The Kolkata-based Shiraz Restaurant has opened its doors for foodies of Dhaka. Bringing with it the century-old heritage of Mughal cuisine, Shiraz had its grand opening at Uday Tower in Gulshan-1 on October 26, 2015. His Excellency Pankaj Saran, high commissioner of India in Bangladesh, other distinguished ambassadors, government officials, business leaders and noted personalities of the country graced the event.
Shiraz has a glorious history of blending Mughal heritage in its cuisine. In the year 1940, Arshad Ali and Md Hossain from Bihar arrived in Kolkata and started a small eatery called Shiraz. They adopted the secret recipes of the Mughal kitchen called `Dum Pukht', a style of cooking using aromatic ingredients.
Although the restaurant traces its origin in Kolkata, it steadily grew in size and reputation. It opened branches in Mumbai, Bangalore and Dubai over the years, and now comes to Dhaka for the first time to satisfy the taste-buds of food lovers in Bangladesh.
Some of Shiraz's all-time favourite signature dishes are biryani, chaap, rezala, murgh musallam, raan-e-Shiraz, kasha gosht, liver bhuna, tawa lacha paratha, firni, shahi tukda, etc. The restaurant has also started mouthwatering breakfast and delicious rolls in the evening.