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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Discovery of Taste with Le Meridien and Food Adda

Le Meridien Pune in association with Food Adda  group organized a special Italian food gathering by invites only for food enthusiasts in the city. An interactive cooking session with Master Chef Roberto Boggio followed by a delectable three course Italian lunch with the Chef himself. No wonder the event was so rightly christened - Discovery of Taste with Master Chef Roberto Boggio. The event was conducted at Favola - the fine dine Italian restaurant. It comes as no surprise that Favola has been voted as The best Italian restaurant in Pune for consecutively 3 years by The Times food and Nightlife Award. All this Thanks to their star chef -  Master Chef Roberto Boggio. He hails from North Italy. Having worked in about 5 continents and around 40 countries, he has a power house performance, vast experience, immense knowledge and a career which can impress anyone. He is a true Italian, his secret ingredient being ' Love' which makes for a perfect recipe, no wonder whoever dines at Favola gets a piece of Italy on their plate.

The combination of the Parisian born Le Meridien, which itself is a landmark hotel in Pune, the king of Italian cuisine - Master Chef Roberto Boggio and last but not the least, Food Adda - the lovers, connoisseurs and experts of food created a magical afternoon which transported one and all to the land of Italy.

The dishes to be taught by the Chef himself were Risotto, Ossobuco (Lamb Shank with Gremolada ) and a dessert Budino al cioccolato (Sinful chocolate Lava cake ) and these delectable dishes made for the lunch as well, making it a perfect Italian Lunch.

Come share the Magic with us --

The beautiful setting

All ready and prepared

Chef Roberto Boggio along with General Manager Mr. Jaswinder Narang.

And its a Full house, the event was Sold Out.

Chef interacting with the audience, sharing useful and insightful food tips.
Everyone, enjoyed themselves to the fullest. One happy Food Gathering. The
chef went out of his way to answer the queries and gave amazing food fixes.

Welcome drinks- Refreshing Mocktails, for the eyes as well as the parched throat, what with all that
never ending interaction and chatting session with the Chef. 

Exclusive footage - Behind the Kitchen-- just for Food Adda team.
Food being plated.

Art on a Plate

The hungry tables.

Bread basket hot from the oven.

1st course -Risotto

2nd course -  Ossobuco (Lamb Shank with Gremolada )

3rd course Budino al cioccolato (Sinful chocolate Lava cake )

Each dish was totally and sinfully Italian to the core.
100 percent authentic.
The Risotto was al dente(a little raw) in true Italian style. It was not over the top cheesy
like most of the risottos are and you could feel the outburst of Italian flavor in each bite.
The spinach added to the flavor and you could feel a slight lemony zest. This one is must for those who love their Risotto in true Italian style.

The Lamb shanks were juicy and the meat was well done. I liked them more than my risotto being a
true meat lover.

However the star of the entire lunch had to be the lava cake. It was heavenly. It was a treat for the taste buds. I was so craving for more and more. A little crispy from outside and heavenly explosion of chocolate on inside. You need to just have it. The chocolate lava cake stole the show hands down. The best thing I have ever had.

With the star Chef himself.

No event is complete without a Goody bag.

Cookies and some vouchers

Tasty delight

Recipes of the Day

This indeed was a Memorable lunch which is going to be remembered for a long time.
Lovely ambience, food, company and conversation, a perfect afternoon undeniably.

Photo credit Shivam and Bhakti S

Happy faces

Photo credit Aliasgar Mukhtiar 
the Food adda team with the chef

 Until we meet again take care and keep smiling :)

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