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The Collective Episode: A Gourmet Affair on September 18th

The Collective Episode: A Gourmet Affair on September 18th


The Collective Episode: A Gourmet Affair

Date: Tuesday September 18th, 2018

Location: Madhavrao, Parshwanath Business Park, Prahladnagar, Ahmedabad

Timings: 11AM to 6PM

This curated event by Sweta Parikh of Grafico and myself is the first ever food & drink gourmet affair to be hosted in the city. We’ve selected brands that stem from passion, knowledge and the curiosity to learn and explore further.

Grafico is a multi-talented firm by the husband & wife duo, Sweta and Ashit Parikh, with services that branch into design, space visualisation, lifestyle and luxury brand photography, creative marketing and PR solutions for lifestyle and hospitality brands and bespoke wedding and event styling.

The aim of bringing us together is a desire to educate and interact with others to shed light on our local makers, apart from just pushing our retail products.

About the participants:

Toska Chocolate

Ishan Pansuria, founder of Toska Chocolates, hails from a business family with a background in industrial chemicals. Armed with a passion, he started bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate manufacturing.

Toska will display and retail their wide range of chocolates (Smoked Salt & Crystallised Sugar is my fave!), gifting options as well as host an interactive informative session at 4PM along with a tasting session of cocoa beans and bars of different single origin chocolates.

Price Range: Rs. 390 – Rs. 450 per piece


Sinful Bites by Anuja

Sinful Bites is founded by Anuja, a home-baker passionate about cake and chocolate is an expert in eggless baking and cake décor. Anuja is bringing you eggless macarons for the first time in Ahmedabad!

Additionally, she will have a live Cookie Shot Glass station served with milk, frosting and topping for immediate consumption.

On Sale:

Live Cookie Shot Glass Station (Additional Rs. 150 / piece)

Macarons (White Chocolate Raspberry & Coffee Caramel)

Browned Butter Shortbread with Dark Chocolate Sea Salt | Healthy Bars | Mini Orange Almond Loaf Cake

Price Range: Rs. 150 to Rs. 450


Oh Cha

Committed to excellence, to history and heart of fine tea, Oh Cha aims to reinvent the way you think about and drink tea. Fresh teas from our gardens is Assam blended with dried herbs, spices, flowers and fruits – there’s a world of deeply satisfying flavour to be discovered with every cup.

Additionally, at 5PM, Pallavi, founder of Oh Cha will have an interactive session and talk about the artisanal teas and the blending process.

On Sale:

Whiskey Tea | Red Velvet Tea | Blueberry Cheesecake | Orange Cinnamon

Gift boxes and tea accessories

Cold Brew Infusions to drink

And much more!

Price Range: Rs. 200 to Rs. 1500


Lily Pond Bakery

Founded by Pareshbhai a few years back, Lily Pond Bakery has become synonymous with excellent high quality artisanal handmade breads.

His story began around 15 years ago when he started dabbling in baking breads, and became more intrigued every time he traveled and attended workshops. Pareshbhai returned home after each trip, invigorated with his new learnings and practiced in his kitchen, and ultimately led to the inception of Lily Pond Bakery.

On Sale:

Multigrain | Feta Sundried Tomato and Basil Loaf | Foccaccia | Pain de campagne

Price Range: Rs. 70 to Rs. 300


Kitchen Therapy & Nature Therapy

Founded by Kamini Patel, a food and menu consultant and recipe developer, this range of products are all under small batch production, made in Gujarat by local makers. The aim is to ensure freshness, good tastes and build a support system to makers behind the scenes.

A live demo of how cold pressed oils are made will be conducted throughout the day!

On Sale:

Rose + Oats Mukhwaas | Turmeric + Coconut Mukhwaas | Homestyle Gluten Free Trail Mix | Prickly Pear Jam

Aprons by Kitchen Therapy (kids, teens & adults)

Range of After Bath Oils and single cold pressed wellness oils

Price Range: Rs. 310 – Rs. 999


VENUE PARTNER: Madhavrao (which serves up the best Maharashtrian food in beautifully interiors)

DESIGN PARTNER: Grafico Design by Sweta & Ashit Parikh

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