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Ever Heard Of A Place Where Your Dessert Is Served With An Irish  Dance? This Pub In Delhi is The Perfect Destination

Delhi never runs out of options when it comes to exploring great food in terms of innovation or tastes. However in the marathon of upcoming eateries, standing out is essential and hence The Delhi restaurants never stop experimenting their hands on cuisines and their presentations. A few days I happened to visit The Irish House, one of the popular restropubs in Delhi and without an iota of doubt, I can say that my experience turned out to be extremely satisfying. I am not a frequent visitor of restropubs since I believe most of their experimentation involves in the section of beverages, to be more precise, cocktails.

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However, The Irish House definitely made me change my opinion. This spacious restropub not only holds some brilliant innovations for cocktails but also in food and nonetheless the desserts.

Things That MaKe It A Must Visit in Delhi

Well, if you are one of those who love to hang out with friends or family often, then The Irish House has the perfect flavors to make it a great visit. The music, ambience and the courteous staff everything combined assure a great time at this restropub. In case you are tired of Connaught Place traffic and crowds for the perfect restropubs, this one has the right location, right in the plush Epicuria Mall with no crisis of parking facilities or unnecessary crowds.

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Variety of Platter Options To Explore

The best part of The Irish House is that it offers you a host of options in both food and drinks. There are some excellent appetizing appetizers that would certainly let you forget your dieting goals.

  • Armagh Mushroom Bites

DSC_0047.JPGWhether you are a vegetarian or hard core non-vegetarian like me, you are definitely to fall for this dish. Soft buns stuffed with loads of mushrooms cooked in a creamy sauce would surely make you go for a repeat.

  • The Great Irish Fish N Chips

DSC_0051.JPGThis again remains to be one of my personal favorites to recommend for. Fillets of basa with a crispy coating and served with a tasty tartar as well as some French fries is a great companion to any of your beverages.

  • Your Healthy Friend : The Ghost Pepper Smoked Chicken Salad

DSC_0054.JPGDSC_0059.JPGIn case you are a health freak, The Irish House also has a great option to indulge in. The Ghost Pepper Smoked Chicken Salad is a huge bowl filled with jalapenos, some super smoked chicked with sprinkled pepper along with a sliced boiled egg with chargrilled corn and lots of carrot, lettuce and everything a healthy salad lover would love.

  • Desserts That would Be Close To You Forever

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Well, the caption might sound to be quite an exaggeration, but without any added adjectives, this place in fact has one of the most versatile desserts that is served with an entertaining dance. The Irish Riverdance Dessert as its name suggests, is a sinful delectable dessert which would turn out to be a favorite too anyone. A perfect beer mug loaded with scrumptious brownie crumble, chocolate cookies, caramelized nuts, mouth-melting brownie and some freshly brewed beer is a treat nobody would turn down. The most entertaining part of the dessert is that it is brought down to your table with a perfect dance which adds to its innovation.

Jamie’s Italian New Menu: A Gourmet Passport to the Best of Italian Delicacies

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Well what if suddenly you come to know that Jamie Oliver has arrived in your very own Delhi? No wonder the news is not only an exceptionally elated one, but indeed a sumptuous one too. Jamie’s Italian with its Vasant Kunj branch in Ambience Mall has been loyally catering to the gastronomical delights of Delhites gifting them authentic delicacies of Italy. Well, if this outlet has already gathered acknowledging applauses from its numerous foodie visitors, the recent menu launch is another piece of achievement for its gastronomical visitors. With it a new addition of menu, Jamie’s is now all set to gift you a complete culinary retreat to the lands of Italy.

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This foodie joint situated in the Level 3 section of Ambience Mall has stolen hundreds of hearts for bringing the unadulterated tastes of Italy right in the Capital City. Boasting of wide and spacious ambience with quite a well-equipped bar, this is an ideal location for parties, hang-outs apart from luncheon and dinner sessions.

A Crunchy Bread Affair

 Coming to the new menu, to begin with we had the ultimate garlic bread which truly lives up to its name with authentic flavours of garlic oozing out from each and every bite. This unique combination of herby garlic butter and warm artisan buns as well as vegetarian Parmesan and rosemary will make you fall in love with Jamie’s Italian all over again. Jamie’s Italian has always been famous for its olive delicacies and World’s Best Olives on Ice was the new figure on the menu. Undoubtedly this delicacy, like all the others from the kitchen of Jamie’s had its exclusive authentic Italian tastes to offer. Apart from the new menu you should also try a hand at the Italian Nachos which has its unique tastes of smoked mozzarella. Writing about it makes me hungry again.

Bruschetta and Antipasti You Would Fall in Love With

 The essence of Italian food is incomplete unless you enjoy the Bruschetta and Antipasti delicacies. This time Jamie’s Italian had to its three new additions: Primavera Bruschetta to satiate all your Bruschetta cravings and Mushroom Fritti and Flash-Fried Prawns for your Antipasti hunger pangs. The flash fried prawns are must a try when you are a foodie with an appetite for seafood.

Healthy Salads For A Health Culinary delight

 Well, whatever cuisine you may prefer, salads are always integral parts of our foodie journeys. Keeping in mind your salad cravings, Jamie’s Italian had its own share of innovative salads to offer this time. The Rocket salad and Buttery Potatoes & Green Beans were the healthiest and creative desserts that this gastronomical kitchen introduced.

The Panorama of Pizza and Paasta

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While Jamie’s Italian had always been a personal favourite of ours for its extremely scrumptious pizzas and paastas, the recent additions multiplied my love for them. Now you have the Sunny Margherita [basically a Sun-Dried Tomato Margherita that has a perfect mixture of bocconcini, crushed tomatoes, roasted herby mushrooms along with basil and sun-dried tomato paste. You can also experience the Fiorentina or the Summer Garden as well as the Roasted Pepper Calzone. The latest one is definitely a spicy, peppy combination to spark off your gastronomical affairs.

For Paasta delicacies, you can surely trust on Pappardelle Pesto Genovese that includes potatoes, fresh basil pesto, green beans and some lemon zest too. The Spaghetti Carbonara and Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli were also new faces in the menu.

All the Paastas and Pizzas are in-house adding more credibility to their food.

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Innovative Mains For The Perfect Foodie

This veteran kitchen has introduced the Flash Steak and Frieds, Pork steaks comprising of prime pork steak with a tangy, zesty herby tomato salsa and spiced fries as accompaniments. Chicken Melanese was already there on the menu and this is a must try whenever you plan a visit to this Italian hub.

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Desserts to Die For

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Of every gastronomical journey, my favourite part has always been the desserts. Jamie’s Italian had always topped my lists when it comes to the tasting of Italian food with a punch of great desserts. The new menu probably understood the emotions of dessert freaks like me and thus they have the Ultimate Dessert Plank that contains the 5 best assortments of desserts from this Italian kitchen. While the Epic Brownie had been the closest to my dessert cravings, this new member in the menu has loyally substituted it. The Seasonal Pavlova was also a newbie in the menu.

So after a vivid and detailed narration of this gastronomical affair, when are you planning to make your visit at Jamie’s Kitchen?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Peep Into The Barbeque Nation Kitchen: One of the Best Gastronomic Journeys

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Barbeque Nation Faridabad Proves Why BBQ Nation is the Most Reliable Ooutlet to Have The Best Barbecues

Residents of Faridabad had been long deprived of some great barbeque cuisines. And Barbeque Nation came as a boon to us. Though I had been to this food joint a couple of times in Faridabad, this time when we made our food tour with a blogging bent of mind, Barbeque Nation surprised us with a series of unknown facts.

Carrying its origin from the parent brand of Barbeque Nation, no wonder they were the most wanted members for all Barbeque lovers in Faridabad. In fact, when I came to know about this food joint, I was also super excited. Who likes to travel down to Connaught Place or Saket just to have a luncheon or a dinner? And BBQ Nation, Faridabad has rightfully lived up to all our anticipations.

Ambience

No wonder Barbeque Nation can bag the appreciation for its wonderful décor and its loyalty to the BBQ Nation family reputation. With lovely chandeliers and a mix and match of two seaters, four-seaters as well as eight-seater tables, this food joint knows all the ways to make you feel relaxed.

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This section makes me give them the extra brownie points. In fact their extremely cordial behaviour, end-to-end assistance, multiple queries on our tastes and a special careful eye for our comfort made us feel pampered. Without any exaggeration, each and every token of their behaviour conveyed how dedicated they were to impress their customers and improve their services.

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In fact as far as we could recall we were inquired about the taste almost thrice that communicated how careful they are in maintaining a healthy client relationship.

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Cleanliness

Though this never turns out to be a segment of a restaurant review however we decided to pen it down for the impeccable cleanliness we came across. While as a food blogger we have come across many restaurants or food joints that refuse to take you immediately to their kitchen, Barbeque Nation surprised us on the contrary. Without any second thought, they escorted us to their kitchen and we were again surprised by their extra careful steps to assure hygiene.

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We learnt from BBQ Nation Faridabad that every member of the Barbeque Nation family engages itself in strict maintenance of separate Barbeque sections for the vegetarian and the non-vegetarian.

Even the Barbeque steaks are given distinct identities so that there is no room for confusion. I believe this is a great piece of good news for our vegetarian Barbeque Nation foodies.

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With three absolutely distinct segments for Barbeques, main courses as well as desserts, they leave no stones unturned to offer you the best food on your platter.

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Even the dishes undergo three rigorous stages of cleaning before they hit your luncheon or dinner tables.

Great! Isn’t it?

Food

Well, now coming to the food scenario, BBQ Nation Faridabad Sector 35, has a limited number of options compared to other BBQ counterparts. It’s understandable, as the outlet witnessed its birth only in the month of September, 2015. Not even a year old right?

However their limited varieties never let down your appetites as the kebabs and Tandooris are loaded with supreme tastes. For the Veg Starter section, you can enjoy the Honey Chilli Grilled Veg, Sabnam Ke Moti (an authentic delicacy of corn), Chinnikom Pineapple, Marwadi Paneer Tikka, Marrakesh Role and Cajun Spiced Potato.

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Recommended: – As my personal favourites, I would recommend Shabnam ke Moti and Cajun Spiced Potato.

For the non-veg starter, you can experience the Tambura Prawn, Fish Adraki Tikki, Zulu Coriander Chicken, Angara Tangdi, Mutton Gilafi Stick etc.

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The main course dinners are usually of the same range alike the other Barbeque Nation members so I would not mention more about them.

Coming to desserts Barbeque Nation held a plethora of items and indeed every person is bound to fall in love with the dessert scenario. Gulkand Phirni, Hot Gulab Jamun, Bread and Nuts Kheer, Almond Brownie, Zebra Pastry, Orange Cheese Cake, Fresh Cut Fruits and the list goes endless.

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Recommended: To experience an off-beat taste, you can readily opt for Gulkand Phirni and Hot Gulab Jamun.

To sum it up, Barbeque Nation Faridabad, just like its fellow outlets have survived all the expectations of a gastronomic journey. So Faridabadwalon fasten your seat belts and get ready for the Bon apetite.

 

Meet Amrita Sengupta: The Lady Behind Those Wonderful Cakes

Meet Amrita Sengupta: A Versatile Baker in The Hub of Pune

After Social Connoisseurs’ attempts at the restaurants of the city of Joy, we now switch to a different mode of blogging and introduce to you Amrita Sengupta, a dessert specialist. To be more precise, Amrita is a cake specialist who holds in her hands the magic of gifting the most creative looks to her cakes and the outcome is indeed marvellous. We assure you just can’t take off your eyes when it comes to the bakery section of Amrita. Her bakery showcase flaunting the most appealing cakes is an instant booster to your dessert appetites. Forget the calories and just dive into the divine tastes with these yummilicious tokens of cakes.

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Amrita hailing from Kolkata and at present a Pune inhabitant had always nurtured an impeccable desire for baking. It was after her marriage when she learnt about her husband’s sweet tooth; her baking skills received a prompt motivation. Thanks to the man behind her success. Her passion fuelled and there she was in her kitchen giving birth to some outstanding pieces of tempting cakes.

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Amrita’s baking skills are not only restricted to cakes but she is an equal connoisseur in breads and cookies to. When asked Amrita about her extraordinary skills, she was too humble and claimed that she is a novice in the field. But we all know Amrita your cakes are just out of the world.

Apart from being a great baker, she is also a teacher in one of the reputed schools in  Pune. When asked that whether she desires to pursue this passion as a profession, Amrita says “Why not”? And definitely we too agree the same Amrita, why not? We would earn such a great opportunity to taste such irresistible delicacies.

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Let’s take a look at Amrita’s versatile baking gallery.

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13340451_912178178891245_2146731533_o (1)So now, after you have seen those appetizing cakes, you exactly know where to go to if you need the best birthday, anniversary, wedding or congratulatory cakes in Pune.

Thanks to this awesome baker in town

Amrita Sengupta

Barcelos Inaugurates A Cool Summer Season with Their Portuguese Cocktails and New Desserts

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When you could already cherish those crazy Molecular Drinks as well as the Sangria Boozy Shakes at Barcelos, now you have another exciting avenue to look forward to. The tempting Portuguese cocktail bar menu had a plethora of taste to explore for. You can satiate your drinking appetites with those exclusively Portuguese drinks like The Bermuda that involves a fine combination of Gin, Grenadine as well as Brandy that is punched with orange juice. You can also try out the Doce cocktail that included a fine blend of cinnamon, vanilla ice-cream, raspberry as well as some sprinkled chocolate powder. Tempting isn’t it? Social Connoisseurs really had a great time tasting this drink.

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The Frothy Creamy Doce

Other parts of the Portuguese cocktail menu that you can offer a try is definitely Ola that included the fine blend of rose as well as beetle leaves along with rum as the base drink or the Portuguese in Love ( a quirky yet smart combination of pomegranate and brandy).

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What made Social Connoisseurs fall in love with the cocktail menu is its fine handling of the Indian tastes. If you hold an Indian taste for cocktails, you can try out The Khatti Meethi Margarita which had a great punch of water-lemon, tequila with fresh mint leaves and a dash of lime. Theeki  Mirchi was another Indian cocktail, specially arranged keeping in mind the spicy appetites of the Indian tongue. This was a vodka-based drink punched with guava juice, lime juice and fresh lime chillies. Paan-Tini takes you to an exclusive Indian cocktail journey with the presence of tamarind, gulkaand, areca nut and vanilla ice-cream. This too was a vodka based drink. The freshness of flavours oozing out from each of the drinks make them leave a power packed taste behind.

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Khatti Meethi Margarita

While the Portuguese cocktails start from a price of 325, the Indian ones begin from 300.

A good meal is incomplete without a memorable dessert and Barcelos seems to realize it to the core. In the dessert segment you have the Red Velvet Lava. When you are a health-freak, the perfect pick for you would be the Green Tea Lava. Both of them are served with a punch of natural Barcelos in-house ice-cream. Master Chefs, aren’t they?

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Red Velvet Lava

For the traditional flavours you have the Golden chocolate cake with black forest flavoured vanilla icecream and the gulab jamun based cheesecake with peanut butter ice-creams.

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Golden Chocolate Cake

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Cheesecake with Peanut Butter

So when are you planning your visit into this authentic Portuguese outlet at Khan Market? Drop soon and experience a rendezvous with the best of cocktails and desserts. J

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