Indian Royal Room in Capital

Manish Tanna

Indian Royal Room- Manish TannaIn a bid to provide a glimpse of the Pre-Independence Indian ‘Rajwadi’ life, Zaika Indian Restaurant (Willis Street, Wellington) opened its first ‘Indian Royal Room’ on Sunday December 7.

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown was the Guest of Honour.

The room is unique in many respects: the way it has been decorated with paintings and artefacts showcasing Indian history and culture; the round table with the cutlery specially designed and imported from India; the ambiance and of course the Menu.

The evening was made more glamourous by the management providing costumes of the bygone era to fit the theme of Royal room.

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Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, along with her husband, looking impeccable in the Indian Royal dress, spoke about the contribution that the Indian community makes to New Zealand in general and to the Capital City in particular.

She said that with Wellington fast becoming the destination of choice for moviemakers, businesses and conferences, commercial organisations like Zaika can contribute a lot to provide the connoisseurs of food exotic options for their meals.

Guests included prominent members of Indian community and representatives of the media, who all appreciated the efforts of owner Jagdish in creating the Room.

The meal was described as fit for kings and illustrated the expertise of the three experienced chefs working for Zaika.

Everything from Shahi Gulab (Welcome Drink) to Shahi Tukda (Dessert) was appropriate for the theme.

Manish Tanna is our Correspondent based in Wellington. He can be contacted on (04) 5269231 or 021-822772.

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