As the festive season approaches, the staff & management of Green Park, like every year would be celebrating the traditional fruit mixing ceremony at the Hotel Meadows lawns on the 17th of November 2018.
Every year, the fruit mixing ceremony is held across Hotels as a mark of the festive season’s beginning. The stirring ceremony is part of an age-old Christmas tradition of cake mixing and one of making wishes for the New Year. The ingredients of the festive fruit cake are mixed with wine and liquor in advance so that the ingredients can develop aroma and taste. Originally a family affair, it is for many years celebrated within organizations to spread camaraderie and goodwill.
Speaking on the history of cake mixing ceremony, it dates back to 17th century in Europe. The ceremony marked the arrival of the harvest season. During this time, lots of fruits and nuts were harvested and used in the making of the traditional plum cake. This was saved till the next harvest, with the hope that it would bring yet another fruitful year. The sugar content of the liquor and fruit juices help preserve the ingredients. Also, for the cold “Christmassy weather”, the plum cake is a perfect energy food.
We at the Green Park celebrate this day with our esteemed hotel guests, staff and special invitees from various walks of life, every year. This year we would have our guests join us for the event on the 17th November (Saturday) at 4 pm. The event would start off with the staff doing a small march across the lobby in to the lawns along with the team of chefs. The guests would then join the team around a large table where the fruits are kept and pour decanted spirits & wines into the fruits. The mix would then be placed in large containers and left for about a month, before making the cakes.
The Chefs of Green Park Hotel under the leadership of their Senior Executive Chef V. S. Thangappan take pleasure in conducting the event and the entire team of employees & the guests staying at the Hotel would be participating in this ceremonious event. Mr Sudip Sengupta, Vice president, Green Pak Hotels would inaugurate the event.