Festivities & Flavors Return | Beach Luxury Hosts Seafood Festival
KARACHI: After the span of 7 months the festivities and flavors return to Beach luxury in the shape of famous sea food festival at their renowned sea food restaurant ’Casbah’. The event was organized by the GM of the hotel Mr. Azeem Qureshi. Mr. Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, Administrator Karachi along with His Excellency Toshikazu Isomura, Consul General of Japan, His Excellency Totok Prianmoto, Consul General of Indonesia, Mr. Arif Suleman Hornaday Trade Advisor Thai government and Her Excellency Birgit Nicole Kuhlmann, Deputy Consul General of Germany inaugurated the festival.
The fresh lobsters resting over ice chips in the little blue and white sail boat at Casbah, Beach Luxury Hotel’s 73-year-old restaurant, beckoned as the guests settled for a healthy and hearty meal at the opening of this year’s Seafood Festival here.
The black and white chequered tablecloths with dark maroon napkins also matched ocean hues as the seafood chowder soup arrived followed by an appetizing Caesar salad. Mouthwatering boneless chunks of barbecued Red Snapper was the third course. A combo platter with an assortment of fried baby squid, pomfret, various steamed portions, crab meat and lobster arrived next with baked potato and arvi.
Seafood is light and healthy so it was easy to make space in one’s tummy for everything on the combo platter. The only dishes that didn’t include any seafood was the traditional mutton karai.
There were some 25 seafood dishes on offer at the festival, including two soups. The head chef talking about the menu said, “I along with my staff of 10 chefs planned the menus and we have prepared continental as well as local dishes including steamed, fried and barbecued seafood. The soups comprise tomato crab soup.”
Meanwhile, General Manager of the hotel, Mohammad Azeem Qureshi, while talking to Holiday Weekly said that though the situation is not favourable but we at Beach Luxury keep the festivity on by following all SOPs and InshaAllah we will also organize an International food festival next month.