Aahan Thai Food Festival, Baan Tao
Aaahan Thai Food Festival, Baan Tao
Enjoying delicious food amidst serene & beautiful place, overlooking an artificial waterfall and greenery. Sounds like the ideal and perfect moments perfect moments of life. Isn’t it?
In this world of digital globalization, we can know about the culture and food from different regions, staying in any part of the world. This time it’s a glimpse of Thailand in Pune.
Baan Tao, award-winning restaurant is Pune is hosting Thai Food Festival from 3rd Aug – 15th Aug. The ‘Aahan Thai’. It started with an inaugural dinner to welcome the ambassador of Thailand H.E. Chuntintorn Gongsakdi to India. Such events help promoting and understanding different cultures across the world.
The preparation of Thai food at the event is headed by chef Surachai Arsarat, who works at ‘Thai Soul’, Grand Hyatt, Kochi and a connoisseur of Thai cuisine. Delicious delicacies and culture of Thailand can be experienced during this span. The use of authentic Thai ingredients like Thai ginger, lemongrass, peanuts and techniques as explained by chef makes the food tastes flavorful and delicious.
I got an opportunity to attend the fest and taste a few dishes and I must say the flavors are truly magical. The live counters over looking the waterfall, that sizzling sound of food along with the water sound makes it feels as if you are transported to your dream holiday destination. The servers dressed in funky colourful attire adds to the over all feel of the culture of Thailand.
We started off with the welcome drink –
Blue Lagoon – The gorgeous colour of the drink surely added to the beauty of surroundings. A beautiful, warm welcome with the refreshing drink was a perfect start.
After a short chit chat with the chef we headed to the live soup and starter counter
Tom Kha Soup – The flavor of Thai ginger, lemongrass and mushrooms along with creamy coconut milk mixed with vegetable broth. The soup was rich, creamy and so flavourful. Loved it.
Tao Hu Satay – Tofu grilled at the live counter topped with creamy peanut based sauce. The smoky flavor of tofu was well accompanied with creamy peanut sauce.
Som Tum Salad – Raw green papaya salad flavored with garlic, chili, lime juice and mixed with cherry tomato and roasted peanut. The freshness of ingredients, the crunchiness of peanuts made this salad delicious.
Gaeng Kiew Wan Pak – The Thai green curry prepared with coconut milk was rich and creamy. The chunk of vegetables made it a good accompaniment with rice.
Thai Pad See Ew – Stir fried Thai rice noodles mixed with leafy vegetables and bok choy prepared in dark soy-based sauce. The preparation tasted so fresh and mixed of flavors. Liked it.
Duration – 3rd to 15th Aug
Lunch – 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Dinner – 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Location – Hyatt Pune, Adjacent to Aga Khan Palace, Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar, Pune aan Tao, Hyatt