Hop On A Culinary Ride To Italy With Chef Marou!


Kochi Marriott Charms Its guests with Kochi’s First Ever Italian Pop Up restaurant !

Ever heard of a Pop Up restaurant? Want to experience one? Head to Kochi Marriott Hotel poolside on 10th and 11th February for experiencing the first ever pop-up Italian restaurant in the city curated by the very popular Chef Marouane Rahali. Chef Marou is the Italian head chef of Alto Vino at the Bangalore Marriott Hotel, Whitefield and Alba at the JW Marriott Hotel, Bengaluru.

Poolside will open doors to guest on the eve of 10th February with an invite only guest offering a specially crafted menu by Chef Marouane Rahali and to make the evening even more special, the restaurant will be serving assortments of wines to pair with Chef Marou’s food. On the noon of 11th Feb, poolside will be decked up with a massive buffet offering exotic Italian delicacies, a kind which has never been witnessed by Kochi. The meal composition will feature the best of Aperitivo, Antipasto, the Primo, the Secondo, Contorno, Formaggio e frutta topped with Dolce and Caffe.


“Italian cuisine is characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only two to four main ingredients. Italian chefs rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation” say Chef Marou who is all excited about the Pop-Up at Kochi. Italian cuisine has a great variety of different ingredients which are commonly used, ranging from fruits, vegetables, sauces, meats, etc. Italians like their ingredients fresh and subtly seasoned and spiced. Italian cuisine is also well known for its use of a diverse variety of pasta, added Chef Marou. “We like to showcase the first promotion of 2018 to Kochi in a unique composition and the Italian Pop-Up is an apt offering to the city, we are all excited to showcase the diverse Italian flavours and looking forward to a great event” said Abhishek Rajagolkar, Multi-Property Director of Sales and Marketing,

Kochi Marriott Hotel and Courtyard Marriott Kochi Airport Hotel.
Date: Sat-Sun, 10th – 11th February 2018
Timings: 10th Feb – 19:00 – 23:00 hrs. 11th Feb – 12:30 – 16:00 hrs and 19:00 – 23:00 hrs
Rate: INR 2500+ taxes per person (meals include wine)

About Chef Marouane Rahali

Chef Marouane Rahali is the Italian head chef of Alto Vino at the Bangalore Marriott Hotel, Whitefield and Alba at the JW Marriott Hotel, Bengaluru. Being the youngest of four brothers, it usually fell on him to help his mother with the cooking and cleaning, and he credits most of what he has learnt to this phase. His father always joked that he cannot really cook so at 13, he took it as a challenge. He went, and met the chef at a famous restaurant in his hometown where his parents dined regularly. The chef there handed him a big basket of onions and knife saying that the knife is going to be his best friend if hewants to become a chef. He worked there without pay, picking up the basics, and eventually learning to make good sauces and handmade pasta. His father was a food lover and dreamt of opening his own restaurant someday. With that in mind, he went to culinary school, and later worked in Sweden and Brussels where he trained under a Michelin star chef. Before coming to Bengaluru, he worked in Muscat for four years and learnt a lot about Thai, Indian, Indonesian and Arabic cuisine there. At a very young age, Chef Marou is already heading one of the best Italian restaurants in town!



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