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October 21, 2013 13:47 ET

Pune, India Restaurant Welcomes Renowned Chef for Korean Food Festival

Sample Authentic Fare at JW Marriott Hotel Pune's Spice Kitchen and Shakahari Restaurants

PUNE, INDIA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2013) - At the JW Marriott Hotel Pune, guests can sample everything from Italian to Indian cuisine. While this hotel in Pune is certainly rich in culinary offerings, it is always looking for ways to introduce visitors to new dining experiences, and is excited to host a Korean Food Festival through 23 October 2013.

The festival, hosted in association with Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation, brings renowned Korean chef Jeon Keun Sik, sous chef at the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, to this Pune Station hotel to present an authentic Korean dining experience featuring his signature dishes.

"Korean food is not often explored in our city," Ajmal Salim, executive chef at the JW Marriott Hotel Pune, says, "and we want to offer foodies the opportunity to experience this lesser known but delicious cuisine."

The festival takes place during dinner service at the hotel's newly re-launched Pune Asian restaurant Shakahari, featuring vegetarian cuisine, and Spice Kitchen, its all-day dining venue featuring international fare. The festival menu includes chef Sik's specialties including Korean porridge, dolsot bibimbap (white rice topped with vegetables and chili paste), chicken soup with abalone, stir-fried scallops with mushrooms, soy-marinated lamb bulgogi, fried rice with kimchee, ogokbab (five-grain rice) and Korean pancakes.

To make a reservation for the Korean Food Festival, call 91.20.66833333. Dinner is served daily from 7 to 11:30pm. The buffet is Rs 950 for adults at Shakahari and Rs 1050 at Spice Kitchen; prices do not include taxes.

About JW Marriott Pune 
J W Marriott Pune is the 3rd JW in India. Located centrally, the property encompasses 416 rooms including 44 suites designed for the business and leisure traveler, a bi-level Convention Centre and 12 flexible meeting, 7 F&B outlets and the Quan Spa -- the largest spa in West India. JW Marriott Pune strives towards continued innovation, luxury and excellence. The bi level Convention Centre, 12 flexible meeting rooms that offer about 40,000 square feet of exhibition space make the hotel a sought after option as far as significant conferences are concerned. For those who want to have the perfect wedding that mirrors their personality and dreams, JW Marriott Pune offers more than 40,000 square feet of elegant, state-of-the art, flexible ballroom area, excellent culinary creations from the hotel's catering team and Pune hotel deals for large groups.

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 60 JW Marriott hotels in 24 countries; by 2016 the portfolio is expected to encompass 88 properties in 31 countries. Visit us online,, @jwmarriott and

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