Food Festival : Maharashtrian Delicacies At The Earth Plate, Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai

​ One of the best buffets in Mumbai, was here for their Maharashtrian Food Festival that is going on till 29th Jan and it was perfect at all levels. The decor is spruced up with colors and artifacts to emphasize on the traditions of Maharashtra and the staff is decked up in traditional attire, making the festival truly joyous. Food galore with something for everyone, the dessert section specially is humungous and deserves a 2 day fast so as to be able to do justice to it all :) Food mainly has Maharashtrian delicacies, authentic all of them, replete with ingredients such as coconut, chillies, groundnuts, spices that are used extensively here and have earthy flavors. Then there is also a spread of salads, pizzas, pastas so really nothing is amiss!

We started off with bhajiyas and cutlet as starters and moved on to delicacies such as masala bhaat, veg kolhapuri, khade masale ka paneer, tamatar ras, papads, kolhapuri aamti, gavar chi bhaaji, all dishes one would expect to see in any true blue Maharashtrian home or village festivities, each dish having that home cooked food taste intact, simple and beautiful. Kokum sherbet, tofu with chilli, noodles with mushrooms (in salads) also delighted us and their white sauce pasta is the cheesiest, loveliest dish I have had in a long time, will be back for this for sure! And then there was bhakri, puran poli and so much more, I have a small appetite so I could not try at least 5-6 items, that is why reiterating that you must visit here after a good fast!

Along with ice creams, chocolate mousse, chocolate pastry, rasmalai, gulab jamun, kulfi in the dessert spread, some delightful additions have been made with melt in mouth kharvas, stunning motichoor ladoo, til ladoo, shrikhand, modak, chiki-regional specialties that are must have, as are the cheesecakes, panacotta and mousse made with infusion of Indian sweets such as ladoo and gulab jamun. Honestly, I wished to have 3 extra stomachs just so I could binge on desserts again & again. This is one place I cannot wait to be back and there is the reason it gets perfect rating from me. The staff were exceptionally attentive, polite and efficient, the whole experience just doesn't get any better than this! ​More detailed review at A Beautiful Life Blog!


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