California Walnut Commission in association with Smoor hosted its first ever California Walnut Festival in Bengaluru. The California Walnut festival is the city’s first edition of the walnut festival dedicated to creating an enriching experience for their guests. I was there at Smoor for checking out the California Walnuts inspired exclusive menu along with a live cooking demo by Chef Nikhil Naibagkar.
Shivika Kothari, Founder, Meraaki Kitchen and Neha Deepak Shah, Celebrity Chef addressed the gathering and shared their views on how walnuts have a flavor profile that pairs beautifully with a variety of seasonal foods.
Chef Nikhil Naibagkar curated an exciting Indo-Western fusion menu made exclusively with California Walnuts. The idea was to highlight the usage and versatility of walnuts, showcasing them as a “go-to” nut for cooking and snacking, befitting any meal or occasion. The entire menu is quite innovative with the goodness of Walnuts in them. This month-long festival will offer some delicious appetizers and lip-smacking walnut desserts.
MacroTraveller’s Saturday afternoon was enriched by California Walnuts and blended with the sweetness of Smoor Chocolates. I tried Bruschetta with California walnuts pesto and vegetables, California walnuts and potato croquettes and Raspberry and lychee sundae with roasted California walnuts.
You May Ask Me – Why Walnuts? I Would Say, It’s Time to Go Nuts!Walnuts, shaped like a human brain are rich in plant-based omega 3 fatty acids, called alpha-linolenic acid, essential fatty acid and that this is something that the body gets by consumption and not produced in the human body.
Chef Nikhil Naibagkar also did a live demonstration of Homemade Ravioli with California Walnutsand Cottage Cheese which was just yummy for our tummy!
Chef Nikhil Naibagkar said “California Walnuts are not only healthy but are also a wonderfully versatile ingredient to work with. It’s great to be able to offer customers unique flavors with a promise of health in every bite. We thoroughly enjoyed working with California walnuts and hope to add more variety to our existing offering.”Talking about the event, Ms. Pamela Graviet, Sr. Marketing Director, International at California Walnut Board & Commission said, “The California Walnut Festival is the city’s first edition of the walnut festival dedicated to creating an enriching experience for our guests. The idea is to highlight the usage and versatility of walnuts, showcasing them as a ‘go-to’ nut for cooking and snacking, befitting any meal or occasion. Not only are walnuts rich in plant-based omega 3 but also an excellent source of antioxidants and fiber, providing the ultimate nutrition your diet requires. We hope our esteemed guests will enjoy this delicious and healthy treat we have in store for them and will make walnuts a part of their daily diet plan.”
Ms. Kanchan Achpal, Head of Marketing, Smoor added, “Walnuts offer great taste and texture that holds up to a variety of flavour pairings. They can be served in any form – raw, toasted, candied or spiced – and incorporated into a variety of recipes. Considering the city’s growing demand for healthy snacking and finger food options, California walnuts are the ideal choice for fitness and food enthusiasts.”So, what are you waiting for? Add that extra dose of goodness to your meals with California Walnuts and lead a healthy lifestyle rich in essential nutrients.
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