A special touch of Italy...

A special touch of Italy...

A special touch of Italy...

Italian chef Michele Tomadin dished out some exotic Italian food. Pastas, meat, fish... were just some of the chef's special that one got to see at a live food demonstration, Chef-o-logy at Metro Cash and Carry in the City.

Chef Michele blend traditional and regional Italian cuisine like pastas, meat and fish dishes.

Among the chef's delicacies were chicken breast stuffed with authentic
Italian cheese and shitake mushrooms, vegetable lasagna, spring vegetable
fettuccine and green apple farfalle filled with cheese.

All the dishes were cooked in Italian olive oil. "Italian cuisine is different from Indian dishes, which is why I chose dishes with some similarities so that they can be made
easily by Indians," said Tomadin.

He added, "some of the ingredients that I have used are not available here like the mushroom. For ingredients that are not available here I will suggest an alternative."
Each dish was demonstrated step-by-step so that the audience could grasp what and how they were cooked.

Ingredients like the Provolone cheese, olive oil and mushrooms were brought down from Italy by the chef.
"I am a student of hotel management and I am happy that I had the opportunity to see chef Tomadin at work. The dishes he made are easy to cook and less time consuming. I am waiting to try out these dishes myself," said Priyanka, a student with
Garden City College.

Veena, a home maker, who was also present said, "I came here to shop for some groceries. I was impressed by the chef. My children love pasta and now I learnt how to make a variety just making minor changes."