India’s story is well known. Best known for its immense cultural diversity, as well as rich culture and heritage, the country celebrates its 70th Independence Day on August 15th 2016. The day is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm. The President of India gives a speech to “Address to the Nation” on the day before, highlighting all the achievements of the past year, important social issues and solutions, further development in the country, educational matters and paying tribute to the freedom fighter and leaders of the Indian independence movement. The Tri-colour Flag is hoisted, the National Anthem is sung and twenty-one gun shots are fired to salute and honor the Indian flag. Every Indian heart swells with pride and the motherland is fondly remembered, especially for those Indians who live away from home.


In Dubai, Antique Bazaar at Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai takes pride in giving Indians and non-Indians too, a cultural fix offering the rich aromatic flavours of India. Antique Bazaar is an award winning Indian restaurant that reflects the authenticity of Indian cuisines. Few restaurants stand out with the right delicacy and the perfect ambience, and Antique Bazaar is one such jewel in old Bur Dubai’s crown. Renowned for carrying on the legacy of serving cuisines that once ruled the hearts of the royal families of India, who are still known for their respect for exquisite food, Antique Bazaar is set to offer gastronomical delights using local Indian cuisines with a historical twist this Independence Week from August 14-16, 2016.

The carefully designed special set menu, featuring a range of vegetarian, as well as non-vegetarian dishes are replete with innovative fusions and patriotic names. Signature dishes include the likes of Gandhi Giri (a medley of paneer makhani, subz korma and bhindi masala or fish masala curry, chicken korma and saagwala gosht), Bhagat Ki Pasand (Dal Makhani), Bose Ka Khazaana (Laung bhaat : Basmati long grain rice, scented with cloves) and Jalliaanwala Baagh Se (Selection of tandoori breads made with fresh spinach, carrot and red chili powder and Kulcha) in the menu.

Starters include Azadi Ke Naam (lime and mango lassi) with a Tiranga Salad (A combination of cucumber, white radish and carrot with green chili and lemon) while desserts feature a delicious choice of “Nehru Ki Pasand” which includes Gajjar ka Halwa, Rasmalai and Pistachio Ice Cream.

“We are hosting an Independence Day Food Fest to celebrate the global Indian on the occasion of Indian Independence Day by bringing together the rich aromatic flavours of India,” says Amit Kumar, Director of F&B, Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai.

Customers today seek an adventure of the taste buds, and a good meal can take you on that journey. This special food festival menu does just that – offering the most appetizing concoctions of mouth-watering Indian dishes. Created to suit any global palate, the set menu offers a wide selection of starters, desserts as well as main course with vegetarian and non-vegetarian specialties. Apart from creating a gastronomic impact, the menu features a healthy dose of vegetables, all organic in nature signifying our commitment to serving healthy and light food.

Indian cuisine is known for its diversity and most regional dishes vary significantly in taste, appearance and use of spices. Indian cuisine has influences of foreign lands, given the many invasions; religious and cultural differences also influence the cuisine further in each region. Antique Bazaar delights its customers year-round with various regional food fests, some of the more popular ones being Rajasthani and Hyderabadi. While North Indian cuisine is most sought after, each region of India offers specialty dishes. Rajasthani food is rich in its use of spices, dry fruits, gravies and clarified butter not forgetting the mouth-watering sweets. Hyderabad on the other hand is well known for its finger-licking Biryanis.

Enjoying Indian food at Antique Bazaar is culture experience, starting with a warm Indian welcome. The traditional kumkum tikka’ is applied on a guest’s forehead as a symbol of blessings and respect. Diners are then welcome to enjoy live entertainment provided by ghazal singers and dancers as they devour the deliciously prepared Indian fare.

The Independence Day menu will be served from August 14th to 16th, for dinner at Four Points by Sheraton’s Antique Bazaar.


Source: Verve