The Westin Pune and Matamaal invite patrons to indulge in heavenly delights


Aafreen-Inspired Indian, the restaurant at The Westin Pune, is offering divine Kashmiri cuisine where every dish is a royal masterpiece.

January 19, 2024: Saddle Up, Punekars! Aafreen-Inspired Indian, the restaurant at The Westin Pune, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Matamaal, a renowned Kashmiri food establishment. From January 26 to 28, 2024, patrons are invited to indulge in a gastronomic adventure, immersing themselves in the ancient, diverse, and rare flavors of Kashmir. 

Kashmiri dum aloo

The collaboration promises a unique fusion of Aafreen's innovative approach to Indian cuisine and Matamaal's authentic Kashmiri specialties, creating an unparalleled dining experience. 

The Director of Culinary at The Westin Pune, Chef Rajdeep Rana, skillfully curated the entire menu. With an impressive 19-year culinary journey, Chef Rana will collaborate with two other culinary maestros, Chef Nalini, and Surender Sadhu, to showcase regional cuisines through food pop-ups like Matamaal. 

Kashmiri Goshtaba

Enjoy the exquisite flavors of Kabargah, where mutton ribs are gently poached in raw milk and aromatic herbs, then pan-fried to achieve the perfect harmony of a crispy exterior and succulent interior. The humble yet flavorful Dum Aloo features potatoes immersed in a rich Kashmiri red chili gravy, a signature dish exclusive to Kashmiri Pandits. 

For those new to the region's culinary treasures, Aafreen offers a warm welcome through a specially curated Thali, providing a comprehensive introduction to the diverse and authentic flavors of Kashmir. Seasoned connoisseurs are invited to explore a variety of classics from the a la carte menu, ensuring a delightful experience for every palate.

Kashmiri Mutton Roganjosh

Don't miss this limited-time opportunity to savor the richness of Kashmiri culinary traditions at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park.

- By Pritha Debroy

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