MasterChef Australia, a show that’s captivated Indian audiences for seven seasons, is currently airing its 8th on Star World and Star World HD every Monday to Friday at 9pm. For the first time ever, the channel is airing the show right after its international telecast. To celebrate the launch of the new season, Star World and Star World HD hosted an exclusive gourmet gala in the city last evening.
Over the years, Star World through MasterChef Australia has brought about a food revolution exposing Indians to gourmet food and terminologies that have now become a part of everyone’s daily parlance.Based on this insight, the channels 360 degree marketing campaign for this year, “Everyone’s speaking gourmet with MasterChef Australia”, was also infused into the event. To deliver this unique experience, Star World partnered with Food Talk India, an exclusive online community of people with a passion for food, and Olive Bar & Kitchen, one of the most premium restaurant chains in the country.
Drawing inspiration from 5 techniques seen on MasterChef Australia like ceviche, confit, smoking, roulade and deconstruction, Chef Arun Dsouza created 5 amazing amuse bouche dishes to bring the gourmet experience alive through these techniques. The evening was a resounding success with the guests enjoying the food and speaking gourmet all through the night.
“In a gourmet evening co-hosted by Olive Bar & Kitchen & Star World for Master Chef Australia, our chef – Arun D’ Souza, Executive Chef in Hyderabad, brought alive a gourmet experience using a range of stellar cooking techniques.
At Olive Bar & Kitchen, we constantly push the boundaries of cuisine keeping in mind the affinity our guests have towards gourmet food and new culinary trends that has grown extensively in India. Our chefs constantly discover new techniques and present them to the discerning diner and this event is an extension of the same.” says AD Singh.
Says Anjali Batra, Founder of Food Talk India, “A true culinary journey – over the years MasterChef Australia has changed the way we not only eat but also the way we think and speak about food. Our palette has evolved as we got exposed to all these wonderful ingredients, gourmet cooking techniques and some of the most amazing Chef’s. Today, we #SpeakGourmet. Inspired by some of these techniques today we took our guests on an exciting MasterChef inspired journey with an amuse bouche to 5 techniques as seen on the show, bringing gourmet to their plate.”
MasterChef Australia season 8 is powered by Usha Coldpress Juicers and Indiagate Basmati Rice, partnered by Cornitos with associate sponsors Kohler, Ola MICRO, Gillette Venus, Honda BR-V and Nivea Protect & Care. The restaurant partner was Olive Bar & Kitchen with digital partner Food Talk India.
MasterChef Australia season 8 airs Monday to Friday at 9pm only on Star World and Star World HD.