On a fine afternoon–a day when the clouds covered the sky just enough to make the weather feel pleasant, a small bunch of us bloggers gathered at the terrace of Hotel Royal Orchid in Bangalore on invitation from Four Seasons and Ginger Claps.
It was an invitation event for bloggers in Bangalore to interact with former Miss India Shamita Singha, who briefed us on the offerings from Four Seasons Wines and on how to pair the right wine with the right kind of food.
The event began with casual introductions as food bloggers and travel bloggers in the city started arriving just after noon. The pool side location with a canopy was an excellent place to sit or move around, meeting many new faces and greeting familiar folks. It wasn’t long before Shamita Singha arrived at the scene and took us on a quick tour of the wines offered from Four Seasons. She explained the differences between Red and White Wines, the best ways to store them and what foods pair well with which type of wines.
Instead of reinventing the wheel, let me quote from dhempe, who has perfectly summarized the briefing.
Shamita introduced us to different kinds of wines that Four Seasons has to offer like The Blush or Rose (a sweet fruity wine), the Barrique Reserve Shiraz (full bodied garnet wine) and a lovely Sauvignon Blanc (a zesty fruity white wine). She had a lot of interesting facts for us too including information about the temperature to serve the white and blush wine (8-10 degrees Celsius) and the temperature to serve the red wine (16-18 degrees Celsius).
All this while, appetizers were in continuous supply from the kitchen of Royal Orchid.
Soon after Shamita’s briefing was a live cooking session that was directed by hyperactive chef at Royal Orchid – Sudhir Nair. He invited all of us to try our hands on cooking, but most us were too scared of spoiling the food that we eventually had to eat! The flavour of the day was Thai, and on the menu was Thai Green Curry and barbecued chicken.
A good meal later, it was time to say good byes. It was an afternoon well spent with fellow bloggers from the city, thanks to Four Seasons and Ginger Claps.
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