WGSHA introduces turkey at the food fest1 min read
Manipal: Introducing turkey on their menu for the first time, the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) hosted ‘Silk Route’, a Pan Asian themed food festival at the Fortune Inn Valley View hotel from 9-10 September.
The students of the Ranjit House of WGSHA put together this food fest as a part of their graded assignment. ‘This is the first time we have a fixed menu and so we are aiming at a greater profit’, said Belpu Adarsh Rao, event organizer and a fourth year student.
The five-course meal had combinations such as Fried Cheese Dumplings with Homemade Ice-cream, and Smoked Turkey Glass Noodle Salad. ‘I was really surprised to find turkey on the menu because they do not usually serve it here in Manipal. Although I found it a bit dry, it still tasted good’, said Sharon John, a second year Faculty of Architecture (FOA) student.
Although the availability of oriental ingredients has increased in Manipal, most of the ingredients for the food fest were sourced from Udupi and Mangalore. ‘New ingredients are available in the market due to the increasing number of international students’, said P Rajashekhar, Associate Professor at WGSHA.
This year, WGSHA experimented with various other elements in their food fest, even introducing a live crepe counter which was well received by the guests. ’There was a slight discord between the menu and the chronology of the service but that does not matter because the food was brilliant, plus the live counter was a nice addition to the usual service’, said Niels Jaddenathmisier, an exchange student from Netherlands.
Sub-edited by Sharanya Khosla