Shri Faiz Ahmad Kidwai, Consul General of India in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Ziyad Bin Mahfouz, President of Elaf Group, recently inaugurated the Indian Food Festival at the Elaf Jeddah Hotel at the Red Sea Mall. The event was held in cooperation with the Indian Consulate and in the presence of Mr. Fayez Al Abideen, member of the Board of Directors of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and advisor to the Royal Family.
“This is the second year in succession that we are organizing this festival, underlining the significance of the Indian market in terms of tourism potential and the growing popularity of Indian cuisine in Saudi Arabia. For this festival, we have specifically brought in chefs from India in collaboration with the Indian Consulate General to ensure that flavors from across India are presented here, which will also greatly satisfy our customers,” commented Bin Mahfouz.
Through this Festival, local residents and guests at Elaf Jeddah Hotel- Red Sea Mall will get a rare opportunity to enjoy the original culinary skills and the flavors of exotic spices, which make the Indian cuisine truly an international delight.
The Indian cuisine is a mirror of India’s culture, which dates back 5,000 years. Indian representatives have brought a sample of the rich heritage from the coastal areas and the mountainous terrains for its friends in Jeddah to taste the exotic dishes and flavors of the country.
The Indian Food Festival will present 12 main courses, three different deserts and will introduce one main course from a different region every day. The chefs will be serving one dish per region to cover all the diverse and unique recipes from across the beautiful nation.