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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney presents “A Week of India” Food Festival

November 7, 2016 Dining No Comments Email Email

India’s culture and cuisine takes centre stage at the Bollywood-themed “A Week of India” food festival featuring renowned Sydney restaurateur Manjit’s at Café Mix from 23 to 27 November 2016.

Manjit’s chef de cuisine, Varun Gujral, will partner with Shangri-La’s head chef, Bo Sorensen, to take guests on a culinary journey through India’s rich sub-continent.

Guests will savour the Old World opulence of northern India’s food, including Butter Chicken (a 1940s recipe), the tropical notes of southern India’s Prawn Malabari (tangy and spice infused) and the traditional flair of central India’s Shikandri Raan (leg of lamb roasted with Indian spices), amongst other crowd pleasers.

A bountiful and colourful buffet will feature the marinades, curry and base sauces from Manjit’s secret recipes, which have been synonymous with Indian food in Sydney for over 30 years.

A sumptuous dessert station will tempt diners with Indian sweets, including favourites like Gulab Jamun, Mini Kulfi, Mithai Barfi and Halwa.

Chef Sorensen is thrilled to share his kitchen with Chef Gujral, one of Australia’s most admired Indian chefs who follows a family-food tradition spanning over 100 years.

“Chef Gujral creates menus which are anchored in Indian culture, but reflect the creativity of modern Indian food while embracing local and unique Australian produce,” Chef Sorensen said.

Café Mix will be decorated in true Bollywood style – with bright, floral and extravagant furnishings and decorations reflective of the traditions of the fabled Maharaja era.

“A Week of India” also features the luscious seafood selection for which Café Mix is known.  It is available as a buffet lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m., Friday to Sunday, at AUD 55 per person. The buffet dinner is available from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, at AUD 80 per person. For bookings, call (02) 9250 6000 or email For more information, visit

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