Friday, 28 October 2016

Cake-Mixing At The Lalit, Mumbai

The months of July-Aug bring along with it a line of festivals. India is known for its festive seasons; we enjoy and celebrate every festival with equal enthusiasm. Every though there is still time for Diwali, we kick-started the Christmas cake-mixing at the Lalit, Mumbai. When I got the invitation for cakemixing from the FBAI, I absolutely had no idea what to expect. I was just willing to participate in the event.



As I walked in a bit late, most of my fellow bloggers had already arrived, however I was just in time to raise a toast and commence the cakemixing ceremony. 

There was a huge tray with an assortment of nearly 2000 kg of Raisins, Nuts, Coco, Spices, Prunes, Oranges, Tuttifruity, Cinnamon powder, Ginger, Apricots, Cashewnuts, Almonds etc. Each one of us were handed a bottle of Spirits. All the ingredients were getting drowned in the bottles of free-flowing Wines, Oldmonk, Brandy, Liqueur, Champagne. 




Then we all got our hands dirty (in a good way) in mixing it all up and getting intoxicated by the fragrance of Liqueur /Spirits. It was so much fun getting our hands in the huge heap of dryfruits and mixing it. Never knew that Cake-mixing could be therapeutically euphoric!! We all were in the Spirit of Christmas, infact that’s the beauty of all the festivals. This mixture needs to be soaked in the liqueur for a good 2 – 3 months. It then goes in the cake batter to be baked in its goodness, finally conjuring into a fabulous, delicious Christmas cake… yum yum yum …



Along with this cake-mixing traditional ceremony, the Executive Director of Lalit, Mumbai, Mr. Keshav Suri also launched the Boulangerie, which will enhance our breakfast & high tea table with chef crafted breads and cakes. At Boulangerie the breads are free of potassium, preservatives and premixes. They have varieties of breads like Walnuts Prune bread, Gluten free bread, Focaccia, Boulangerie Signature Bread and many more.




After this rapturous event, we headed toward their 24/7 Restaurant, which serves a lavish Sunday brunch. It had an endless spread starting from a huge choice of salad counter, chaat counter, shawarma gyro griller, Lebanese counter, Egg-tarian counter, Indian counter which had dishes from all over India, Desserts counter, pastry counter, bakery counter, ice cream with assorted toppings. The list goes on & on …….



















They also had a kids zone, where kids can make their own donuts & cupcakes toppings and let their creative juices flow.


 






It was a perfectly spent Sunday with the FBAI and The Lalit, Mumbai. As we winded up for the day, we were given a goodie bag from their “The Lalit Boulangerie”.  Now that’s what I call “Having a cake and eating it too” J





Head toward: The Lalit, Mumbai, 24/7 restaurant
Cusine: Multi-cusine
Sunday Brunch Timing: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Call: 02266992222, 9869794976, 8451004250
Cost : INR 1850 + Taxes = INR 2431 (without alcohol), INR 2550 + taxes = INR 3402 (with alcohol) & INR 3050 + taxes = INR 4095 (with champagne)