Cake mixing festival at Peninsula Grand Hotel Mumbai
Mumbai, November 18, 2013: Christmas is around the corner and preludes to the celebrations have begun with the traditional ritual of cake mixing starting all over the world. Peninsula Grand Hotel, Mumbai’s premier and finest business hotel, will usher in the season by hosting the traditional ‘Cake Mixing Festival’ at Peninsula Restaurant on 19th November at 2 pm.
Team Peninsula Grand Hotel and its guests will enthusiastically participate under the guidance of Executive Chef, Crystal Mendonca to mix all the ingredients that go into the cake, served during Christmas.
During the ceremony, Crystal Mendonca, Executive Chef, Peninsula Grand Hotel will be guiding the guests to mix an array of ingredients including Raisins, Cashewnuts, Figs, Apricots, Mix Spice, Candied Orange and Lemon peel to make the perfect Christmas cake.
“Christmas is no fun without the traditional Christmas cake; and making this cake is no quick and easy task. Preparations begin months in advance. During this ceremony, the chefs and all our executives participate in this ritual. We consider this a ritual to usher in the festive season, the good tidings, happiness and lots of Christmas cakes,” expresses Chef Mendonca.
Speaking on the history of cake-mixing ceremony, Chef Mendonca said it dates back to 17th century in Europe. The ceremony marked the arrival of the harvest season. During this time, lots of fruits and nuts were harvested and used in the making of the traditional plum cake.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Shahid Nasim, F&B Manager, Peninsula Grand Hotel, says, “Festivals break all boundaries and brings people together in celebration. The first step towards making the cake is the mixing process, formally called the cake-mixing ceremony. It is a ritual religiously followed the world over, and is said to be a harbinger of good tidings and happiness.”
For those of who haven’t yet got their fingers in the traditional cake mixing pot, its time you gear yourself up to enjoy the fruits of your labour during this Christmas season.