A one-of-a-kind restaurant and a first for this region, Daawat-e-Nawab is our special offering to guests. The six-course meal explores all aspects of Indian dining styles and appetites, and each dish is served on specially crafted Kansa (bell metal) dinnerware, which is known for its noble qualities towards human health. Another first for this city, our hotel restaurant has separate vegetarian and non-vegetarian kitchens for preparing and serving food.
19:30 - 22:30 hours (Daily)
At Dawaat-e-Nawab, we’ll be laying every table with culinary masterpieces from the imperial kitchens of the Nawabs of undivided India and also acquainting you with the nobility of a bygone era - the Nawabs.
An honorific title bestowed by the paramount power upon the governors of the Mughal provinces, the Nawabs were famous for their shaan (splendour) and thaat (pomp), and infamous for their profligate lifestyle. They didn’t need an occasion to call for a Mehfil (a get-together). Their guests of honour and their entire entourage were entertained with mushairas (poetry and literature), shayaris (couplets), thumris (a genre of classical music) and kathak (an expressive dance form). But what gained precedence over all other indulgences were their Dawats (royal feasts). They’d spend a fortune on ceremonial spreads and feast to their heart’s content. When the royal cooks, a highly prized and zealously protected lot, delighted them, their generosity knew no bounds.
Fragrant and flavourful kormas, salans, kheemas, kebabs and subzis were prepared by a multitude of chefs, including Bawarchis who cooked in large cauldrons, the Rakabdars or gourmet chefs, and the Nanfus who rolled out an assortment of rotis (Indian breads). The cooks competed amongst themselves to create something truly inventive and unexpected. They riddled the Nawaabs by adding secret ingredients to dishes. To maintain the novelty of their cuisine, trade secrets were disclosed only to the successors of the royal cooks.
The continuous experimentation with ingredients and the infusion of the most unlikely flavours resulted in a profusion of ingenious offerings. We at Dawat-e-Nawab, will be introducing these divine creations month after month and enchanting you with a singular dining experience that takes you back to the days of Nawabi glory. This restaurant is our special offering to all our guests, and is one of a kind - first time in the region.
The special service-ware is designed skillfully and created on Kansa (bell metal) which is known for its noble qualities towards human health. The unique shapes and forms complement the equally special food. The unlimited style of service brings alive the special hospitality and opulence of royalty. The specially designed six course menu explores all the aspects of Indian dining styles and appetite. Our separate Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian live kitchen prepares and serves food separately and is the first ever attempt in the city to completely segregate both from each other at origin. Starting from 20th June 2012, the restaurant is offering its services every evening from 7.30-10.30 p.m.
This restaurant will change its offerings on the menu every month and continue to deliver variety with excellence at a great value for money. The culturally rich citizens of Agra and all visitors to this great city of Love will enjoy the true gourmand for this thoughtfully designed offering.
INR 899 plus taxes per person for Vegetarian Menu
INR 999 plus taxes per person for Non Vegetarian Menu