By Kamran Hashim
Mamujee family hosted a lavish five course live Bar-B-Que dinner to celebrate the success of Biz Today’s Food Summit 2021 at ‘Darwaish Ka Dhaba’, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi. ‘Darwaish Ka Dhaba’ had a very spiritual feel to it with its ambiance, colour-theme, paintings and decorations pieces gave a feel of mysticism and spirituality. If I recall correctly, I heard one of the host mentioning Roomi as the main inspiration behind ‘Darwish Ka Dhaba’.
The very generous Mamujee family consisting of Mr. Asghar Mamujee (aka AJ), Mrs. Raafia Mamujee and three adorable kids greeted us and immediately after settling down, we were presented with a freshly prepared mojito mock-tails which felt very refreshing. After being refreshed to core, first round of healthy discussion along with networking began which lasted for around half hour.
Soon our dear brother AJ announced about starters being ready and we were asked to head towards the dining area, where ‘Fresh Green Salad’ was waiting for us. Fresh Green Salad, which was dressed-up with light red chillie sauce, giving it a mild-hot and fresh feel to it. This acted as an excellent starter and pretty soon we craving for more. After starters, first main course of the evening was served. We were served with sliced pieces of Indian King Mackerel (locally known as Surmai) barbecued live over charcoal grill with seasoning of lemon dill butter sauce. Lemon butter sauce gave a heavenly feel to excellently and perfectly grilled slices of Surmai.
After another break of around 30 minutes, we were every ready for next round of main course which was another bout of seafood. Our dear host AJ was seen preparing vegetable fried rice for us which were to be served with medium spiced steam prawns. This combination of rice and prawns was served with freshly barbecued vegetables and this turned out to be the winner combination.
Lastly we were served with the heavy-weight item of the evening, which was beef steak seasoned with black pepper sauce and served with variety of vegetables like mushrooms, tomatoes, capsicum all grilled lightly. Soft drinks and freshly prepared mojito mock-tails flowed throughout the meal. For desserts caramel pudding topped with fresh whipped cream was prepared exclusively for us by our dear host Syeda Raafia Mamujee herself and other dessert being the kulfi’s among which mango flavoured kulfi was exceptional.
This celebration dinner hosted by Mamujee Family turned out to be a huge success and was attended by diplomats, businessmen, celebrities, socialites, members of press fraternity, friends and their families.
Some of notable attendees included His Excellency Johari Bin Minal, Regional Manager – MPOB (West Asia) & Consul – Consulate General of Malaysia, Karachi, Mr. Ali Noble, Mrs. Taniya Rogatia from Blooming Lane, Ms. Sundas Rasheed, Ms. Irum Ali, Mr. Humayon Khan, Mr. Khalid Godil and Mr. Faisal Abdullah Al-Shaikh to name a few.
On concluding note, team Biz Today would like to thank our generous and gracious hosts Mr. Asghar Mamujee, Mrs. Raafia Mamujee, their adorable kids and their staff for such wonderful event in our honour.