Some adventure with food

Culinary delight

Some adventure with food

Digging in: Visitors at the stall.

For the food lovers in the City, it was a time to rejoice. The UpperCrust Food Show, which was held for the first time in the City, had an amazing start recently.

 The show, which is the biggest and finest food and wine event in the country, saw all the big names from the hospitality and food industry come together on the same platform.

The show was inaugurated by Anand Rao, GM ITC Gardenia; Ajit Pavithran, MD of Vivanta by Taj; Andrew Hendrian of The Leela Palace; Huvida Marshall, GM, The Oberoi and Ramaiah Daniels, GM of The Lalit Ashok.

“Bangalore is probably India’s fastest growing metropolis in more ways than one. Its young population is adventurous in thought and action and love good food and good life,” said Farzana Contractor, the mastermind behind the festival.  This one-of-its-kind exhibition brought together hundreds of national and international food products.

It was a unique food and wine trade fair, which featured some of the finest products and services from the food and beverage industry, as well as an eclectic range of other related products made by renowned brands of the world.

One could find great deals on olive oil, wine, coffee, pistachio, tea, gelato, lamb chops, juices and even Rajasthani pickles. The food show exemplified the sophistication and evolved the tastebuds of a city which loves its food. The visitors took great interest in not only buying food items but also learning a thing or two from the best in the industry.   On all the three days of the food show, celebrity chefs from restaurants and hotel chains in Bangalore gave a demonstration of their culinary skills in a very interactive environment.
The evening of the first day had a cocktail making session by Sandell Kumar.

The second day had a very interesting event called the Mystery Basket cookery contest, where five top chefs from the City were given a basket full of surprise ingredients and had to display their creative culinary genius in a limited time.

The chefs, who participated in this competition, were Abhijit Saha, Nimish Bhatia, Rajiv Vimal, Jean Micheal Jasserand and Manu Chandra. On the final day, there was a wine festival which had a grape-crushing event.

 This saw the participation of all those who were present. There were also talks by industry experts and celebrity foodies.

The food festival was a heady mixture of wonderful food and great crowd, which made the festival a success.

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