Nestled in the tranquil embrace of Jim Corbett National Park, where nature thrives and serenity abounds, Namah Resort – a member of Radisson Individuals, offers an extraordinary culinary experience that exceeds expectations in the realm of wilderness dining. In an environment where sourcing fresh ingredients can be challenging, and skilled culinary talent is a rare find, Executive Chef Yogender Singh Rawat has assembled an exceptional team capable of guiding you on an expertly crafted journey through flavours. Dining at Namah is a harmonious blend of authentic local Kumaoni tastes infused with a touch of international sophistication.
Pratha, the all-day restaurant featuring both indoor and outdoor seating, is bathed in natural light and thoughtfully spaced out. It offers breathtaking views of meticulously manicured lawns, lush gardens and the majestic Mailani mountain range through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The carefully curated menu presents an extensive selection of Indian, Asian, Mediterranean, Continental, and European dishes to satisfy the discerning palate, ensuring that there’s something to delight every guest.
Here are some of the culinary experiences that are an absolute must-try:
Kumaoni Thali: A Regal Feast
Indulge in the royal flavours of a grand platter that brings together the vibrant, traditional dishes of Kumaon. Every bite is a sensory expedition through the rich culinary heritage of this region, filled with aromatic spices, wholesome lentils, and pure locally-sourced ingredients that transport your taste buds to a world of their own. Savour authentic local dishes like Ghat ki Daal, Kumaoni Matar Paneer, Kumaoni Raita with Pahadi Loon, Jholi, Aloo ke Gutke, Palak ka Kappa, and Madwa (Ragi) ki Roti. The meal is rounded off with Bal Mithai, a delightful Kumaoni sweet treat.
Mezze Platter: A Mediterranean Extravaganza
With an assortment of irresistible dips like Tzatziki and Sour Cream, Tabbouleh Salad, Marinated Olives, Cottage Cheese Skewers, Pickled Vegetables, Cheese & Falafel Rolls, served with freshly baked Pita Bread, Falafel and Lavash Sticks, the Mezze Platter is a harmonious explosion of Middle Eastern flavours and textures. The Hummus and Baba Ganoush round off what is undoubtedly the top culinary choice at Radisson Namah.
Farmhouse Pizza: Countryside Comfort
The Namah menu has a selection of pizzas, but the Farmhouse Pizza stands as our ultimate favourite. Featuring a thin, crispy crust, flavourful sauce seasoned with herbs, locally-sourced fresh toppings and garnished with Parmesan, it defines comfort Italian food at its best. Every bite encapsulates the essence of farm-fresh goodness, creating a culinary link to the verdant landscapes of Jim Corbett National Park.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio and Lasagna: A Taste of Italy
The beauty of Aglio e Olio lies in its simplicity. Featuring perfectly al dente pasta that’s neither too tender nor too firm, it is lightly sautéed with garlic and a hint of chilli flakes, and generously adorned with Parmesan. This everyday Italian classic prides itself on the transformative magic of high-quality ingredients combined with culinary expertise.
The lasagna at Namah is another delectable masterpiece, boasting layers of perfectly cooked pasta, rich Bolognese sauce, and velvety Béchamel, all crowned with a golden, bubbling layer of cheese. Together, they bring the exquisite flavours of Italy into the heart of Indian wilderness.
Asian Delights: The Wild Spice Trail
Embracing authenticity, Namah’s Pan-Asian cuisine strikes a harmonious balance of sweet, tart, and umami flavours. The golden fried prawns deliver subtle flavours with the right amount of crunch. The crispy mushrooms are a delightful revelation, offering a juicy and flavour-rich addition to the culinary experience. The Thaag Gogi, an Indonesian chicken side dish, showcases a delicate equilibrium of flavours and textures. While the Thai Green Curry is done just right, with its velvety texture and medley of crisp, colorful vegetables, perfect balanced with Lemongrass, Thai herbs & spices.
Chef’s Special: Curated For The Connoisseur
Executive Chef Yogender Singh Rawat brings together his experience of over two decades in Hyatt, Shangri-la, Marriott, and Radisson properties across the country, to curate a special menu inspired by Royal kitchens and beyond. Dishes such as Jodhpuri Gulaab Jamun ki Sabzi, Paneer Dum Firdausi, Khatta Meat, Rangeela Kebab and Crispy Mexican Cheese Roll with Tomato Salsa stand out for their flavours, innovative plating and presentation flair.
Dine Under the Stars:
Beyond the culinary fare, the concept of dining beneath a starlit sky beside the Kosi River is simply enchanting due to its captivating ambiance. What makes the experience even more extraordinary is the fact that Namah’s ace culinary team would go the extra mile to curate and design an occasion-appropriate meal plan just for you. We relished the Chef’s Special menu while star gazing, along with select offerings from the Mezze Platter and some expertly crafted cocktails.
The magic of outdoor dining is a uniquely immersive experience, allowing you to master the art of grilling with family and friends. Dedicated barbecue stations in an open-air setting of your choice create a perfect al fresco dining experience after dark, as the aromas of succulent kebabs, fluffy cottage cheese, delectable vegetables, herbs, and spices waft through the mountain air.
High Tea in the Lawns:
A timeless tradition dating back to the British era, the High Tea setting in the lush lawns of Radisson Namah is a visually stunning experience. Set by the poolside, against the backdrop of the Kosi River and verdant mountains, it offers an elegant affair with a delightful selection of teas, complemented by an array of pastries, finger sandwiches, and savory bites. The gentle mountain breeze and the soothing sounds of chirping birds enhance the serene ambiance, making it the perfect setting for an immersive experience within the tranquil atmosphere of the pervading wilderness.
Namah Resort Jim Corbett offers a captivating odyssey of taste where every dish is carefully composed with a deep appreciation for local and global flavours. The effort unveils a rich and diverse tapestry of culinary expertise amidst the wilderness and elevates the Namah experience to another level.