A Taste of the Blue Mountains
The Savoy’s old-school Dining Room is the ideal venue to feast on Badaga cuisine, indigenous to the Nilgiri Mountains. The extraordinary agrarian Badagas of the Nilgiris have been shrouded in mystery for decades. To celebrate their unique culture and cuisine, our chefs have curated a home-style Badaga koo (meal) using hand-pounded badagaru maasu hudi (curry powder) skilfully blended in rustic chicken curries, fried fish, smoky condiments and farm-fresh green vegetables. For gourmands and cultural aficionados, the meal is a marvellous window into a unique, rich culture. Another treat for the senses, with a generous seasoning of nostalgia, is Anglo Indian cuisine. A blend of old British recipes tweaked by Indian khaansaamas (cooks) during the colonial era, it is a fascinating marriage of two great cultures. From local potato cutlets which transformed into Steak Rizzoli (curried potato and rice patty) and simple Mac and Cheese which became Pasta Stone House (Baked Spaghetti, Broccoli in British Cheddar), these comfort foods will bring back memories of your boarding school days.