“ A party without a cake is just a meeting.”
As soon as we entered Citrus, we simply couldn’t take our eyes off the beautifully arranged raisins, apricots, pistachios, cashews as well as other berries and nuts. But what actually got everyone’s spirits ‘ High ‘ was the vast array of rums, Vodkas, Whiskeys & more placed around the table.
The table was set for The Leela, Mumbai’s annual cake mixing and the excitement of the festivities were definitely in the air. Chef Surender Mohan & Pastry Chef Rashna Elavia kicked off the cake mixing with a warm welcome and ‘pop’ went the bottle capsto let rivers of delicious intoxicants flow.
Smiles spread across the room as we all donned on our Santa hats, Christmas aprons, gloves
& began thoroughly mixing in the booze & the berries.
Along with the mixing we also had a lovely festive spread that we absolutely hogged on, our favourites being the Pineapple and Raspberry Crumble & the piping hot Hot Chocolate.
We even spoke to some other bloggers about their experience at the mixing.
“ The best food groups lie at the bottom of the pyramid. That allows you to have copious amounts of the good stuff. The good stuff I am talking about the heaps of dried fruit and nuts mixed in alcohol making this into an almost healthy cocktail. This almost healthy cocktail will sit and ponder about the good cheer it will spread, when baked into Christmas cakes. The cake mixing ceremony is almost like a harbinger of good tidings to follow. At the hi tea it my most favourite dessert was the pineapple and Raspberry crumble. A Shortcrust pastry stuffed with a pineapple and Blackberry conserve, it was buttery perfectly bait and the sweetness of the pastry was beautiful balanced
with the tartness of the fruit. ”
– Shalini Digvijay
“ Cake mixing brings back nostalgic memories at leela , it also makes me remind that the family which cooks together and eats together is always together. The best part is that I felt was at ease at The Leela, the comfort of being at home . The best beverage was hot chocolate and I also
loved the kiwi cake which made me crave for more ! ”
– Shilpa Chawla
“ It was my first cake mixing and it was an absolute blast ! Even though I’m a Hindu, Christmas is my favourite festival of the year. I can’t even begin to imagine how good the cakes are going to taste with such a potent mix.I love the staff and service of Leela, it was nice to see them spent a light moment too. Unfortunately I could only try the ham sandwich and coffee which were certainly good but the desserts looked beyond amazing! ”
– Sanskaara Lalwani
“ The cake mixing was good fun. Nice to see the importance of the ceremony for the hotel staff as well. My favorite from the post mixing spread was the hot chocolate. ”
– Shweta Java Tiwari
The very potent mix from this cake mixing will be stored & used for making Christmas cakes & treats which will be available for all in December, and we simply can’t wait !
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