Under the open skies of 30 August, 2018, Dhaka Regency's signature rooftop garden restaurant, Grill on the Skyline, hosted a four-course comprehensive dinner. The evening served as a tasting and review of the hotel's newest promotional venture, Prime Pairing, an opportunity to create your very own personalised steak dinner.
“The idea is to extend people the opportunity to enjoy a good steak in the glorious ambiance of the rooftop restaurant and to let people create a steak dinner of their choosing by pairing a steak with any of the available special side orders and adding a sauce of the customer's choice,” highlighted Arif Motahar, Founder Chairman of Regency.
And, so, the steak promotion, dubbed Prime Pairing, works by first, choosing any one of the four available premium cuts of local beef which are fillet mignon, sirloin, T-bone and rib-eye. Customers are even given the luxury of viewing and choosing which cut entices them before an order for better understanding the texture, level of natural fat and, therefore, the flavour of beef. And then comes choosing the ideal sauce to perfectly accompany your steak. To balance out the texture of rich, red meats, you may go for safe options like peppercorn or mushroom sauces. If you go for the fillet mignon, however, you may choose the ideal Béarnaise sauce, which is a sauce clarified in butter and egg yolks and fragranced with herbs, or opt for the classic Diane sauce, flavoured with tomato sauce, lemon and Dijon mustard. You may even try out the gremolata sauce which is an Italian parsley, lemon and garlic blend.
Once that's out of the way, the next thing to choose is the special side order. For the potato lovers out there, you may go with the classic jacket potato with sour cream or the ultimate comfort food with a twist, mashed potatoes with horseradish sauce. If these are not to your liking, however, you can never go wrong with a roasted sweet potato. More variety in this stage comes in the form of caramelised red cabbages and broccoli, grilled asparagus and also, sautéed Brussels sprouts.
Complimentary salad for the evening and a soup-of-the-day, as per the executive sous chef of Dhaka Regency, Banefus Gomes' choosing are also served as part of the steak offer. Foodies availed this offer from 6 September to 15 September, every day from 6 PM till 11 PM, priced at Tk 1,390 ++ per steak meal.
There was also the chance to win a steak dinner for free, which was the second frontier of the steak promotion, “Win a Steak-Date.” As part of the steak promotion, Regency is also hosted an exciting photo contest on the hotel's official Facebook page. Interested participants could log onto their profiles, hit a like on Dhaka Regency's page and post a romantic photo with their significant other on the Facebook contest event page. For the description, they depicted exactly why the couple made a “Prime Pair.' Online entries were accepted till midnight of 10 September with three winners being announced on the 12th.
Industry well-wishers and noteworthy attendees for the tasting also included Shahid Hamid FIH, Executive Director of Regency, ATM Ahmed Hossain, Director of Food & Beverage and, also, Zaireen Sultana Lupa, Asst. Director of Marketing and Communications, along with Arifa Afroz, Regency's Public Relations Manager.
And, so, with the nitty-gritty details of the grand 'Prime Pairing' steak promotion sorted out, the curtains of the evening drew to an end to the unanimous applause lauding Chef Gomes' brilliant efforts and anticipating the steak promotion's glorious run.
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Photo: Ahsanur Zaman Sarkar (Asst. Manager Creative, Dhaka Regency)