Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine is a series of sophisticated culinary and beverage experiences hosted at Park Hyatt locations around the world. This season, the stylish Sarah Todd, MasterChef Series 6 visited Park Hyatt Goa and presented guests a special selection of her signature dishes, paired with exquisite Australian wines.
The evening began with wine and cocktails at Praia de Luz, followed by a five-course degustation menu at Casa Sarita. Each course presented by the chefs in collaboration with Sarah, was an original recipe from her culinary repertoire. The menu beautifully illustrated Sarah's cooking sensibilities, balancing Australian and French techniques with an influence of Indian flavours. The dinner began with Zucchini and pea pakora, crab meat, dried fig chutney served with Chapel Hill Unwooded, Chardonnay after which a chilled asparagus and ginger soup was served. A frozen kiwi lassi sorbet followed. Main course offered an option of Gobi with paneer and mint chutney and Spiced lamb shoulder, Port wine jus, complemented perfectly with the aroma of Heartland Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 2010. Concluding the meal was Sarah's favourite dessert, vanilla and rosemary panna cotta, walnut crumb, red wine poached pear. Sarah Todd also hosted an exclusive 'Men's Culinary Class' earlier in the day, bringing creativity and magic to the Da Luigi kitchen. She taught guests to make and plate one of her favourite appetisers and desserts - Scotch Quail Eggs and Chili and Chocolate Mousse, Hazelnut Praline.