FabFurnish.com caught up with Chef Girish Krishnan, Executive Chef, JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity to host a perfect Christmas High Tea.
Here's a sneak peek.
My Fab Style
What are you most inspired by?
Smile on the faces of my guests and all the challenges that come with being a chef--those last minute menu-missing scenarios to unique requests from guests such as "cook me a crisp parantha with minimum butter".
From sports to food, how did it happen?
Coming from a military background and always travelling from one place to another--I ended up tasting different cuisines-which led to my love for food. It was here that nature conspired and turned me into a passionate chef!
What are you cooking for family, this Christmas?
Desserts--to end the Christmas dinner on a sweet note.
Where would we find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Well, first half in the hotel--setting things right--and second half-on the highway biking some 25-30 odd kilometers. Bliss!
My Fab Pick
You favorite cuisine
Your favorite restaurant
Now, that's a tough one! My restaurant preference varies from one cuisine to another. Like when it comes to Tandoori Chicken, I love to go to Alkauser, R K Puram. Well, I am most fond of street food joints because they have their own recipes-which have been with them since generations!
Your favorite drink to hang out with?
Wine. I also love my meat with a glass of Moet!
What's that must-have when hosting a Christmas dinner?
Roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, roasted meat and plum cakes & puddings to end with.
⋅ In a bowl, mix all the rum soaked ingredients and keep aside
⋅ Take a mixing bowl and add butter and brown sugar--mix it well.
⋅ Using whisk gradually add the eggs, then water
⋅ Now fold in the rum soaked ingredients, mix well and then add the flour
⋅ Pour the mixture in butter coated molds
⋅ Bake it for 45 minutes at 180*C
Starting from the left; Chef Keshia D'souza, Junior Sous Chef, Chef Girish Krishnan, Executive Chef and Anand Ale, Pastry Sous Chef
"For a Chef, every day brings excitement. From organizing the day to managing last minute goof--ups and whipping up perfectly succulent dishes for guests-the satisfaction is amazing", says Chef Girish Krishnan,
From Ginger bread, Xmas cake and Chocolate Santa to macaroons, hot tea and a glass of wine-you would require everything when hosting an unfussy yet fabulous Christmas soiree. Set the mood right and add Christmas cheer with wreath, cherry red lantern and gifts.