Savor the Flavors of the South

Saffron Valley host South Indian Food Festival July 11th- 16th

South Jordan, UT, July 8, 2011: In the heart of South Jordan, there is a unique Indian restaurant called Saffron Valley Indian Street Foods. It is a simple, unimposing place that seats about 50 people and emanates a rich aroma of quality, unique Indian food as you walk through its doors.

As part of their commitment to bringing traditional Indian flavors to Utah, Saffron Valley brings to town the South Indian Food Festival, the most aromatic and spiciest food festival this side of the globe. The week long food festival is from July 11th- 16th at Saffron Valley located at 1098 W South Jordan Pkwy, in South Jordan. Hours of operation are 11AM-3PM and 5PM-10PM.

The festival will feature a variety of seafood, meats, vegetables, rice and sweets from the four southern states of India namely Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Each dish is prepared with ingredients marinated in a proprietary blend of Indian spices, creating a distinctive taste available nowhere else.

Designed by Saffron Valley’s head chef Kannan and owner Lavanya Mahate the festival will feature an extensive array of signature delicacies in an A la Carte menu. Guests have a choice of choosing from the equally elaborate Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian dishes that start from an attractive price of $6 onwards. Patrons can taste some of the most popular dishes of South Indian cuisine like Appam, Chettinad Chicken, Aval Payasam, Avial, Dum Biryanis, Kodi Vepudu, Masala Kholombhu and many more varieties that are not available anywhere else.

Commenting on the occasion, Lavanya Mahate, Owner, Saffron Valley said, “The South Indian Food Festival is a great opportunity to showcase the range and diversity of cuisines that India can offer and our patrons will get to see a new facet of the South Indian Cuisine during the week long fest”. With the combination South Indian music, décor and great ambience Saffron Valley South Indian Food Festival is sure to please the crowds.

About Saffron Valley:

You may think that, without all the marketing hoopla, a new restaurant concept like Indian Street Foods would have a difficult time competing for business. But that isn’t the case. Saffron Valley has enjoyed growing popularity since opening in Feb 2011, earning both critic’s acclaim and the approval of a diverse clientele.

Urbanization and street food go hand in hand. Across the globe, street food has become an important part of daily life as local people find work outside their homes or villages. Street food is of particular cultural importance in India, where colonization by the British Empire compromised traditional Indian life. Street food gave pushcart vendors and their families a means of income as well as a vital cultural connection. Street food is still an integral part of Indian life and, though served from a bistro rather than a pushcart, Saffron Valley upholds this essential Indian tradition.

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