FHW Staff – Mumbai
Lake Como’s luxury resort CastaDiva Resort & Spa located on the east side of Lake Como, Italy is scheduled to hold an exclusive pop up gourmet experience for the India market with an aim to promote and position its presence in this region. The gourmet experience will roll out at the The Ambassador Hotel, Mumbai from February 8-13, 2014 headed by Chef Alessio Mecozzi of CastaDiva Resort & Spa. The team of CastaDiva will be in Mumbai for six nights and will share their Italian specialities at The Ambassador’s Society Restaurant.
German born, Chef Mecozzi has worked in some of the finest five-star hotels from St Tropez and Tuscany to New York. Focused on his art for food, he marries traditional Italian with modern twists effortlessly. Speaking on this gourmet initiative, Andrea Luri, general manager, CastaDiva Resort & Spa stated, “Chef Mecozzi, known for his quality Italian cuisine, will bring his culinary experience from around the world, and expert knowledge of fresh seasonal ingredients to Mumbai. Diners will be offered a five course menu, signature dishes such as ‘Eggplants parmigiana style with parmesan fondue’ and ‘Red cow parmesan cheese creamy risotto with duck ragú’, followed by a home style Tiramisu to provide a sweet finale. A wine-paired menu will also be offered and recommended to enhance the experience of CastaDiva Resort & Spa.” Culinary consulting firm Cellar Door Hospitality, will also share their domain expertise for the event.
The resort was inaugurated on May 29, 2010 and is considered to be the first resort of Lake Como, the only eco-friendly resort in the area.