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Chef George Calombaris presents his creations to the Indian CEOs at the American Express CEO Series 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017, 17:00 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | Mumbai

Chef George Calombaris, one of the host judges of the 10th season of MasterChef Australia, presented his food before the guests at the second edition of American Express CEO Series 2017 held over the weekend. Taking inspiration from his Greek heritage, Chef George curated an exclusive delectable menu based on Greece.

The  dinners held on September 16 & 17, 2017 in New Delhi at the Roseate House and at St. Regis Mumbai saw the presence of crème de la crème from the Indian business, finance, media and technology communities in attendance to relish a night of luxury combined with an extravagant culinary experience curated by Chef George. Some of the guests present were Gregoire Carde, CFO, BMW Financial Services India; Abhiraj Bhal, CEO, Urban Clap; Deep Kalra, CEO, Makemytrip; K.S. Dhingra, Chairman, Berger Paints; Rajat Luthra, CEO, KFC; Arvind Uppal, Chairman, Whirlpool; Suresh Narayanan, CEO, Nestle India; Ajit Joshi, President and COO, Urban Ladder; amongst others. The event also witnessed George having a fan moment when Sachin Tendulkar attended the event.

The guests were treated to a lavish menu ranging from beetroot Greek salad with papadum praline, potato skordalia, slow-cooked egg with smoked yoghurt, almond butter naan and garlic roti. Poached chicken with hellenic grain salad in cauliflower cream followed suit. The fifth menu comprised of curry butter poached carrot, apple, malt tarama, horta with wild rice. The next course was “gr-indian street food” soft-shell crab naan souvlaki. The final meal was strawberry, vanilla loukomades.

Speaking on this occasion, Anuraag Bhatnagar, Multi Property Vice President, Luxury India, Marriott International & General Manager, The St. Regis Mumbai, said “The St. Regis Mumbai is delighted with the association with The American Express for the second edition of its CEO Series. The evening was a spectacular success, a blend of exquisite cuisine curated to perfection for a stellar audience. Renowned for its tradition of innovation and commitment to impeccable service, The St. Regis Mumbai continues to be the best address in the city of Mumbai.”

Sapna M Vats, Director - Luxury Marketing & Special Events at Evolve says, “The second edition of CEO series was huge success and it is an impressive feat achieved by my team. George and his team were a true delight to associate with. The idea behind this annual series is to create opportunities of bringing so many impressive and creative top executives together to build peer relationships and explore opportunities manifold. It was my distinct pleasure to have curated these dinners where we witnessed the amalgamation of luxury and power under one roof, bonding over their common love for food.”


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