Jacob’s Creek, the Australian wine brand owned by the second largest wine and Spirits Company in the world, Pernod Ricard, introduced its global concept of ‘The Reserve Table’ in India this year. After hosting two successful experiences in Bangalore and New Delhi, the company held the final one at The Terrace Garden, ITC Grand Central, Mumbai recently.
With more than 100 special guests including wine and food professionals, hospitality industry professionals and celebrities attending the event the Mumbai edition offered a unique ‘Longest Reserve Table’ experience. The idea behind the ‘The Reserve Table’ concept is to bring together people with a shared love of great cuisine and fine wines to share their stories, experiences, while celebrating the premium wines offered by Jacob’s Creek Reserve.
The Longest Reserve Table is a result of Jacob’s Creek Reserve partnership with leading 5-star hotels across metro cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Gurgaon; where the chefs are challenged to push boundaries and create dishes to complement select wines from the Jacob’s Creek Reserve range sourced from some of Australia’s most premium wine regions- the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills. Commenting on the launch, Kartik Mohindra, Business Head – International Brands at Pernod Ricard India said, “Jacob’s Creek Reserve Table offers consumers a unique dining experience, showcasing our premium range of Jacob’s Creek Reserve wines and their versatility with various cuisines.” Kuldeep Bhartee, General Manager, ITC Grand Central Mumbai added, “This is indeed a unique way to showcase the exquisite menu crafted by our Executive Chef paired with fine wines. We look forward to offer more such unique culinary experiences to our guests.” The experience commenced with ITC’s signature hors d’oeuvres with Jacob’s Creek’s signature sparkling wine, the Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Cuvee. ITC Grand Central’s Executive Chef Bhaskar Sankhari paired the wines with a well-curated menu. The dinner at the Reserve Table started with Indian kebabs such as Silbatte ke Khasta kebab with Sheermal and Tali Subz machli or Gucci Badam ke Shikampur and Doodhiya kebab paired with Jacob’s Creek Classic Shiraz Cabernet. The main course featured epicurean delights such as Gosht ke Nihari with Taaftan and Bharwan Paneer Pasanda with Tawe ka Waraqi Paratha from Hyderabadi kitchen with Jacob’s Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. The special Biranj course offered Gosht Bohri Biryani and Kathal Ki Biryani paired perfectly with Jacobs Creek Reserve Barossa Shiraz. The dinner concluded with saffron and almoroso flavoured baked Rosogulla with Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Rosé leaving sweet memories of this culinary experience. Post ‘The Reserve Table’ experience; Jacob’s Creek plans to extend the promotion by offering 3-course meals paired with wines from its portfolio in four leading restaurants in each city until end of April. For online booking to ‘Reserve Table’ visit www.reservetableindia.com. Wines served at The Reserve Table experience – Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Cuvee Jacob’s Creek Classic Shiraz Cabernet Jacob’s Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Jacob’s Creek Reserve Barossa Shiraz Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Rosé