· ushers in the Yuletide Spirit in right spirit with Actress Sonalee Chaudhri, Swastika Dutta, Kyusha Biswas and singer Soumitra Ray.
The season of making plum cakes with nuts, fruits and spices is finally here. Ibiza the Fern Resort & Spa , Kolkata has hosted a grand cake mixing ceremony today in the verdant lawn basking in the sunlight and rapture of the ravishing December month. A galaxy of stars including Actress Sonalee Chaudhury, , Singer Soumitra Ray and Actress Swatika Dutta and Kyusha Biswas joined the Cake Mixing Ceremony at Ibiza today .
The cake mixing was initiated by Subhadip Basu – General Manager & Zaffar Rahman – EAM (F&B), Ibiza The Fern Resort & Spa Kolkata. Other chefs , resort staff, the residents and non-resident guests rolled up their sleeves and donned the Christmas hats to plunge into a hearty mixing of dry fruits, nuts , raisins and syrups galore.
“Cake Mixing is an ancient traditional festival marking the onset of harvest season in the western countries . We also embraced this culture here that ushers in the Christmas festival in right earnest. It is also a ritual performed to welcome happiness and prosperity. The more hands that go into it the better the flavour of the cake. We at Ibiza The Fern Resort & Spa Kolkata have a full-fledged bakery and churn out cakes of all sorts of flavours. We celebrate the ritual every year with fun and frolic. We are delighted to have gracious presence of Singer Soumitra Ray., Actress Sonalee Chaudhuri, Swastika Dutta, Kyusha Biswas. ” said Subhadip Basu, GM – Ibiza the Fern Resort & Spa Kolkata.
The cake mixing began with handing over the aprons, gloves and Santa caps to the guests and celebrities. This was followed by the chefs, other staff members of the hotel and guests coming together to mix the ingredients. The process began with adding the fruits and nuts to a large container and pouring the spirits. Then the mixture was tossed and turned till they were drenched in the spirit. Christmas décor and live crooning added immensely to the camaraderie of the event. This was followed by a scrumptious spread by the culinary maestros of the hotel to celebrate the festivities with a perfect blend of Christmas spirit and cheer. It was a tremendous task of mixing an assorted 35 kgs of fruits with 12 litres of wine, whiskey, beer, brandy, vodka and rum! For almost 30 days, the mix will be allowed to steep before their special Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings and Dundee cakes come out of the oven.