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Satiate Your Love For Traditional Lost Recipes with The Mitti Ki Khushboo Festival in Rennaissance Mumbai

We all nurture a hidden love for those age old recipes that have lost their presence in the worls of pizzas and paastas. And realizing that Renaissance Mumbai has curated an amazing festival for you .

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Fast or Foreign-food can sometimes be a winner when it comes to lunch or dinner in our fast-paced, on-the-move lives. But there is an inherent feeling of something that’s missing for your taste-buds and tummy.  And that’s nothing but the lip-smacking, authentic dish cooked traditionally by our great grandmother that brings moistness to our palate just by a mere mention. No matter how much we actually relish the lust of Italian, Continental or other such dishes, our heart still warms to that magic of traditional food. Renaissance Mumbai is all excited to host Mitti Ki Khushboo festival which revives the lost recipes through the secret of the soil at Nawab Saheb.

Chef Yunus Khan Ka Paneer (1)The menu has been constructed with dishes that are an indispensable part of most Indian thalis with their tasteful variations and peculiarities. The curated menu includes Mitti ka Tandoor dishes such as Gulberi Paneer Tikki, Kankwari Maas, Gokarna Lobster, Gharapur ki Machchli and  Balti ki bhatti preparations like Korari ki Seekh, Belekari ka Jheenga. Mitti Ka Tawa dishes like Jari Bazaar ki Tikki, Luni ki Machchi along with Khurja dishes Khurjewala Murgh, Dahi ki Taliyah and others are included.  Shirazi Kofte, Matke ki Dal, Yakhni Biryani, etc. are the Matka cooked dishes.

Deg preparations like Kaju Makhana ka Deg, Baradari Kaju Kadhai and many more. All this is accompanied by a variety of rice and Indian breads. To top it off, the appealing desserts will include Mishti Doi, Lacchedar Rabri, Matkewali Basundi and other traditional items.

Khoya Awadh (1)Come explore all that our ancient food traditions have to offer and eat as our ancestors ate, delicious food made in clay pots and pans, forever carrying the scent of the soil with them.

 What: Mitti Ki Khushboo

When: 16th to 25th March ‘18

Where: Nawab Saheb, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel

Time: 07.00 pm – 11.30 pm

Taste the secrets buried deep under the earth during the Mitti Ki Khushboo festival at Nawab Saheb

This Property In Nehru Place is the Perfect Valentine’s Day Destination

Love is in the air and you can feel it everywhere! Well, Valentine’s Day is knocking the door and you might be still in two minds about where to drop in for the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner or lunch. If you are a resident of The Capital City, then there is this plush property that can be the perfect location for chalking out your best Valentine’s Day celebration. And well, if your beloved is a core foodie, this is indeed the best destination to hunt in.

I am talking about none other than the Eros Hotel at Nehru Place!

Love knows no boundaries, so do the chefs at Eros Hotel Nehru Place!

 

Let’s See What’s In Store For You At This Exotic Property

Take your beloved on a romantic date and spend a perfect evening over an elaborate buffet dinner, premium beverages with live entertainment at Blooms restaurant. Or head straight to Empress of China restaurant where a specially curated menu of soulful food with premium beverages and live entertainment awaits you and your loved ones.

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No Valentine’s day is complete without desserts! So let’s add sweetness to this special day by relishing or gifting delightful desserts to your loved ones from Sweet n Crusty at Eros Hotel. Tiramisu, Red Velvet Cup, Berry Cheese Cake, Heart Shape Mould Chocolate, Pink Forest Cake, Apple Berry Crumble among many irresistible varieties of desserts are crafted to give a perfect flavour to this beautiful day.

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Come, celebrate the warmth of togetherness and rejoice this special day only at Eros Hotel, Nehru Place.

 

Venue: Eros Hotel, Nehru Place

Details of Your Valentine’s Day Plans 

Blooms –

Blooms Coffee ShopDate: 14th Feb

Timings: 7pm to 11pm

Price per person: 2999 + taxes

 Empress of China –

empresshotelDate: 14th Feb

Timings: 7pm to 11pm

Price per person: 2495 + taxes

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Sweet n Crusty

Timings: 8am to 8pm

Valid from 12th – 16th Feb

For details or bookings, please contact 011 41223344

So get your Valentine’s Day plans set with this exclusive property located in the heart of Delhi NCR.

The Perfect Partying Destination with Affordable Great Food Is Finally Here in Gurgaon

Gurgaon Pub Exchange Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
All of you might be thinking of where to move in for the best party celebrations as the New Year has just set forth. Well, in case you are a resident of Gurgaon, then we have got an amazing suggestion for you to kick up the party spirits along with some solid dose of fun and entertainment. Well, all of you might be aware of the activity freaking zone in Cyber Hub Gurgaon, SMAAASH. And just like the Noida SMAArASH, the Gurgaon one has also extended its arms to all party souls with the Gurgaon Pub Exchange Bar. For those of you who follow my blog regularly, might have known deets about the Noida Pub Exchange.

Designed in the format of a stock Exchange, this place is almost a replica of the NOIDA Bar Exchange. The prices of the drinks along with the highest and the lowest ranges are displayed on the several LCD units scattered in different parts of the bar. Moreover the most essential part is that it is extremely spacious clubbed with fun activities.

So here are the reasons why you must pay a visit to this happening place for all your party cravings:

The Space and The Location are Highly Inviting

Situated along with Gurgaon’s No.1 entertainment zone, SMAAASH, this place definitely deserves a visit in case you are going to hang out with your friends, colleagues or even family. Moreover the Space calls to action as unlike the Noida Bar Exchange, this has a huge area where you can organize office parties, group reunions etc. Overall, its location and provisions do not leave any rooms for you to complain.

Let’s Do Some Foot Tapping With The Most Amazing Beats

I believe in giving immense credits to the DJ who took meticulous efforts of the tracks played. The mixes were prompting enough not to make your foot tap even if you are not a music lover.

Hospitality & Service

One of the main issues that often happens in bars or pubs is you miss the welcoming behavior of the staff. But Gurgaon Pub Exchange would never for a moment allow you to feel so. The entire staff is extremely welcoming, taking care of your needs meticulously,

Coming to the list of Delicacies, there’s a host of items you must give a try.

Dahi kebabs

Outstanding in tastes and super soft in texture, the dahi kebabs are drooling enough for a try.

Tangdi kebabs

With a perfect balance of spices and extremely well roasted tangdi kebabs are one of the specialities of the pub.

Onion Rings

Onion rings had become one of my favorites after I first tasted them at Noida Pub Exchange and Gurgaon too lives up to the same degree of amazing tastes.

Bull’s Eye

This is like the heaven for all chocoholics with a pool of molten chocolate with a splash of vanilla. Again it must be on your bucket list when you have a soft corner for the sinful chocolate.

Pan Ice cream

Seems to be an ordinary flavored Icecream right? Well, for Gurgaon Pub Exchange, the story is a bit different. Taste it for yourself to discover the mystery.

In a nutshell, an affordable spacious party place with great appetizing food and some truly foot tapping music! Give it a try for sure to satiate the party animal in you.

The Classroom: A Foodie Class You Cannot Afford To Miss

The Classroom Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Do you often miss those good old days spent in the classroom? I surely do and I assume everyone of us does. How about a twist in the story? If your classroom happens to be a hub of food? Then definitely the story turns to be more interesting for sure.

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Let me take you through one such place today, The Classroom based in Sector 29 , Gurgaon, the haven of gastronomic outlets.

As the name says, the entire Gastropub is themed around a classroom setting. You have several sections like the Nursery, the KG, The Canteen, the Preschool etc. What more? You have the washrooms too filled with maths sums giving you the true vibes of a classroom. With school photographs and blackboards, every part of the interior happens to be reminiscent of the Classroom setting.

IMG_20170812_200433As I previously said, this “Classroom” has a innovative story to tell and here begins the foodie discussion. The menu is designed in the form of a single lined book and is divided in to interesting categories like The First Break(starters), The Lunch Break(main courses) etc. which again chimes the nostalgic classroom bells in your mind.We ordered the Veg and the Non veg platter and believe me they were more than enough to settle for our lunch. With a mix of items like chicken tandoori(grilled to perfection) seekh kebab, chicken malai tikka etc. On the Non-veg platter and Veg seekh kebab, paneer tikka, cheese balls etc. on the vegetarian serving, well, everything was cooked properly, minimum spiced, with the right balance of tastes.

With the “Desi Tadka” mocktail as our companion, a spiced lemonade, we had experienced an amazing luncheon session.

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IMG_20170812_184501The Classes You Should Never Bunk in “The Classroom”

Sounds a bit odd! Isn’t it? Well, there are a huge number of ‘foodie’ classes which you shouldn’t bunk in The Classroom, but from my syllabus, I can quote two must classes that you cannot afford to miss.

classroom8Well, the Palak patta chaat is definitely one of them. Crisp fried palak leaves served with a tangy chutney makes you fall in love with Classroom.The other one is definitely the Chef special of the Day dessert. We happened to get the Death by chocolate, a sinful chocolate Lava cake served with scoops of fresh, rich, vanilla ice cream.

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Important Notes to Take Down For The Classroom

classroom7Great portion sizes that fills your stomach to the brim as you leave the class. Averagely priced where an amount of 1000 for two is more than sufficient.

IMG_20170812_200422Freshly brewed in house beer available that gives you one more reason to be present in the Classroom more often. So set your weekend plans and get ready to be a part of the exciting curriculum of Gurgaon’s The Classroom.

Try Grill Kitchen Gourmet For A “Gourmet” Experience Today

The Grill Kitchen - Gourmet Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Gourmet food always appeals to your tastes and leaves an impact on your tastebuds. The Grill Kitchen Gourmet is too an outlet that has the power to leave great tastes and definitely is a must try for all residents in South Delhi. As its name speaks, the kitchen is indeed a gourmet one that would surely leave behind a great experience.

DSC_0177 - CopyIf you are wondering why am I so overwhelmed by it, here is a list of reasons that would surely make you opt for this delivery outlet.

Things I would recommend this out For

Amazing Packaging

Every delivery outlet requires a great packaging to satisfy it’s customers and this outlet knows this very well. Sealed boxes with microwave friendly features make it a must try delivery outlet.

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Punctual Services

One of the basic things every foodie expects from a delivery outlet is completely punctual services. On time delivery is something that many delivery outlets fail to offer and here lies the irony that even if the food is good enough, impunctual services are a great turn off. But Grill Kitchen Gourmet would never dissappoint you in this area. Absolutely sharp on time, you don’t need to check your watch repeatedly for getting those lip-smacking delicacies on your plate.

Appetizing Tastes

DSC_0184DSC_0183DSC_0182After all food is the ultimate mantra of being a hit survivor in the food industry. The Grill Kitchen Gourmet thus celebrates the variety of cuisines with both Chinese and Indian cuisines. And wait there’s also some Thai varieties too to try for.

Final Words of Appreciation

I went with their Indian cuisine and yes, I was absolutely happy and satisfied with each and every dish. Among the 4 dishes I tried the Kerala Pomfret fry turned out the best one for me.

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Even the daal makhani was incredible enough to give their outlet a second try.

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What You Shouldn’t Miss In Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba: a Complete Culinary Guide

Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Punjabi cuisine has always been my soft corner of taste. The delectable tandooris, the smokey grills, the soft, mouth melting daal makhani are some dishes for which the love never dies.

And especially when you are in the Capital City, the amazing colors of the Punjabi assortments just cannot be missed out. But out of the huge bunch of food outlets that Delhi offers to you for the amazingly delicious Punjabi taste, it is indeed difficult to make the correct pick.  So let us help you a bit by offering you the perfect choice for the Indian cuisine in Delhi.


A few days back I chanced to visit Rang De Basanti, The Urban Dhaba located in Hauz Khas Village and undoubtedly I can claim this outlet to be the paradise for every North Indian foodie. Let me share what’s in store for you at the vibrant, bustling, quirky eatery.


Let’s start the journey with some incredible drinks that this superb eatery has to offer:

Chacch{ To Be More Familiar, Butter Milk}


Though Rang De Basanti has traditional Punjabi dishes, but they decide to offer every dish with a perfect twist and their Chaach is not an exception.


The Tadka Chaach with the fine sprinkling of coriander and cumin tadka proves that even usual butter milk can be given a great innovative taste if mixed with the correctly chosen spices.

The Chaach is also available in flavors of Theekha( a bit chilly and spicy) as well as the plain one.

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Range De Basanti’s Desi Lassi that comes both in the sweet as well as salty varieties are also enriched in tastes with their rich creamy curd textures, heavy enough to quench your thirst and your hunger to a great extent.

Coming to starters, Rang De Basanti once again maintains its ritual of combining the usual conventional Punjabi delicacies with a punch of innovation and their starter menu establishes so to a great extent.

Naanchos

In Love with Naachos? Rang De Basanti has its exclusive version of Nachos, the “Naancho” with Mutton Keema. If wondering what exactly it is, let me elaborate a more.


These were naans shaped and cut in the form of Nachos, a bit harder in texture than the ordinary naans. Naanchos served with mutton keema as a dip is indeed the Punjabi version of the famous Nachos.

Mahi Ambarrasiya

Being a Bong I am a fish fanatic and this dish from the house of RDB fulfilled my cravings for crispy fish to the core. Crispy, crunchy fish fried and served with an exclusive RDB chutney is a dish you cannot afford to miss.

Tangdi Oye Hoye

A lovely chicken legpiece starter smoked to perfection with amazing spices and served with chutney specialties from Rang De Basanti.

Mains: Authentic Punjabi Delicacies On Your Plates

Soya Rara

Soft soyabean pieces served in the form of minimal gravy, commonly known as champ in a tangy, semi-spicy form.

Bhayankar Kadi Chaawal

If you are taken aback by the name, then let me unfold the history behind its nomenclature. It’s not the typical Delhite Kadi Chaawal, but presented with culinary twists. It comes in the form of deep fried balls which contain rice and is served with the Indian curry “Kadhi”.

Hari Mirch Ki Roti

Whichever curries you may try, the Hari mirch ki roti is a must accompaniment for a twist in the normal breads.

Meat Chawal

In case you are a rice addict like me then meat chawal that is basically a pulao with mutton pieces is worth a try.

Dessert Speciality

To end your lavish meal in the perfect manner, the Bhayankari Meetha Paan, an In-house icecream served with beetle leaf and gulkand is a definite try.

Rang De Basanti’ s “Bhayankar” (Danger) Alert

The Dishes with “Bhayankari” taglines are not to be missed at all. While the term “ Bhayankari” is quite misleading with indication to dangerous, but in Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba, every dish is Bhayankari considering its killing goodness and finger-licking tastes.


So whenever you visit Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba, never forget to give a try to the signature “Bhayankari” dishes.

Asia Central:Your Hunt For Great Asian Food Finds A Perfect Stop

Asia Central Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
always nurture an attitude to experiment cuisines. And one of my favorite cuisines that I have fallen in love with during this experimentation is definitely the Pan Asian. Being born and brought up in a town of Bengal, we did not have many options to explore in the Asian delicacies. In fact, quite surprisingly people here often confuse the Chinese with Asian delicacies.

However after coming to Delhi and exploring several cuisines and sharpening my food knowledge I have come to a point where I understand the fine differences between Chinese and Asian delicacies. And when it comes to authentic Asian food, I have recently come across this hidden gem in South Delhi.

I had ordered food from there for a special dining with my guests and what came were boxes of unparalleled delectable happiness.

There are a bundle of points to appreciate and I    would like to begin primarily with their

Packaging:

One of the sole parameters that make a parcel or food delivery bring a smile to your face is its great packaging. I must say Asia Central has left no stones unturned to make it a successful, happy delivery. Sealed perfectly and packed in two cardboard boxes, what came to us was sheer happiness.

Food: Tastes That Surprise You in Every Bite

 Banana leaf steamed fish

Some tastes never fail to make you crave for more and the banana leaf steamed fish is definitely one such thing from the house of Asia Central. Soft pieces of fish that comes wrapped in banana leaf just melt into your mouth with their softness.

Pad Thai Chicken Noodles

This was a new found love for me with chicken noodles. The great packaging clubbed with the bits of chicken scattered in the noodles made it a dish that everyone must try.

Kung Pao Chicken and Thai Chicken Curry

Both of the delicacies seemed to be extremely relishing with intact tastes, correct mix of ingredients and the perfect blend of spices. The semi-thick gravies of both make them a perfect combination for any sort of rice or noodles.

A perfect five to Asia Central for such great food at such reasonable prices.

Broadway Kebab Festival: A culinary festival you cannot afford to miss

Broadway - Radisson Blu Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Faridabad finally has that long anticipated north indian cuisine to its credit with the perfect flavours with the new Broadway Fine Dining Outlet at Radisson Blu Faridabad. We cannot agree more that in Faridabad the number of North Indian delight lovers is definitely on the higher side and Broadway comes as a great air of respite for them.

Broadway in Radisson Blu Faridabad has  brought about the North Indian delectables in its perfect tastes and now all Faridabad inhabitants have a reason to rejoice.

The Great Kebab Festival begins on 16th of June at Broadway Radisson Blu and is going to continue till the 25th of June. Let me tell you why you shouldn’t be missing this festival at any cost.

Summer Coolers

The wide range of Summer Coolers is a great addition to the drinks menu of Radisson Blu.

Drinks that you must definitely try:

Very Berry Kala Khatta


A tangy Kala Khatta drink that gives you a sweet spicy taste to look forward to.

Rose Mojito

This is another drink that you must definitely try. The cool, refreshing rose flavours with the mojito gives you a superb break during the scorching summers.

Now coming to the great Kebabs offered there are a number of options to try out for. Quite surprisingly there are a great number of vegetarian options for the veggie kebab lovers.

Subz Galouti


Minced vegetables Galouti that melts into the mouth with soft, crunchy tastes filled with sesame seeds.

Peshwari Paneer


As soon as you hear this name you would definitely be reminded of royal flavors. The tandoori paneers gives you a soft juicy taste with medium spices.

Tandoori Aloo


I am not quite a big fan of Potatoes but this dish has driven my love for the same. Potatoes smoked in medium spices give a great taste that you must not give amiss.

Amritsari Bhutta


We all are quite in love with Amritsari fish or chicken but for the vegetarians to relish the flavors, Amritsari bhutta is a great saviour. Baby corns marinated in Amritsari spices is a great kebab to binge on.

You have in store a range of other vegetarian kebab varities to try for.

Coming to the non vegetarian delicacies, you have the

Hariyali lamb chaap


Boney lamb chops marinated in spices and grilled to give a tangy, spicy taste.

Mutton Galouti


Takes you back to the streets of Lucknow with the royal, spicy tastes. Not greasy at all and mouth melting, these are the kebabs you cannot afford to miss.

Tali Machchi

Fried fish with optimum spices that comes in the form of true love for a bong.

The list goes endless and all I could say is you must pay a visit very soon to try out the various colors of kebabs.

Coming to the main courses, you again have these amazing dishes to give a shot:

Murgh biryani

Nargisi Kofta Curry


Lamb Beliram

Breads

Raita

To end the foodie affair with the perfect dash of mughlai flavours, you have an amazing dessert platter.


Rasmalai

Phirni

Hot jalebis

And yes, added to this you have the regular lavish buffet spread that you can choose to have apart from the appetizing kebabs.


What more do you need to engage in an appetizing session?

Office Canteen Bar: The Recent Co-Working Show-Stealer Gastronomic Kitchen

Office Canteen Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Delhi never fails to amaze you with its superb array of restaurants. Especially when it comes to Connaught Place, you are left to be spoilt for choices with an array of food joints to choose for. One of the ideal and latest entrants in this food hub is surely the Office Canteen Bar or the one popularly gaining momentum as OCB. This cozy, co-working space is a perfect amalgamation of superb quirky interiors, out of the box cocktails and some amazing delicacies to barge into during the chilling winters of Delhi.

ocb0000To start my foodie experience here, Office Canteen Bar is exceptionally worth mentioning for its superb designed interiors. With a feel of an office space in every nook and corner, this food joint really dos not distance you from your formal office surroundings. Well, but this office space definitely comes with a pinch of twist. You have an amazing terrace space and some of the best innovative food and beverages to pamper your taste buds. When office comes with so many fine options to indulge in, one does not feel like skipping work, isn’t it?

ocb00000Amazing Cocktails To Fall For

Food blogging indeed remains to be an unfinished job unless you mention closely about the food and beverage part and in this regard OCB does not fail to surprise you. Office Canteen Bar celebrates an exhausting range of some amazing cocktails, curated with an eye of innovation and perfection. Some of them are named so uniquely that you will never fail to divert your attention to any other specialities. In fact who can imagine a cocktail named MBA or a preparation presentation in a gas cylinder miniature?

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With all these credits to its bag, it also shares a superb menu, except the only problem being there is not much innovation in the area of food. I loved the dessert “Brownie Rasmalai” that contained chunks of dipped in smooth, creamy Rasmalai.

This Foodie space indeed deserves a must visit when you share an appetite for exclusive cocktails.