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
One of my earliest memories is of my Ai saying- Peto kana hauchi? Chuda Kadali khai de, saboo bhalo heye jiba…As I said in one of my instagram posts, this recipe is every odia mom’s peto kharab remedy and on the go breakfast as it keeps one full for a long long time. This recipe will definitely not make into cookbooks but this is a part of every odia child’s genetic constitution. I grew up with this and now when I see my little one enjoying it the same way. I give myself a pat on my back all the while wondering why I didn’t post about this before. 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
As one steps over the threshold of the little yellow door, it is an Alice in Wonderland experience. A flurry of colors and textures will suddenly calm your senses down… A live size Jenga, a hammock for your comfort and a foosball will greet you first. And as you get accustomed to the place you will experience the detailing that has gone into putting together is friendly neighborhood bar. Welcome to “The Little Next Door”. Completely a my kind of place where one can just relax, have a drink and have endless conversations along with good food. Read on to check out my experience at The Little Next Door Pune. Continue reading
Who doesn’t want to be a part of the Oktoberfest, the beer guzzling legacy that goes back all the way to Munich, Germany. So if you can’t jet set to Germany you can surely have an epic time celebrating Oktoberfest in full spirit at Effingut Brewerkz. For the fest the craft brewery offers unlimited food and beer during 8pm to 11pm at Rs. 1350 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays and Rs.1700 on Wednesday. Friday &Sundays .
A beer tasting session with Manu Gulati, the man behind made me fall in love all over again with craft beers. The tasting started with the fruit based ciders and then moved on to the complex bitters. During the Oktoberfest Effingut is serving close to 10 variety of beers along with a special German menu for the Oktoberfest. Continue reading