A Goan escape in Pune’s culinary world

As the summer sets in, peppered with unseasonal rain, it is only fair to wish that we could be transported to the coastal city of Goa. Tanning on the beach and sipping on cocktails while devouring authentic Goan food, sounds like a dream come true. 

And while you cannot make it to Goa, Aafreen – Inspired Indian and The Westin Pune Koregaon Park brings to you, ‘A Goan Affair’ – a curated Goan food pop-up delight. An exclusive 7 course meal with a special wine pairing, just sounds like the perfect deal. 

Chef Avinash Martins

Masterminded by Chefs Avinash Martins and Chef Vikram Khatri, Punekars will get to binge on some truly authentic and flavour packed Goan dishes like Duo of Crab and Patra de Goa, to name a few. 

Chef Vikram Khatri

Working with local artisans to reinvent and curate special recipes of his favourite — Goan cuisine, Chef Martins is creating magic one dish at a time. 

Embark on a journey of adventure and exploration to enhance your palate and rekindle your love for Goan food with the much-awaited pop up only at Aafreen – Inspired Indian at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park.

For reservations, call +91 70662 00300

When: March 24th to March 26th 2023
Where: The Westin Pune Koregaon Park

About Chef Avinash Martins

His career started with the Oberoi group in 2002, where he did his management training program at the Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development. After forming his foundation in the Indian hospitality industry, he travelled to different parts of the world to gain experience and train under various Michelin star chefs such as Chef Georges Blanc in Lyon France and chef Thomas Keller in the Napa Valley, California.

Fast-forward to 2013, he came back home to Goa to start my own business, Cavatina.

After executing global cuisine for 6 years, he re-discovered his  love and passion for his  motherland and cuisine and told himself that he had to highlight these flavours and Goan culture to the world.

About Aafreen – Inspired Indian

Bringing delectable Indian Comfort Food to the loyalists of The Westin, the luxury hotel is all set to launch Aafreen this month. Aafreen is a tour of different parts of India on a single plate with authentic and traditional flavours with a modern twist. The scrumptious menu is curated and conceptualized, by none other than Chef Vikram Khatri, bringing in warmth and contentment with every dish. With the changing times and lifestyles of people, Aafreen aims to bring about a change in presenting Indian cuisine. Till now Indian food is known for its simplistic yet complicated flavours, with a minimalistic style of presentation. With Aafreen, we will be bringing out a completely new visual and a blend of flavours which have never been tried in the city before.

With a first of its kind at The Westin, Pune, Aafreen brings a unique concept of small plates in Indian Cuisine to the Punekars. Aafreen’s vision is clear, to be pioneers in creating an experience with a never-before marriage of Indian flavours from different parts of the country.

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