Tender Loving Nose is always keen to collaborate on events that aren't run off the mill, that beat the ordinary and that create unusual experiences and encounters, while capturing every whim and fancy...So when the lovely peeps at DSSC asked us to be a part of a completely exclusive charity supper, we jumped at the chance to bring our signature sensory experience to this special dinner.
The Secret Charity Supper was organised by DSSSC along with Arjun Sharma (President, Select Hotels Group) who hosted a fine-dine sit down secret supper on the hidden & never-seen-before terrace of Select CITYWALK, New Delhi.
The food was elevated with the stunning Australian wine (Yalumba) courtesy La Cave.
A stellar table spread by Select Group and the customary and charming name tags by DSSC!!
TLN brought together for the first time a "SCENT PAIRED DINING EXPERIENCE" wherein, each course was paired by a unique perfume which infused the notes of the very dish the diners were about to experience.
Each course was preceded by a fun scent activity, where the diners were asked to sniff the scent cards sprayed with aromatic ingredients from the dish while a quirky "prop" was scented by a complementary perfume.
My job was to introduce the course with a scent activity and poetic intro for each course!!
" Before we start our starters, I give you a quirky conversation starter – the paper ‘moochh’!
Place it on your face, look at the person to your left and giggle, inhale that gnarly garlic aroma and give your nostrils a wriggle.
Lemon from sicily gives your pasta a fresh kick, while the tarty tomato will ensure a finger lick.
Holy basil from the gardens will make this moment in time cease, before you begin do not forget to smell that blue cheese!”
“Now its time for Sorbet before the mains you shall devour, enjoy this pomegranate sweetness while you sharpen your smelling power.
Lime makes this granita zesty and sour…before you gulp it down don’t forget to smell that flower!”
“Before the mains make their way, there’s a little story I should say
…picture an old private library, where a man sits on a couch of leather, as he pens down his thoughts on dry parchment using a quill of feather,
smoke from is wooden pipe fills the air…this story remains to be continued for now enjoy this spectacular gastronomical affaire.”
“After this hearty meal, there can be only one great way to seal this deal. However since this is a special supper there is not ONE, not TWO but THREE sweet treats!
Creamy yoghurt works its magic in the cannelloni. The kiwi and the strawberry make up an organic fruit cream that is also Dairy free.
These grapes are not sour and to say that this banana is banal would be a lie, and it would be a slightly less sweet ending without the pistachio nuttiness in the pie.”
All proceeds from this event were donated to the children of Project Armaan from Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group.
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