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Magnum Masterclass - Coffee, Chocolate and Icecream

Magnum icecreams, Unilever’s premium adult icecream brand launched its fourth variant, Magnum Choco Cappuccino. I was invited to have a preview of the same. 

Here's a photo tour...

The venue - JW Marriott, Bangalore...


To bring alive the distinct flavors of Coffee and Chocolate, Magnum brought together the World Masters - Janice Wong, Asia’s best pastry chef & the culinary expert on all things sweet with Fritz Storm, World Barista Champion & a well-known authority on coffee, to create a decadent experience for dessert aficionados...

Fritz Storm, International Barista Coach and Coffee Art Guru, gave a first-hand experience into the captivating world of coffee and brewing, discussing coffee production, its selection, quality and local coffee while also sharing a few handy tips on how to create the perfect brew at home...



Meanwhile, Chef Janice Wong spoke about the goodness of chocolate, fusing several unusual ingredients together to create desserts that resemble art, her devotion to Choco-Art, et al...



Janice demonstrating the easy Chocolate Mousse recipe, made from chocolate, egg-white powder and egg-white...

Here's the recipe... 







The masters came together to co-create their own Magnum inspired desserts made by fusing rich Belgian chocolate and aromatic coffee along with different scrumptious toppings.


Bubbly chocolate coffee champagne...


Mocha Martini...

Finally, I got to bite into the Magnum Choco Cappuccino. Made from a divine combination of coffee & chocolate, Magnum Choco-Cappuccino is made up of creamy vanilla ice cream, infused with swirls of smooth cappuccino sauce covered in thick cracking Belgian chocolate coated with sweet crunchy pieces that deliver a distinctive ‘crack’ with every bite. 


Leaving you with some evidence of the smile-inducing capability of chocolates, coffee and icecream...









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Rohan at 10 months


We gave Rohan his first hair cut in his sleep...


Now a days he doles out generous smiles to everyone...



Bonding... 

A temple visit

On our recent trip to Kerala, we visited the Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple. It is an ancient Hindu temple where Shiva is the main deity.


Pizzas, pastas and more!

I was invited to Café Mangii, Bangalore to review the ongoing Pizza Festival. 

Here's a photo tour...


Café Mangii is located on the 3rd floor of Orion Mall. The view of the majestic World Trade Center compliments the alfresco ambiance...


The wood fired oven is ready...


My boy is eager to see the pizzas being made...


We start with the Minestrone soup...


Ham Burger...


Meanwhile, the pizzas are topped...

And, they go into the oven...

There are other things to be had while the pizzas are baked. 
Buffalo Wings...


Mezze Platter...


Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad...


Watermelon and Feta Salad...


Spaghetti Aglio E Olio...


Fusilli Mama Rosa...


Spaghetti has always been one of his favorite foods...

The Pizzas are ready.
Gringo chilly pizza..

Desi Pizza...


Calzone Carneltini...

Calzone Carneltini is a pizza stuffed with chicken ham salami, smoked ham, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, ricotta mushrooms and caramelized onions...


The French Connection...


The boy loved it...


Some drinks...

Tandoori Chicken Pizza...


Peri Peri Chicken Pizza...

Loved this too...


Singaporean Merlion Pizza prepared with Garlic tossed calamari, grilled fish shreds, red onions, cherry tomatoes and roasted garlic...


Garlic Butter Prawns...


Should have left some space for dessert...


There's always space for Brownie...


and Apple tart...


and Bailey Chocolate Mousse..



and Tiramisu...


The boy finally turns into an elf after eating all the magically yummy food...


Café Mangii has some good selection of wines...




And also a heavy selection of scotches to choose from...


Many thanks to the hosts Kaushik and Deepak for inviting us to a wonderful afternoon...


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