-CB News Desk
Bengaluru: After successfully launching the “Treasure Trail of Taste” back in June, Hilton Seychelles continues to follow Pirate Olivier Levasseur’s path by introducing the second part of this unique culinary journey: The Spice Route, inspired by India. Hilton Seychelles Labriz and Hilton Seychelles Northolme will welcome award-winning star chef Akhilesh Pathak from the prestigious hotel Conrad Bangalore.
The “Treasure Trail of Taste” is a series of gastronomic events inspired by the famous 17th-century pirate, Olivier Levasseur, who originally sailed under the British flag with a fellow pirate, Benjamin Hornigold. Hilton Seychelles has carefully selected notable chefs from along Levasseur’s sailing routes – from Britain to the Carribean and the Indian Ocean. The team will continue to host a series of unique gastronomic events, promising to take foodie guests on a culinary journey, in the heart of the Indian Ocean.
The Spice Route kicked off at Hilton Labriz on Saturday, October 5th with a unique 5 course set menu dinner paired with champagne. Hilton Northolme hosted this experience with a 5 course set menu dinner paired with exclusive wines to share the rich Indian culture and atmosphere with the guests and the local residents alike. Both resorts will also host a special guest cocktail with Indian inspired canapés at Hilton Labriz and Hilton Northolme.
Akhilesh Pathak, comes from Kolkata, the ‘City of Joy’, where he developed his passion for what he calls “Culinary Jewels on a plate”. He was appointed Chef de Cuisine at Conrad Bengaluru in 2017 during the pre-opening. Prior to this, Chef Pathak was the Indian master chef at Conrad Pune. 16 years of experience across several Indian cities and hotel brands have allowed him to be considered an expert in his field. He had the honor of winning the “Best food award” while he worked in “EVVIVA” at the Courtyard Marriott, Pune and recently won the best Indian restaurant in town for Indian durbar in Conrad Bangalore.
He believes that “A perfect meal is something simple and cooked home style with a lot of flavors. I prefer simple dishes made with potato, lentils and even chutneys. I am also a big fan of seafood.” As he hails from the city of joy. He is a chef who strongly believes in getting your basics right and also sharing his knowledge to the budding chefs in the industry.
As keen supporters of the local hospitality industry, Hilton Seychelles is partnering up once again with the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) to give young talent an opportunity to shadow and assist the chef during the dinners and cocktails preparations. Hilton Seychelles has also partnered with Levasseur Rum to offer the local, artisanal spirit throughout ‘A Treasure Trail of Taste’. The local distillery creates a unique and rare blended rum that is centered around everything that is bold: the achiever, the conqueror, the go-getter – – a fitting partnership for the pirate spirit of these events.