Celebrating 45 Years Of Culinary Excellence: Bukhara At ITC Maurya

Globally renowned for serving authentic North West Frontier cuisine since 1978, Bukhara celebrates 45 years of excellence.
The organic interiors of Bukhara at ITC Maurya
The organic interiors of Bukhara at ITC MauryaITC Hotels

In the rich chronology of its service, it's an auspicious period for the iconic Bukhara at ITC Maurya as it completes 45 years of dishing out the robust flavours of the North West Frontier, marking a milestone in culinary history. Since its establishment in 1978, Bukhara has been a testimony to the ITC Hotels' dedication to quality and consistency. It has earned a reputation for being a preferred dining destination among Heads of State, and also enjoys a favourite spot among gourmands and famous personalities.

Legacy And Tradition

Stepping into Bukhara transports you to the North West Frontier region, where cultural richness and rugged charm come alive in every dish. The authentic menu blends legacy and flavours, staying true to its roots. You'll be captivated by the menu, which preserves the rich gastronomic heritage of the region and is renowned for its authenticity. What with the wholesome experience hand in glove with the warm and inviting atmosphere, Bukhara stands as a true gem for foodies and culture enthusiasts alike.

The Art Of Authenticity

The famous Naan Bukhara and Dal Bukhara at Bukhara, ITC Maurya
The famous Naan Bukhara and Dal Bukhara at Bukhara, ITC MauryaITC Hotels

Over decades of luminous service, Bukhara has achieved unparalleled success. Their meticulous attention to detail and commitment to unique cooking techniques have brought them much repute. The chefs at Bukhara are highly skilled and carefully prepare each dish with precision, using only the finest quality ingredients. At the heart of Bukhara is the traditional clay oven cooking, which brings succulent tandoor-cooked kebabs, vegetables, and bread to life. Iconic dishes like Sikandari Raan and Dal Bukhara continue to delight diners with their rich flavours.

Ambience And Experience

Situated amidst stone walls, the interiors of Bukhara are striking and set a period mood as it has been designed with tones of vintage elegance. The ambience enhances the dining experience by evoking an authentic inheritance of traditions. The restaurant's decor reflects the culture's essence with earthy tones, wooden accents, and traditional decor. The setting provides a nuanced background that is as intricate as the flavours themselves.

Embracing Tradition

The restaurant provides an unparalleled dining experience that stimulates all the senses. Diners are encouraged to eat with their hands to establish a stronger connection with their food. The transparency of the open kitchen, along with the chefs adorned in chequered aprons, further amplifies the restaurant's genuineness, enabling guests to observe the culinary artistry as it happens.

A Polished Line-up

Over the years, Bukhara has given its platform to culinary wizards like Chef Jai Prakash Singh, who joined ITC in 1981. He has also received several accolades, like the INC Award for Excellence in Gastronomy. In 2023, he was named India's 6th Top Chef by FoodSuperstars. He is known to have cooked for some renowned figures of the world, including Barack Obama and was felicitated with the Life Time Achievement Award at the Top Chef Awards 2014, organised by Delhi Gourmet Club.

In addition, the Chief Executive of ITC Hotels, Anil Chadha, reflected on this occasion and expressed that it has been "a journey filled with timeless flavours, cherished memories, and an unwavering commitment to consistency and quality." He believes, and rightly so, that Bukhara has lived up to its name in all its glorious years and that the team takes "immense pride in our ability to delight palates and showcase gastronomic excellence with the rich tapestry of flavours from the North-West frontier at our global award-winning restaurant."

Global Acclaim And Recognition

For these reasons, and deservedly so, Bukhara has won many international awards over the years. These awards include the Golden Fork Award, recognition as one of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World, and Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. Besides, it has received various titles such as Favourite Restaurant in Indian Hotels, Iconic Restaurant, and Legacy Restaurant – Luxe. These accolades prove that Bukhara has deep roots in a culture defined by its 5,000-year-old tradition.

The Information

From March 30 to April 7, diners are invited to join Bukhara's 45-year journey celebration at ITC Maurya. Experience the North-West Frontier cuisine tradition and partake in the culinary excellence that has defined Bukhara for over four decades.

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