The Macallan and Avartana by ITC Hotels's Culinary Collaboration: A Whisky and Food Symphony

The Macallan and Avartana by ITC Hotels's Culinary Collaboration: A Whisky and Food Symphony

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Published on December 15, 2023

In a groundbreaking collaboration that unites the craftsmanship of The Macallan, the world's leading single malt whisky, with the culinary expertise of Avartana, ITC Hotels' renowned restaurant ranked 30th in Asia's Best 50, these two iconic brands joined hands to curate a bespoke gastronomic journey paired with exquisite whiskies.

The fusion of these two formidable forces in the realms of spirits and cuisine delivered an unparalleled experience, catering to both whisky connoisseurs and food enthusiasts. This partnership seeks to celebrate the nuanced and intricate flavors of The Macallan's exceptional Single Malts alongside the innovative and exquisite culinary wonders of Avartana.

This distinctive pairing harmonizes perfectly with The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old, The Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old, and The Macallan Sherry Oak Cask 12 Years Old, offering rich, sweet, and balanced notes such as vanilla, toffee, and cinnamon, all thoughtfully paired with a meticulously crafted seven-course menu. This menu pays homage to the rich tapestry of southern flavors, leaving an indelible mark on both the palate and memory. Each dish has been thoughtfully curated to highlight classic tastes and timeless ingredients, offering a gastronomic journey that includes delights such as Pan-Seared Seabass accompanied by Mini Appams, Drumstick Dumplings in a Moringa Broth, Uthukuli Chicken served with Malabar Parotta, and a luscious butter toffee. Indulge in the subtlety of Asparagus & Coconut Stew, where a turmeric-infused coconut broth embraces delicate idiyappam. Conclude this culinary odyssey on a sweet note with the indulgent Fennel Panna Cotta adorned with angel hair caramel.

Madhu Rajigani, Brand Ambassador for The Macallan in India, expressed excitement about this creative collaboration with Avartana, aimed at curating an immersive and unforgettable experience for discerning audiences. He noted, "The Macallan has consistently been synonymous with uncompromising quality and craftsmanship, and this collaboration serves as a testament to our steadfast commitment to delivering extraordinary moments."

Manisha Bhasin, Corporate Executive Chef at ITC Hotels, highlighted ITC Hotels' reputation for showcasing the finest culinary traditions and its dedication to exploring new concepts through its signature brand portfolio. She shared, "Ranked 30th in Asia's Best 50, Avartana's exclusive 7-course pairing menu for ITC Club Prive members at ITC Maurya, New Delhi, pays tribute to an experience that enthralls and surprises the senses. Chef Nikhil Nagpal and the Avartana team at ITC Hotels meticulously select the freshest ingredients and seasonal produce, reinventing haute cuisine fine dining into an evolved art.

Celebrate Vishu with a Special Brunch at The Den Bengaluru

Celebrate Vishu with a Special Brunch at The Den Bengaluru

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 14, 2024

As the Malayalam New Year, Vishu, draws near, The Den Bengaluru is excited to host a special brunch to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Scheduled for April 14, 2024, the brunch is a tribute to the joy, abundance, and togetherness that Vishu signifies.

This exclusive event will be held at The Creek within The Den and will run from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Guests are invited to indulge in a carefully curated brunch prepared by our very own Executive Chef Vineeth Jayan, who hails from Guruvayur, Kerala. With a deep-rooted passion for his culinary heritage, Chef Vineeth is set to bring the authentic flavours of Kerala to the table.

The menu will feature a variety of traditional Kerala dishes, including the rich coconut-based Avial, the flavorful Thoran, and the comforting Olan. Dessert lovers can rejoice in the sweet notes of Ada Pradhaman among other delights. Each dish is crafted to evoke the essence of Kerala's famed cuisine, ensuring a memorable dining experience that resonates with the spirit of Vishu.


Prices for the brunch are set at INR 2199++ per person for the non-alcoholic version and INR 2999++ per person for the brunch that includes Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL).

To secure your spot at this not-to-be-missed celebration, please call +080 71117272 or +91 9513677272 for reservations. Celebrate the new beginnings and cultural heritage of Kerala with us at The Den Bengaluru's Vishu Brunch.

Caffe Allora Elevates Bangalore's Culinary Scene with New Outlet Launch

Caffe Allora Elevates Bangalore's Culinary Scene with New Outlet Launch

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Published on April 13, 2024

Introducing Caffe Allora's latest venture: the grand opening of its sixth outlet at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore. This marks a significant milestone in the renowned Italian bistro's expansion strategy, promising to enrich Bangalore's culinary landscape and reinforce Caffe Allora's position as a premier café chain in the country.

Caffe Allora embodies the essence of family-run Italian trattorias, offering the warmth and authenticity of traditional Italian dining. Its menu boasts meticulously crafted pizzas, pastas, risottos, and antipasti, catering to every palate with a symphony of flavors.

Patrons can delight in signature 15” pizzas, featuring the unique option for two toppings side-by-side, or indulge in authentic Napoli (Neapolitan) pizzas, available in various sizes. Beyond pizzas, the culinary offerings include a diverse selection of soups, salads, small plates, sandwiches, pastas, and risottos. Committed to freshness and sustainability, the restaurant allows patrons to pick fresh basil leaves from its hydroponics set-up for a true farm-to-table experience.


In addition to its exquisite cuisine, Caffe Allora at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore, offers an ambiance that goes beyond the ordinary, inviting patrons to unwind and socialize in style. With a thoughtfully curated selection of beverages, including expertly crafted coffees, refreshing lemonades, artisanal juices, and an extensive array of wine, beer, and cocktails, it promises a complete dining experience.

Commenting on the launch, Prashant Issar, Director of Bellona Hospitality Service Limited, expressed excitement about the expansion, highlighting the brand's commitment to excellence and confidence in Bangalore's dynamic market.

The opening of Caffe Allora's sixth outlet at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore, reflects the brand's dedication to expanding its presence while maintaining its fundamental principles of culinary mastery and exceptional hospitality. As Caffe Allora continues to redefine social dining, patrons can anticipate nothing less than an extraordinary culinary journey at each of its outlets.

CYK Hospitalities Assists Sassy Desserts To Launch Its First Store In Panipat

CYK Hospitalities Assists Sassy Desserts To Launch Its First Store In Panipat

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 12, 2024

In the heart of Panipat, a sweet sensation has emerged, thanks to the collaborative efforts of CYK Hospitalities Pvt. Ltd and Sassy Desserts. CYK, a prominent F&B consultancy, has lent its expertise to craft and launch Sassy Desserts, a haven for innovative sweet treats that promise to delight locals with their fusion of flavors and culinary excellence.

From graphic designing to operational planning, CYK has been instrumental in every aspect of Sassy Desserts' journey. Pulkit Arora and Simranjeet Singh, Directors of CYK, alongside their dedicated team, have ensured that the brand embodies a commitment to excellence in all areas.

Pulkit Arora emphasized, “Our collaboration with Sassy Desserts reflects passion and dedication across graphic design, packaging, brand identity, and operations.”


Sassy Desserts' menu is a testament to creativity and variety, featuring international delights like churros and bubble pop stick waffles alongside a medley of waffles, crepes, mini pancakes, and ice cream sundaes to cater to diverse palates.

Simranjeet Singh expressed satisfaction, stating, “Our collaboration has set a new standard in dessert experiences, balancing creativity and functionality to captivate patrons with memorable flavors.”

Directed by Vedant Hasija, Sassy Desserts aims to bring sweetness and innovation to Panipat. Hasija remarked, “With CYK's expertise and our commitment to innovation, we've introduced exciting flavors that have captured our patrons' imagination.”


Beyond Panipat, CYK continues to make waves in the F&B industry, recently unveiling Nagari restaurant in Agra, adding to their portfolio of over 150 successful projects both domestically and internationally.

In summary, CYK Hospitalities' partnership with Sassy Desserts has not only enriched Panipat's culinary landscape but has also set a new benchmark for dessert experiences, blending creativity with functionality to offer delightful flavors and memorable moments to patrons.

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