The runner up of MasterChef Australia in 2017, Ben Ungermann begins his India tour today reports the Indian Express. He will be visiting Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad for Johnnie Walker Gourmet Experiences. He plans to bring the influence of European cuisine to the country that loves its spice. During his tour, Ben would be setting up a menu according to the drinks at the partner restaurant or bar in each of the five cities.
Ben Comes To India
“I’m trying to bring a European influence to the spice palate of the Indian cuisine,” Ben tells the IANS. “The local chefs have really highlighted the best local produce with their Johnnie Walker inspired drinks and menu. For this season of Johnnie Walker Gourmet Experiences, I have created a Toasted Coconut Ice Cream with Raisins to pair with Johnnie Walker Black Label. This has become my favourite ice cream to date. The pairing of an earthy toasted coconut with the depth of flavour in the Johnnie Walker Black Label with soaked raisins, has made a really indulgent ice cream and I can’t wait to share it with everyone,” he said.
Ben also mentioned how well versed he is with Indian cuisine and enjoys eating it as well. He told IANS that, “I have been to India once before and I love the cuisine and how diverse it is. There are changes to each of the local dishes every 100 kms. I really enjoy how the food has a real depth of spice and also heat.”
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