Like the metros, the non-metro cities in India are now set to indulge in the fervour of X-Mas and New year. In fact, nowadays courtesy global hotel chains and consumer interests the onset of X-Mas fervour sets in without any time lag. While, todays the big metros have started witnessing the traditional cake-mixing ceremony, so did the citizens of Lucknow city enjoyed the spirit of Christmas festive season at Hyatt Regency LucknowHotel, with a grand cake mixing ceremony for them which involveda splendid spread of assorted dry fruits and nuts, mixed together in the traditional Christmas manner.
“Cake mixing heralds the festive mood of Christmas. Traditionally, at the onset of winter, families and friends get together, bringing in whatever they have to put in the cake mixture. It’s a cheerful occasion thatsymbolizes the spirit of giving and sharing. Christmas has always been a great time for hospitality industry and we celebrated this occasion with our esteemed hotel guests”, says Kumar Shobhan, General Manager, Hyatt regency Lucknow.
Christmas is incomplete without the traditional Christmas cake and making it is not a quick and easy process. Since ancient times, a cake-mixing ceremony takes place months in advance amid families and friends. It is believed to be the forerunner of good times and happiness. Dating back to 17th century Europe, the ceremony marks the arrival of the harvest season when lots of fruits and nuts are harvested and used in the making of the traditional plum cake.
The ingredients of the festive Christmas cake are mixed with wine and liquor in advance so that the mix can develop a fine aroma and taste. Originally a family affair, it has for many years become a grand affair at reputed hotels and corporate groups that organise cake-mixing ceremonies as a harbinger of the festive season. People from different walks of life come together for such ceremonies, which are followed like religious rituals world over.
“Our Christmas cakes are sought after in the entire city for their authentic taste and rich texture. From almonds, dried apricots, pistachios, cashews and raisins to spices like cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg, the cake mixture is plentiful with lots of traditional ingredients. We are pleased that our guests absolutely loved the cake mixing ceremony this year”, said Manvinder, Head Chef, Hyatt Regency Lucknow.
Hyatt Regency Lucknow is one of the premier names in the hospitality industry of Lucknow. The hotel keeps on organising unique events on a regular basis in order to treat the city dwellers with good food, fine hospitality and fun times along with their friends and family. The upcoming cake mixing ceremony is yet another addition to the expansive list of hotel’s commendable initiatives.