ITC Hotels tie up with the Macallan for culinary collaboration

Creating 7-course gourmet experience at Avartana


December 12, 2023

/ By / New Delhi

ITC Hotels tie up with the Macallan for culinary collaboration

Gourmands in India can soon look forward to a unique experience at ITC Hotels

Luxury hotel brand ITC Hotels has entered into a partnership with the Macallan to create epicurean delights at its Avartana restaurant.

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ITC Hotels, a leading luxury hospitality group in India, has signed an agreement with the Macallan, a leading Scottish single malt whisky, to co-create epicurean delights that pair food with the appropriate the Macallan whiskies.

According to a press statement, the collaboration brings together ITC’s Avartana, ranked 30th in Asia’s Best 50 restaurants, with the Macallan for creating a bespoke culinary experience, paired with whisky.

Macallan Double Cask

The statement adds that the unique pairing harmonises various drinks, notably the Macallan Double Cask (12-years-old), the Macallan Double Cask (15-years-old) and the Macallan Sherry Oak Cask (12-years-old) perfectly with their rich, sweet, balanced notes such as vanilla, toffee and cinnamon with the meticulously crafted seven-course menu that celebrates the rich tapestry of southern flavours.

ITC Hotels tie up with Macallan for culinary collaboration

The hotel group says that each dish is thoughtfully curated to underscore classic tastes and timeless ingredients. These include pan-seared seabass accompanied by mini appams, drumstick dumplings immersed in a moringa broth, uthukuli chicken paired with Malabar parotta and butter toffee. Guests can also savour asparagus and coconut stew, where turmeric-infused coconut broth embraces delicate idiyappam. The group adds that guests can conclude their culinary journey on a sweet note with fennel panna cotta adorned with angel hair caramel.

Madhu Rajigani

Madhu Rajigani

“We are excited to announce our creative collaboration with Avartana, aiming to curate an immersive and unforgettable experience for our discerning audience. The Macallan has consistently been synonymous with uncompromising quality and craftsmanship, and this collaboration serves as a testament to our steadfast commitment to delivering extraordinary moments,” says Madhu Rajigani, Brand Ambassador for The Macallan in India.

Manisha Bhasin

Manisha Bhasin

“ITC Hotels is known for showcasing the finest culinary traditions, guided by researching new concepts through its signature brand portfolio. Ranked 30 in Asia’s Best 50, Avartana’s exclusive 7-course pairing menu for ITC Club Prive members at ITC Maurya, New Delhi pays tribute to an experience that enthralls and surprises the senses. Chef Nikhil Nagpal and team Avartana at ITC Hotels pick and choose the choicest of fresh ingredients and seasonal produce, reinventing haute cuisine fine dining into an evolved art,” says Manisha Bhasin, Corporate Executive Chef at ITC Hotels.

The statement adds that the collaboration is aligned with ITC Hotels’ ethos to featuring unique concepts in modernist iterations and progressive renditions while firmly being rooted to the traditional flavours and ingredients of peninsular India. 



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