Cafe Dalal Street hits the bulls eye

Food and beverage’s pricing go hand in hand. Attractive pricing is the mainstay for many pubs/restaurants/eateries. The question is how do you define attractive pricing? Does it signify just cheap food and drinks or when a high-end stuff is available at a reasonable price? I prefer to go by the later. The tricky question is…

Ninkasi, the Sumerian exotica in town

What’s the food trend in Gurgaon? A microbrewery and if budget allows then a space at Sector 29. The new name to be added to the ever growing list of eateries in Gurgaon is Ninkasi at DLF Star Mall. Ninkasi’s sister concern, 7 Degree Brew House, is one of the pioneers of microbrewery in Gurgaon,…

You can never get buggered of burgers in Delhi

When I was growing up in Guwahati, Assam, more than 30 years ago, the burger was a good-old dish that didn’t had much fan following. That was a time when Mc Donalds and KFC had not touched the shores of India. When I came to Delhi in 2002, I found burgers and patties being widely…

The new molecool menu of Molecule

Sometimes, I wonder what makes us go to a pub or a fine-dine restaurant. Obviously, not to pay a higher price for the usual food and drinks. Perhaps, we go expecting better taste and ambience. The present fab is molecular food. But, the trend that is mostly catching up with many pubs is to serve…

Matchbox strikes a new light in Gurgaon

Many years ago, a mail was forwarded to me by my editor. The mail contained two restaurant reviews done by a blog, and he advised me to review the places. I called up at both the places, one responded, and another didn’t. The one who responded they went to become very good friends, and the…

Add a spoon of good taste and comics to your life

Eating out is just more than enjoying the food; it is an experience, and the challenge in the hands of today’s restauranteurs is choosing a theme for their restaurants or cafes, which offers an enjoyable experience to the guest. Somewhere the choice of the theme or how the interior of the restaurant has been done…

Time to park your palate at The Bikers Cafe

On an early Friday evening, if there is a waiting for a table in a cafe which is themed on automobile, located in a semi- residential and commercial area beside the Golf Course road in Gurgaon, you know that there is seriously something good about the place. The place in context is The Bikers Cafe….

Jab I met Khubani Ka Meetha in Delhi

It may sound a very filmy kahani, but it’s actually a foodie kahani. It happened so that a few days ago, I was watching an episode of the food and travel show Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniya in the Epic channel. The episode was on the food habits of Leh Ladakh region. Among the many…

The new love of my life ‘donne biryani’ at Sanadige

Most of us in India have grown up perceiving biryani as a dish with a strong yellow colour. In present days, it’s less of saffron and more of the yellow edible colour. And if it is the Kolkata aloo anda biryani, then it accompanies a strong kewra essence, too. So, for someone like me, who…

All the jazz about Lanterns Kitchen and Bar

Correct me if I am wrong, being Delhi-based, I see a phenomenal growth in the restaurant, pub and food business in Delhi NCR. Perhaps, the scene is same all over India. But, how many of these pubs do we visit because of food or drinks? Ask yourself? Outings these days are for food or because…

Do you know the full-form of Berco’s?

Once, the wife of the present owner of D Minsen & Co in Connaught Place, one of the iconic Chinese shoe shops in Delhi told me that when she hears Berco’s, she can only think of radios and casette players and not Chinese and Thai food. She said, it was originally into selling electronic music …