Present were Bollywood actress Ms. Kalki Koechlin, Celebrity Chef Mr. Ranveer Brar, Ace Nutritionist Ms. Pooja Makhija , Zespri’s Regional Manager (MEIOA) – Mr. Ben Huges and Zespri’s country manager – India Mr. Ritesh Bhimani amongst many other prestigious guests. 10 years in development, Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit is full of vitality, juicy, golden-fleshed and a new variety that has a refreshing sweet taste perfect for the Indian palette. It is thus no surprise that everyone loved the fruit at the launch!
A video presentation was the perfect start to the evening and the fruit was unveiled amidst much admiration, fan fare and a huge round of applause. One of the highlights of the evening was a unique cook-off session where Chef Ranveer demonstrated a special SunGold Kiwifruit Martini for the season – which Team Kalki and Team Pooja recreated, with the help of volunteers from the audience, in under 5 minutes! Both Kalki and Pooja were up for the challenge as soon as Chef Brar proposed it, and Zespri was extremely pleased to facilitate the same.
The correct way to eat a kiwifruit was also demonstrated – a 3 step process to cut, scoop and enjoy the fruit! The evening also saw this as a unique toast for one and all to celebrate the introduction of this glorious fruit. The evening turned out to be fun filled with great food, drinks, music and of course, delicious SunGold Kiwifruit!
The Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit has made it’s way to the Indian market and is also available on www.bigbasket.com.