Celebrate Indian Culinary Culture in Cancún

Staff Writer
Cancún’s premiere resort makes Mexico the best place to be for an Indian wedding
Celebrate Indian Culinary Culture in Cancún

Fabiana Santana

CasaMagna Marriott Cancún installed a tandoor oven to create traditional Indian dishes for weddings.

Cancún’s CasaMagna Marriott Cancún Resort is one of the island’s prime food-lover destinations. The property houses five unique restaurants, each focusing on a different cuisine. From Japanese (Mikado) to Argentinian (La Capilla) to American (Sedona Grill), they have it all. And now, the resort is celebrating the history and culinary culture of India. 

Culinary staff works with authentic Indian ingredients

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Mumbai-based chef Shabbir Khan curates menus created especially for weddings.

In 2014, CasaMagna proved their dedication to offering an authentic and unique Indian wedding experience by creating the Indian Wedding Food Festival. They are one of the only resorts in Mexico offering this traditional experience.

“Indian weddings are a fascinating addition to our offerings,” explains Chris Calabrese, VP/GM of the resort. “From the Pitthi to the Mendhi, Baraat, Sangeet, and beachfront ceremony, our team of certified planners makes sure we stay true to the authenticity of these sacred weddings with no detail spared.”

The property welcomed special guest chef Shabbir Khan from the Renaissance Mumbai to host the Indian Wedding Food Festival at Sasi Thai restaurant. The resort celebrated a new Indian catering menu curated by chef Khan with classic dishes and daily specials cooked in the property’s brand new tandoori oven. A cocktail party, complete with themed music, belly dance performances, and traditional food and drink specialties, gave guests a glimpse into what might take place at a traditional Indian wedding at the resort.

Chef Khan trained CasaMagna’s culinary staff to work with authentic Indian ingredients and recipes and shared his knowledge of Indian cooking techniques with the team. 

The resort focuses on beautifully presented Indian fusion food.

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The resort focuses on beautifully presented Indian fusion food.

“This is why we brought down a Mumbai-based chef, chef Shabbir Khan, to curate an Indian menu created especially for weddings,” explains Calabrese. “Chef Kahn spent a month on property working closely with our team of chefs and catering professionals to train them on the specific techniques and flavors of Indian cuisine.”

Other authentic elements, like henna tattoos, Indian music, and excursions, are included in the wedding package. Some of the Indian wedding menu options include jhinga jelfrezi (stir-fried shrimp in a spicy tomato curry sauce), paneer makhani (fresh cheese cooked in a creamy tomato sauce), paneer kathi kebab (a bread roll stuffed with traditional Indian fresh cheese and egg), and more.

Planning on getting hitched Indian style? This is the place to go.

Fall in love by the ocean.

Fabiana Santana

Fall in love by the ocean.

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