massive construction work dust…..our car finally took a turn and led us to a road
which was like never ending with the sign boards pointing upwards and saying
you are just a kilometer away from your destination….Marriott….Yeah Marriott is
the place where we were heading to…to meet Kate Bracks, winner of MasterChef Australia
As you know I have already done an e-mail interaction with her
knowing more about her winning and trip to India, I was very much enthusiastic
to meet her in person. Finally when I entered Marriott, the first word which
came from my mouth was ‘wow’…it’s huge….and when I was guided to the Whitefield
Baking Company…I was much relaxed….just the site of WBC rejuvenated my soul….
whipping cream was served as welcome drink….sipping a little…I started to
explore the place along way greeting the blogger buddies who kept coming and
some where already there….Before Kate Bracks enter the Media Master Class…I
wanted to take a closer look of WBC along with clicking some random shots…..
contemporary….wooden flooring has given a magical touch to the place….You can
make out from the pictures…there is live bakery…which is the main attraction of
the outlet….you get sneak peak of the recipes which are going to be freshly
baked at that hour…neatly written on the wall with chalk on a framed
board……which was very attractive…
decorative red colour lamps hanging from roof….giving the place a charming
view….according to me WBC is a perfect place to go when you just want to be
with you, your book and freshly brewed coffee along with fresh baked muffin or
cookie…a perfect place to share a warm conversation or just enjoy a refreshing
cup of coffee….
around….suddenly Mr.Mathew Cooper, General Manager, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel
Whitefield announced the arrival of Kate Bracks….with this news everyone who
were busy clicking or chatting around rushed to grab a place. Vibrant, fresh,
full of energy, sweet and simple Kate Bracks came and took the place by storm.
With the greetings…she said she loves India and the whole place ooed her…then
she said she has been to commercials, shopped till dropped, had Dosa, which she
loved to full, butter chicken which was yuuummmm to her, she even tried gol
gappas and loved the busting flavours of it…Tandoori roti cached her attention
and she wants to get a tandoor at her place to get fresh and hot tandoori roti’s
everyday….Kate Bracks said she is having a wonderful time being in Bengaluru….
the title of MasterChef and she said she is very happy to be in India, where
the replica of MasterChef Australia, MasterChef India is presented. As heading
to live baking demo, Kate chooses to bake her all time favourite Chocolate
Hazelnut & Raspberry muffins. Chocolate is her favourite ingredient and so
this was her choice of recipe and as she is from a place where you get so many
varieties of seasonal berries, Raspberry is her favourite too…so the recipe has
got her two favourite ingredients….With in no time, she mixed up the
ingredients telling about her journey in MasterChef….and started to line the
the hungry shutterbugs which were dying to capture the moment of the time….At
one point, we all just forgot what Kate and Mathew were talking as the aroma of
Muffins just started to spread and capture the senses….Even Kate and Mathew
turned around to see if they are done…When the muffins were fresh and hot out
of oven….no one could resist themselves to capture the beauties and gulp
one…within no time the tray was left empty….With some quick photo sessions with her…we headed to Mcafe,
our destination for lunch. Lavish buffet was spread with lots more options in
every meal course….had an mesmerizing lunch where the items I tried were one of
it’s kind….I think I am going to hold this taste for long….After that we had
got enough time to chat with Kate Bracks, where she has opened up some more
interesting and memorable incidents across her journey in MasterChef.
Kate before MasterChef and Kate after Masterchef…she simply said nothing more…I
still remain the same by heart. That was really a touchy answer. When asked
what kept you going in MasterChef, she said being mom teaches you many things
gives you courage to do things and gives you strength to keep the things in the
right way. No matter what or how long you are up at night taking care of the
baby….the next morning is a new morning and you have to get up and take care of
everything as normal as it is….This Mommy MasterChef rocks….Lamb racks still
remain her personal favourite and she remembers how she use to stand with her
Nana while making lamb cutlets. Talking about new flavours or flavours which
she thought will never go together….Kate said during her MasterChef episodes
she discovered apple and rosemary make a delicious combo as well as apricot and
till date. When they were final five contestants remaining in the MasterChef
show, they announced to choose the theme for the cookbook, which will be
published on winning the title…That evening when Kate was alone in her room
thinking of cookbook…she decided to go with desserts and thought of penning
down the recipes…within no time she penned 64 recipes, which was wow….so she
had finally decided to go with cookbook loaded with desserts….
living the sweet life, meeting people and talking food are my favourite things and that’s my job now. I pinch myself a little every now and then
just to make sure it’s all real….Her daughter once has asked whether she
can join MasterChef Junior….to this Kate said, one MasterChef is enough at home…all
smiles….and she explained if her daughter has got real interest and passion she
will never stop her and encourage her to achieve her dream.
she said it is after all a TV show and you get to see what people like…There is
no force on the children to work hard…But some kids are really fab. She wants
her kids to grow into a world where they can know about healthy and organic
eating and she also added she never uses low fat or skim milk kind of things…If
she is making a dessert she makes it with all the full rich ingredients and
relish on….but the only thing is she makes the items little less or with a gap
of time so that she can burn out the calories easily….How nice is that?
dream that came true…meeting her in real, greeting her and getting a chance to
attend her Master Class is an awesome experience….Got a chance to feast on the
delectable muffins made by her and had very good time at Marriott….To sum up
WBC has spelled a magical spell on me…the place, ambiance, décor, light,
seating, food, etc….everything was so mesmerizing that I remember it for days
to come…..apart from this WBC has packed muffins which Kate has baked a day ago
and huge bread to relish on later at home.
DISCLAIMER: The opinions and thoughts mentioned in the post are purely mine.