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Showing posts with label Food Reviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food Reviews. Show all posts

Revamped menu at MKC at The Westin




Madras Kitchen Company at Westin, Chennai has revamped its menu. Right from the interiors to menu card to dishes, everything wears a new look.


I had been there today with my family and had a good time with regards to food. Staffs were courteous, as always. Ambiance was perfect with LIVE Music.


Newspaper themed Blinds and Menu Card


Variety of options for Veg & Non-Veg


In-House Bar


Must try dishes:


Starters:

Millet Salad

Paanagam


Veg

Jackfruit Cornetto

Skewers of Thai Red Curry flavoured Baby Corn ๐ŸŒฝ 

Dakshin Combo - Podi Idli, Sambar Vada served in tiff in box with coconut chutney and ghee


Non-Veg

Crab Cornetto

Malaysian Sambal Chicken Wings

Manathakkali mutton Varuval, Coin Parotta & Appalapoo

Sindha Mani Kari Kattu Soru, Chinna Vengaya Pachadi, More Milagai & Vadam

Kari Satti Soru, Mutta Thokku, Mutton Varuval & Era Perattal 


Drinks:

Cold Pressed Juicery - Orange 

Inji Malli Martini (alcohol)

Annaci, Pineapple (alcohol)


Desserts:

Gulkhand Kunafe with Vanilla Ice Cream

Coorg Coffee Tiramisu, Baileys Macerated Savoriodi & Berries


What more do we need? #TheWestinChennai #Velachery #MKC #RevampedMenu

 

National Creators Award - an event to remember

 

Where should I begin?


It still looks like a dream for me that I was there. Yes. I'm speaking about the #NationalCreatorsAward which is the first of its kind in the world. This is an initiative by @mygovin which is doing lot of innovative things in various fields.


I had applied and completely forgotten about it. Few days ago, I received a call from the landline wherein the caller says he is calling from the office of Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, MEITY & Communications checking for my availability of the program which was due on Friday & I needed to be present on Thursday in New Delhi. I immediately agreed. That same day, I received an official communication from IRCTC asking for my details. I had filled it up. Applied for off in my office and on Wednesday, I received ex my flight ticket details. Flight was on Thu noon from Chennai Domestic Airport.


I reached airport well before the designated time and met my friend who is an IB officer there. After having a hot cup of coffee, I proceeded for check-in and boarding. I landed in Delhi around 5:30PM and at the exit entrance, I was welcomed by the IRCTC team who was co-ordination with others and arranging accommodation. I was given an accommodation at The Alpino Hotel which was bang on the main road - Mahipalpur which is just 2.5kms from the airport. Room was super good. In the mean time, I met few creators CA Shubham Maloo, Sandeep of Telugu Travel Vlogger, Mitesh Patel of MeetPoser, Cooknjoy among others.


Tasty dinner was arranged in the hotel. After venturing out for an hour with CA Shubham, I returned to my room and retired to bed since we were told breakfast will be served next day early morning. I was given a call at 4AM mentioning breakfast will be served at 5AM and bus will arrive by 6AM. After having tasty breakfast at 5, we boarded the bus which took us to Bharat Mandapam inside Pragati Maidan. In the bus, I also met Neha and Ishita Sharma.


We followed the protocol as advised since the event will see the presence of PM himself. After collecting the pass at the entrance which took some time, I proceeded to the Plenary Hall. Since I was one of the first to enter, I sat just behind VVIP/HODs row. 


PM entered the hall at around 10:15PM and one could feel his aura and the electrifying presence. He was given a roaring welcome. After settling, PM distributed award to the winners including beerbiceps, aiyyoshraddha, technicalguruji , curlytales and others. His presence of mind was amazing as he kept us captivated until he was there for little over an hour.


We were dropped back at hotel post the event and I had to rush up since my return flight was booked at 5:15. In the flight, I had also met couple of educators - An HOD from Dept of Geography and The Principal of an arts & science college. I landed in the airport at 8PM. 


Felt truly blessed and my heartfelt thanks to the GOI, IRCTC and all the officials who made this event a memorable one for few hundreds of creators. 

Eat Right, Stay Fit with Saffola Fittify

 Life has become a fast-paced one. We hardly get time(at least during the weekdays) to prepare some good and healthy food or one that could complement it. What we eat may not give us all the nutrients essential for our daily life. This is where the renowned Saffola from Marico comes into the picture. I was browsing casually and was stunned to see that this popular FMCG company has launched so many products which would help us without compromising on taste and quality. I decided to try a few of their products, to start with.


We all need to have a quick and tasty breakfast in the morning. I usually prefer bread toast since it is easy to prepare and eat. Hence I ordered peanut butter. Even in this, there are few varieties and I zeroed in on Saffola Fittify Original - Omega 3 - Peanut Butter - Extra Crunchy and Saffola Fittify Tasty - Dark Chocolaty - Peanut Butter - Extra Crunchy flavors.




As we all know, peanuts are a rich source of protein. I must admit that it tasted really good. My day has begun with a healthy breakfast.

Then comes lunch. For this, I decided to have something which is rich in fiber. For this, I zeroed in on Saffola Fittify Hi-Protein Steel Cut Oats. I also added some dry fruits and cherries to it so that it tasted really good and delicious. Just make a note that it would be good if you soak these oats at least 30 minutes prior so that it becomes soft and helps you to cook with ease.



For the evening, I packed some salads. To make it more wholesome, I sprinkled some Saffola Aura Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top of it. Olive oil is a good source of various vitamins and has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.


I finally end my day by mixing the Saffola Immuniveda Golden Turmeric Milk Mix in a cup of milk. As we all know that turmeric is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and has so many other goodnesses packed in it. 


I found my way to lead a healthy and happy life. You may check here to see the range of products Fittify has to offer that make you healthy as well.










An epitome of fine dining with the newest chef, Pallavi Das  Sous Chef at Courtyard by Marriott Chennai

An epitome of fine dining with the newest chef, Pallavi Das Sous Chef at Courtyard by Marriott Chennai

 Courtyard by Marriott Chennai is delighted to announce the appointment of Pallavi Das as the newest member in the culinary team as Sous Chef.

A graduate from IHM PUSA New Delhi; majoring in skills of menu engineering, food production, cost management, plating and much more; mastering the art of western cuisine and patisserie.

With over 8 years of experience in the hospitality industry, starting as an Operational Trainee to the second in command at Courtyard Chennai. She has worked in various brand such as Novotel, IBIS, Holiday Inn, Shangri-La and trained under experts to growing exponentially as a leader and co-managing the culinary team, inventory management, maintain hygiene standards, guest satisfaction and create innovative menus.

Apart from curating gastronomic master eats, Pallavi love to sketch and an ardent reader during her free time.

We are also having chef’s special of the day along with our buffet - a 6 day fare; giving our patrons a new experience crafted by the newest chef to satisfy the cravings of our regular guests and attract a new class of refined patrons. To name a few specialties such as ‘Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mushroom’, ‘Beef Bourguignon’, ‘Pan seared Fish with Orange Berrue Blanc’, ‘Ratatouill’, ‘Death by Chocolate’ and more.

 

 

Drop down with you friends and family for a celebration of bold flavors, inventive ingredients and contemporary presentation by Chef Pallavi — experience the art of modern gastronomy.

 

 

Venue: Paprika, Courtyard by Marriott Chennai

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Date: 02nd  July – 07th July

Pocket Pinch: 1699 AI (all inclusive) / per person

For reservations: +91.73388.36317 / +91.73388.36320

Address: 564, Anna Salai, Teynampet Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018

Website: courtyardmarriottchennai.com

Press Release - Special Women’s Day Treat at The Resort Mumbai


Special Women’s Day Treat at The Resort Mumbai

Take a break from your daily routine and have fun with your girlfriends by the beach. Enjoy a lavish buffet spread of delectable dishes which includes Gremolata Mash, Bock Choy, water chestnut baby corn in toban chilli sauce, Meen miolee, Saffron Paneer, Pickled Vegetable with Tuna, Mezze bar with lavash and pita bread. Fulfill your sweet tooth cravings by gorging in these mouth-watering desserts of Berry bar, Tiramisu, Profit roll, Macrons, Opera, Trio Mousse, and Raspberry cheesecake while capturing the stunning view of the tranquil beach.

What: ‘Special Women’s Day Treat’

Where: The Resort Mumbai

When:  8th March 2022

Time: 12:30 to 4 pm

Call: 02235202888 / 02250555777



 

Press Release - Koli Food Fest at The Resort Mumbai

 



Koli Food FestRelish authentic Koli delicacies of Lobster Curry, Bharwa Pompret, Tawa Fried Surmai, Rawa Fried Prawns served with Sol Kadhi, Bhakri and Steam Rice.Enjoy these delicious dishes with the Koli Fisher Women who will be curating these dishes using old age traditional masala with secret ingredients. Those of you who love the original and authentic taste of seafood can join in for Koli special dinner at The Resort Mumbai. Where: The Resort MumbaiWhen: Friday & Saturday February 2022Time: 7:00 pm to 10:30 pmCall: 9819877316

Desi Street Chennai - A must visit restaurant in Anna Nagar, Chennai



 What a lovely afternoon to spend time with my Sis and my Brother-In-Law.

We decided to go out for lunch and zeroed in on @desistreetchennai which is situated very close to Chintamani, Anna Nagar (@googlemaps will show you the exact location). We reached the restaurant by 1pm and parked our 4 wheeler. We started with Chicken Soup which was served hot. It was spicy but tasted really good and was a perfect fit on the prevailing weather on this day. Then we ordered VadaPav. I wouldn’t know how the authentic one would taste but this is no less to that in any way. Then it was Chole Bature. I would say you shouldn’t miss it. I would give 5 ⭐️ to this without giving a second thought. Then it was fish tikka followed by lemon roast chicken. Both were cooked to perfection. The best part about the chicken was its tenderness. It melted in our mouths. Spices were used at the right proposition. Do not forget to taste this with mayonnaise sauce. It is too good to resist. We then got Chilli ๐ŸŒถ Prawns ๐Ÿค which again tasted divine. We then ordered Chilly Cheese ๐Ÿง€ Garlic ๐Ÿง„ Naan and Lachcha Paratha with Butter Chicken ๐Ÿ— gravy. This was followed by my Butter ๐Ÿงˆ Chicken ๐Ÿ— Biryani. I must admit that despite looking so spicy ๐ŸŒถ, the taste was stupendous. Their cost which otherwise seems to be high for this dish is justified considering the portion since 2-3 people can have it. It was served with delicious Raita. We finally signed it off with Desi Street Sundae on a Sunday. This is also something you shouldn’t miss. Overall, we had spent a little over 2.5 hours which is worth it considering the ambience inside which was soothing and the attitude of the staff which complimented it coupled with great food which tasted really delicious. If you want real tasty veg or non-veg food, you know where to head over to #DesiStreetChennai

Press Release : Dineout Passport - Pernod Ricard partnership kicks-off at The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon

 





Dineout Passport - Pernod Ricard partnership kicks-off at The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon

New Delhi, November 12, 2021: Dineout Passport, a premium dining and lifestyle membership program in India, kicked off the second leg of the pan-India partnership with Pernod Ricard’s Aberlour at The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon this week. The evening of Dineout Passport Experience's ‘Malt & Jazz’ had an exclusive tasting of Aberlour Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 YO followed by an exquisite dining experience.

The delightful evening was hosted by Dineout Passport’s Founder Mr Rocky  Mohan & Mr Varun Chhibber - General Manager at The Leela Ambience, Gurugram for the special guests & Dineout Passport members. The list included some of the most prominent names from different industries: Some participants who enjoyed the evening of fun, food, single malt and music were Yashvardhan Sinha, Chief Information Commissioner of India and Kavita Bagga, Managing Director of Kara Organics, Utpal Barara - Manager Director Britex Enterprises and Raja Banerji - Luxury Head Pernod Ricard India amongst others. They were also joined by the Brand Ambassador of Pernod Ricard (Nitin Tiwari), who helped with the single malt appreciation and talked more about the unique experiences along with their journey. 

Popular Jazz Band - What Duo took the experience a notch above with a live performance, making the entire evening musical and memorable.

The event allowed guests & members to learn the art of elements of Malts while relishing the best of Zanotta rich yet tasteful menu designed by Chef Abhishek Gupta, Executive Sous Chef at The Leela Ambience. The exclusive menu offered the finest Trio Of Pumpkin, Cacciatora Chicken Mezzelune Pasta, Beetroot Risotto, Polenta with Wine Leaf Crepes, Lamb Shank & Chilean Sea Bass. These were served in pairing with Aberlour 12 YO, Glenlivet 12 YO, and Glenlivet 15 YO so the guests experienced the best of both worlds.

Dineout Passport offers up to 40% flat discount,  1+1 on the buffet along with unique event invites at 2,000+ restaurants including 5-star hotels, premium standalone outlets & chains across 20 major cities. Dineout Passport’s partners include The Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, The Lalit, Pullman, Novotel, Cafe Delhi Heights, Plum by Bentchair, Punjab Grill, SodaBottleOpenerWala, and among other leading restaurants. 

 

About Dineout

Dineout is India’s largest dining out and restaurant tech solutions platform in B2C and with inresto in the B2B front, processing more than 100M diners and $900M worth of transactions for its partner restaurants across its network of 50,000 restaurants in 20 cities, providing a collective savings of more than $100M on restaurant bills annually. Founded in 2012 by Ankit Mehrotra, Nikhil Bakshi, Sahil Jain and Vivek Kapoor, Dineout is a pioneer in Contactless Dining with the easiest way to discover the best restaurants in the city, save time & hassle by booking a table in advance, get discounts, enjoy 1+1 privileges on Food, Drink & Buffets through Dineout Passport, as well as earn instant discounts on every restaurant bill payment via Dineout Pay. For more information, please visit –  https://www.dineout.co.in/

Media Contact

Yogesh Kaushik: +91 93502 03888, yogesh.kaushik@dineout.co.in


Diwali with BeeTee's Melt Chocolates


What comes to your mind, when it is a festival?

Chocolates!!

This is a widely sought after product as it brings in the mood of celebrations. Sweetness removes the bitterness and also makes all at home, irrespective of the age or gender to fall in love with it,

I usually buy sweets always, when there is a festival. Diwali is the most favourite festival of mine and hence sweets finds its place compulsorily in my list. This year, along with sweets, I also wanted to buy some chocolates for my family. As I was searching online, I stumbled upon BeeTees website and decided to give them a try.

Before going into my experience, let us see some interesting facts about the Chocolates.

1. Aztecs used cacao seeds as a form of currency.
2. The first chocolate bar was invented in the year 1847.
3. Chocolate Milk was invented in Jamaica.
4. Brussels Airport is the World's biggest chocolate seller selling over 800 tons of Chocolate a year.
5. Chocolate industry is worth over US$110 billion a year.
6. As per the International Cacao Organisation, an average Brit, Swiss or a German eat 11kgs of Chocolate a year.
7. It takes the whole of one year's crop of one tree to manufacture half a kilo of Cocoa.
8. During the Aztec reign, a slave could be bought for 100 cocoa beans.
9. The first Cacao trees were found in the Amazon basin and the Venezuelan and the Colombian Andes.
10. To make a single pound of chocolate, 400 beans is required approximately.

Now, let us come back to the experience of mine tasting the Melt Chocolates.




Why did I zero in on this?

There are few reasons which attributed to this.

a. This brand is ISO 22000:2018 Certified.
b. They have FSSAI Certification.
c. They also have GMP(Good Manufacturing Practice) Certification.

With an impressive shelf life of 12 months, these bars contain 48% Milk Chocolate, 54% Coconut Milk and 72% Dark Chocolate(As I bought three unique bars). Major ingredients are Cacao Beans along with Brown Sugar and Cacao Butter.

Chocolates with higher Cacao content are believed to strengthen the heart and lower the risk of heart coronary disease. 




Packing:

These three bars came in a neatly packed insulated box with cooling gel pack inside it. Hence when I refrigerated it and opened it for consumption, I did not see any change in the shape or size. Also, each of these chocolates were wrapped with golden/silver foil papers twice(around the circumference) unlike the normal ones where you get to see the chocolate as soon as you remove the golden foil.




Taste:

I must admit that it was beyond my expectations. I could feel and taste the rich sense of Cacao which lingered in my tongue for good few minutes eve after I finished consuming the bar. To conclude, this is a Premium Chocolate with an extraordinary taste which makes you feel that you have had consumed the World Famous Belgium/Swiss Chocolate, here in India.

P.S. I am keeping the boxes and the foils as a souvenir.




Offers:

Though there is a 10% off on purchases above Rs.999/-, or this Festive Season, the brand is offering 15% Discount. Hurry and place your order. Do not forget to check my favourite BeeTee's Melt 48% Milk Chocolate


Diwali Gifts on this Festive Season with Lotte India's gift packs

 





The festive season is always about celebrations and gifting. These are the most awaited days every year where we meet our family and friends to exchange pleasantries and indulge in gifting each other. This is also when we face a major problem with regards to the selection of the right gifts.

Considering this, Lotte India had come up with two special gift packs. These are available at Rs.200 and Rs.300 price points. While Rs.200 pack is an assortment of Choco Pie, Coffy Bite, Eclairs and Jellies which for sure would bring in joy and happiness among the kids, Rs.300 pack consists of 24 pieces of Choco Pie which is a perfect partner for Diwali house parties & gifting to your friends and family.

 

Mr Milan Wahi, MD of Lotte India on the launch of these limited-edition Lotte gift packs said “Our consumers have been gifting Lotte Choco Pie to their friends & loved ones for a long time. To make this Diwali season even more special we have launched two “Limited Edition” festive packs, priced attractively at Rs. 200 & Rs. 300/-. Apart from Social media campaigns, we are partnering with influencers like Abhishek Kumar, Ma Ka Pa Anand & others to amplify the launch.”

 Enjoy this festive season with Lotte.

 

For more information, reach out to us at marketing@lotteindia.com

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