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Monday, June 6, 2016

Masterclass with George Calombaris ( Courtesy - Cuisine Regale )

4th June 2016. The most happening address in Bengaluru just got hotter by a few degrees. What else can you expect when the judges of Masterchef Australia descend on 'Namma Ooru' !! Yes, those demi-gods are cooking up a storm even as they tour India as a part of the 'World On A Plate' food festival. And there was nothing that could stop me from travelling to JW Marriott-UB City to catch a glimpse of the Masterchefs. Even if it meant that I had to brave the maddening traffic, the oppressive humidity and the long queues at the venue.

Thankfully, I got an invite (yaay!!) from Cuisine Regale, the modular kitchen brand that ensures that your kitchen interiors look as good ( if not better ) as the rest of your house. Indeed a great way to tempt one to spend more time in the kitchen.

On the day of the event, I managed to reach the venue at the nick of time even though I had left home a good 1 1/2 hours before time. The moment I walked into a conference room that was packed to capacity, the energy of the place just got to me. Everyone was palpably excited to meet George and this was corroborated by the deafening applause that marked his entry.

He talked a bit of his origins, his cuisine and his Indian experiences. True to his words, his prepared a dish inspired by India, a yummy Panner and beetroot thingy with a sweetened papad crumble. And a few chosen ones were lucky enough to taste it much to the sheer envy of the rest of us. But then the audience broke into laughter as his team put out what can only be called a sad caricature of the 'Kerala parantha' . Seems Indian cuisine in not a piece of cake, even for someone who is master of his trade !

The evening ended with the Masterchef taking a few questions from the audience. And finally we were served the 'Soft Shell Crab Souvlaki', a signature creation of the man himself. It was torture enough that I had a fast on the day but looking at the faces of the audience ( some looked as if they were ready to drop dead while the others looked as if they had died and gone to heaven ), I just wanted to kick myself. But as good things do, the event came to an end.

Finally 'THE' moment arrived. We got a chance to get our pics clicked with George , and walked out a lovely hamper by Cuisine Regale.


MasterChef Australia Judge George Calombaris finds his Sous-Chef in Godrej’s
Cuisine Regale

‘World on a plate’ brought together the best restaurants and food places of India under one roof. The festival was a delight for foodies to experiment and experience great food, along with lively music and entertainment.

About Cuisine Regale:

Cuisine Regale is India’s most premium lifestyle modular kitchen gallery brand. An innovation
driver for the group, design thinking has been at the core of Cuisine Regale. The brand has been
developed keeping in mind user and human centricity. Differentiating it from any other local or international brand in this space, Cuisine Regale is built on anthropometric, ergonomics
and our consumers cooking styles. From creating interesting consumer touch points in the
galleries, to expert guidance by designers to building solutions for kitchens including appliances
& accessories, as well as complete turnkey kitchen solutions, Cuisine Regale is the destination
for all who aspire to create spaces that treat family and friends, have finer tastes, seeks products which serve multiple needs and loves to build memories.

Briteny Rodrigues
M: +91 7506061822 / Email: britney.rodrigues@adfactorspr.com

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