    Situated on the second floor of the hotel, the restaurant reflects the pomp and magnificence of a bygone era. The restaurant features a Jamevaar "Ambi" motif, a textile pattern used extensively in ancient Persia to decorate royal regalia, crowns and court garments. Traditional Jamavar shawls hang on the walls - priceless antiques from the owner's personal collection. Original Kashmiri artifacts are also featured throughout the dining room. Zune is also one of the first restaurants in the country to offer wazwaan-style seating.

    "Zune aims to bring the refinement and lavish lifestyle of the Mughal court to patrons through its décor, service, linen and attention to detail on every level," says Nishan Silva, Director of Operations.

    Zune chefs have painstakingly recreated some original recipes from Old Delhi or "Purani Delhi", including pulaos, kebabs and kormas. The restaurant will revive the art of slow cooking and the "dhungar" style of smoking dishes with coal to enhance flavor and aroma.

    The restaurant also features Kashmiri food. Kashmiri cuisine is characterized by a subtle blending of fragrant spices, such as dry ginger and fennel, and is rich in variety (a traditional waazwan has 36 courses) with an abundant use of saffron, and prepared using slow cooking techniques. The restaurant has two professional Kashmiri cooks who recreate both traditional Pandit and Muslim dishes on the à la carte menu as well as a daily Kashmiri sampler platter. In true Kashmiri style, the restaurant offers a traditional kahva or green tea service at the end of the meal, served from a samovar in specially designed kahva glasses.

    The Zune menu will also feature old Punjabi or Delhi favourites such as tandoori chicken, butter chicken, parantas, paneer, pickles and the unmistakable influence of Peshawar.

    "The cuisine created for Zune is based on traditional methods of cooking using fresh and seasonal ingredients blended with the exotic tastes, colors and textures of the spices used. The restaurant is designed to appeal to people who enjoy the entire experience of a cuisine based on traditions. I'm looking forward to seeing the first guests' reactions to our novel approach to dining," Nishan Silva added.

    About Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri
    The 228 guest room Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri is the only internationally-branded full service, upscale property in West Delhi. The hotel is located approximately 30 minutes' drive from central Delhi, and is strategically close to the International and Domestic airports. The Janakpuri West Metro station is only moments away providing easy access to the central business district including Connaught Place and Gurgaon. The ten storey Hilton New Delhi/ Janakpuri comprises 228 rooms including 11 suites. The hotel also has a 900 sqm Grand Ballroom, ensuring it has some of the largest event and conference facilities in New Delhi.

    About Hilton Hotels
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    Reshma Nandy, Perfect Relations
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    Nupur Dhawan, Perfect Relations
    + 91 9810 571 201| ndhawan ( @ ) perfectrelations dot com

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