Christmas high tea-chef girish krishnan 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.

christmas cake

⋅ 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

XMAS Cook 'n Dine Shop
Chef girish krishnan and team

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.

Decorative Items
Tea party items