Savya Rasa’s Kongunadu Food Fest highlights a different side of Tamilian Cuisine – Bellydriven

We all know the oh so famous Chettinad Cuisine from Tamil Nadu but do you know that Chettinad cuisine is the cuisine of just one city in Tamil Nadu – Karaikudi? And if you think that that’s all there is to Tamil cuisine, you haven’t tried food from Kongunadu.. and its time that you check out the flavorful feast at Savya Rasa at their Kongunadu Food Festival. Continue reading

Asanjo, Pune – Great and Global come together here…

 

Global cuisines today offer an endless collection of exciting dishes for gourmands. From exotic ingredients to popular global cuisines, contemporary presentations to a variety of cooking styles and all I look forward while dining at these places is the novelty and execution. And at Asanjo it all comes true…as my tag line says here, great and global come together.

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Bellydriven’s Top Picks at Grillicious, Baner, Pune

Grillicious has been a welcome addition to the emerging restaurant scene in Baner, Pune. With its open airy feel, this neighborhood restaurant offers an array of traditional and modern grills that’s sure to appeal.  A fantastic value for money restaurant  with a service approach that dovetails seamlessly with the concept. Read on to know my top picks here… Continue reading

With compliments, from the Land of the Rising Sun – Culinary Magic at Baan Tao

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Prepared by Chef Shohei Nakajima, a rich Japanese menu awaits food aficionados at Baan Tao – the in-house pan asian restaurant at Hyatt Pune at their Japanese Food Festival held from 19th  to 26th March.The festival is featuring the best specialties from Japanese cuisine like different types of sushi, Kushiyaki(Japanese style skewers), noodles, sashimi (thinly sliced raw meat) and “miso soup,” which are sure to satisfy your taste buds, offering an unforgettable dining experience. Here is a preview to what is on offer here this week Continue reading

Of the Mines and From the Mines – Mineority by Saby, Pune

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You must be wondering, why is a food blogger talking about mines? Well I just realized that the mining community has a cuisine of their own and I did not know about it till I experienced it lately. Pune restaurant scene has seen the advent of conceptual restaurants, one of that lot is Mineority. Derived from the words Mine and Ore, the concept celebrates the life of the mining community in the world. From the décor to the food you will find everything carved around miners here. The cuisine here is heavily influenced from the North-Eastern and Eastern belt of India. This here is my experience of an evening spent at this place with quirky decor with the mining theme for its food. Read on to know more Continue reading

The Winter Truffle Festival at La Terrazza, Hyatt Regency, Pune

La Terrazza - Hyatt Regency Pune Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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The truffle is a complex, delicate, and sublime ingredient that works perfectly with ingredients that are submissive and agreeable to let the truffle take center stage. And the  “Truffle Festival” at La Terraza at Hyatt Regency Pune, showcases that. Trust me and book your table now. It is an golden opportunity to treat your taste buds to flavourful truffle specialties cooked to perfection by Executive Chef Anirban Dasgupta in collaboration with Italian truffle specialist, Silvia Landucci from Boscovivo. Here are some of the highlights of the festival and the fabulous lunch that I had at this place… Continue reading

The Sassy Spoon, lively, bold and chic as ever

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Spiked Very Berry Kala Khata

Spiked Very Berry Kala Khata

This drink is a sure shot must have in this deliciously sassy place. It  takes the goodness of sweet, juicy mulberries, concocts it with grape juice and some vodka, with a dash of kala khatta syrup and black salt to add some punch. Move on to know more about my bellydriven adventures here… Continue reading