The Shared History Festival in its ninth year now celebrating Indian heritage in South Africa.
I think that it’s a fantastic initiative to celebrate Indian heritage.
As part of the Shared History Festival I was invited to take part in the Food Fiesta.
It was a reservation for two at The Classic India Restaurant at Key Largo Centre.
I was already a fan of the restaurant and was eager to taste the prepared dishes for the Food Fiesta.
The reservation was in the upstairs banquet restaurant as opposed to the ground floor restaurant (where I always order their infamous butter chicken curry).
We were shown to our table and the feast soon began. With welcome drinks of Jaljeera and Classic Rose Petal to ease into the night’s festivities!
It was difficult to choose a dish a starter as we’d never eaten any of the listed dishes. The manager put us at ease and said that he’d surprise us.
I thought that was really kind of him but his generosity overflowed when the trolley of our starters arrived!
My husband even asked him, “Are these just the starters?”
The dishes was an explosion of flavours! We wanted to finish every last mouthful.
Hence it was just the starters, we had make space the main dish and dessert still… (Not to worry we did ask for a take-away dish).
For the main dish, I chose the vegetarian dish Dal Makhni which was a lentil curry dish. While my husband was impressed with the lamb mince starter that he opted for the Kachchi Mirchi ka Ghosh (Lagaan), a lamb curry.
The main dishes continued the delicious food fiesta we experienced. Followed by the final dish of the night, dessert!
We opted for the homemade Indian ice-cream Kulfi Falooda. It was sweet delight and an impressive choice.
The head chef and staff needs to be commended for their dishes. Kudos for the culinary genius behind the dishes. I cannot falter anything from the evening. From the food to the service, it was a fantastic evening out.
Thank you to the organisers of Shared History Festival for the food fiesta.
Go try for yourself and treat your palate to a fusion of flavours at The Classic India.0