By Ms. Prakriti Bhat

Agra is known worldwide for the splendor of Taj Mahal. A marker of love and opulence, it is reminiscent of the centuries old Mughal Empire that lived in prosperity. Luxury is an asset, as depicted by Shah Jahan in the construction of a colossal mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz. While we all may not have such lofty ambitions, Radisson Blu brings to its patrons a slice of such luxury through its marvelous infrastructure and services.

Radisson Blu, Agra recently hosted a master class conducted by Master Chef India Season 5’s finalist Dinesh Patel. With a family that has been into the hospitality sector since years, he was inspired to follow their footsteps which has ultimately led him to all the fame and adulation that he receives today. Being given the moniker of ‘dessert king’, he conjured a two course meal including a salad and a dessert, at a masterclass held on 15th February, 2017.


Left- General Manager Rajat Tuli, Right- Dinesh Patel


The session was quite interactive as the chef talked about using various combinations of ingredients to whip up an impressive set of dishes. Owing to the host city’s rich culinary history, the starter was named ‘Agra Petha Savory Salad’. Incorporating the desi petha into a lettuce dominated dish was quite a unique concept. The dessert, ‘Shahi Tukra Summer Pudding’ again brought together two distinct cuisines in a harmonious blend of flavours. The entire session was a gastronomic treat for the attendees.

Chef Dinesh Patel’s finesse was visible in the way he kept his audience engaged through lively interactions and the eclectic combination of ingredients. Inspired by his grandmother’s cooking, he spoke about his journey into the world of food. Executive Director Alka Ladhani applauded the chef on his skills and was genially welcoming to all the guests. Soaking in the beautiful ambience and scrumptious food, this brief getaway was an utter delight.

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has been a forerunner of luxury accommodation and dining in the hospitality sector for several years. Radisson Blu is one of the several hotel chains under its wing and has been known to provide its clientele a joyful and luxurious experience. Radisson Blu’s branch in Agra is surrounded by a sprawling 4.5 acres of verdant land that includes a dazzling outdoor pool. Each of the 142 luxury rooms is designed with elegance and expertise, giving an unmatched experience to customers. Daawat e Nawab offers a traditional fare while the poolside Colorbar brings sizzling barbeque dishes to your plate and palate.

For an unmatched combination of grace, comfort and magnificence, Radisson Blue in Agra deserves to be on your bucket list.


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