Carlsberg’s Real Spicy, Real Smooth dining with Chef Mano Thevar

Carlsberg’s Real Spicy, Real Smooth dining with Chef Mano Thevar

The Carlsberg Smooth Draught ‘Real Spicy, Real Smooth’ dining exBEERience contest saw 100 lucky winners and their partners being rewarded with the coveted prize of experiencing contemporary Indian cuisine paired with Carlsberg’s signature refreshing smooth brew, Carlsberg Smooth Draught, in gastronomic symphony.

Spearheaded by culinary maven two Michelin-starred Chef Mano Thevar, the exclusive food
pairing event delivered not just star-studded treatment but a four-course meal that brought to life the
unique combination of spicy Indian cuisine complemented and infused with Carlsberg Smooth Draught. The blend of heat and spice worked the palate, complemented by the refreshing and hoppy taste
of Carlsberg Smooth Draught, introducing a medley of flavours that took diners on an
epicurean tour of the senses.

One of the winners, Lye Say Hong, said: “I’m super excited to be able to enjoy the experience of fine dining with Carlsberg! Never in my life have I won a prize, so this means a lot to me. When I first tried CarlsbergSmooth Draught I was intrigued. I am very excited to participate in tonight’s event.”

“I’ve personally never tried beer with spicy food before, so I really wanted to win this prize. I really love spicy food and I love Carlsberg so when I won, I was over the top. I’m enjoying every single moment of this event and I really want to thank Carlsberg for this superb experience!” said Thiban Eaganathan, another lucky winner.

Kicking off the evening with mouth-watering welcome bites, Chef Mano initiated diners with
fluffy Chilli Cheese Kulcha served with a deliciously creamy Carlsberg Smooth Draught infused butter.
The debut for the evening came in an explosion of flavours in the form of an opening snack of Beetroot Chaat, Maitake Mushroom Samosa and Chettinad Chicken Taco or Vindaloo Jackfruit Taco on the vegetarian menu.

For the appetiser, a perfectly seared Hokkaido Scallop submerged in a rich coconut sothi infused with
Carlsberg Smooth Draught delivered deep velvety essence with each mouthful, while non -meat
eaters indulged in a beautiful Zucchini Blossom coated with the same sultry gravy. The mains which offered either Saratoga Lamb Korma, Crispy Amadai or Cauliflower Malabar, with spicy earthy notes blended with Carlsberg Smooth Draught as one of the key ingredients. Each mouthful delivered a magical fusion of hot and piquant flavours elevated by the refreshing smoothness of Carlsberg Smooth Draught.

The meal concluded with Rasmalai, a Carlsberg Smooth Draught infused ice-cream to bring temperatures down after a fiery feast.

“This was a really great campaign by Carlsberg. I’ve always been a fan of Carlsberg Smooth Draught,
and this was something truly unique. I even got a chance to tap my own beer for the very first time
and learn about what goes into the creation of Carlsberg Smooth Draught which was really interesting.
The fact that the food was created by a Malaysian Michelin-starred chef was really the cherry on top
and my partner and I were very proud to be part of this experience,” exclaimed Ricknesh
Kishor, another winner of the dining exBEERience.

With special thanks to Chef Mano Thevar and The RuMa Hotel and Residences in making the campaign a success, Carlsberg Malaysia looks forward to bringing even more exciting and contemporary campaigns to the fore.

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