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An Exquisite Evening with Michelin Star Chef Stéphane Gaborieau at Sofitel Mumbai BKC by All Things Nice

23/10/2019

Mumbai, 20th October 2019: All Things Nice presents an evening with Michelin Star Chef Stéphane Gaborieau, as he teams up with Executive Chef Neeraj Rawoot and the culinary team of Sofitel Mumbai BKC. In 2004, Chef Stephane Gaborieau won the title ‘Best Chef of France’ and was awarded his first Michelin Star in 2008 for his restaurant Le Pergolèse in Paris.

Chef Stéphane Gaborieau and Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal co-hosted the evening and spoke to the gathering of 75 guests, who were treated to a phenomenal dinner experience.

Chef Stéphane Gaborieau presented a fabulous 5 course menu showcasing his style of cuisine, which respects products and flavours, paired with Indian and International wines by Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal – CEO All Things Nice. 

These exquisite dinners were paired with Grover Zampa Soirée Brut, Art Collection Rosé, Vijay Amritraj Réserve Collection White and Chêne Grande Réserve from Grover Zampa Vineyards, Bodegas Valdemar Blanco, Spain from Flipsydee and Premius Bordeaux Rouge from Monika Enterprise.

Our partners for this event included our co-sponsor Hafele, French luxury hotel, Sofitel Mumbai BKC and TWG Tea.  

Guests for the evening included: Mr. & Mrs. Loic Dereux – CEO Lubricants Total Oil India Pvt. Ltd., Mr. & Mrs. Christian Gaston – Managing Director South Asia Pierre Fabre Cosmetic, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Billard – Chief Financial Officer Sanofi India & South Asia, Mr. & Mrs. Thierry Laurain – CFO L’Oreal India, Ms. Sonia Barbry – Consul General of France in Mumbai, Mr. & Mrs. Stephane De Meurville – Managing Director Moet Hennessy India, Mr. & Mrs. Antoine Castel – Chief Country Officer India & CEO Societe Generale India, Pierre Labail – Founder & Director Suzette and Kitchen Garden, Ms. Nisha Agarwal – Actress and Mr. Parvin Dabas & Ms. Preeti Jhangiani – Actor & Actress. 

Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal of All Things Nice on hosting this Michelin dinner with Chef Stéphane Gaborieau in Mumbai: ‘I’m glad we got to give Mumbai a dose of fantastic cuisine and French joie de vivre. The French community in Mumbai came out in full support of Chef Stéphane’s visit which was a pleasure to see and it gives us the necessary encouragement to bring more Chefs from different parts of the world to India.’

On the occasion, Mr. Vikas Kapai, General Manager, Sofitel Mumbai BKC said, “It was our pleasure to welcome Michelin Star Chef Stéphane Gaborieau to curate an exclusive 5-course dinner serving delectable Parisian dishes. The epicurean extravaganza was led by our Executive Chef Neeraj Rawoot and assisted by his expert culinary team. Fine wines were paired by Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal, CEO All Things Nice, for an unmatched food and beverage evening. Sofitel Mumbai BKC is known to create benchmarks of excellence in international cuisine and is happy to bring these exquisite experiences to the city, in the gastronomy space.”

The guests enjoyed the following menu:

Grover Zampa Soirée Brut 2017, Nandi Hills, India

First course

Wild mushroom croquette, cream of artichoke with walnut oil, artichoke chips

Conde Valdemar Blanco 2017, Rioja, Spain

Second course

Charlotte of candied vegetables, emulsion of basil leaves with pine nuts

Grover Vijay Amritraj Réserve Collection White 2016, Nandi Hills, India

Third course

Sea bass in black olive crust, citrus fennel compote, star anise fish fumet

or

Fresh pasta cannelloni, julienne of root vegetables with saffron, espelette pepper coulis

Grover Art Collection Rosé 2017, Nandi Hills, India

Fourth course

Chicken ballotine stuffed with tarragon lobster, truffle potato press, reduced jus

or

Fresh pasta cannelloni, julienne of root vegetables with saffron, espelette pepper coulis

Vegetable broth risotto, zucchini mousse with pesto

Premius Bordeaux Rouge 2015, Bordeaux, France

Grover Chêne Grande Réserve 2015, Nandi Hills, India

Fifth course

Bavarian dome of exotic fruits, curry flavoured coulis

TWG’s Silver Moon Tea

About All Things Nice:

All Things Nice (ATN) is a platform to introduce and educate the Indian consumer on all things nice ranging from wines, cognacs, single malts and beer to cheese, charcuterie and gourmet food. ATN works with corporates in the financial and luxury sector in their client engagement and client acquisition activities through innovative events and services. The company also offers consultancy to restaurants, hotels, retail chains and airlines and Indian and international brands in the luxury food and drink sector. Additionally,

ATN is engaged with producers of wine, importers of wine & spirit and international wine & spirit brands available in India as well as Michelin and top Chefs from across the globe.

All Things Nice has been conceptualized by Nikhil Agarwal who studied wine and spirits in London, accredited with the Wine Australia scholarship and appointed as Wine Australia’s A+ Educator in India.

He also holds a Diploma in Single Malt Whisky from the Edinburgh Whisky Academy. Nikhil is a certified and well recognized sommelier, writer, international wine and spirits judge and TV personality.  He was one amongst five contenders worldwide (90 countries) nominated by the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London, for The Julian Brand Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry. The ultra-luxury BlackBook magazine has listed Nikhil Agarwal as one of their TOP 100 – Indian Luxury’s Most Influential.

Nikhil has been featured on TV channels such as NDTV Profit, Times Now, Bloomberg TV and ET Now. CNBC did a feature on Nikhil as part of the show ‘Young Turks’ in 2013 and Discovery Channel featured him in the show The Flying Wine Maker. The show is currently being telecasted in 116 countries and was viewed by over 66 million people.

Nikhil was voted as India’s TOP 10 Movers & Shakers in Verve magazine in June 2014 and has been invited by trade organizations from around the world like HKTDC, SIAL to speak about the Indian wine and spirits industry in international markets. He is also adviser to ProWein in India.

About Sofitel Hotels & Resorts

Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is an ambassador of modern French style, culture and art-de-vivre around the world. Established in 1964, Sofitel is the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France with over 120 chic and remarkable hotels in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Sofitel exudes a refined and understated sense of modern luxury, always blending a touch of French decadence with the very best of the locale. The Sofitel collection includes such notable hotels as Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, Sofitel London St James, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Sofitel is part of Accor, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group that invites travelers to feel welcome in 4,800 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.

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