The Grape Escapade underway
HERALD NEWS DESK
PANJIM, FEB 6, 2009
The Grape Escapade, the open-air festival at the Inox Courtyard was opened by Vice Chairman of GTDC Lyndon Monteiro in the presence of Secretary Information Narendra Kumar, Managing Director GTDC Dr Benjamin Braganza, Director of Tourism Swapnil Niak, Nilesh Cabral and other dignitaries. The Grape Escapade opened to a capacity crowd that enjoyed the every experience from sipping fine wines to listening to live music, watching some pretty fancy dancing and of course sampling good food.
After that the festival kicked off with a superb performance from Quepemchi Kirna. Martail Mania by Yello Boyz thrilled the crowd, while a wine-tasting ceremony was conducted by Reveilo in the lounge on the first floor, which was inaugurated by Chairman of GTDC Shyam Stardekar.
The evening wound down with live music and dance.
Day 2 of Grape Escapade featured dance troupes with live band Belinda and Tropicanos and Forefront alongwith Carnival Parade organized by Messias Tavares entertained the crowd.
On February 7, day 3, the organisers promise unlimited entertainment, says a press release.