Mumbai: Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, the picturesque beach-property by Accor hosted an exclusive Vegan Masterclass with Chef Sebastien Kardinal, a prominent activist and culinary expert leading the international surge towards veganism. Celebrating the 20 Novotel properties in India, Chef Kardinal’s visit was part of the experiences and campaigns planned for the Novotel brand. During his India tour, Chef Kardinal will be hosting various experiences until 3rd December 2019 at Novotel properties in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata and New Delhi to showcase unique gastronomical skills.

Chef Sebastien Kardinal’s specialization lies in revising French and international gastronomic specialties and crafting their vegan versions. Guests discovered the secrets to great vegan cooking as they relished an array of delectable dishes such as Basquaise and Shepherd’s pie, Blanquette Old and Stuffed Tomatoes and more.

With Chef Kardinal’s expertise, our in-house chefs as well as our guests learned how vegan cuisine has revolutionised the culinary space. Plus Que Parfait along with Business France helped us organise the chef’s visit to showcase French vegan cuisine in the country.

In India, Accor has successfully launched 20 Novotel properties in 15 cities over the years and going stronger each day. With impeccable service at each property, various exclusive experiences and delectable food and beverage options, Novotel hotels are truly your home away from home. Food and beverage are vital elements across our Novotel properties and keeping in sync with the global pillars, we have refreshed our breakfast offering. Our endeavour is to curating pleasing dishes with unique presentations and keeping the food items fresh, regional and authentic. Keeping in mind the tea and coffee lovers, Novotel provides locally sourced high-quality finest selection from India. For our MICE offerings, our hotels have started curated personalised products and services with increased focus on the glocal trends in terms of food, training employees and overall presentation as well.

“It was great to have Chef Sébastien Kardinal at Novotel properties in India and our guests as well as our chefs learnt many new things from him. We at Accor are completely responsible for giving our guests sustainable produce and believe that we should give back more to the planet than what we take. Having Chef Sébastien all the way from France is one such great initiative.” said, Ganapathy Mallya- Director of Culinary Transformation for Novotel Hotels India.

Rifaquat Ali Khan Mirza, Co-founder Plus Que Parfait shared “We at Plus Que Parfait (‘more than perfect’ in French) establish a link between the French culinary & hospitality ecosystem and the Indian hospitality Industry backed by strong well-established associations and understanding of both countries. These activities range from curated culinary experiences and workshops to training and brand enhancements. We are pleased to curate Chef Sebastian Kardinal’s Vegan Masterclass tour in association with Accor across Novotel hotels in India, where we share a common culinary belief system”

The engaging masterclass was followed by a sumptuous lunch buffet, which included crafted vegan specialties by Chef Sebastien Kardinal for one to savour.