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Taj Hotels Across India Recreate Menu Served On Independence Night

As the clock struck 12 on the night of August 14, the dinner menu at an iconic hotel in what was then Bombay doffed its cap to a newly independent nation.

The menu -- mainly consisting of Indo-French dishes -- has been recreated at some Taj hotels across the country to celebrate 70 years of the country's independence. "While flipping through the archives of Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai one of our associates found the menu from the night of independence. It was shared with head chefs as a valuable piece of history," says Rajesh Wadhwa, Executive Chef at Taj Palace Delhi.

The hotel in the city carefully curated the menu while keeping in mind the ingredients and methods used then, but giving it a modern Indian twist. The menu, priced at Rs. 1947, includes an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes celebrating independence -- such as the Consomme a L'indienne" or the "Indian consomme", "Vacherin de peches liberation" and "Poularde Souffle Independence". It will be on offer till August 14.