According to legend, when Zoroastrian refugees landed at the tiny village of Sanjan on the shores of Gujarat around the 10th Century AD, they sent an emissary to the local ruler for permission to settle there. The local king, Jadhav Rana replied by sending them an overflowing glass of milk to indicate that his land was already brimming with prosperity and there was no space for them.
But the leader of the refugees was a clever man. He returned the milk, sweetened with a pinch of sugar indicating that his community would bring flavour and richness to the new land without changing its colour or form and would assimilate into the culture of the country very smoothly. Impressed by the demonstration, Gujarat embraced the Zoroastrians who settled there and in time came to be known as the Parsis
Parsi cuisine is famous for its much more lip-smacking fare. There is a whole range of vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes to choose from a Parsi menu. 18thAugust is celebrated as Parsi New Year – Navroze and on this occasion, Sofitel Mumbai has opened its door for people to enjoy Parsi cuisine at its best.
The buffet consists of famous Parsi dishes curated by none other than Tehmtan Dumasia – a chef known for carrying forward the authenticity of this cuisine.
The festival is on everyday till the 18th August 2015 for lunch & dinner.
Venue: Pondichéry Café, Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Date: August 7th to 18th August, 2015
Time: Lunch: 12:30 pm onwards
Dinner: 7:00 pm onwards
Price: Lunch INR 2,207 (plus taxes)
Dinner: INR 2,314 (plus taxes)