A Kiwifruit Master class

A Kiwifruit Master class
A day full of Surprises, Indulgence and Sheer Culinary Delights

We say fruit is healthy and we should eat it every day, we say Mango is delicious and it is the king of fruits. But how many of us love Kiwi? I definitely do. Until few days back, I didn't knew that Kiwi can be put into use to so many things from crafting lip-smacking desserts, thirst quenching mocktails, delicious snacks and ever classy dipped in a glass off white wine.

Zespri International, the world’s largest Kiwifruit marketer, in association with ITC Gardenia delighted food aficionados with a special master class recently at ITC Gardenia.  Yogen Datta, Executive Chef, ITC Gardenia demonstrated innovative and quick ways to add a zesty twist to everyday cooking with Zespri Kiwifruit.

Food enthusiasts like me were given a first-hand experience of putting together these quick yet exotic dishes, which was followed by the tasting of the delicious and refreshing menu ranging from beverages and appetizers to mains and deserts. Some of the intriguing creations were Carpaccio of Kiwi with silken Tofu, Rucola and Kiwi & Rosemary Salsa; Sushi with a Kiwi twist, Kiwi Bruschetta and Coriander & Black Pepper tossed Kiwi Cheesecake. ITC Gardenia’s mixologists also created two special cocktails – Kiwi Sangria (white wine muddled with kiwi and other exotic fruit) and a Kiwi Caprioshka.

Speaking on the occasion, Yogen Datta, Executive Chef of ITC Gardenia said, “ITC Gardenia is pleased to partner with Zespri to create an innovative and exciting range of culinary delicacies that seek to bring out the essence of this delicious fruit. By adding a twist to traditional recipes, we want to introduce new textures and flavours and create a truly delectable experience for food connoisseurs.”

Mr. Ritesh Bhimani, Country Manager, Zespri International-India adds, “Zespri Kiwifruit is a refreshing fruit with nutrition more than most other fruits. Most people are unaware of the versatility of the fruit and how it can be incorporated in our daily diet to boost our health – there’s something for everyone. This association with ITC Gardenia is a positive step towards this direction, wherein we want to increase awareness in a fun, engaging way. ”


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