Raise The Bar Rooftop @Clarens Hotel

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This place has amazed me with its beauty and luxury. And to top it up, the mouth watering food and best of best cocktails. Best place to chill out with friends over few drinks at the beautiful rooftop. The rooftop terrace have been designed extremely well and thoughtfully which makes it even more appealing. In this beautiful winter evenings of Delhi, one must visit tis place and make the most of this amazing place along with their well crafted drinks and food.

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The story behind “Raise The Bar” is that they take you on a Cocktail Journey through different corners of the world and share untold stories of the land. They start from the glorious Gardens of England; the fruity drinks to the America in the 1920’s with its rich and flavourful gin-based cocktails.

The story doesn’t end there. these guys reached the Amazon Rainforest to create drinks that are exotic and infused with the bittersweet flavours of cocoa and bourbon. They also pay a homage to the Great Himalayas, the mystical land of magic and grandeur, resulting in cocktails soaked with zesty tastes.

My favourite items which I enjoyed to the core

Drinks –

# Hiss in the dark – Always a coffee lover and this drink made me super happy as it contains coffee liqueur, vodka, and shot of espresso. 

# Roaring Twenties – A rum based drink with orange and cinnamon.

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Appetisers –

# Smoked chicken and orange salad – my favourite 🙂

# Herb crusted sole fillet

# Pan fried Himalayan trout

# Philadelphia salad roll

# Chicken roll

# Spicy chicken wings – hot hot mess.. loved it to the core

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Desserts –

# Banoffee pie

# Boozy truffles

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Cuisines

EUROPEAN , CONTINENTAL , ITALIAN 

Opening hours

 6 PM to 1 AM

Address

Clarens Hotel, Plot 363, Sector 29, Gurgaon

 

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JOM JOM MALAY – A MALAYSIAN DELIGHT IN DELHI

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The Five State Menu has been a great experience in Jom Jom. 

In for some authentic Malaysian food, is the the go to place guys! Been there with two of my close friends and had a ball of a time. Beautiful Malaysian influence interior and decor.

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Loved the fact that we had to create our own Sambal. All the ingredients are provided and you have mix them up with the help of a postal and mortar.Coming back to food…. they were serving a special menu from five different states of Malaysia.

Melaka (is a state in Malaysia located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula)

Johor (Johore is located in the southern portion of Peninsular Malaysia. It is one of the most developed states of Malaysia)

Sarawak – (Located in northwest “Borneo Island”, Sarawak is bordered by the Malaysian state of “Sarah” to the northeast, “Kalimantan”, the Indonesian portion of Borneo, to the south, and the independent country of Brunei in the north.)

Kelantan (Kelantan is a rural state in the northeast of Peninsular Malaysia. Kota Bharu, the riverside capital, is home to royal palaces)

Penang (Penang is a state in northwest Malaysia comprising mainland Seberang Perai and Penang Island.)

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– Dishes I loved – 

Appetizers  –

# Kombia – This dish is from the state of “Sarawak”. It is a Spicy Malaysian lamb sliders with wonderful flavours and juiciness. This appetiser was one of my favourite.

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# Sambal Udang Dengan Bola Beras – The was from the state of “Melaka”. A Spicy sambal prawns with steamed rice balls.

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Mains –

# Laksam Kelantan – As the name suggest the dish is from the state of “Kelantan”. Its a Coconut based white laksa (Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup) with seafood, fresh herbs & house rice noodles roll with homemade chilli paste. 

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# Ayam Pansuh – Belongs to the state of “Sarawak” , its a chicken dish cooked in its own juices with bamboo shoot and herbs.

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# Otak Otak – Belongs to the state of “Johor” its a Steamed Chilli lime flavoured fish cake wrapped in banana leaf with fried onion served with sticky rice cake.

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# Laksa Penang – We can recognise from the name that it belongs to the state of Penang and Laksa meaning spicy noodle soup. So it is a seafood base curry soup with zing of Tamarind. 

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Few More Dishes served were – 

# Tauhu Bakar – Crisp silken tofu with shredded cucumber, carrots, chives topped with rojak sauce

# Sarawak Popiah Rolls – Gluten wrappers with Yam, Carrot & curried potatoes.

# Acar Melayu – Sweet spicy Malaysian pickle with nutty sesame flavour served with sticky rice. 

# Nasi Kapur Kunyit – Turmeric & lime scented steamed rice. Best served with Ayam, Kambing, Campuran Sayur

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Cuisines

Malaysian, Asian

Average Cost 

₹1,800 for two people

Opening hours

 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM

Address

BG 04, Ansal Plaza, Andrews Ganj, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi

 

Hawaiian Summer Brunch with WelcomHotel, Dwarka

“Say Aloha to the Hawaiian Summer Brunch with WelcomHotel, Dwarka”

The hotel holds a themed brunch every Sunday and this summer the theme is Hawaiian. Recently a jugalbandi of Michelin Mother Ekta Kapur and Executive Chef Akshay Malhotra rolled out an exhaustive spread.

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Delhi: For the well themed Hawaiian Summer Brunch every Sunday, Chef Akshay Malhotra at WelcomHotel Dwarka decided to take things up another level on the 2nd of July. They invited one of their amazing Michelin Mother contestants – Ekta Kapur to prepare a delicious Hawaiian infused spread for the guests. Ekta is a mother, chef and a self-confessed food enthusiast, and cooked behind a live station. Sharing their experiences both Chef Akshay and Michelin Mother Ekta worked on 26 kind of desserts starting right from A to Z to surprise your sweet tooth.

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Crowning the unsung hero of our kitchens,s the Potato was transformed into A.L.U. a live counter depicting the “Idaho Potato” grown in our backyard and supplied exclusively to Welcomhotel Dwarka. The Brunch was held at the Pavillion 75, and began at 12:20 pm to go on through the lazy Sunday afternoon till 4 pm. Talking about the event, the General Manager for WelcomHotel, Mr. Rishiraj Singh said “It was amazing to carry forward our collaboration with Ekta after the very successful Michelin Mother contest, and have her get Hawaii to India through her lip smacking dishes for our themed Summer Brunch! As a hotel, we always strive to do something different and quirky for our guests, we look forward to making these Sunday Brunches a tradition”

AboutWelcomHotel, Dwarka: ITC Hotels is India’s second largest hotel chain with over 100 hotels. A part of the ITC hotel group, the WelcomHotel is strategically located close to the city’s business, tourism and shopping districts and offers premium luxury experience to the discerning traveller. It offers a range of accommodation across its 322 elegant, well equipped rooms and suites along with 3 varied restaurants:K & K – a specialty Indian restaurant, Pavilion 75 – all day dining restaurant and Shanghai – serving Chinese cuisine.

Ekta is an English Honours Graduate and a qualified English teacher. She has been an educationist at some of the best schools in Delhi and then recently at renowned The Heritage School, Gurgaon.She is a food enthusiast and confesses how she loves to cook for her son. She is an avid traveller and has travelled to some of the best culinary destinations of the world. To name a few are Seychelles, Switzerland, New Zealand, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Bhutan,Kashmir, Kolkata, Bangalore, Jaipur etc and of course at her birth place Delhi where she grew up. 

She learnt about world cuisines on her culinary travels. She loves to explore the world of food with a discerning eye. She recently took on to cook on Mother’s day at ITC Welcome Hotel, Dwarka and on Father’s day at the Crown Plaza, Gurgaon. On both of these fabulous events her cooking and food plating was well appreciated by the judging panel. She was announced as a winner of Michelin Mother’s Day Contest with her Veg Galauti Kebabs. The Prawn Keralite Prawn curry cooked by her was applauded by Sourish Bhattacharya, the famous food writer and blogger.

She is a budding writer who wants to make a positive difference and spread smiles in the world. 

P.S. – Press Release

FATHER’S DAY COOK OFF @CROWNE PLAZA

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On the occasion of Father’s Day this year two great minds ‘Vickrham Vicky’ founder of  “Foodmaniacs” and ‘Aditi’ founder of “Ikreate” collaborates together for an amazing cook off in association with Crown Plaza, Gurgaon. Their small idea turns out to be a successful event and I was one among many bloggers who happens to be a part of it.

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‘Crown plaza’ helped set up an amazing individual cooking sections for each participants along with wide variety in the pantry. Everything was available for the cook off along with specific sections for Grill, sauté and deep frying. I was amazed to see the enthusiasm and turn over of good cooks for this event. Everybody was talented and ready to create their unique dishes.

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The panel of judges includes MasterChef Season 5 Star “Siddharth Talwar” who along with Executive Chef “Nilesh Dey” who were present to guide the participants as well as kept an sharp eye on the way they were cooking. There main focus was on reducing the waste we normally do while cooking. The lesser the waste, higher the points. Few more important judging criterias were the innovation, technique and most of all the taste of a particular dish. At the beginning 5mnts were given to select their required items from the pantry and later extra 1mnt in the pantry between cook off . Overall 1hrs was given to create their final dish.

I had a ball of a time witnessing the whole event. It was great to see the energy and enthusiasm the participants showed all along. I was surprised to see the each and every idea people had for their dish. Not a single dish was average. Everybody showed unique cooking skills and innovation. The main attraction was to watch two kids “future chefs” participating along with the elders. 

Speaking at the event, Chef Siddharth said,

“The Fathers day special cook off event hosted by Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon, Media Event Partnered by Vickrham(vicky) of Foodmaniacs and organised by Aditi of Ikreate was one of the best cook off events judged by me. A very meticulously arranged and coordinated event went off very smoothly and without a doubt had the best chosen contestants. Best of ingredients, equipments and contestants will always make a contest a memorable one. Kudos to all”.

Many thanks to “Foodmaniacs” and “Ikreate” for totally believing in this concept as cooking for your loved ones never fails, and hence what better than showing some love to your father by cooking for him on Father’s Day and tried making it more interesting by adding the competition layer to it. Looking forward to see many such events by this amazing duo.

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“The Winner”

Fat Lulu’s @DLF Phase IV

Fat Lulu’s is yet another destination in Gurugram for Italian fresh made pizzas and pastas. There have total of five outlets in Delhi / NCR and sixth outlet is opening very soon.

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This place looks like a small country side cafe with good food choices. Cross Point Mall in DLF Phase IV is a place to discover new eateries as they have many good options along with the clam and away from hassle wassle from the city. Happen to visit the place with few friends and unexpectedly ended up siting for quiet few hours. Loads of fun games were organised that day. The service was on time and people of this place are very polite and fun loving. 
Making a small pizza myself in the Chef Kitchen was a delight 🙂

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My first order was a delight

# Summer Cooler and Watermelon Feta Salad  – so refreshing and perfect for this weather.

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# Bacon Wrapped Prawns – It was yummy! Normally not that big fan of prawns but I happen to like very much.

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# Chicken wings platter – the flavours were good. chicken was juicy.

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# Pulled Apart Garlic Bread – Trust me on this! everybody needs to try. simple, flavourful, comfort food.

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# Charcoal Roasted Mushroom – Not a big fan. The flavour was too strong for me. Charcoal and soya sauce was harsh and it overpowered the dish. 

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# Pizzas – All the Pizzas at this place was good. They were fresh and you could see them prepared in front of you. Very hygienic as well.  

 

 

Cuisines

Pizza Italian

Cost AVERAGE

₹1,300 for two people (approx.) 

VAT & service charges extra

₹275  for a pint of beer (approx.)

Cash and Cards accepted

Opening hours

Today  11:30 AM to 10:30 PM

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Address

Shop 110, 1st Floor, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

The Masala Trail – By Osama Jalali

“The Masala Trail” at Ansal Plaza is yet another from the restaurant jewels from Osama Jalali apart from four other outlets in Delhi. They Have now total of 5 outlets including places like Janpat / Noida / Dwarka / Saket / Khel Gaon – Ansal Plaza.

Indian Cuisine has been celebrated all over the world since ages and specially when it comes to Indian Street Food, people from India as well abroad swears by it. It has always been a festival of flavours, spices, unique combination and different cultures.

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The diversity in Indian Street food is immense as each region has its own specialities to offer. “Street Food” is a symbol of the region soul, reflection of diverse culture, a meeting point for people from different religion and walks of life and a staple diet for the multitude. India has a mixed population of vegetarians and non vegetarians. However, 99% of population relish the vegetarian delicacies provided by street food vendors in its authentic forms.

“The Masala Trail” is a pure vegetarian restaurant which offers traditional street cuisines from North, South, East and West regions of India in a hygienic environment.

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Few of the items I can’t resist talking about – 

# Tower Chaat – My best so far. Delhi is under the scorching heat and nothing is more soothing then a dish which comforts your palette, great on flavours and light on tummy. This dish is a combination of different chaats inside a single glass. Loaded with flavours.

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Tower Chaat

# Banana Poori – This was the first order from my end. Poori Bhaji or Poori Aloo is something loved in every house in India . It brought back my memories from childhood where we use to fight for the pooris. But did not try the Banana Poori from south. It is prepared with ripe banana massed in the poori tough which gives little sweet taste. Very soft in texture. 

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Banana Poori

# Litti Chokha – Its a Bihari cuisine although the flavours are quite similar to my own Assamese cuisine. Both has a common ingredient “Mustard” which overpowers the overall dish. This dish is of similar concept of a Rajasthani Cuisine named ” Daal Baati Churma”. In Litti Chokha you get fried wheat tough with lots of raw mustard oil in the wheat balls served with potato gravy and daal. 

P.S. Not for people who is intolerant of strong mustard oil flavour.

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Litti Chokha

# Triple Sack Rice – This was little off the regular street food. It came like a bowl meal. Had crispy noodles at the bottom, middle layer of manchurian gravy and fried rice on top. You get all the flavours together and its a complete meal by itself. 

# Ragda Patti – Was good but personally I am not big fan of it. 

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Ragda Patti

# Amritpuri Panner Tikka – You get in many Delhi food outlets. Although the tastes really good.

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Amritsari Panner Tikka

# Mumbai Tawa Pulao – Very famous Mumbai Street food. Although I never tried the original Tawa Pulao in the streets of Mumbai, I really loved the overall dish. Very filling and loaded with flavours. Loved the tangy taste from the lemon squeezed on top.

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Mumbai Tawa Pulao

# Matka Kulfi / Haji Ali Fruit Cream – Both the deserts were very tasty and perfect for the summers.

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Haji Ali Fruit Cream / Matka Kulfi

 

Address

B Block, First Floor, Ansal Plaza Mall, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi

Cuisines

North Indian / South Indian / Street Food

Cost

AVERAGE

₹800 for two people (approx.)

Highlights

Home Delivery

Vegetarian Only

Wallet Accepted

 

 

Andrea’s Eatery

This is a travel inspired restaurant which is reflected through its menu. Each and every item will be from a destination travelled and experienced by the man himself “Andrea Pauro” a traveller. Dishes includes places like Goa, Bangkok, New York, Dubai, Indonesia, Venice, Tuscan and more awesome places and the menu is designed with interesting details of the different places.

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Andrea’s Eatery, is an initiative to create a space that offers foodies an opportunity to experience dishes from all over the world, in a beautiful setting with great service and value.

The menu will evolve continuously by introducing new recipes, experimenting with new flavours and constantly keeping the novelty factor alive.
By Head Chef Mohit Jaggi

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And I would totally agree to each and every word he said. It was not just a casual dine out or just another day with my girl friends. It ended up becoming a gastronomical experience. Right from service to ambiance, flavours to aroma…. all became like a night at the carnival. What a beautiful and flavourful afternoon spent with my girls. 
Never had such a wonderful time eating out.

** Few Favourites **

Andrea’s House Salad – Totally refreshing salad to start with. Rocket leafs, pine nuts and goat cheese. heavenly combination of crunch, gooey cheese sour and sweet leafs.

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Andrea’s House Salad

Caramel Pork – Its a pork lovers delight. 5 hour slow braised Austrian Pork Shoulder on sticky Jasmine Rice topped with wok tossed snow peas and burnt garlic. Juicy and tender grilled pork which melts in your mouth. A comfort food indeed. 

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Caramel Pork

Sea BassThe best “Sea Bass” of my life. Pan Seared till Crispy, served with Mustard and Leek Cream with Burned Garlic and Baby Spinach.   

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Fresh Butter Garlic PrawnsPan Seared Butter Garlic Prawns served with hand cut fries.

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Butter Garlic Prawns

Many thanks to the chef for such an amazing food prepared for us. *Specially For A Customised Dessert Platter* by the CHEF himself. 

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