Taj International Vine and Food Experience
101 Weekend Dining - 24-26 March, 2017
Curated by Keith W Edgar

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Built in 1894 and perched 2,000 feet above the 'City of Pearls', this is indeed a mirror of the sky nestled among the clouds. Experience the exquisite refinement of Nizami grandeur from the moment you arrive at the palace in a horse-drawn carriage to the grand welcome ritual that awaits.

Feel like royalty as you ascend the Grand Staircase amid a shower of flower petals! Get a glimpse of the glorious heritage as you retrace the steps of European royalty at the Grand Palace.

Enjoy the royal city of Hyderabad; famed for its pearls and diamonds, spectacular landmarks such as Charminar, Golconda Fort and Museums, delectable cuisine and delightful shopping areas.

You can now experience the famed Nizam's hospitality which was once the sole preserve of royalty.


The 101 Weekend

A full weekend of events culminating with the spectacular 101 Dinner: Drappier Champagne reception followed by an exclusive multi-course dinner at the world renowned 101 Table. 2 Michelin Star Chef Srijith Gopinathan, from Taj Campton Place in San Francisco, will prepare his award winning Cal-Indian cuisine. Each course will be paired with some of the world's finest wines. The wines will be presented by the owner or representative of each respective winery.

Internationally celebrated Chef Srijith Gopinathan, will provide a dazzling menu marked by his signature re-imaging of California cuisine through the lens of India's multi-faceted Regional dishes.

Meet and Interact with our International Wine Celebrities

Founder and CEO Cannonball wine company.

Owner and Head Winemaker of Domaine Louis Moreau, Chablis.

Director of Vinesse, India and International Sommelier & Educator.

World's Youngest Master of Wine 2004 IWSC Greatest Achievement Award 2016 International Judge & Consultant.

Michel is the President of the Drappier House and the 7th generation Drappier to lead the family's Champagne production.

Best Sommelier of Americas 2009 Best Sommelier of Canada 2015 Fifth Position Best Sommelier of the World, Argentina 2016.

Fiona is a Wine and Food writer for The Guardian & Decanter magazine. She is considered to be one of the most influential online journalists in the industry.

President of Wine and Spirit Association of Great Britain. He has been in the Wine Trade for 42 years and is an active professional taster, wine consultant, and wine writer.

Jancis was first person outside the wine trade to become a Master of Wine in 1984. A British wine critic, journalist and wine writer, she has been lauded as 'The most respected wine critic and journalist in the world' by Decanter magazine.

The Weekend's Events At The Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Friday 24th March 2017
Afternoon : Arrival at Taj Falaknuma Palace
1400 – 1700 : Get pampered at our award-winning Jiva Spa, laze by the pool-side, then join the Chef for his take on traditional Hyderabadi dishes
1730 : Heritage walk with the palace Historian
1900 : Opening reception with Michel Drappier
2000 : Dinner at the Gol Bungalow featuring the finest Hyderabadi cuisine paired with a selection of India's finest wines, presented by the leaders of India's wine industry

Saturday 25th March 2017
0800 : Yoga
0830 : Breakfast at Zen Garden
1100 – 1400 : Choose to participate in a half-day sightseeing, where you will visit places such as Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Lad Bazaar and Salar Jung Museum, join the Amazing Treasure Hunt, enjoy an English Afternoon Tea with a game of croquet and horse riding, or get pampered by our award-winning Jiva Spa
1400 : Enjoy a wine tasting with our international wine experts as well as a food and wine paring q&a with Jancis Robinson and Fiona Beckett. Hosted by Liam Steevenson
2000 : The 101 Wine Dinner, co-hosted by Liam Steevenson, MW and Keith Edgar. Wine service choreographed by Elyse Lambert, MS

Sunday 26th March 2017
0800 : Breakfast at Chowmahalla Palace
1000 – 1300 : Half day sightseeing of the Old City including Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Lad Bazaar and Salar Jung Museum or join the Amazing Treasure Hunt, enjoy an English Afternoon Tea with a game of croquet and horse riding or participate in a half day sightseeing covering Golconda, Suraiya Hasan's Looms, Paigah Tombs and Qutub Shahi Tombs
1300 : Lunch at Durbar Hall
1400 : Departure from the Palace

*Terms & Conditions apply

Rates for the Weekend
Float above Hyderabad at Taj Falaknuma Palace. Lovingly restored by Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam's wife, the guest rooms and suites at the heritage hotel perfectly marry the conveniences of modernity with Nizami splendour.
Room CategorySingle (INR)Double (INR)Single (GBP)Double (GBP)
Historical Suite21500021500025292529
Royal Suite35900035900042244224
Grand Royal Suite50000050000058825882
Grand Presidential Suite8500008500001000010000
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport:16 kms away
The city is directly connected by rail and road to all the important cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru

For tickets and further enquiries: Taj Falaknuma Palace | Tel: +91 40 6629 8585 | E-Mail: falaknuma.hyderabad@tajhotels.com
Address: Engine Bowli, Fatima Nagar Falaknuma, Hyderabad, Telangana 500053, India
Air Fares from UK to Hyderabad: Special Business class starting INR 155000 and Economy INR 34000. For further details and reservations, drop an e-mail to kmukherjee@in.qatarairways.com, alternatively pkarmakar@in.qatarairways.com or call in at 91 33 4025 6000.