Westin, Sheraton Dhaka to offer Middle Eastern, Turkish cuisines in Ramadan
Staff Correspondent 21 Mar 2023 21:55:09 | Update: 21 Mar 2023 22:28:23
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The Westin Dhaka and Sheraton Dhaka will be offering a variety of local and foreign cuisines, including Middle Eastern and Turkish items, for iftar, buffet dinner, and buffet suhur during Ramadan.
The authorities of the hotels said Executive Chef from Lebanon Hassan Koubaissi and four Turkish chefs – Ahmet GÜLER, Sait DURSUN, Mehmet Aslan, and Erhan Demir – will delight the guests with their exquisite culinary masterpieces during Ramadan. The chefs have recently arrived in Bangladesh.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Westin Dhaka and Sheraton Dhaka Shakawath Hossain said the food items of the hotels are renowned not only in Bangladesh but also outside the country. “We will uphold the quality during Ramadan.”
“This time, five chefs have arrived from Turkey and Lebanon. They all are experts in making authentic Turkish food as well as Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines,” he said, adding, “They know our food culture. Hence, we can change anything related to food very quickly, if necessary.”
Asked how the chefs would maintain food authenticity if the required ingredients are not found in Bangladesh, the CEO said, “We have many vendors here and collected ingredients from them. We imported from Singapore, Dubai, and Middle Eastern countries the ingredients that we could not find here.”
“Our main target is authenticity. We will not compromise on that.”
Shakawath said there would be more than 250 items.
“Iftar and buffet dinner will be available at Tk 9,950 at Sheraton Dhaka, including VAT and service charge, while suhur will be sold at Tk 5,950. The Westin Dhaka will offer iftar and buffet dinner at Tk 8,850 while suhur is priced at Tk 5,550,” he added.
The general manager of the hotels, Stephen Masse, said they would offer buffet iftar and dinner as well as buffet suhur at Seasonal Tastes (The Westin Dhaka) and The Garden Kitchen (Sheraton Dhaka).
Buffet iftar and dinner will be available every day while buffet suhur will only be offered on Thursday and Friday nights as well as the night before the government holidays. Both restaurants will offer their signature dishes, and those will be quite different from each other.
Stephen also said the guests visiting Seasonal Tastes would get to enjoy signature dishes, such as chicken kabsa rice, mixed grill, seafood machboos, lamb shank, Mughal chaap, grilled chimichurri salmon, samkeh harra, mahlabia, and kunafa, prepared by expert international and local chefs.
On the other hand, the guests at The Garden Kitchen will get to experience authentic delicacies, such as adana kebap, iskender kebap, Turkish donner, grilled tiger prawns, pide, seafood paella, lamb ouzi, prime ribs, assorted baklavas, and tulumba, and many other mouth-watering dishes, added Stephen.
Special buy-one-get-one offers from various bank partners will be available along with exclusive buy-one-get-three offers from Dutch-Bangla Bank for enjoying the delicious Ramadan items.
For guests who would like to try something different, Yumi at Sheraton Dhaka will be offering iftar bento boxes with delicious Japanese dishes, such as sushi, sashimi, and teriyaki by Japanese Master Chef Hiromi Yonekawa.
Takeaway iftar boxes from both hotels will also be available for pick-ups from Daily Treats (The Westin Dhaka) and The Garden Kitchen. The Westin Dhaka will offer platinum, gold, and silver iftar boxes while Sheraton Dhaka will sell luxury, premium, and classic iftar boxes.
All iftar boxes will contain all the local favourites along with Middle Eastern and Turkish signature dishes. Each box can be enjoyed by two persons.
At the same time, saffron jalebi priced at Tk 2,950 per kg and Tk 1,650 (500 gms) and shahi haleem priced at Tk 4,250 per kg and Tk 2,650 (500 gms) will also be available for pick-up at both hotels along with regular favourites, such as assorted kebabs, lamb shank, and baklavas.