Nestled along the pristine Arossim Beach and 15-minutes away from the airport, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is a charming Indo-Portuguese village housing 249 pousada-style guestrooms and suites. Set within 45 acres of landscaped gardens with glimmering waterways and lagoons, the resort is a perfect reflection of the character and vivacious heritage of Goa. Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa offers a selection of prized restaurants and superlative culinary experiences, an award-winning spa, one of the largest swimming pools, picturesque function spaces and ‘Camp Hyatt’ for young guests. Coupled with gracious and personalised service, the experience at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is impeccable.
Every year during harvest time, Park Hyatt Goa traces the life journey of Goa’s most beloved fruit – the cashew. The annual Cashew Trail is a Sunday afternoon celebration with music, cashew stomping, creative cocktails and an innovative menu that infuses the robust flavours of the cashew fruit, Feni and Urrak into succulent meats and delicate desserts.
This year, Cashew Trail is filled with twelve days long festivities from 26th March 2014 to 6th April 2014. From a Cashew Ritual introduced at our award-winning Sereno Spa, to an interesting Cashew Feni Cocktail Master Class, a dinner where each course is artfully paired with a private collection of Feni and an exclusive Feni Master Tasting evening, Cashew Trail 2014 offers an imaginative selection of events that is an ode to the Goan way of living.
Last year the event was held on 7 April 2013 celebrating Goa’s most beloved fruit- the cashew. The stylish afternoon hosted by General Manager, Thomas Abraham was part of the resort’s ten year anniversary celebrations and to thank the local community for a decade of continued support.
On arrival, guests were greeted with a refreshing cashew sorbet and spicy roasted cashew nuts. The beverage repertoire offered a fusion of explosive flavours, blending spices and seasonal fruits with feni and urak to create the innovative Buenisima and Fenirinha among others. A cashew stomping ground and soulful music added an element of excitement to the afternoon, while a play area and picnic-style lunch ensured the children had their fair share of fun too. Redefining the realm of culinary creativity was a menu that infused the robust flavours of the cashew fruit into succulent meats and delicate desserts. The menu included spicy fruit and young cashew nuts fruit salad and scrambled eggs with crab meat, ravioli with ricotta and cashew nuts, scallop with mint, cashew and feni and whole young lamb marinated in feni and luscious crepes with urak syrup and crème anglaise and linzer cake with cashew jam to name a few.
Speaking on the occasion, Thomas Abraham, General Manager, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa said “The world over, Park Hyatt represents unique experiences that are rich in regional character, and our annual celebration, the Cashew Trail pays tribute to Goa’s culture and way of life. This is also a very special year for us as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. It is a year of gratitude, and I would to thank our community who has been instrumental in our success story. This afternoon, we hope to offer them an unforgettable experience in authentic hospitality.”
Cashew Trail is an annual event that was conceptualised by Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa in association with Madame Rosa Distillery in 2012. The event takes place during harvest season and traces the life journey of one of Goa’s most prominent food elements, the cashew.
Valentino Vaz and his pioneering distillery Madame Rosa have been instrumental in promoting Goa’s most beloved beverage, Feni to the world. Their passion for innovation, has earned the Vaz family the reputation of being ambassadors of this heady spirit.