Beam Suntory partners with Chef Ana Roš - Chef and Owner of the Three-Michelin Starred Restaurant Hiša Franko in Slovenia to bring an extraordinary dining experience to Mumbai featuring the exceptional qualities of The Ardmore. In this unique partnership, Ana Roš elevated the culinary scene in Mumbai, celebrating the art of gastronomy and craftsmanship.
Chef Ana Roš has been recognized as the World's Best Female Chef in 2017 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Her culinary prowess, embellished with a Michelin Green Star and the Best Chef Pristine Award, is on display in India for the first time.
The recently concluded Mumbai event witnessed the exquisite pairing of Ana Roš’s culinary creations with the premium offering of The Ardmore. Celebrating the Ardmore distillery’s unique location on the fringes of the Highlands, The Ardmore offers a lightly peated liquid that is sweet and uplifting. It encapsulates the essence of the natural environment where the whisky is crafted with pristine local ingredients – water, barley and peat. On the nose, this light honey-colored whisky offers a heather honey with hints of cinnamon and toffee bonbon along with very subtle hints of peatsmoke. On the palate, it gives a creamy vanilla spice that gives way to more overt smoky charcoal notes, especially with the addition of water. Smoke doesn’t dominate and is balanced by the sweet honey and spice flavours. Today, it is the only Highland distillery to consistently peat its barley which gives the whisky a rich and smoky flavour and unlike many other single malts, it is chill-filtered which means that it retains its original aroma.
Highlighting the collaboration, a spokesperson from Beam Suntory India said, We are delighted to embark on this culinary experience with Chef Ana Roš, a true maestro in the world of gastronomy. At Beam Suntory, we believe in the art of craftsmanship, and Chef Roš’s dedication to culinary excellence perfectly aligns with our commitment to crafting exceptional spirits. This collaboration represents a harmonious fusion of the finest in food and spirits, where Ana's culinary brilliance meets the unparalleled quality of Beam Suntory's portfolio, including The Ardmore. Together, we are poised to create an unforgettable experience, bringing forth the best of flavors, innovation, and craftsmanship for our discerning audience.”
Neha Malik & Vaibhav Bahl, Co-founders, Conosh added,Conosh is deeply honored to collaborate with Chef Ana Roš as she introduces the exquisite flavors of Slovenia to the Indian audience. As founders, we are very proud to witness this remarkable celebration of culinary excellence, which exemplifies our steadfast commitment to pushing the envelope for narrative gastronomy. Ana's debut dining experience in India will undoubtedly mark a significant milestone in the evolving gastronomic landscape of our country.”
Speaking about catering to the Indian market, Chef Ana Roš, added, I'm excited to team up with Beam Suntory and Conosh to blend Slovenian charm and my culinary creativity for my first pop-up in India at the country’s landmark hospitality destination – The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. We dived into Indian markets and culture to recreate Hiša Franko's magic – the only three Michelin-starred restaurant in Slovenia. Partnering with The Ardmore from the Beam Suntory portfolio added an extra layer of excitement, as it allowed us to curate a unique dining experience that brought together craftsmanship and elegance.”
The event in Mumbai took place at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, on the 23rd & 24th February, 2024 - inviting gastronomy enthusiasts, whisky connoisseurs, and food critics to experience the convergence of Ana Roš’s culinary genius and The Ardmore’s commitment to excellence.
Ana's debut dining experience in Delhi and Mumbai, particularly accentuated by the nuanced Suntory Whisky Tokiand The Ardmore promises an unforgettable experience.