Mar 3, 2015

Blogging Marathon # 50 Celebrations At E Hotel

Friday night none of us slept properly, I keep on asking them to sleep but no then I thought we are going to miss Saturday early morning plan. Veena sent the car at 6 o clock finely every one got ready in half an hour and we left for beach... We spent nearly a half an hour in the beach from there we left to Woodlands to finish our breakfast.After having a delicious breakfast we are on our way back to home to get ready and leave for lunch.
                                                                        First in our plan we were suppose to go for lunch first then for shopping. But there was a small change in our plan and we first decided to go for shopping  then for lunch. 
                                                        I am living in Chennai from few years but never been to Waltax road. Nandini who is an expert in shopping at waltax road, she took us to a baking materiel and prop shop. we spend an hour or so there few of our friends brought some props and baking materiel after this shopping we rush to our lunch destination.

                                                                  I think 6 months before when I was talking to Valli  since the meet is in Chennai, how to plan and where to stay, what we can do for our friends. I got this idea but that time I didn't tell about this to Valli. Because first I wanted to confirm with my husband and he is suppose to  confirm with management. Then I spoke to my husband, he told me that will let me know if it is possible or not. After a few days he said it is possible and what you want to do there. Then I spoke to Valli about this, yes I am talking about our lunch and demos with chef at E Hotle Chennai. 

                                                 Here I wanted to tell about E Hotel, E Hotel is a vegetarian boutique hotel in Chennai, which is awarded recently Best Small Hotel  in Asia Pacific Category'. All credit goes to E hotel General Manager Mr. Gaurav Gupta and team, Congratulations to all of them. My husband also works with the same group Express  infrastructure pvt.Ltd who owns E-Hotel and Express avenue Mall(The largest and luxurious mall in chennai)under the Dynamic leadership of their M.D.  Ms Kavitha Singhania who gave us permission for the B.M.#50 Meet.

                                                                             After we got the permission myself and Valli visited the hotel to meet chef and finalize the demo. We met Sous chef Mr. Hari Babu and Pastry chef Mr. Ramesh, both of them are having wonderful knowledge on the cuisine. We ask chef Mr. Hari babu to make some authentic Tamilnadu  recipes for our North Indian friends. Just before one day of our visit to hotel I got a call from chef that he choose the recipes for demo are Ragi murungai keerai adai and Uppu Kozhukattai.

                                                                       When we12 food blogers reached the E Hotel, we were welcomed by GM Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Who offered  lunch first at Entree the Global Cuisine Restaurant at E Hotel.The restaurant serves only vegetarian but cuisine is truly global as they serve Thai, Mexican, French, Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern and many more on there buffet. All three meals they serve on a elaborate buffet apart from A La Carte. Eclair is where they serve  Pastry to chocolates which really melts in mouth. Ambience and interiors are so pleasant and exotic that makes your Dinning experience splendid and to cherish the memories with your family and friends.


 We enjoyed our lunch at Entree with lot's of delicious dishes like breads, pastas, spaghetti,dal, rice, flat breads, soups, salads, pickles gravies and many more.
For desserts its a big array of  My favorite Gulab jamun, rasmalai and Mocha pastry,walnut banana bread, ice cream with various toppings, pine apple mousse, choco brownie, clusters aahhhh.... :)


 As soon as we finish our lunch executive chief Mr Balaji took us in to the Hotel kitchen there Sous chef Mr. Hari Babu gave a demo of few recipes like Ragi drumstick leaves adai and kara kozhukattai. Actually for these two recipes Ingredients like ragi flour and drumsitck leaves won't be there in the kitchen,but  Chef took extra initiative went to the market and brought all the ingredients, specially for this demo .So special Thanks for  chef for that initiative.chef explained both recipes so very well and he even gave a chance to try our hands to make ragi rotti and kara kozhukattai. Some of our friends tried and made it.At that time they were preparing   rasmalai in the kitchen and our friends asked the executive chef Mr. Balaji who explained about the dish ,So  i thank  chef Balaji for his presentation.

 After this chef Balaji took us to bakery section the aromas of baking breads ohhh.. that was amazing. Here pastry chef Mr. Ramesh demonstrated us Tiramisu OMG my all time favorite that too eggless fantastic... every body is full after a huge lunch when chef offered tiramisu to us every body is on sharing mode but i had two, some how I had always some space in my stomach for tiramisu wow that was awesome. and second recipe is a chocolate mousse and some stuffed chocolates. That was too good thank you so much Chef Ramesh
                                                                        By the time we finished all demos that was almost 6 in the evening. when we came out GM Mr. Gaurav gupta offered some tea to us but by the time we all are full with lunch and demo recipes so couldn't have. We thank Mr. Gaurav Gupta GM of the E Hotel, Executive chef Mr. Balaji, Sou's chef Mr. Hari Babu, pastry chef Mr. Ramesh and left the hotel.
                                         Here I am going to stop for this post but our second day celebrations are still there with evening program will come back with that in my next post so please bare with me...........................
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