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Eat Stay Love | Tapas Treats with Chef Omar Allibhoy

Eat Stay Love teamed with All Things Nice for an exclusive dinner in Mumbai and Delhi.


Earlier in June this year, critically-acclaimed Chef Omar Allibhoy, of Tapas Revolution, London, was brought down to India by All Things Nice to give epicureans a taste of his famous contemporary tapas styled cuisine at two exclusive dinners hosted at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu and Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity. The young chef collaborated with Vishal Atreya, Executive Chef of JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, and Ajay Anand, Culinary Director of Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, to offer an eight-course meal in each of the two cities. During the course of the evening, Allibhoy kept guests entertained with stories from his childhood. He also spoke about his own evolution as a chef, and of his family’s connection with India— his great-grandfather was originally from Mumbai.

The scrumptious tapas was complemented with wines from France, Argentina and Chile, selected and paired with the courses by Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal, CEO—All Things Nice, who co-hosted the evening with Chef Omar Allibhoy. The menu featured Jamon Iberic Con Pan Con Tomate (melt-in-your-mouth Iberian acorn-fed ham that Allibhoy had especially brought with him); Arroz Negro (black seafood rice cooked with squid ink); Pulpo Fritto (fried octopus leg served with mash, smoked paprika and olive oil), and Chuleta de Cordero Moruna (grilled marinated lamb cutlet served with grilled spring onion with nuts and tomato sauce). The menu for vegetarians did not disappoint either. There was the beautifully-plated and delicious Paellas de Verduras (saffron-infused vegetable paella), Berenjenas Rellenas de Pisto (baked aubergine filled with pisto and gratin with béchamel) and the simple yet tasty Pan Con Tomate (grilled bread with garlic, tomato and evoo). The dinners were attended by guests like Christian Rummel, Ignacio Ducasse, Sunil and Krishika Lulla, Sanjiv Walia, Sarika Shetty, Naveen Chawla, Gaurav Gupta, Gagan Rai, Prabodh Agrawal and Sharad Puri. Also seen at the event were: Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, Jose Ramon Baranano, Ajit Pai, Tarun Khattar and Tristan Beau de Lomenie. The wines for the evening were courtesy of Flipsydee, ASPRI, Agnetta International and Grover Zampa and included wines from producers like Robert Giraud’s, Chateau Timberlay, Mythic Mountain, Valdivieso, Bodegas Sierra Cantabria and Concha Y ToroV. Remy Martin VSOP Cognac Fine Champagne was served with Cream Catalona for dessert to round-off the intoxicating evening. Presented by All Things Nice, the event was held in collaboration with Media Partner – Eat Stay Love, Luxury Mobility Partner – BMW Navnit Motors, Airline Partner – Qatar Airways, Wine Partners – Flipsydee, Agnetta International, Aspri Spirits, Grover Zampa, Cognac Partner – Remy Martin, Hotel Partners – Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, JW Marriott Juhu Hotel, and Glassware Partner – Lucaris.

S​ociety Magazine – The 6th Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards

Society Magazine – The 6th Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards
All Things Nice known for their effervescence towards the promotion of fine wine and spirit culture in India successfully organised the sixth edition of the Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards popularly known in the industry as the IWCCA on 13th January 2018 at Sofitel Mumbai BKC. Read more

Where Event – The 6th Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards 2018

Where Event – The 6th Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards 2018 
All Things Nice is based on the simple philosophy of savouring the pleasures of life, to provide an opportunity to relish your senses, tickle your taste buds and give in to the pleasures of indulgence. Read more. 

FnBnews.com – Sofitel Mumbai BKC to host sixth essay of Indian wine awards on Jan 13

FnBnews.com – Sofitel Mumbai BKC to host sixth essay of Indian wine awards on Jan 13 
All Things Nice, known for their continuous efforts to promote fine wines and spirits in India, will organise the sixth edition of the Indian Wine Consumer Choice Awards (IWCCA) at Sofitel Mumbai BKC between 2pm and 6pm on January 13, 2018. 

Events High – Come be a judge!

Events High | Come be a judge!
The Aim Of The Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards (IWCCA) Is To Give Indian Consumers An Opportunity To Judge For Themselves And On Behalf Of Other Consumers The Best Indian Wines Available In The Country. Read more.

Mid Day – Grape Jury

Mid-day (Daily Dossier), Page no. 04, August 29, 2017


When he isn’t sharing reccos on the perfect wine-and-food pairings, sommelier Nikhil Agarwal is busy judging wine competitions on the international stage. After judging a wine event in Frankfurt early this year, Agarwal will be off to Hong Kong next week, where he is part of a global jury panel for the sixth edition of Decanter Asia Wine Awards. Considered the continent’s leading wine competition, it invites over 2,500 entries, including Indian labels. All go through a rigorous blind tasting by the jury. “Indian wines have done well in the past at this competition. However, I have no clue about the list this year. I’m looking forward to catching up with my colleagues in the wine industry from all over the world and trying a large number of wines in a blind tasting,” he shared.