Monday, February 19, 2018
A great start to the weekend came in the form of a masterclass & a fun cook off at Coffee Tree, Cinepolis’s signature coffee shop
Friday the 16th of February was indeed a special day! A few of us were lucky to meet and cook along with Tanmoy Saverdekar, one of the most popular chefs in Bengaluru and for sure signifies a vital reference point for aspiring chefs. He comes with a 20 year experience in the food space and is best known for his aptitude to innovate and his novel creativity, with great attention to the presentation of dishes. He’s the owner of The Winking Macaron a premier boulangere and is also a consultant chef to many aspiring restaurateurs!
THE COFFEE TREE EXPERIENCE
I would say thanks to Cinepolis India for giving us this wonderful insight into what goes into the making of the Coffee Tree experience!A well balanced ‘finger, fork and spoon’ menu is available for order at the well-stocked coffee shop, attached to the cinema or one can choose to order in at the seat as well, with dishes ranging from Penne Arrabiata, Grilled chicken double decker sandwich, chicken momos to brownies to a range of exciting beverages like the Strawberry frappe and Mint Mojito. The USP of the Coffee Tree lounge is that even the non-cinema goers can drop in for a sip and bite here!
In this impressive culinary master class, Chef Tanmoy astoundingly stood out as an artist with the plate as a canvas and food as a medium. His objective over this exclusive master class was to showcase some of his favourite combos from the ‘Coffee Tree’ menu. We also learnt that inspite of the many restrictions of fire safety and equipment used in a Cinema Kitchen, Cinepolis ensures freshness and taste in all items on the menu. The excited chatter of the audience built up as Chef Tanmoy talks about the 3 combos he’s going to demonstrate!The star of the show at the masterclass was the Chilli Cheese toast …which tastes divine with Oreo Milk shake. The Chicken Burger with cold coffee, Veg pasta with Masala lemonade was equally stellar.
THE COOK OFF
Whether you are an ambitious chef or an open the packet and heat kind of a cook, there is something exhilarating about participating head-to-head in a fast and furious cook-off to determine who will create the most crowd pleasing dish in under 20 minutes! Ayesha Tabassum from Indian Express Indulge, Ravi & Akshay from EazyDiner & Deepa a food blogger competed fiercely! These winners from the Instagram competition announced in the beginning of the masterclass got luck to cook a double decker sandwich and a Mint Mojito using their creativity!
With grillers on, very quick hands chopping vegetables, the participants powered on as Chef Tanmoy engaged with each one and enlightened the audience on the his favourite foods, motivation for becoming a chef. Chef Tanmoy gave interesting tips like rubbing Mint on the palms before muddling it for extra flavour, using just the correct amount of filling for the perfect bite etc! The Culinary Cook Off also exhibited that Coffee Tree is a dining destination where fresh and choicest ingredients are vital to creating the menu!