Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scotch on the Raj

Scots love Indian food - ‘curry’ is more or less considered a Scottish national dish nowadays - and Indians love Scotch whisky - in fact India represents the largest whisky market in the world.

The concept of ‘Indian food’ is hard to define – the country is vast and varied and its array of dishes likewise, but of one thing we can be certain – spices reign supreme!

The complex flavours to be found in Indian dishes are reflected in the layers of aroma to be found in Scotch whisky. The organic compounds contained in spices such as cumin, cardamom, cloves or nutmeg to name but a few, are soluble in alcohol. So guess what? That’s right! Whisky accentuates their flavour and gives you, the taster a more intense gastronomic experience!

You don’t believe us? Well come along and find out for yourself!

CCR members Rachel Rennie, a Native Scot, and Allen Rahmam, a native North East Indian, invite you to Allen’s home for a tasting of four selected Scottish single malt whiskies paired with sophisticated (but substantial!) Indian ‘street food’.exotic mix.

Where: Via Cesare Pavese 304/14, 00144 Rome

When: Saturday March 20, 2010 from 18:30 – 21:00 hrs.

In the tradition of Whisky, Wine & Words the malts and the snacks will be accompanied by entertaining and informative historical and cultural anecdotes.

The cost of this promotional event will be €35 for CCR members and €40 for non-member.

We ask you to put your €35 in cash in a sealed envelope with your name and email address printed clearly on the front and place it in the whisky barrel you will find when you come in. At the end of the evening we will draw one envelope from the barrel and there will be a prize for the lucky guest.

Please reserve your place no later than Wednesday March 17 in one of the following ways: