Maa Ka Laad Food Festival – Courtyard by Marriott, Chakan — Reviewed!

Mother's love is unconditional – its fearless, full of compassion and dedicated towards her family and when it comes to food, nothing can replace home-cooked food by mom. With the fast paced commercial life, eating out has taken more of our time and healthy homely meals are missed somehow. To recreate the magic of 'Maa ke haath ka khana' and revive the lost recipes from remote areas, Courtyard by Marriott, Chakan had come up with the quite unusual food festival, "Maa ka Laad", synonym to Motherly love.

The idea behind starting this food festival was to promote the exotic and gourmet recipes which are forgotten by time. The week long festival saw few moms from different fields who came daily and prepared their special dish for the day and the same was then added as a part of the regular buffet.

I was happy to join them for the 'Maa Ka Laad' food festival and the dish created by one of the maa was Prawns Curry. She had prepared all the basic, raw materials and spices right from the scratch which enhances the flavours. That aroma of freshly used ingredients was easily identified . Chef Jaideep assisted her very happily and the dish was ready in just 15 mins.

The regular buffet was extensive ranging from varieties of salads, regional favourites, ample starters, scrumptious main course and sinful desserts. My personal favourites of the day were Chilli Poppers, Salads, Herb roasted potatoes, Cheesy Au Gratin, Paneer Masala, Shrikhand, Payasam, Bread Pudding to name a few. Overall a fantastic lunch on busy weekdays.

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What: Maa Ka Laad Food Festival
Where: MoMo Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott, Chakan
When: 20th March 2017 to 25th March 2017
Cost: Rs. 800+taxes