On the triumphant eve of India’s first Independence Day on 14th August, 1947, Hotel Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai created a specially curated menu for its guests. The dishes were sumptuous enough by the standard of those times when rationing was in place. The Independence Day Dinner Menu carried a notification on top, “By Govt Order Soup plus one dish of A with B or C OR Band C can be served.”
The 1947 menu showcased an authentic take on the classics served 70 years ago. Check out the array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from across the country, with French names such as the soups Consommé a Indienne, Velouté d’ amandes(almond soup), Crêpes aux épinards à l’ail, sauce au tomates
(Garlic flavored spinach crepes, makhni gravy), Delices a l’Hindustan (Tamarind flavoured, cottage cheese tikkas, mint chutney),Feuille de curry TempérélégumeRösti, sauce au curry (Curry leaf tempered vegetable roesti, curried sauce), Paupiette de Saumon Joinville (Salmon roulade with Joinville sauce), Poular de Souffle Independence (Three egg omelette with chicken), Vacherin de Peches Liberation (Poached peaches, cinnamon ice cream, crème anglaise)
Keeping alive the spirit of celebration and the memory of the historic moment, Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi presented the same menu at Capital Kitchen on the occasion of the 70th year of Indian Independence. The menu, priced at a special price of INR 1947 plus taxes, was available at some of Taj’s iconic city hotels: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai; Taj Palace, New Delhi; Taj Coromandel, Chennai; Taj Bengal, Kolkata; Taj West End, Bangalore; Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad and St. James Court, A Taj hotel, London.
Indian Armed Forces personnel got a special discount of 70% on the Best Available Rate across all Taj hotels in India.
About Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is one of Asia’s largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 98 hotels in 61 locations across the globe, including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The TajMahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness, and warmth. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house.