Budding Chefs, Mixologists Create Gourmet Magic with U.S. Premium Agricultural Products at 14th edition of uppercrust food and wine show

| Updated: Jan 30, 2017 23:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 30 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Mumbai witnessed the most premium Culinary & Mixology Competition for budding chefs and mixologists at the coveted UpperCrust Food and Wine Show today. In addition to the excitement and the grandeur, the competition also turned out to be a great platform for the budding talent to be seen by the key visitors and industry experts. The prime objective of this campaign was to highlight the uniqueness of the following U.S. Premium Agricultural Products in the Indian HRI Industry: U.S. Cranberries, Washington Apples, USA Pears, California Walnuts and U.S. Pecans. The show got an excellent start with Mr. Adam Branson, Senior Agricultural Attache for Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai along with other dignitaries, gracing the occasion for the inauguration ceremony. Talking about the association, Adam Branson said, "It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of this culinary extravaganza. India is an important market for us and we strive to bring in the best products to our discerning consumers. This show is a wonderful opportunity for our target audience to taste and experience a wide range of U.S. Premium Agricultural Products." The Culinary and Mixology Competition was a great success with participation from over 16 chefs and mixologists from Mumbai and other cities from West India. Enthusiastic and talented participants created innovative recipes using the finest U.S. Premium Agricultural Products such as U.S. Cranberries, Washington Apples, USA Pears, California Walnuts and U.S. Pecans as the main ingredients. Chef Vikas Vibhuti from Trident, Bandra Kurla and Vishal Hariharan from Hyatt Regency were declared as the winners of the Culinary and Mixology Competition respectively. The winning creations were USA Pear Mousse with Caramelized Washington Apple, California Walnut microwave sponge, Washington Apple foam and Bed n Breakfast chosen by the esteemed jury comprising members of the organizing committee and reputedFood and Beverage industry members. Talking about the initiative, Mr. Keith Sunderlal, India representative, U.S Cranberry Marketing Committee, said: "We would like to congratulate the winners of the Culinary and Mixology Competition for creating such innovative recipes using US Premium Agricultural Products. Clearly, the participants have taken the competition to another level by their outstanding performance. We are extremely motivated by the response we got from the participants as well as the visitors. Looking at the show's success, we are confident that we managed to strike the right chord with our audience." (ANI-BusinessWireIndia)