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The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai 400005, MH


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A Tadka of Heritage
Sep 29, 2014 07:18 PM 2640 Views

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Shamiana holds with it's name a legacy of the best to the premium. It gives one a sense of complete experience from Ambience to services.

To say the same about the food can be debatable as the food is good but lacks the x factor which guests or foodies like me would expect from the range of dishes they offer. Paneer Lababdar or makhani not sure what exactly it's called lacked the twists a north indian gravy contains.

People visit restaurants not to have what they have daily at home, authentic restaurants like shamiana are known for the quality complimented with taste and if the gravy is presented in a way that can be prepared easily at home then customers would not opt for food out of home as they want a change of taste with a difference.

There are many I know who believe Shamiana is more about Taj magic than being a separate entity of its own. As a guest I feel be it shamiana in Taj Palace hotel in Mumbai or shamiana in a shady corner of a street of some place, food has to satisfy the customer and ultimate goal should be taste and not just other prominent decorations. Paying an amount a lot beyond other restaurants may also not be an issue as it is a 5 star but after paying if one leaves disappointed then alteration or corrections have to be implemented by the kitchen team and the management.

Desserts are bad, I mean seriously when I bake at home we take care about the amount of egg that goes in a pudding or tart but what was presented to me was pudding baked from top with scrambled tasteless egg base underneath. Cold coffee with coffee flavoured scoop of ice- cream is a must and best in town. Few changes and it will only get better as change is the law of nature and even the best needs to get better for excellence.

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