The craft beer scene in India is sure emerging and we have evolved from the times were the only choices in beer were strong and mild and now beer isn’t just beer its anywhere between blond, stout, cider, ale or porter…And I am in love with not just the beers but the craft as well. And thanks to that it is a very rare occasion that I reach out to the bottles unless well unless there is big gathering at home primarily due to the unavailability of craft beers in the bottle Continue reading
Indigo Deli was my usual hangout in Mumbai…I must have spent a ton of time haunting their Bandra joint, I was happy when they opened in Powai, because it was closer to home and travel time was reduced to 1/10th of the usual….And even though I moved to Pune whenever I was in Mumbai I would go back to have breakfast there before I started my day. So I was happier- read ecstatic when I heard that the opened in Pune and that too at Phoenix Market City and much much closer to home… So in a way wherever I go Indigo follows 😉
I was initially skeptical, if they would be able to give me the same experience that I used to have in Mumbai in terms of food, or whether they would treat Pune as the wicked cousin but all my inhibitions went out of the park with the experience that I had in their 92 seater, warmly lit space at Phoenix Market City Pune. Read on for my adventures here… Continue reading
Pit Stop: Effingut Baner – People don’t just get together to talk about beer but it is always the other way around, the Beer gets people together to talk. And that is exactly what Effingut facilitates. Some great conversations coupled with a fantastic ambience where one can actually Live (not literally), Work, Learn and Play and oh yes EAT too. Effingut is a kind of place that knits people together. You don’t know you need a place like that in your life until you find one, or until you’ve had one and lost it. It is an experience in itself to experience.
When I write about a restaurant I usually keep this paragraph to the bottom end, since it sums up my views about the place. But ZORA made be change my ways, just the way they are changing the food scene in Pune. What one has to learn from them is how to change something you may feel is drab and unexciting to something courageous, brave and stimulating. A place that will make you totally admire food not just because it has been plated phenomenally well but because it has been made with such care and eventually will make you comprehend the amount of research that has gone into the plateful of food right before you that you will fall head over heels in love with it. Continue reading
Teddy Boy is another one of Priyank Sukhija’s creations. And this one does not disappoint either. Another feather in the hat for Baner for adding to its repertoire of pubs in Pune. The cuisines include North Indian, Continental, Finger Food with a lot of fusion.
The food menu has been conceptualized by Doyel Sarangi of MasterChef fame from Kolkata. The bar menu is equally diverse, comprising shots, signature and classical cocktails and, most entertainingly, bantas. You will see saddi dilli’s favorite street drink appears coolly in a jazzed-up avatar. Continue reading
Tasting food has always been interpreted differently. But when it comes to discovering great food, that too with pals with the same food wavelength…you are home. So here is my chronicle of a soiree with great food and good vibe, where each of us discovered some classic elements on the plate one delicious bite at a time…at Terttulia Bistro, Balewadi
So my maiden trip to this quaint place was courtesy of the generous folks at Carpe Diem, a drive to Balewadi High Street, (Well my first) and a showcase of interesting twists to food – the evening had so much to offer… Continue reading