Dude Where’s my food???

The Delhi Foodies which started of as a modest group is growing rapidly into a huge community of like minded people … who have only one thing on their mind … FOOD. There is nothing which binds you more than the love for food & the dudes of food got together for a 3rd successful Delhi Foodies meet.

The Event Invite & The Menu

The Event Invite & The Menu

The third foodie meet was held at Dude Food, Satya Niketan, one of the newest restaurant, The agenda, to chat, eat, drink and have fun. We did chat about the ethics of writings, blogging and how to keep the innovation going.

The every growing community of food lovers.

The every growing community of food lovers.

The Venue, Dude Food is located bang opposite Sri Venkateshwara College in Satya Niketan and the Owner Sumit Goyal was also present for the event. He took me through restaurant, painstakingly explaining each concept and ever piece of decor that graces the wall of his quaint little restaurant. The restaurant has a personalized touch and Sumit and his team have give their 100% in making Dude Food the “dude’ among restaurants.

The Wall which houses pictures of all the dudes that have influenced Sumit in some way or the other.

The Wall which houses pictures of all the dudes that have influenced Sumit in some way or the other.

The main dining area and the other wall which reads "This is Awesome" ... the font consists of overflowing cheese.

The main dining area and the other wall which reads “This is Awesome” … the font consists of overflowing cheese.

The 5 course Menu was well thought of and one of the best dishes. The Minestrone to start with … alright, but then I was never a soup fan!

The Minestrone Soup

The Minestrone Soup

Baked Chicken Nachos – As the name suggests fully loaded with cheese, mayonnaise chicken and veggies … We finished all the chicken and cheese in between the nachos!!!

Nachos

Baked Chicken Nachos

Pigs in Blanket … Sausages wrapped in Bacon and served with a sweet and sour sauce … I devoured two big helpings of this though I would have preferred the bacon to be crispier.

Pigs in Blanket

Pigs in Blanket

BBQ Chicken wings … for the non pork eaters … why would anyone not eat pork or bacon now?

BBQ Chicken Wings

BBQ Chicken Wings

The Dude Lamb burger … A double lamb patty stuffed with lettuce, onions, tomatoes and mayo … totally a dude and a challenge to finish for normal people … of course for foodies like us it was a breeze. The best part is that at a cost of Rs. 185/- this is the best value for money you will receive.

Dude Lamb Burger

Dude Lamb Burger

Fried mars … Nuff said … This dessert literally takes the cake (pun intended) … Fried Mars (yes the chocolate) with chocolate ice cream.

Fried MARS

Fried MARS … Sinful

The food was sinful and we did pay for our sins … like the cash register at the restaurant says.

Thou who sins shall pay in this life!

Thou who sins shall pay in this life!

A great evening spent with like-minded foodies and hoping the subsequent meets will pull in a bigger crowd.

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Mexican Food Fiesta … Tengo hambre de nuevo!!!

Saturday afternoon and an invite to taste Mexican food with friends, what more can you ask for on a spring afternoon. Well it certainly did not end here, and Jaypee Siddhartha one of the oldest and well known hotels in New Delhi ensured that we had a great time along with some amazingly delightful dishes. In a nutshell it turned out be an awesome evening!!!

Mexican Food Fiesta Menu 2014

Mexican Food Fiesta Menu 2014

Eggspectation ... as innovative as the name

Eggspectation … as innovative as the name

Eggspectation is hosting a Mexican food fiesta at their Jaypee Siddhartha property from April 10– 19, 2014. The hotel is located in Rajendra Place and those of you who have never been to this side of the town, it is right next to the Pusa Institute of the Ridge road. You can also access it by the Delhi Metro with the closest station being Rajendra Place. The property has been there for more than 3 decades but has been renovated recently and kept up with the contemporary and ever-changing times.

Our Happy faces with the Jaypee team

Our Happy faces with the Jaypee team

Eggspectation is located on the ground floor next to the lobby and as you walk towards the restaurant the seamless high glass walls along with a contemporary wine display right in the center sets the mood for a contemporary & innovative experience. The restaurant is well it along with a great deal natural light filtering through the large picture windows. The natural light gives an airy feel to the space and adds to the freshness of the ambiance. The furniture and the décor is smart and in line with the modern concept of the restaurant. Eggspectation has already made a name for itself in the food circuit despite being attached to a 5-star hotel chain, which reinforces the vast shift in policy of large hotels where food has become a major revenue earner in comparison to other revenue sources. However, in context to the Mexican food fiesta I would have liked some more props around the restaurant to give it the feel of the place.

Once we were settled at our table we were joined by Arsheen from Marketing and Prasahant from F&B (both foodies) to give us a basic concept of the restaurant and the thought behind the Mexican food fiesta. The staff meanwhile very politely took our drinks order and along with our choices they were kind enough to serve us some of their own suggestions of drinks. There was only one server at our table of 8 but he was more efficient than having two or more at a table. Just goes to prove how well the staff is trained well and not only are they efficient but quite knowledgeable about the food they were serving. Subtle but omnipresent is what makes a server pleasing and he was one of the reasons why the afternoon was a pleasant one. Mr. Inderpal Singh, GM Jaypee Sidhartha & a veteran in the hotel industry also took time out to join us at our table and make us comfortable.

Chef Ashish Joshi ... The man of the hour

Chef Ashish Joshi … The man of the hour

Chef Ashish Joshi, a pleasant man who loves his food, was however the man of the hour. He gave us company throughout our meal, guiding us through each and every serving. It was a pleasure to chat with him about food, his journey to Eggspectation and how despite being a Vegetarian he overcame all odds to break into the food industry & create this marvelous array of dishes. He told us that this is the second time he was hosting the Mexican food fiesta as last year it had already been a successful festival. We truly appreciated him giving us time from his busy kitchen schedule especially on a weekend. A great team of professionals and to top it all, each one of them loves to eat.

Mexican food fiesta has a special menu apart from the regular menu at Eggspectation. Mexican is what we had come to have and good Mexican is what we had. Chef has taken the pains to do his research and prepare a wholesome menu which is closest to Mexican and not Tex-Mex. Mexican food with its beans, corn and chilli is very close to Indian food and appeals especially to the North-Indian palate. We started with the drinks and though we tasted 3 of them, my favorite was the Lime Cola a concoction of Coke and Fresh Lime with lots of ice. The watermelon juice and the pineapple punch were refreshing and highly recommended if fruits tickle your fancy. They certainly don’t mine, so I stuck to my aerated drink.

The refreshing mocktails ... Lime & Cola, Pineapple Punch & Fresh Watermelon Juice

The refreshing mocktails … Lime & Cola, Pineapple Punch & Fresh Watermelon Juice

The Tortilla Soup was served next, which was more like mild spicy gravy filled with corn Tortillas. An ok soup I couldn’t connect it with it. The Enchilada Bella Salad was a great way to start a meal with something fresh & healthy. Clearly the chef was building up our appetite and our curiosity by taking us through everything course by course. The Chicken Corn & Pepper Tostadas served with Avocado Salsa & Sour cream was the first starter which set the ball rolling for the mélange that was waiting to be served. The Chicken contained the flavor of all the other ingredients and the nachos were crisped to perfection. The sour cream was one of the best I have tasted and I couldn’t help but dip a finger in it. A must order in the starters.

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

The Enchilada Bella

The Enchilada Bella

Chicken Corn & Pepper Tostadas

Chicken Corn & Pepper Tostadas

 

After the starters and ordering another glass of Lime & Cola, we moved onto the main-course. We were served quite a few dishes both from the non-vegetarian and vegetarian selection and you can imagine the excitement because we did not stop eating for 2 continuous hours.

The Seafood Enchilada

The Seafood Enchilada

We started with the Seafood Enchiladas with a filling of fish and prawns and covered with a healthy coating of cheese. The taste was extremely cheesy but surprisingly the texture and flavor of the prawns & fish was perfectly intact. It is a large serving which is sufficient for two persons.

Polo Veracruz ... The star of the meal

Polo Veracruz … The star of the meal

The next came the Polo Veracruz which for me the star of the afternoon. Grilled Chicken served on a bed of rice topped with creamy sauce alongside sausages & peppers cooked in the creamy sauce. This is one dish which is a great combination of taste flavor and quantity. The great thing about all dishes served to us was that nothing was from an assembly line and each ingredient stood out in each of the dishes.  If you are a chicken lover then you definitely have to order Polo Veracruz if you happen to visit.

The Oaxacan Grilled Shrimps

The Oaxacan Grilled Shrimps

The Oaxacan Grilled Shrimp came a close second to the chicken. Grilled shrimps served again on a bed of rice with fresh veggies on the side. Considering we were all full by the time these dishes were served, the taste was so exquisite we could not help but relish each one despite our filled stomachs. The Cajun spiced Chicken Quesadilla served with Guacamole, Salsa and Sour cream was a good enough accompaniment to the first three stars of the meal.

The Vegetarian selection: (clockwise from left) The Bean Burger, Griller cottage cheese Burritos & Chili Sin Carne

The Vegetarian selection: (clockwise from left) The Bean Burger, Griller cottage cheese Burritos & Chili Sin Carne

The Vegetarians however should not be disappointed because the menu consists of a huge selection and I did sample the Grilled cottage cheese Burritos, the Mexican Bean Burger and the Chili Sin Carne.  The burger was too bland for my liking but I loved the Chili Sin Carne and would highly recommend to all my vegetarian friends.

Apple Enchiladas & Anise Churros with Chocolate Sauce to culminate the meal

Apple Enchiladas & Anise Churros with Chocolate Sauce to culminate the meal

The desserts were very innovative and we tried both the Apple Enchiladas & Anise Churros with Chocolate Sauce. My choice would be Churros with Chocolate Sauce, the Churros just melt in your mouth and the chocolate sauce is a great accompaniment.

We were definitely full!

We were definitely full!

One never wants an afternoon filled with great food and like minded people to end, but the experience and the taste in the mouth has been a long lasting one. Kudos to Jaypee Siddhartha for a great makeover and an amazing restaurant to top it all.

I would strongly recommend this food fiesta if you are a Mexican food lover or even a first timer, no place better than to start with the professionals serving you.

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Little Italy in Delhi … The Café at the Italian Cultural Centre

I was completely oblivious to the Italian Cultural Centre situated inside the Italian Embassy in heart of New Delhi, until one of my friends, who is a member, suggested we do our monthly bachelor lunch at the Café. A spring afternoon, a drive through wide roads of Delhi’s diplomatic area, the company of friends and a walk through the lush greens of ICC, despite being a week day, put us in the mood for a great foodie afternoon.

The Café at ICC is run by Ritu Dalmia (DIVA restaurants) who has become synonymous with Italian “Khana” in the Indian foodie circles. You can always rely on Ritu and her chefs for quality and authenticity of the cuisine she loves so dearly. I am sure a lot of you would be able to vouch for this fact if you have tried any one of her DIVA restaurants around Delhi.

The quaint cafe and the courteous servers

The quaint cafe and the courteous servers

The walk towards the outdoor area of the café promises you a rare experience, unlike any one would ever experience in a big city. The café is divided into the outdoor patio area and the indoor dining hall. If you cannot bear the Delhi heat even mildly, the indoor is air-conditioned and should be the choice during reservations. However, we preferred the patio which has more character with huge trees around which the furniture is laid out. The simple furniture, which could be part of any college canteen, gives this quaint café a rustic appeal, though you can choose a couch seating with a semi-covered pergola. The kitchen overlooks the outdoor area and this is another reason to enjoy your meal on the patio. Plus I never think there is too much heat which a chilled beer cannot cure.

You can only visit the restaurant if you or one of the diners in your group is a member. The membership I think is INR 2000/ year and can be done online. Each person visiting must carry a valid ID to enter the embassy area for security reasons. The staff is very courteous and extremely efficient from getting you to your table to handing over your menu. They have been trained well to stay close but not intrude and not overburden the guests. The servers know the food they are serving pretty well and indulge you with suggestions if you are looking for some. I would suggest you tell them your preferences and try out a suggestion by the server if you are confused by the array of dishes on the menu. The service is fast and friendly and the staff makes sure you have a good time along with the good food.

Clockwise from left: Pepperoni Pizza ... the star of the meal, The Insalata Caprese, The Prawn Salad

Clockwise from left: Pepperoni Pizza with some chilled beer … the star of the meal,  The Insalata Caprese, The Prawn Salad

The afternoon started with a round of chilled beers (Hoegarden) with the good old Pepperoni Pizza, Insalata Caprese & a Prawn Salad. The Insalata Caprese is sliced fresh Buffalo Mozzarella cheese topped with round sliced tomatoes and basil leaves drizzled with extra virgin Olive oil. Completely vegetarian this definitely caught my fancy and the cheese was just exquisite, nothing like I have ever tasted in India before. The Prawn Salad called the Tartara di Gamberi con Avocado was Prawn tartar served with Avocado and Pomegranate with a lime dressing. Though I am not a big fan of pomegranate, the prawn with the avocado was an excellent mix.

The Pepperoni pizza was highly recommended by my friend and a personal favorite of mine, it was one of the best I have had. The pizza base perfectly crusty and chewy made fresh in their wood fired oven with the flavor of sauce completely merging in it. The Pepperoni was fresh and cooked well, with liberal quantities of topping so that you did not have to save it for the last bite (like the one pepperoni per slice pizzas). The thing that tipped the scales from great to the best was addition of green chillies to the topping and giving the pizza requisite spice. This is where the beer did its job and even though it was a work afternoon, the light buzz was helpful (at least to me).

The Parma Ham and rocket pizza ... a little too bland for my taste.

The Parma Ham and rocket pizza … a little too bland for my taste.

Tortelli Ripeni Di Carne Ai Funghi ... Parcels filled with minced meat and cooked in Mushroom Sauce

Tortelli Ripeni Di Carne Ai Funghi … Parcels filled with minced meat and cooked in Mushroom Sauce

We were not ordering as per the courses and just picked whatever caught our fancy next. The next round consisted of the Tortelli Ripeni Di Carne Ai Funghi, the Spaghetti el Pomodoro e Basilico, and the Parma Ham & Rocket pizza with Mozzarella (La Mia Perferita). Having already tasted the Pepperoni pizza the Parma Ham and rocket toppings did not do much for my taste buds and were a little too bland for me. The Spaghetti was amazingly simple but the flavor of each herb and ingredient did maintain its individuality inside my mouth. The Tortelli, Parcels filled with minced meat cooked in mushroom sauce are a great option if you love pastas and meat. The Parcels are coated with a heavy dose of mushroom sauce and the minced meat bound well inside which prevents it from falling out awkwardly once you take bite. The mushrooms are cooked well (slightly over) but that is the way I prefer them.

Risotto con arancia e barbabietola ... The Risotto with beetroot, orange juice made in sheep milk cheese

Risotto con arancia e barbabietola … The Risotto with beetroot, orange juice made in sheep milk cheese

We had already devoured six different dishes among 3 of us and there was another one which caught our attention mainly because of its bright red color. The Risotto with beetroot, orange juice made in sheep milk cheese had a distinct flavor and aroma of the cheese. We were already upto our limit but the Risotto was hard to resist, mainly because of the aroma and the smooth flavor, and so soft that it melted in the mouth like the cheese.

The Menu on a clipboard lends to the rustic feel of the place.

The Menu on a clipboard lends to the rustic feel of the place.

My only grouse would be that by the end of the meal none of us had any place for the desserts which I hear are amazing. I will definitely have to go back for them soon. A great place to chill and have amazing food either with friends or on a romantic date, this one is not to be missed.

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Ragini MMS2 … Horrex or Horrendous

With Ragini MMS2 a new genre in Bollywood movies has hit the screens called Horrex movies. Horrex is a combination of Horror and Sex and though the term might be NEW, the concept is age old and blatantly abused in Ramsay Movies for the past three decades.

After watching Ragini MMS the first part of the series which genuinely scared me and was a surprise hit with no known actors, I had to catch the sequel hoping for the scares to continue and more so catch Sunny Leone (a well known pretty faced Adult movie Star) in clothes. Keeping in mind the boundaries of Indian censorship and the sensibilities of the hypocritical social values, Ms. Leone and the producers have tried their best to showcase her in half naked or lingerie clad sequences. They however, fail miserably either to scare you or turn you on, turning the plot into a mish-mash of loose end sequences culminating in a hurriedly wrapped up plot.

The movie tries to cash in on Ms. Leone's Adult Star status and she herself has no qualms bringing it up in various parts of the movie!

The movie tries to cash in on Ms. Leone’s Adult Star status and she herself has no qualms bringing it up in various parts of the movie!

Now, unless you want to go and watch Ms. Leone prove to the audience that even adult acting requires some kind of expertise … which she expertly demonstrates in a sequence … or see something which you have not already seen in her on the Internet, I recommend you stay away from this one. Ramsay brothers used C-grade actresses like Huma Khan or Tina Ghai to do what Ms. Leone (now supposedly an A grade star) does in Ragini MMS2. As for the acting you wouldn’t care because you won’t notice it if you are a guy.

There are a few talented actors like Pravin Dabas, Sandhya Mridul & Divya Dutta who are totally wasted under the garb of a nonsensical script, sleazy sequences, unfunny one-liners and a baseless plot. You would see similarities between a few Hollywood horror movies and this one, which are the scary moments of Ragini MMS2.

But overall like an RJ on radio commented this “Bhootni Ki” movie is not worth the watch unless you want to catch Baby Doll (Sunny Leone’s entry number) on the BIG screen and get your dose of cheap thrills.

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Food in Black & White

The love for food, photography and a little prodding by a fellow blogger has inspired me to showcase some of my Black & White pictures of food.

Utensils

Utensils

Seekh

Seekh

Black OR White

Black OR White

Toppings

Toppings

Rajasthani Thali

Rajasthani Thali

The Black and White Wednesday is hosted on the blogs

Lemon in Ginger

Cindystar Blog

The Well-Seasoned Cook

Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed clicking them.

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Kausstubh … A Vegetarian surprise!!!

Kausstubh, A vegetarian South Indian restaurant nestled in the ever busy mall district of Saket, New Delhi, is trying to stand out in the crowd like a ‘divine jewel’ as per the literal translation of its name. Vegetarian restaurant and my first reaction was to let this offer to review the food pass, though now I am glad I did not. Following in the footsteps of a fellow foodie and an avid blogger we decided to try the lunch … still not too keen to have vegetarian for dinner, yet. This review is also for my friends who complain I don’t review enough Vegetarian places.

Kausstubh ... The Divine Jewel

Kausstubh … The Divine Jewel

For those of you who have been to the Saket malls often and missed Kausstubh, it is located on the road that houses the rear entrances of the malls behind Turquoise Cottage. A sign on the main road guides you to the inner lane and it is easy to locate, though parking could be a nightmare especially if you are visiting on a weekend.

As soon as you enter the place you are put at ease by the unassuming interiors and the simple demeanor of the staff. The essence of the South Indian culture comes from the simplicity with which the people of the 4 states down below conduct and present themselves. Kausstubh has managed to capture this essence well rather than the clichéd symbolism of using Carnatic music and the fragrant incense sticks. The furniture is very functional with straight lined wooden chairs/ benches with wooden tables. No table cloth or any kind of other embellishments occupy the table, except a long folder describing the authentic dishes they serve and encourage the diner to try. During the Lunch hour the natural light was ample and the artificial lighting seemed enough for the evenings. The walls conform to the simplistic décor and are painted in an earthy tone of beige with a dash of a few colors and paintings of Gods & Goddesses. Honestly, the interiors could have been a little more pleasing mostly in terms of the small details while remaining subtle which was the brief given to us by Himanshu Maheshwari, the man behind the brand. He did mention some constraints they faced and how they had to change a few things due to unforeseen issues, but hopefully the future ones would have something more to talk about in terms of design.

The Simplistic Decor

The Simplistic Decor

Every time I enter a restaurant and I see smiling faces, I cannot resist but have a meal there. Believe me to genuinely smile and indulge a guest is not easy as it looks if you are doing it day in and day out & I have seen a lot of restaurants falter there. The GM of the chain Kunal and his team were around the floor greeting and meeting diners, helping them choose from the menu and making them comfortable. Kunal though from the Northeast was pretty thorough with his restaurant’s South Indian food selection. A charming personality he has trained his staff well to be courteous but not over-bearing. However, the star of the restaurant Chef K. Parmasivan or fondly known as KP was kind enough to sit with us and explain the food to us. That they were not just serving Dosas and Idlis, but innovatively created dishes from starters to the main course using South Indian spices only but also suiting the North Indian palate. Though this might not be South Indian fusion, like my fellow diner mentioned we are inching towards it. KP was pretty confident of the menu he has created and the conviction reflected in his words, so much so that we went with the fare he had created for us without a single modification.

Chef KP and his creations

Chef KP and his creations

Rasam is a great way to start a Southie meal and that is what came first along with Buttermilk. The presentation was very authentic in small glasses. Buttermilk was great with the right amount of sourness complemented by the spices and I loved it so much, that I had to order another bigger glass. Rasam for me has to have the right blend of spices and tanginess, this one was a little too spicy and consequently less spicy. I personally would have preferred a little tangier.

The Starter drinks

The Starter drinks

The starters set the pattern for what was to come and they literally started our meal with a bang of flavors in the mouth. The fried Cocktail Idli in Gunpowder (Malaga Podi) served with an amazing coconut chutney (Which I kept licking with my fingers) … The Cheese Paniyaram, a spicy Paneer starter much like a chilli paneer but made in South Indian spices was finger licking good … The Kuzhipaniyaram made in shape of a ball with rice batter and black lentils just melted in the mouth was served with Tomato Madurai chutney.

Fried Idlis in Malaga Podi

Fried Idlis in Malaga Podi

Paneer Paniiyaram

Paneer Paniiyaram

Kuzhipaniyaram melts in your mouth

Kuzhipaniyaram melts in your mouth

The Dosas were next which I am sure is a formality for all South Indian restaurants. Honestly, for me they did not do much and I would have preferred to continue with the authentic dishes the Chef had lined up for us. We tried 3 dosas and my favorite was the Garlic Dosa served with the standard Sambhar and chutneys.

The Garlic Dosa

The Garlic Dosa

The Chilli Parontha the Chef told us was the original street food of Tamil Nadu, prepared with deep fried broken Parontha cooked with Veggies and Chilli and served with Onion raita. A healthy option and probably a hit with the North Indian guests, I did mention to the chef that I’d love to try this with some minced mutton. Maybe I’ll try it at home.

The surprise package ... Chilli Parontha

The surprise package … Chilli Parontha

We knew the main Thali was reserved for the last and we tried not to fill ourselves up with the starters and accompaniments. The Thali arrived and so did the Chef, to thoughtfully guide us through the process. He explained to us each of the dishes served in small bowls served with a Malabar parantha, Idyappam (kind of rice noodles) and my favorite the perfectly round Appam. The 10 bowls in total contained varied dishes from the 4 states of Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

The Main Thali

The Main Thali

Rasam      Smooth but could be less spicy.
Sambhar Very authentic and similar to the ones I have eaten at South Indian households.
Plain Curd Necessary especially when you are consuming so much spice.
Mushroom Curry My favorite on the plate and eaten best with the parantha or just a spoon.
Potato Curry Spicy with cubes of potato totally immersed in the gravy and flavor.
Poriyal Beans, sadly went untouched on my plate, though my fellow relished it with plain rice and sambhar.
Vegetable Korma Less spicy and an amalgamation of veggies cooked together in a single gravy.
Veggie Stew Should not have the Appam any other way but with the Stew. Warm and rich in a white gravy, the stew tasted surprisingly good.
Dal with Palak The Chef advised us to have it with the rice noodles and the flavor was very distinct.
Carrot Rice I tried this with sambhar and the green chilli, which adorned it.

Thali served with Rice Noodles, Malabar parantha & Appam

Thali served with Rice Noodles, Malabar parantha & Appam

The sweet dishes served were true to the South Indian culture with Rava Kesari and Ashoka. The saffron colored Rava Kesari needs no introduction and is a standard in all South Indian restaurants. But, the dark orange colored Asoka surprised me as soon as I tasted it. I recognized the flavor and on asking the Chef it turned out to be a moong daal halwa. An afternoon well spent with good food, it had to culminate with a strong filter coffee … The South Indian way.

The Asoka ... Moong Daal Halwa

The Asoka … Moong Daal Halwa

 

No other way to end a South Indian meal than by a Strong Coffee

No other way to end a South Indian meal than by a Strong Coffee

The food was prepared and served with a passion which was completely visible in Himanshu’s vision of the place. From a Marwari family, a community both known for its vegetarian food and unsurpassable hospitality, these characteristics are completely visible in the restaurant owned by them. Kausstubh has a strong presence and for me it is one of the top contenders of Vegetarian food now. I surely would be trying it again soon.

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Travel & Food

My recent travels took me to some amazing places with great food. I would be writing in detail and reviewing each of these places separately, in the meantime posting a few pics to give you the glimpse of what to expect in the future posts.

Breakfast at J.Christopher’s … Marietta, Georgia

A specialized breakfast place in a well known suburb of Atlanta.

EGGS CHRISTOPHER ... Poached eggs nestled on a bed of smoked turkey, crispy bacon, sliced tomato and English muffin; all smothered in Hollandaise

EGGS CHRISTOPHER … Poached eggs nestled on a bed of smoked turkey, crispy bacon, sliced tomato and English muffin; all smothered in Hollandaise

Huxley’s Restaurant & Bar … Terminal 5, London Heathrow

For great classic British food, this is a surprisingly good option on the go at the London Heathrow Airport.

Huxleys Beef Burger ... Aberdeen Angus beef burger in a soft glazed bun  with lettuce tomato & onion, chips and relish ... I however told them to exclude the tomatoes.

Huxleys Beef Burger … Aberdeen Angus beef burger in a soft glazed bun with lettuce tomato & onion, chips and relish … I however told them to exclude the tomatoes.

The City Cellar & Loft … Cartersville, Georgia

Another hidden gem in a suburb of Atlanta, only known to the locals.

Shrimp & Grits ... a one of a kind version of a southern classic with Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers in a Rich Cream Sauce over a Fried Grit Cake and sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese & Scallions.

Shrimp & Grits … a one of a kind version of a southern classic with Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers in a Rich Cream Sauce over a Fried Grit Cake and sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese & Scallions.

The World of Coca Cola, Atlanata, Georgia

The museum which showcases the world’s most loved soft drink and it’s memorabilia over the decades.

Over 60 different drinks to taste at the World of Coca Cola.

Over 60 different drinks to taste at the World of Coca Cola … it was heaven for a Coke lover like me.

Hard Rock Cafe … Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California

A beef burger at Hard Rock Cafe needs no introduction to a real foodie.

The Legendary 10z burger at Hard Rock Cafe

The Legendary 10z burger at Hard Rock Cafe with 3 other different burgers.

Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food … Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport

Finally tried the master’s creation and it was a great experience.

Grilled baby chicken in Chimichurri sauce ... the experience of dining in a Gordon Ramsay restaurant was over the top.

Grilled baby chicken in Chimichurri sauce … the experience of dining in a Gordon Ramsay restaurant was over the top.

If you like the pictures and the brief description, do check out the detailed blog posts on each one coming soon.

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