Day: April 15, 2016

King Khan comes to the biggest multiplex- Superplex to promote his upcoming movie- FAN @ Logix City Center, Noida

King Khan comes to the biggest multiplex- Superplex to promote his upcoming movie- FAN @ Logix City Center, Noida

What’s first love.. People always say that you can never get over your first love, and in my case its true too. Me and Shahrukh go back a long way, it all started when I didn’t know the meaning of love, but felt extremely excited whenever I saw him on screen. From those days of DD and watching Fauji, to then becoming a heart throb with Baazigar, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, DDLJ and so many more films, to now also giving me goosebumps whenever I see the FAN trailer on TV, he has been and will always be my first love, my favourite actor, and not just an actor, but my favourite person too.

So one can’t imagine the kind of excitement I had when I got invite for the press conference of FAN, which read WITH SUPERSTAR SHAHRUKH KHAN in bold. I nearly fainted, and the first thing I did was to immediately confirm my presence for the event.
PVR was hosting a special press meet for the baadshah of bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan and Manish Sharma to promote their latest blockbuster- FAN in North India’s biggest multiplex- Superplex at Logix City center, Noida. FAN would be released at Superplex in the most sought after 4 DX format to give the patrons a real life experience of the action sequences in the movie.
Excitedly I called up home, informed my mom and my son, who are also big SRK fans, about the event. They both too felt excited instantly and decided to accompany me for the event. None of us got sleep that night, and I was just waiting for the next day to begin, the clock to strike 3PM, and me to get a chance to finally see my love face to face.
Finally the D-day came, and after waiting, patiently, yet excitedly for around 2 hours, SRK walked in the theatre and I could feel butterflies in my stomach. I just could not imagine that I was seeing him live.

His poise, his style, his charm, his wit, accompanied him as always and it was a true delight watching him speak as he answered questions asked by the Media.

I could not believe my luck, when one of the organizers walked upto me, and asked me if I would like to ask anything to King Khan. I was just dying to do that anyways.
I was nervous like hell, when he looked at me, and asked me my name. But somehow, I went ahead and asked my question. I asked him if he has ever been the same scenario as his role of Aryan Khanna, being obsessed by a male fan.. to which he very lovingly answered, “Manish has been the only guy who has been following me since 8-9 years, that’s when he came up with the idea of this movie, and since he has been constantly obsessed with me”. I asked him further, “but have you ever been obsessed by a fan, who is unknown to you, in this way?” He replied even more sweetly, making a slight drooping face, “yaar aaj tak kisi aadmi ne kuch aisa kaha nahi mujhko, sab ladkiyan hi kehti hain”. His answers always leave people in splits, its just the way he say things, the way his wit is always so so charming, that makes people fall in love with him instantly (even those who don’t like him, cannot ignore his charm)

More questions poured in and he answered each one of them patiently and with honesty. His honesty is depicted through his eyes. Especially whenever he speaks about his children, there is a twinkle in his eyes that lets you see deep in his heart, which is so true.
Mr Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director, PVR Ltd, said, “We are pleased to host the king of bollywood at our property, Superplex. I am a diehard fan of bollywood movies. The movie FAN looks very interesting.  Also, since it would be released in 4 DX format at Superplex, I am quite excited to watch it here at Superplex. I wish Shah Rukh and Maneesh best of luck for their movie.”
Mr Shakti Nath, CMD of Logix Group said, “We are pleased to host the press meet of Shahrukh Khan’s movie FAN at the FIRST SUPERPLEX by PVR today at Logix City Center, showcasing 15 screens cinema with Gold Class, Mainstream as well as one of the largest IMAX screens in Asia. It would also house the first 4DX and first Playhouse concept especially designed for kids. Well known national and international brands in fashion, food & entertainment would provide a one stop solution for all the needs of a modern lifestyle.”
While addressing the media, the king of romance Shah Rukh Khan also added, “I am a Delhi FAN since I am a Delhiite. I love to come back to the city again and again. I love the positivity and the love shown by the city for my movies. Since a major of the chunk of the movie has been shot in Delhi, I am sure people here could easily relate to the movie.
 I am thrilled to know that FAN would be released in 4 DX, all thanks to PVR Superplex and logix Group to have built such a grand property to promote movies.”

The Superplex caters to an audience of 1,544 across its 15 screens that include three Gold Class, one IMAX screen, one 4 DX screen, nine mainstreams (two screens with Dolby Atmos) and one dedicated screen with special seating arrangements for kids- Playhouse. This also marks the launch of the first IMAX in North India.
Located in the heart of Noida at Logix City Center, Superplex offers multiple formats -Gold Class, IMAX, 4 DX, Atmos and Playhouse- all under one roof. Considered as one of the most refined and well-planned formats, this 15-screen Superplex is a one- stop entertainment destination. Logix Group along with PVR Ltd. will provide a holistic, spectacular family entertainment package to the people in Noida and Delhi NCR.

 Shahrukh spent a good half an hour answering various questions poured by the media, and the public got into frenzy when he started to walk out. Everyone wanted to click a selfie with him, hug him, shake hands and just touch him, and he being the way he is, let the people touch him and shake hands. It would have been too crazy to click selfies, but he did whatever best he could.
All thanks to PVR, my day was made. I still would have wanted to click a selfie with the SRK, chat up with him and even hug him, but then there is always a next time.

Banta-Gola Festival at Ancient Barbeque, Gurgaon

What comes to your mind, when you think of summers.. all I can think of is cool and refreshing drinks like ice cold coffee, chuski, lemon banta, jaljeera and so on. These summers Ancient Barbeque, Guragon, bring to you just what your heart desires for.. The Banta-Gola Festival. So whenever you think of beating the scorching heat, think no more and head straight to Ancient Barbecue, and end your quest for thirst in a tasty way.

The banta-gola festival offers not just thirst quenching amazing drinks, but also lip smacking food to go along.
The ambience was perfectly created giving it a street type feel, to give more authenticity to the banta-gola festival. Many flavours like Narangi Banta, Jaljeera, Kala Khatta, Mixed Banta and also the Nasheela Banta for those who prefer their drinks adulterated 😉 with alcohol.

A special menu of street food was curated to go along with the street drinks. Vada Pavs, Aaloo Bonda and Ram Ladoo, were part of this menu.
I tried all the variety of banta and gola, and barring the pan flavoured gola, I liked them all, the jaljeera was simply mind blowing.
From the snacks menu, the vada pavs were delectable, I tried both the chicken vada pav and the aaloo vada pav, and both were amazing.

What followed this festival delights, was an elaborate service of starters, some of which were grilled live on the table barbeque. There was Paneer Tikka, Chicken, Tikka, Tandoori Prawns, Fish, Hara Bhara Kebabs and a couple of other snacks too. The snacks in themselves were so filling, that though there was an interesting buffet of main course, I gave it a skip.

My son tried Dal Makhani with Butter Rotis, and I tasted a bite, which gave me more assurance on the great taste and quality of food at Ancient Barbeque.

I did try the desserts and they were mouth watering, I tried death by chocolate and gulab jamuns. Death by chocolate was simply yumm, and the gulab jamuns were soft and delicious.
This place is a sure shot winner, and with the way they keep experimenting with new items in menu and special festivals, it makes it all the more worthwhile.
Special mention for Chef Ashish Massy, who is not just the head chef, but also co-owner of the place. He has really put in a lot of efforts in curating the menu and maintaining the taste with innovation in dishes.
Kudos the team, and do make it a part of your list, when you plan to try a new place for some exquisite food.

The Ancient Barbeque Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Cantonese Food at Yauatcha, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, is a place that leaves you confused, and no I am not talking shopping, but I am talking restaurants, one entire floor has so much to offer that you are left confused on where to head for satiating your taste buds…
Though we were called for reviews, even then making a choice was becoming difficult; nevertheless, after a lot of mental chaos, I picked on Yauatcha.

The name Yauatcha has no literal meaning, ‘but it is made up of these words – Yau which is the surname of founder, i.e Alan Yau, and Cha means tea. Yauatcha is basically a famous dimsum teahouse hailing from London.
Aiming at authenticity in a modern setting, the chefs have taken recipes from all over China and infused them with a modern sensibility. The result..Authentic Cantonese cooking with a contemporary flair.
With a cuisine inspired by history and acknowledging the traditions of the past, one can only expect, well, the best. But sometimes, you are left a little disappointed with the overall experience because you set your expectations too high.
This is exactly what happened to my experience with Yauatcha, left me little dejected.
Though the food was good, but the service was too slow and added to a lot of frustration, in fact not just a slow service, but also a kind of negligence and ignorance in terms of the staff attending to us. They hardly ever came forward to take orders or suggest anything, after a lot of looking around, our eyes would finally meet, and someone would oblige, but nothing like the forthcoming sorts of hospitality happened here. But all the disappointment was dissolved when it comes to food.

We tried their Chicken and Prawn Sui Mai, Vegetable Shanghai Dumplings at first, and dumplings at Yauatcha can never disappoint. They truly have a class of their own and it reflects in the taste remarkably.

We ordered Orange Chilli Smoothie, Virgin Mary and Plum Cut Larissa Smoothie; the drinks were blended to perfection and had very distinct tastes.

Craving for more Cantonese delights, we ordered Chicken Cheung Fun, Crispy Spicy Vegetable Cheung Fun and Chicken Wrapped in Pakchoi. The presentation of food was as tempting as the actual taste of the food. The Chicken Wrapped in Pakchoi went to become one of my favorites. The Chicken Cheung Fun was lip smacking too.

But I guess the best part of the entire dining experience was to come in the form of desserts. They served us a platter of their special desserts, and for a long time we only kept staring it, they were mouth drooling.
Each and every item on the dessert platter is worth dying for, it included three flavors of sorbets, macaroons, milk choco praline and mango mascarpone gateaux. I personally loved the mango mascarpone gateaux and choco praline. They were delectable.

The place is definitely worth giving a try, the food is good, if they work a little on their service, I am sure one wont mind spending that kind of money to try the Cantonese delicacies.

Yauatcha Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Summer Collection by Le Creuset

Summer Collection by Le Creuset

Le Creuset’s new summer collection is full of colours and luminous hues that would brighten up your Kitchen in a heartbeat. Inspired by sweet spring bouquets, this collection brings the warmth of summer sunshine to your kitchen and the beauty of nature into your home.

 This new collection from Le Creuset feels modern, yet evokes images of a breezy French seaside way of life. True kitchen essentials, these Cast Iron products are not only perfect for making casseroles, stews and one pot roasts, but is versatile enough for baking cakes and bread. Cast Iron cookware also works efficiently at low to medium cooking temperatures and retains heat effectively, ensuring food stays warm for longer. The unique enamel finish is not only durable and easy to clean, but also looks beautiful when presented at the table. 

Our Cast Iron Casseroles are suitable for all hob types (including ceramic, halogen, induction, gas and oil or wood) and are protected by a Lifetime Guarantee for total peace of mind.

The Stoneware products from Le Creuset are original in designs and have been handcrafted making each piece unique.It is safe for use in the microwave, freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and broiler.The enameled surface is easy to clean and scratch-resistant. The enamel is completely hygienic and will not absorb odors or flavors. Le Creuset Stoneware is extremely strong and durable, and resists staining, chipping and cracking.

About Le Creuset
Le Creuset is recognised the world over for market-leading, premium quality ranges of enamelled cast iron cookware, multi-ply stainless steel, toughened non-stick, stoneware and ceramics, along with its outstanding range of wine accessories.
Established in 1925, Le Creuset has been making world-class cookware for almost 100 years, innovation remains at the forefront of Le Creuset’s success. Used by leading chefs and keen cooks around the globe, Le Creuset cookware offers outstanding performance time after time.
Available in Stores:
New Delhi
DLF Promenade (Vasant Kunj) 
Ambience Mall (Gurgaon) and 
Select City Walk (Saket)
 Infiniti Mall (Malad)

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