Month: February 2017

Zaffran- Restaurant Review

Tucked in Star Mall, Sector 30, Gurgaon, is this restaurant called Zaffran. Zaffran, is a kind of saffron found in Kashmir, and the restaurant projects itself for Authentic North Indian Cuisine.
To say the truth, couldn’t agree more with them.


We ordered the following dishes and there is a special reason why I am not describing each dish separately, read on and you will know it..
For Starters

Vegetarian
Kalyani Paneer Tikka
Khumb Nawabi
Dahi ke Kebab
Tandoori Broccoli &

Non Vegetarian
Murgh Malai Tikka
Murgh Chilli Milli
Jhumta Kukkad
Raunaq e Seekh

For Main Course

Paneer Lababdar
Dal Makhni
Chicken Boti Masala
Rarra Meat


If I were to sum up the presentation, the taste and the service I would in one word say everything was AWESOME!!!! and this is the reason I didn’t describe each dish. Everything was so perfect that its beyond words, you just need to experience it.

Their claim to serving authentic North Indian Cuisine is 100% validated.

Truly speaking each and every dish served was a masterpiece on its own with the right mix of spices, tender meat and superb presentation in a quite ambience which can also boast of ever smiling and courteous staff.

The one standout dish that needs a special mention is the Jhumta Kukkad,marinated in rum, which had a very distinctive taste of the marination and cooked to perfection.


A real must if you want to savour some authentic North Indian Delicacies at its best. Sweeten your taste buds with a dose of Gulab Jamuns and you will be sorted even more.


The right place to spend a quite evening with your family and friends and relish some extremely good authentic food.
Zaffran Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Dilli BC- Keeps your taste buds lingering for long..!!

Very few times, we come across places where the food is so perfect, that one cant help licking the fingers off. One such place is this tiny tiny take away/delivery outlet Dilli BC tucked away in the Malviya Nagar Market, right next to Aurobindo College. Though its primarily a take away and delivery outlet, but if you are a small group of friends who don’t mind standing across a table and indulge in some great food while you converse, then they are perfect in that regards too.

So on a windy afternoon, I with a bunch of friends decided to stop by this place and grab a quick lunch, but lest we knew that it will turn out to be an extravagant indulgence in food and conversations.

Our culinary journey began by tasting one of the best dishes they have to offer, the Bhatti Chicken, followed by Anari Chicken Tikka. Both these dishes are a must try and not to be missed at all. The Bhatti Chicken, coated with a secret black masala and perfectly roasted is a delight. Its so juicy and nice that you can’t stop at just one piece. Chicken Anari Tikka on the other hand was very different, with a sense of tanginess, but extremely tasty. Loved it.

Next we tried Chicken Lehsuni Tikka and Chicken Seekh Kebab, and both of them though regular but were amazing.

Up next we tried the Stuffed Tangri Kebab and Chicken Nawabi, both them very unusual and tasteful. The Stuffed Tangri was a double treat, tandoori chicken leg with minced chicken stuffing, simply outstanding. Chicken Nawabi topped with gooey cheese was another delightful preparation, the flavours of cheese with roasted tikka tasted really nice.

We were all bunch of hardcore non-vegetarians with just one exceptional friend who was a pure vegetarian, but he proved to be the most important person in our group, we realised this once he placed his orders and we tasted the vegetarian dishes. The Vegetarian items were a level above the non-vegetarian ones, each and every thing we tasted was simply mind-blowing.

Paneer Anari Tikka, Kali Mirch Paneer Tikka, Achari Soya Chaap, Dahi Ke Sholey, pick any item and I am sure you will love it. I mean we all loved it so much so that our tasting became a full-fledged meal, where in we again ordered the entire set of vegetarian starters for ourselves and our veg friend still got the least portion 🙂

Coming to main course, Dilli BC again proved a notch above the rest. The Butter Chicken was of superlative quality, much better than the well known so called leaders of Butter Chicken in Delhi and so was the Dal Makhani, a perfect 10/10. Chicken Rara and Rogan BC (Mutton) were another flavoursome dishes to savour. Try these awesome delicacies with their assorted breads and don’t forget to order a mirchi parantha, its not to be missed.

Now let me tell you about one of the highlight dishes from our entire meal, it was the Tandoori Chicken Roll, a roll not just made of tandoori chicken but also rolled in a tandoori roti and served with a rocking smokey dip, this is definitely a must try and I am sure you will become a fan.

After having this hearty lunch at Dilli BC, I am very sure that this is gonna be on my speed dial to order food whenever I am taking a break from cooking or feeling lazy or simply craving their food. Also happened to bump into Apurv Kansal who owns the place, and must say his suggestions, his hospitality and insightful plus light hearted conversations added a lot of value to the overall experience.

What are you waiting for, pick up your phone and dial now, they serve currently from 3 outlets, GK2, Malviya Nagar and Dwarka, go ahead, have a feast!

Dilli BC Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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The Orb @Radisson Blu Plaza, Delhi Airport, truly celestial!

True to its name, the moment you step into Orb, you feel the celestial vibes, it feels like a heavenly body, or may be just another planet, but for sure there is something magical about the place. You feel transformed into another world and it also stands true to its name in other way, that it is a circular shaped bar with a huge centre piece of lighting and circular shaped seating around it. The beautiful ambience is marked by the dim blue and pink lighting and with some live DJ music thrown in, it becomes one of the hottest party destination in Delhi. It really makes for the perfect place to hang around with your friends over drinks and music.

Coming to food and drinks, they are as rocking as the ambience of the bar. The bartenders are extremely friendly and they really turn around things to serve finest and most intriguing drinks. When you visit, you ought to try their signature cocktails, they will just blow you over. Khopdi is one such fascinating drink, the process of making it is itself so interesting that yo cant help but keep looking at it for a long time.

Other amazing drinks were Orange Caprioshka, Chilli Chocolate Bunny, Apple Cinnamon Punch, Pale Lady on the Beach and many more..

Finger food to go along with drinks is pretty good too. We tried the Bruschetta, Orb Special Pizza, Achari Fish Tikka and Prawn Tempura. The Bruschetta was really good and so were the Prawns, but I personally loved the Pizza and Achari Fish Tikka the most. The fish was crispy on the outside, perfectly spiced and tender from the inside. The taste of roasted garlic and basil pesto on the pizza was just amazing, I loved it. Chicken Tenders and Cottage Cheese Tikka was good too.

The desserts were the highlight, I tried the Oreo Cookie Baileys Cheese Bar, which was simply awesome. I normally don’t like cheese cakes but this was really nice. Next I tried the Hazelnut Mousse Fudge, which too was nice, but there is a scope for improvement in this one, as I found it a bit dry.

Overall I spent a great evening at Orb, with my friends and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, it would be evident if you see the pictures below 😉

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The Orb - Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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A Grill Company- Thrills of Molecular Gastronomy and Live Grills!

So Noida gets a new baby who will serve live grills and thrill the customers with some molecular gastronomy, yes I am talking about the recently opened A Grill Company and that too at one of the hottest destinations within Noida, that is the Logix City Centre Mall that also houses 15 screen theatre by PVR and one of the biggest IMAX screens.

Coming back to A Grill Company, the ambience is a well balanced one and gives you both a casual lounge like feel and also the fine dining experience.

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Each table has the live grill fitted in it and that makes the experience even more over whelming. While our meats and veggies were getting roasted on the grill, the molecular gastronomy kept us amazed. A trolly with a dedicated person was wheeled in and it felt completely gimmicky, the play of nitrogen turned things into different textures and it was  fun watching it. Now coming to the tastes, this trolly first of all served Nitrogen Nachos Chaat and Bhalla Papdi with Yogurt Spheres and both the items were nice, though the Nachos chaat did not have nachos in the real sense, it had more like Bingo chips taste, but overall it was good.

Next up was the Nitrogen Bar, and it served Golgappas with Pani Test Tubes, which were nice, though I liked only the Khatta wala Pani and not the sweeter ones. Then we tried the Deconstructed Dahi Vada Sundae, this was one of the most amazing things, first of all it no where looked like dahi vadas, it really looked like an ice-cream sundae, secondly the taste was superb, I really liked it.

From the grill section, I liked Neelgiri Korma Chicken, Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings, Mirchi Amawat Ki Gobhi & Pepper Fry Soya Chaap the most. The chicken was really tender and grilled to perfection. The gobhi was a real delight, the flavours were so amazing and well coated, that it tasted amazing.

The main course had an elaborate spread consisting of soup, salads, chicken, mutton and fish dishes along with a great vegetarian selection and desserts too. Also it had quite a mix of regional dishes. I settled for some Junglee Mutton and also tried the Dal Makhani, along with a Rajasthani speciality, Dal and Bati. The food was good, especially the mutton and dal makhani. Also tried a bit of Biryani and I liked that too.

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In desserts, I had Chocolate Pastry, Chocolate Coffee Mousse and Berry & Custard, though the desserts were good, but I feel this is one section which has a scope for improvement.

But overall, given the fact that such Lavish Dinner Buffet costs only Rs 795++, I think its totally worth it. As they haven’t got the liquor license yet, we enjoyed flavoured bantas and refreshing mocktails.

Otherwise the buffet details are

Lunches are 580 ++ ( Veg) and 680 ++ ( Non Veg)
Dinner is 695 ++ Veg and 795 ++ Non Veg
A Grill Company Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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InLiving at India Design ID

As we all know India Design Expo is one of the most talked about exhibitions when it comes to interiors and furniture. The brand that participate in ID are a level above then the rest. The moment you walk through the pavilion, you get awe struck by many such brands and one such collection was by InLiving.

InLiving uses the art of handcrafting to add a personal touch, and offer unmatched finesse and style. At the India Design 2017 decoration pavilion, there was a display of innovative products and novel designs by InLiving. Their new collection, by the in-house designer’s team, included wooden wall  art, wooden panels & dividers and cabinets that drew a lot of eyeballs to the booth. 

The idea behind designing of this collection was to perk up the living spaces by throwing in some playfulness by way of colors, textures, shapes to break away from the monotony. InLiving used reclaimed wood to make the stunning wall arts and weaving has been used for making the wall arts in combination with textile.

They wanted to play with different materials and get the new innovative look created for the wall art and cabinets. Therefore, InLiving introduced the combination of textile and wood to give a mother’s touch to the furniture. They pulled out some basic materials like cotton recycled yarns, outdoor yarns, denim, leather labels lying dormant from the surroundings and used their imagination to explore vibrant fusion pieces.

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This assembling is a testament to their creative instinct and out of the box thinking. Cross stitch work on the wooden panels has been done to stay close to our urban style & add graphic style in living spacesThese innovative designs of Wall art, cabinets and wooden panels blends beautifully with various aesthetic sensibilities. I happen to meet Ms Pallavi Gupta, the woman behind InLiving and it was a pleasure knowing all these details first hand from her.

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Asia Central- Excellent Food Delivery Option

Food delivery services always come in handy on lazy weekend evenings or tired weekday nights, and recently on one such occasion I ordered food from Asia Central as I was craving for some authentic oriental food. I ordered the following dishes:

Kung Pao Chicken, a classic Sichuan dish that originated in the Sichuan province of Southern-Western part of China, is prepared with stir fried chicken tossed with peanuts, vegetables and chilli peppers. Full points to Asia Central for preparing this dish in an authentic manner, the flavours, the texture, everything was perfect.

Chicken in Black Bean Sauce was the other main course dish that I ordered and it too was done perfectly. The taste of black bean sauce was perfectly balanced, it was neither too strong nor too mild.

Chicken Hawker Noodles, a perfect combination to go with the chicken gravies, the noodles were awesome. Thankfully had loads of chicken pieces and vegetables too.

Chicken Fried Rice, were another delightful preparation. Perfectly fried rice with chunks of chicken, it served as a perfect companion with my Kung Pao Chicken.

Overall, the food was amazing, the packaging very neat and great effort was taken in packing every thing required along with the food like chopsticks, forks, sauces etc. and  now I know that this is gonna be the place I will frequently order food from when craving for Chinese.


Asia Central Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Top 5 best Female wrestlers of WrestleMania

WrestleMania being one of the favorite indoor sports on television has come up with variety of matches ever since 1985; they were erratic with their matches and tag teams. WrestleMania has always offered more than expectation to their fans. Women wrestling are one of them; it is the best when it comes to WrestleMania. Here is the list of top 10 woman wrestlers of WrestleMania, who won diva awards, were cover girls of top magazines and played WrestleMania like a pro.

  • Trish stratus – one of the most beautiful diva of the WWE. Though she is in WWE only from the year 2013, she yet has managed to win around seven WWE Women’s championship. She is considered to be the diva of the year because of her natural looks. Trish has won one time WWE Hardcore Champion and has won the WWE Babe of the year for three times. She has been the cover girl for many magazines as well.

 

  • Lita – one of the best female athletes Lita, her ring name is Lita, though her real name is Amy Christine Dumas. She was lately in limelight because of her involvement with the Edge and Hardy Boyz. Lita won her hall of fame induction in the year 2014 and was four time Title winner. Lita has won the WWE Women’s Championship four times in her career.

 

  • Chyna –   Tagged as the best diva of the WWE, Chyna has achieved a lot in her journey. She has changed the divas perception regarding wrestling of many women wrestlers. Chyna was tagged as the world’s Ninth wonder of the world. Chyna was the one who twice held the WWF intercontinental Championship and the WWF’s Women championship once. Chyna was also the first ever woman to participate in the King of the Ring and Royal Rumble. Chyna was named as the lasting legacy of the WWE, called a lasting legacy and was tagged as the most dominant female contender of all the time. Chyna also featured the playboy magazine twice in her career and won many other awards meanwhile.

 

  • The fabulous Moolah – Moolah entered her wrestling career in the year 1949. During her wrestling career, Moolah won Women’s Championship five times. During the National Wrestling Alliance Era, she won many championships until she entered the WrestleMania. Moolah was the first woman champion as well as the youngest champion in the wrestling history.

 

  • Sunny – Tamara, a professional wrestler and a pornographic actress, she is famous as her ring name Sunny. She is tagged as the first diva of the WWF. Sunny was inducted in the Hall of Fame back in the year 2011. Sunny also won the Pro wrestling illustrated manager of the year award and no doubt her presence and the game was the best. Sunny even performed in the Extreme Championship Wrestling and Ring of Honor and World Championship Wrestling.

These were the top 5 female wrestlers, who were divas of the WrestleMania and have won many championships in their careers; they have given best to the WrestleMania. In spite of everything they are still the legends of the wrestling world and will always remain.

SOURCE: http://wrestlemaniavideos.com/top-10-best-women-wrestlers-of-wrestlemania/

ALSO READ: http://wrestlemaniavideos.com/wrestlemania-33-wrestlemania-2017/

 

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Boheme Bar & Grill- Food Review

Well, this place was like a pleasant discovery for me, situated right behind the Select City Walk, somehow I never did go behind the mall and was ignorant about the fact that this street was really hustling and bustling with people and lined with quite a few places to eat and drink. Walking a little further in the street, I spotted this place and thought of giving it a try, as being a food blogger one is always curious to explore new places.

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To begin with we ordered, Bruschetta, Chicken Tikka Frontier and Tawa Meat along with Mojito and Kit Kat Shake to drink. The Bruschetta was nice and crispy, and I loved every bit of the Chicken Tikka Frontier, though it was on the spicier side, but it was delicious. The Tawa Meat was another highlight, such tender pieces of mutton in thick tawa gravy, for me I could have eaten only this with a roomali roti and it would have become a complete meal.

Next we tried Italian Meat Balls, Peri Peri Chicken Pizza, Chicken Malai Tikka and Ala Arrabbiata Pasta. The Meat Balls were good, but still had a very peculiar taste that I could not pick and which wasn’t as per my taste buds. The Peri Peri Chicken Pizza is a must try, hand rolled pizza crust with amazing topping of peri peri chicken and veggies, it was a delightful creation to savour. The Chicken Malai Tikka was great in taste, creamy and succulent, this was another winner dish. The Pasta was perfectly done and I loved it.

For the main course we tried the Spicy Cottage Cheese Creole, which was outstanding. I have never eaten cottage cheese in such creamy yet flavourful white sauce, it was really different and awesome to taste. Grilled Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce was the other main course dish we ordered and this didn’t disappoint either. The fish was nicely done in buttery light sauce with hint of garlic.

I overall had a great foodie experience at this newly discovered place and I am very sure of visiting it pretty soon. The food is great, the ambience cosy and comfortable and what more can one ask for. Try out for yourself!
Boheme Bar & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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India Design ID 2017- Creativity at next level..!!

India Deign ID, is one exhibition that I look forward to every year, It really satiates my need to witness some creativity live, and OMG what creativity. This exhibition truly is an abode of creativity, so many designers, so many exquisite showcases under one roof that one cant help but keep staring and admiring the collection. The exhibition that helps create a new generation of creative and business-based talent factories to help fuel the design economy of the country, India Design ID recognises and celebrates designers and creativity from diverse disciplines in designing ­– interiors, product design, architecture and installations.

The event comprised of three verticals – ID Exhibit, ID Symposium and ID Satellite. This collaboration ​aims to bring together the design community to share their experiences, knowledge and aesthetics through exhibitions, installations and discussions.

Commenting on the initiative, Gaurav Mashruwala, CEO, Ogaan Media Pvt. Ltd.  says, “This year we celebrate 5 years of India Design ID and over this time period, it has not only become the country’s premier design celebration but has very effectively changed the definition of good design & architecture in India.

ID EXHIBIT is an exhibition space that showcase​d the finest in home decoration, with high-end brands and designers unveiling their latest collections. This year, ​India Design ID present​ed​ themed pavilions, namely Decoration, Decoration I, Decoration II, Design and Trends. Housed within the Decoration Pavilion ​being the best in décor, the Trends Pavilion presented​ the Colour Next trend forecasts for 2017, and the Design Pavilion showcase​d the talents of designers and design labels.

The Decoration Pavilion included established names such as Arttd’inox, Apartment9,  Antonio Lupi, Beyond Designs, K2India, Roca, BoConcept, Sarita Handa, The Pure Concept and Rational Kitchens by CJ Living to name a few.

Apartment 9 had breathtakingly beautiful interiors and was truly a class apart. Those who seek luxury and opulence, this is the brand that should be remembered.

Next I was awestruck, when I saw the statement chairs and dining table display by Kanika Bawa, must compliment the knowledge and vision the lady holds. I got a chance to personally interact with her and know more about her collection, and it would be an understatement to say that I was extremely impressed.

Her candy floss collection was no less than an ensemble cast, we see in movies, or we see in our own families when we look deep down. Every family has that man of the family, the father, the simple yet the strongest character, mother, the book lover, the drama queen, the fashionista, the gamer and the love dove couple to name a few, and her chairs of the dining table reflected each of these characters with great simplicity and design. It was a treat to watch this collection and I am sure that I am myself going to add a couple of chairs to my home and dedicate them to my family members.

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K2 India and BoConcept were the other two pavilions that I admired a lot and so was the collection by Sarita Handa

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The Trend Pavilion featured designer interpretations of the colour trends forecast for 2017. Asian Paints announced intense blue as their Colour Next 2017 forecasts at the event to supplement the efforts of creating awareness and backing the design intent of India Design ID 2017. T​here was also a ​third Decoration pavilion which is an addition to India Design ID 2017 which feature​d​ new exhibitors namely, 2R Italian Design, Alex Davis, Casa Medici/Golden Locks, iGuzzini/LSI, Intersekt, Italian Trade Agency, Ora Mosaic

ID Symposium, which seeks​ to inspire the design fraternity in India, and also offer a networking opportunity to build relationships within the industry. ID Symposium ​featured engaging speakers from different walks of life, such as Alberto Alessi, Humberto Campana, Sou Fujimoto, Ashiesh Shah, Sanjay Puri, Alberto Meda, Li Edelkoort to name a few.

ID Satellite, the hip offsite vertical discovers design districts of Delhi with promotions, collaborations and events across different venues through week long festivities at design districts like Lado Sarai, Meharchand Market, Shahpur Jat, Defence Colony, and MG Road with new additions at Khan Market and Greater Kailash which will have the capital buzzing with design. The participating venues will feature design-linked activities across lifestyle stores, restaurants, malls, bookshops, galleries, select public/private locations, with an explosion of launches, new collections, cocktails, previews, reviews and special events.

The event saw over 40,000 visitors, from the design trade as well as design-conscious consumers and I already look forward to the next season.

 

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ISRO employees get a Cheesy surprise from Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut, leading QSR chain, celebrated the success of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), for creating history by launching 104 satellites in one go. To show their appreciation, Pizza Hut invited ISRO employees across the country to walk into select Pizza hut stores and treated them to a Pan Pizza. Free pizzas worth Rs.6 Lakhs were offered to over 2,000 ISRO employees, in celebration of ISRO’s success.

“It’s a moment of great pride for us as ISRO created history and this initiative is a small token of our appreciation to put cheerful smiles on the faces who made the nation proud by achieving such an amazing feat.” said Unnat Varma, Managing Director Pizza Hut Indian Subcontinent.

This is not the first time that Pizza Hut has undertaken such an initiative. The food chain has extended similar gestures of giving free pizzas to bankers working tirelessly on weekends during the initial phase of demonetization in November 2016. Pizza Hut also served the customers standing in long queues. Not to forget, Pizza Hut celebrated India’s win at Rio by giving free pizzas to namesakes of Rio achievers – Sindhu and Sakshi.

About Pizza Hut:

Pizza Hut, the world’s leading affordable casual dining and delivery restaurant brand, has been present in India for 20 years. It made its foray into India with a restaurant in Bangalore in June 1996 and was the first international restaurant chain to pioneer this category. The restaurant brand offers an exciting menu consisting of its signature pizzas, appetizers, pastas, desserts and beverages. Its trademark dining experience has been recognized by Brand Equity to make it the ‘Most Trusted Food Service Brand’ for 11 years in a row. Pizza Hut was recently awarded with “Food Service Retailer Of The Year 2016” by Franchise India. With over 70,000 footfalls per day across all its restaurants, Pizza Hut is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion in life, small or big. Pizza Hut with presence in over 100 countries is one of the flagship brands of Yum! Brands Inc. which also has KFC and Taco Bell under its umbrella.

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