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    The Grand Opening of the Masters of Food and Wine series at Park Hyatt, was a great start to the anticipated culinary festival, setting the stage for the week to follow. As usual, guests were spoilt for choice, opting for bite-sized portions at various stations in an attempt to try everything. We started with a baked brie and beef bourguignon at the French counter, moving on to crispy tacos and guacamole for some Latin American flavour, and then the star attraction, the Korean station manned by visiting chefs Eunseok Yand and Kyunchon Lee. While most of us played it safe with the tried and tested binimbap, both chefs encouraged us to give the other dishes a shot. Korean pancakes, flavoursome broths and a cinnamon punch to cool you down, should the fiery after-taste be too much.
    1The fashion brigade had loads to do this Saturday, stopping off first at Collage for an exclusive preview of Shivan and Narresha��s Cruise Resorta��15 collection. Inspired by the canvases of abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko, the designers presented a line that was sophisticated, edgy and I must say, bringing some serious heat. Maillots, dresses and saris, in shades of ruby, cerulean and topaz, were presented in an interactive format, where besides the professionals, guests were encouraged to try on and model the pieces. They were also given a quick demo on how to style the various separates according to their body types and vacation needs. Getting a lot of attention was the a�?bikini saria��, made popular by Sushmita Sen, who walked the ramp recently for the duo. The designers also offered this type of look as a a�?sexy solutiona�� to women who want to look great but arena��t comfortable baring-all.
    Later in the week, Magnum ice cream launched their fourth variant, Choco-Cappuccino. The stars of the event were Asiaa��s best pastry chef, Janice Wong, and World Barista Champion Fritz Storm, who put up a fun, sundae-making session that the guests, who varied from socialites to entrepreneurs and fashion designers, thoroughly enjoyed.
    Elsewhere, an evening of Korean tea and Tteok (rice cakes) marked the inauguration of the new InKo Centre at Adyar. After the centre was inaugurated by Korean Consul General Kyungsoo Kim, Venu Srinivasan (TVS Motor Company MD) and B S Seo (Hyundai Motor India MD), a Korean percussion and string band E-Do, performed.


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