The Evolution Of Bread With EATC
“Give us today our daily bread,” said the Mumbai-ite.
The aroma of freshly baked cinnamon of the Fruit & Nut cake still pervades my olfactory senses. The two hour evening bread-making workshop at EATC in Bandra extended to a leisurely four hour dinner date encompassing eggless starters to begin with followed by delicious entrees. The workshop had about eight attendees, mainly foodies and food bloggers. The Executive Pastry Chef Sunil led us to the restaurant pantry after we were suitably and neatly attired with our hair covered by chef caps. The next forty-five minutes saw us sincerely immersed in the art of making bread. The chef prepared nine grain bread loaf, French baguette and fruit and nut cake. He explained to us the science of bread making right from the yeast rising to holes in the bread. He also patiently answered all our queries. We eagerly tried our hands at it, shaping the dough into personally engineered loaves. We reluctantly exited the pantry while our creations were getting baked to perfection. Chef Chetan graciously offered us dinner in the mean time.
A short while later, a bite into the baked fruit and nut cake – aaahhh – I do deserve to be called a gourmet pastry chef. The bread making workshop at EATC was definitely mood and morale-lifting besides being interesting and informative. For us Mumbai-ites, being foodies and loving bread comes naturally. With so many options being available in the city; from pav to pita and bagels to baguettes, a bite into freshly baked goodies is always so fulfilling. Thanks to Eat Around The Corner, I was able to observe and participate in this delightful culinary journey that is constantly evolving and adding to starters, accompaniments or desserts on our dinner plates.
Address: Eat Around The Corner, Junction of 24th and 30th Road, Opposite St. Theresa’s Boys High School, Bandra (W), Mumbai.
Contact number: 022 26006717, 022 26002665, 022 26006637
- Sushma Kothari and Tina Trindade for InOnIt