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Friday, 27 January 2012

Grape Escapade 2012 - Food, Wine and Lifestyle Festival

Grape Escapade 2012  8th edition of Food and wine festival
26-29 Jan. 2012, Old GMC Courtyard, Panjim
Organised by Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd in association with Department of Tourism.

GTDC* website says..
"One of the main objective behind organizing this festival is to promote ‘Brand Goa’ to the rest of the world, provide an opportunity to all visitors to sample Goa as a life style destination and make this festival an annual event to strengthen the brand of GTDC as the nodal Goa Tourism promotional Establishment.

This event is the only one of it’s kind in India !
This fiesta of flavors is being organized for the Eight consecutive year and seeks to encapsulate the vivacity of Goan lifestyle by highlighting her multi-cultural influences and artistic passions, thus branding Goa as a “Lifestyle Destination”.
The festival promises to be a unique cultural experience as the event brings together hoteliers, restaurants and professionals from the entertainment, food & beverage and lifestyle under one roof.
The leading hoteliers and Restaurateurs will present culinary delights from across the globe, international fusion cuisine and exotic deserts will be set up to satisfy everyone’s palate.
To set the mood ablaze for this flamboyant event, we have a wide range of music, dance and act performances to enthrall the audience. The highlight of the festival will be the fashion show and the selection of The Grape Escapade Queen 2012 on the last day. 
Set in the luxurious Inox Courtyard, the event is expected to attract over 20,000 wine lovers & visitors.
Join us with your friends and family and spend your weekend relaxing at the Inox Courtyard, right in the heart of Panjim, capital city of Goa !"

Day 4 (Last Day) 29.1.12

Some pics uploaded on 31.1.12

Crowded Courtyard

African Safari Cats

Kinfisher Voice of Goa 2010
Melvyn Noronha

Carlos and friends
Talking drums

Host and the co-host
Alfie – Jessica


Raul and Adrian
Raul in south Indian attire

Raul –Sharon in the crowd

Deigo, Sharon, Raul & Adrian


Raul with Queen2



Video Syndicate Band

Spot painters with their paintings

And the Grape Escapade 2012 Queen is..

VIDEO - Queen Contest

Minolta Fernandes
Electronic & Telecommunications Engineer
Pursuing her MBA in Bangalore
Her aim is to become a successful entrepreneur
Family oriented person, fun loving, witty etc
4 in 1
this added 24hrs later..
Queen and 1st Runner up
Minolta Fernandes (Queen) & Regina Dias
Queen gets Diamond Pendant (Courtesy- Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers)
and Return tickets for two Goa-Sharjah-Goa (Courtesy - Air Arabia)
Runners-up,  Regina Dias also gets Return tickets for two Goa-Sharjah-Goa
who also sang Lorna's BEBDO song
All nine contestants
Second round 5 out of 9
First 3 from the second round
Video Day 3 - A short Tour to the Courtyard with LUI Solo n Live

The main entrance

LUI solo n live - Watch video above

The impressive performance by IMPRESSIONS

 Compere / Host – Alfie Silveira

with Lui

Beautiful co-host – Jessica
looks even more beautiful with saree (1st day)

Elegant Fashion Show

Stage background

Jessica again

The Band – Brothers in arms

Drummer and the keyboardist - Marcelino and Philomen

with the lady crooner - Kris


all 6 - Kris, Caitani, Marcelino, Philomen, Domnic, Ivan

 Solid Crowd
What's on tonite?  (last day -29/1/12)
Kingfisher Voice of Goa
Carlos and friends
African Safari Cats - Neil Rebeiro
Queen Escapade 2012 - Crowning
Band - The Syndicate
prev. day...
Video   Day 2 - Darling love me tonight - Savio

From day 2

Solo Singing - Savio


Cuban dancing


Duet singing
Nezz and Neka sisters

Video (Nezz & Neka)

With host Alfie

 Zumba Dancing
With Ruth and students


What's on tonite? (28.1.12)

Lui - Solo
Impressions - Dancers
Jyotsna Bhat - Fashion Show
Belinda & Tropicanos - Live Band
Grape Stomping - Foot crushing of grapes
Band: Brothers in Arms with Kris
Earlier.. Day 1

At the entrance, no grapes this time, we have wine glasses instead

Vidoe: Crimson Tide band
besides, there was a performance by Xtremers, Singmund D'Souza and his group
Video Xtremers

Band Crimson Tide played for 30 minutes only
All ended at 10.05pm but food and lifestyle / Wine must have continued till midnight
Compere / Hosts were: Jessica & Alfie Silveira
what's on today? (27th Jan.)
Joe 'solo'
Cuban Dancers
Nezz and Neka - Duets
Ruth & troupe -Zumba performance
Band: LYNX
Wine tasting session


1 comment:

  1. Muito Obrigado para partilhar Senhor Joe :)

    You're doing a wonderful job with this blog and your Youtube stream! Keep up the good work irmao!

    Chim chim !!