Taj celebrates a century of pioneering culinary trends


Over the last century, Taj has been an innovator and creative leader in every field of the culinary arts. Taj was a pioneer in introducing Sichuan, contemporary Japanese, Mediterranean, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in India, alongside Indian regional cuisine.

Perhaps the most emblematic of Taj’s groundbreaking culinary offerings is the famous Golden Dragon, India’s first Sichuan restaurant in Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. By the way, the landmark hotel also houses Mumbai’s first licensed bar – the Harbor Bar and India’s first 24-hour coffee shop – the Shamiana. Golden Dragon also has three new locations in Chennai, Hyderabad, and Colombo, Sri Lanka, while Shamiana has an outpost in Dubai.

The very first European cuisine was introduced in India with the award-winning Orient Express at Taj Palace, New Delhi, which has drawn patrons for over three decades. In recent years, contemporary Japanese with Wasabi by Morimoto-a daily on the S. The best restaurant list of Pellegrino and Mediterranean cuisine with Souk has been introduced. For more than a quarter of a century, the iconic Thai Pavilion at Vivanta President in Mumbai has set the benchmark for outstanding Thai cuisine in the region. An ode to regional cuisine-Southern Spice at Taj Coromandel, Chennai, and the famous Karavalli at Gateway Hotel, Bengaluru are the hallmarks of authentic Indian cuisine.

Taj has recently reinvented its all-day coffee shop and jungle cuisine, re-opening the popular and beloved dining spot in the capital – Machan at Taj Mahal, New Delhi while continuing its evolution with its first branch in the Taj West End, Bengaluru. They continued the journey of reshaping the culinary landscape in Bengaluru, where creativity continued with the opening of India’s first on-site 7Rivers Brewpub on Taj MG Lane.

The elegant tradition of dining at Taj Hotels continues as the renowned brand presents distinctive dining experiences created by their ideologies, ethnic culinary traditions, and iconic chefs.

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