Plaza Premium Lounge Celebrates Cake Mixing Ceremony
The Ceremony rules the roost as young and old Engage in this Mesmerizing Ritual
New Delhi: Plaza Premium Lounge, the world’s biggest independent airport lounge network recently celebrated cake mixing ceremony at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. Exotic fragrance of cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves engulfed the lounge as the Head Chef and the management of Plaza Premium Group rolled up their sleeves to be a part of the delightful ceremony. The blend is used to prepare the perfect Christmas cake under the nourishing hands of the Head Chef. The occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Song Hoi–see, Founder and CEO, Plaza Premium Group and Mr. Mohan Limbu, Regional General Manager, Plaza Premium Group, India.
A mixture of the ingredients is hand cleaned, chopped and then soaked for 40 days in the alcohol inside a dark room. Then it is baked with a rich buttery batter and baked into an aromatic cake. Usually, the recipe of cake changes from community to community. The Christmas cake is aged and alcohol is added in it as a preservative. It is also believed that alcohol adds warmth to the cake for the winter and if kept year-long alcohol soaked fruit brings good luck.
“The cake mixing ceremony is a family and friends affair to usher in the blessed season and Christmas spirit. Taking a cue at Plaza premium lounge, every year we get together with our team and guests to soak the Christmas Cake ingredients: Dried fruits, fragrant spices with ‘the spirit of the season’ – the rum and brandy. The cake will be baked with love and served to the esteemed guest during Christmas” says Chef Ankit Mangla, Plaza Premium Group, India. This magical mixture was then packed in airtight bags to mature and release all its aromas and taste to be finally metamorphosed into an irresistible Christmas cake. The fun and frolic of the Cake Mixing Ceremony at Delhi was an apt way to ring in the festival season and soak in the spirit of Christmas. A ritual that can be traced back to the 17th century Cake Mixing used to mark the advent of the harvesting season. Freshly harvested fruits and nuts were used in the Cake Mixing. Wishes were made for the New Year and the mix was actually saved for the next year as a harbinger of good fortune and a fruitful harvest the next year also.
About Plaza Premium Lounge: Plaza Premium Lounge, the world’s largest independent airport lounge network, gives travellers a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the airport, by providing a space with excellent services and facilities for travellers departing, transiting and arriving at 42 major international airports around the world. In July 2018, an extension of the flagship brand, Plaza Premium First was launched to offer a refined, elevated lounge experience for elite travellers. Comfortable seating, enticing food and beverage selection, showers with amenities, private resting suites, VIP rooms, charging stations, Wi-Fi, computer workstations are but a few of the services offered to enhance the airport experience of travellers.
As the first airport lounge network to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification, Plaza Premium Lounge is committed to consistently providing quality services for valued guests. By putting the best ideas and practices from across the network and around the world into action, Plaza Premium Lounge focuses on innovative and quality products and services. On top of the sublime and opulent independent airport lounges that are in operation, Plaza Premium Lounge also manages lounges for leading airlines, alliances and banks including but not limited to Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Star Alliance, SkyTeam, American Express and many more.
About Plaza Premium Group: Headquartered in Hong Kong, Plaza Premium Group is the pioneer and industry leader in offering Global Airport Hospitality solutions in over 160 locations of 42 international airports across the world, with a collective goal of ‘Enhancing Your Airport Experience’. The Group comprises four core airport services, Airport Lounge, Airport Transit Hotel, Airport Meet & Greet Service, and Airport Dining. In the past few years, The Group has won more than 60 accolades, including the ‘World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge’ for three consecutive years from 2016 to 2018 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, the global benchmark of aviation excellence.
The Group currently serves millions of passengers around the world annually. The Group is dedicated to providing quality services and possesses proprietary knowledge in airport hospitality industry. By continuously surpassing travellers’ expectation, the Group’s network is rapidly growing across major international airports across the globe. For more details, visit www.plazapremiumgroup.com.