ICEX brings second edition of the Spanish Extravaganza to India

The second edition of the ‘Spanish Extravaganza’ was held in Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, from November 23-25. The three-day experience presented by Food & Wines from Spain, celebrated Spain’s finest flavours at The Chambers. Seven culinary masters and two Michelin-Starred Chefs combined their exemplary knowledge, trademark styles and unique recipes to present a signature experience like none other.

Commenting on the collaboration, Taljinder Singh, Area Director, Mumbai Hotels and General Manager, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai said, “The Taj Mahal Palace has for decades brought in the best of global experiences, be it in terms of luxury or cuisine. Our tryst with Spanish culture and food was a massive success last year and we are utterly delighted to host the second edition of Spanish Extravaganza.”

“We aim to promote Spanish culture in India and cuisine is indeed the cornerstone of any culture. This exclusive event brings together a curated experience for Indians to enthral them with the best of Spain and its delicacies,” said the Spanish Embassy Economic Counsellor, José Vicente Pérez López.

The Spanish Extravaganza unravelled the exquisite secrets of Spanish culinary arts. Guests were spoilt for choice with the specially curated menu by Michelin-starred chefs Miguel Barrera Barrachina and Ignacio Solana Perez, paella master Santi Almuina and offerings from tapas gurus Maria Varela and Alvaro Villasante. Traditional Spanish wines, carefully selected by sommeliers Manuel Corralero, Jon Adoni Rementeria, Alejandro Paadin and Magandeep Singh came together to enhance the experience.

The stellar team presented its craft in the form of two experiences spread over the duration of the tour. The five-course fine dining Michelin dinner experience at The Chambers Dining Room was accompanied by live music and an exclusive wine-paired menu featuring Spanish wines. Alternately, guests savoured the Paella and Tapas experiences at The Chambers Lawn where live cooking stations were brought alive the flavours of the Mediterranean country under a winter sky.

To add to the entertainment quotient at the gala, Javier Gomez, Tamara Lucio, Jose Luis Vidal ‘El Lebri and Sebas Sanchez performed the traditional dance form, flamenco accompanied with foot tapping music pieces.