Bihar Tourism join hands with Gurugram-based Premium Modern Indian diner, SAGA for ‘The Unsung Magadh’- a food & cultural festival from the rich land of Bihar & Jharkhand. This festival is the second chapter of ‘The Great Indian Platter’ Series, a series dedicated to exploring & unearthing the rich food heritage of different states of India. This 15-day Cultural Festival is from February 18th to March 5th 2023.
The special festival menu has been curated by Head Chef Kush Koli, under the guidance of Michelin-Star Chef Atul Kochhar & Founder of SAGA, Vishal Anand, who both have deep roots in Bihar as their common birthplace.
Bihar has remained the seat of an ancient civilization. Its history dates back to the very dawn of human evolution. It is the melting pot of all the prominent religions, the land of enlightenment for Gautam Buddha and Lord Mahavira and the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj. It is the place where the world’s first democracy was born. The region has much unsung history when it comes to its culinary journey.
Sharing thoughts on the association, Shri Abhay Kumar Singh, IAS, Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of Bihar said, “The Great Indian Platter is a beautiful initiative by SAGA to promote the diverse regional cuisines and cultures that are lost in time. Bihar Tourism in association with the SAGA, Gurugram is making all-out efforts to actively encourage the culture, heritage and cuisines of the state. It is a vision of our Hon’ble Chief Minister that every Indian thali should at least have a dish from Bihar in its serving. We are hopeful that this initiative shall indeed win the taste buds of everyone and will make them connect with Bihar’s Culture and Cuisine”.
What to expect at The Unsung Magadh? Litti Chokha, Nimona, Samosa Chaat, Bihari Boti, Steamed Posto Machli, Litti Mutton, Goli Kebab, Kathal ki Tarkari, Dal Pitthi, Besan ki Sabzi, Makhana Paneer ki Sabzi, Ahuna Mutton Curry, Dehati Murgh, Ranchi ka Pulao to name a few. From the handcrafted cocktails section, try out Gud Sherbet, Spicy Sattu, Aam Jhora, and Bhaat Sunrise.
The culinary adventure will be enhanced by elements of live bands, chat shows and other Performances.
Highlighting the festival, Founder & CEO Moonshine Food Ventures, Vishal Anand said, “Each State of India is such a treasure in food & culture that I feel truly honoured getting an opportunity to curate & present a series on them. Bihar is one Unsung hero. I hope, through this festival, we are able to take some steps towards bringing back the glory that the State truly deserves”.
A collection of intricate food stories, SAGA is woven with culinary art on the historic fabric of India, finished with modern-day class and sophistication. The amalgamation of Founder Vishal Anand’s Vision & Michelin Star Chef Atul Kochhar’s Culinary Art, SAGA transcends into an experiential marvel.