Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa holds another successful Biryani Muqabla
The winning recipe is now part of the menu at the award-winning Mumtaz Mahal Restaurant
Dubai, UAE (June 3, 2014) - Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of the ancient cultural district of Dubai, recently hosted the 9th Annual Biryani Muqabala, a live cooking competition sponsored by award winning Mumtaz Mahal Restaurant.
Naina Shakeb was declared top winner with her entry of Batair Biryani while Gurpreet Modi bagged the first prize for her entry Mummy Ke Haath Ki Biryani and Kanwal Javed received the second prize for her Prawn Tawa Biryani entry. The winning recipes will be featured as a Mumtaz Mahal Restaurant special menu and diners will have a chance to taste the delectable dish.
A distinguished panel of judges comprising renowned food critic and writer Mr. Rakesh Puri, well-known blogger Mrs. Ishita Saha and Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa’s Executive Chef Glen, monitored the cooking, sampled the dishes and selected the top three winners from the 10 selected candidates out of the total 65 entries gathered. The participants were each given a time limit to prepare the ingredients, cook the dish and present the meal on the table. The recipes were judged based on hygiene, cooking style and method, ingredients, taste and presentation.
Habib Khan, General Manager, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, said: “We are delighted to hold this extra ordinary event and warmly congratulate the participants and the winners of our Biryani Muqabla. The creativity and dedication observed while cooking speak for itself and you all are winners in terms of your hard work and concentration toward making these dishes.”
The Biryani Muqabla was officially sponsored by 'Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa’, Swis Ros watches, Baskin Robins & Sterling Perfums.
About Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa:
Set in the historic heart of Dubai, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa is inspired by old Dubai’s heritage it offers a unique experience which is a combination of warm Arabic hospitality and state-of-the-art amenities designed to cater to both tourists and business travelers. It is opposite Dubai Museum and is a stone’s throw-away from the famous Dubai Creek and the timeless Souk Al Kabir, more commonly known as Meena Bazaar. At a walking distance to Historic Bastakiya, Bank Street, Diplomatic Area, Computer Street and Port Rashid, this hotel is just 6 kilometers away from Dubai International Airport. It offers a splendid accommodation of 173 tastefully furnished rooms, including 41 executive rooms and 23 suites with non-smoking and interconnecting rooms also available. The hotel offers all business services and conference / meeting rooms as well as a variety of dining options. A fully equipped health club, temperature controlled swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and a Wellness Spa complete the picture.