AnnaMaya, Andaz Delhi in association with Travel + Leisure India & South Asia hosted an exclusive Masterclass where live cooking, scrumptious foods, delicious drinks, and an enthusiastic group of gourmands made the afternoon memorable. By Ralan Kithan
On November 5, AnnaMaya, Andaz Delhi along with Travel + Leisure India & South Asia organised an exclusive T+L Masterclass. Called Seasonal Delights, the masterclass was a memorable experience as the guests enjoyed innovative live cooking sessions followed by a delicious meal. The evening saw renowned food critics, digital content creators, and gourmands come together for an afternoon replete with varied cuisines and conversations.
The menu at the masterclass, curated by Chef Akshay Bhardwaj, featured fresh and seasonal ingredients crafted into diverse dishes, each of which celebrated the best of flavours from around the world. Post a live cooking session, where Chef Bhardwaj demonstrated three dishes inspired from different regions of India, cooked with contemporary and innovative techniques using local and seasonal ingredients.
The culinary sojourn began with a cheeseboard featuring zarai, camembert, artisanal gruyere and a selection of jams. For appetisers, prawn harga, chicken scallion, basil chicken, truffle cheese dimsum with aromatic truffle mushroom shorba, and more were served. Inspired by the colours and flavours of the world, some of the iconic dishes in the main course were nalli nihari with zaffarani khameeri, Awadhi murg dum millet biryani, pumpkin, and caramelised onion risotto, mooli ke pattey ki sabzi with missi roti and dal Moradabadi. For desserts, an assortment of sweet treats were served including the interesting gur chini churri. Tanqueray India served delicious crafted cocktails like Eclipse mixed with gin or Cointreau paired with lemon juice, raspberry syrup, and vegan foamers.
In an interactive live cooking session, guests learnt how to use the right ingredients to make some iconic dishes. Think saag murg with seasonal vegetables, pumpkin and caramalised onion risotto, and the signature kathal haleem with til ki roti. Throughout, the chef shared interesting information and answered questions from enthusiastic food lovers. Guests took several videos and photos of the session. The afternoon filled with fun banter had the right combination of great food, beverages and the signature warm hospitality that Andaz Delhi is known for.
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