Playboy India launched one of its first Playboy Beer Garden in the world in Pune. It is owned by PB Lifestyle Ltd.
They have an extensive outdoor space and swanky indoor space,which can accommodate almost 300-400 guests.
I was lucky enough as the BTeam extended an invite for a Traditional Cake Mixing Festival.
So what exactly is this cake mixing festival?
Christmas is no fun without traditional Christmas Cake,isn’t it?
The history of the cake mixing ceremony dates back to the 17th century,when it marked the arrival of the harvest season. During this time lots of fruits and nuts were harvested and prepared to go into the making of the traditional plum cake. The mix was saved up for the next harvest season with the hope that the coming year would bring with it another abundant year.
All the ladies were handed over chef caps,aprons and gloves and were invited to mix all the ingredients together. The cake mix was prepared by mixing of dry fruits such as raisins,glazed dates,cherries,candied orange,pistachios,cashews,candied ginger chips and almonds with whisky,brandy,rum and red wine.
We loved getting our hands sticky with all the mixtures of the alcohol and mixing all the ingredients together using our muscle power and slyly tasting both fruit and alcohol for our own check of approval before mixing it all together!
Once all the fruits were laid out,spices such as cinnamon powder,nutmeg powder,cardamom powder,clove powder were sprinkled into the mix and finished with honey,chocolate sauce,caramel gel.
The colors and aromas that started to surface were fantastic! The drinks were flowing and everyone was in high spirits with great atmosphere.
It was a wonderful experience and enjoyed by all!
The soaked mix was put into containers to be left for a few weeks for the fruits to soak up the alcohol to give us a very moist cake with juicy dried fruits.
The event was followed by high tea with the luxury of a beautiful array of teas from India and across the globe.
We were served with smoothies,mocktails and cocktails.
I had the Very Berry Smoothie – A thick shake with a blend of apple juice with raspberry and blackberry puree,yogurt and vanilla served in a mason jar was an absolute delight!
Roasted pepper with feta – A simple sandwich with bell peppers,lettuce,tomato and pesto.
Baked Bean Tarts – Savory tarts with baked beans and cheese. Simple yet delish.
Margarita Pizza- Hand tossed pizza baked to perfection! Thin crust pizza with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil.#CheesyDelight
Banoffee Pie – Golden Brulee bananas with sticky toffee and chocolate shavings with whipped cream and choco chips. A treat to both,eyes as well as taste buds.#HighlyRecommended
So if you are looking forward to some good food,music and drinks? This is the place to be.