#WhyVisit Cafe Dalal Street?

January 19, 2016

Gone are the days when dining out only meant going out to a nice restaurant, finding a cosy spot for the family, ordering the traditional menu that we habitually used to abide by on every outing, eat with some chit chat, conclude the meal with a glass of soda or saunf and come back happily ever after. With the globalisation being on a fast track, it is just not the meal but a summary of a few elements that decide for us if a restaurant stands as a one-time experience or goes a longer way on becoming a regular dining hotspot. Can’t say much about other countries of India, but Delhi definitely is on a fast pace, with customers demanding ‘out of the box’ dining experiences. People are not only open to the idea of trying out a new dish, but are also expanding their taste versatility with various traditional and experimental cuisines becoming a thing! So what is it that makes Cafe Dalal Street one such dining abode that is a must visit experience for the residents and tourists of Delhi? Find out! #1 The Dalal Concept Cafe Dalal Street is inspired by the stock exchange norms of India and derives its name from the ‘Dalal Street’ of Mumbai where all stock market traditions take place. A genius concept of Himanshu Gupta and Vidit Gupta, the theme of a stock market platform has been designated to the bar of Cafe Dalal Street as well. The concept comprises of fluctuation in the prices of in-house cocktails & mocktails, with respect to its supply and demand. #2 The Dalal Decor The interiors play a crucial role in bringing the theme to life. Decor has been customised keeping in mind the old style setup of Indian stock exchange office. Benches spread across the main …

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Celeste Chocolate Boutique {Food Review}

April 21, 2014

I am a chocoholic. Period! Gimme chocolate anytime of the day and night, in any amounts and any flavor; I will still savor it the same way with gluttony. A few days back I was invited for a ‘Chocolate Tasting’ event. Now when I say chocolate tasting, it means trying out different types and makes of chocolates… and only chocolates. Nidhi Bhageria, the founder of Celeste Chocolate boutique, had an intense sugar rush event planned up for us. Her passion for chocolates could be seen in her enthusiasm to share her boutique’s wide platter. And not just chocolates, but they have wide variety of salty delights as well. Expressing in words won’t do any justice to what we experienced at this event. Which is why I will let the photographs do all the talking. Take a look! The Chocolate Heaven The Decor The Gift Packaging Something Gourmet About Celeste Chocolates Celeste Chocolates has been at the forefront of the gourmet chocolate business in India specializing in handcrafted chocolates available in premium range for every occasion including Valentine’s Day, Diwali, Christmas, Weddings, Birthdays and any other Occasion. Inspired by the legendary chocolatiers of Belgium, France, Switzerland and the USA, celeste nurtures the long-cherished tradition of excellence – so that the great taste, exotic flavor and beautiful presentation of each Celeste product make it a unique creation and a cut above the rest  The premium chocolate offering cares the chocoholic’s palate with refined flavor and forge a sweet bond that often lasts a lifetime. The bouquet of superior-quality gourmet chocolates and unique gift boxes are designed to feature the tradition of perfectionism nurtured at Celeste. Celeste procures the finest quality of ingredients and indulges in exciting combinations flavors such as Chilly chocolates, Lavender truffles, Kaffir Lime chocolates, Raspberry pink pepper truffles and Chai chocolates …

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Monkey Bar (Go Bananas!) {Restaurant/Food Review}

February 5, 2014

Food and restaurant reviews are a common thing for any blogger. But it becomes quirky and overwhelming when a venue like Monkey Bar comes in the spotlight. It wasn’t their special menu, nor the concept but the architecture of Monkey Bar that got me interested in checking them out. The outdoor design is quiet artistic and calm, whereas what  lies within is exactly the opposite.  About Monkey Bar  Monkey Bar, India’s first Gastropub brand now joins New Delhi’s skyline with its promise to offer you anything but the usual! Located in the heart of south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, Monkey Bar, the Indian avatar of the Gastropub, puts its own unique spin on the internationally popular concept. It has the essence of a pub and is backed by excellent food and service, at accessible prices.  Isn’t it cool? A foosball and snooker table to pump up the fun quotient. Their ‘ORGANIC’ menu.  The Drinks at MOBAR  So Gastropub has to have a brilliant cocktail menu + food. I am being very honest here, but all the time I spent there trying their menu out, I was not disappointed even once! Their drinks are not the ordinary Mojitos/Martinis and Beer Pints, but much more than that, infused with the desi elements of India. To give it a more quirkiness, the drinks have been named differently, eg. Maanga, Red Riding Wood,etc. MAANGA Vodka, Aam Panna, Sweet Lime & Jeera salt. COPPER MONKEY Whiskey, Mandrin, Passion Fruit, Mint & Bitters. CAIPIROSKA Cherry Tomato N Chilly RUM RITA Rum, Red Wine & Wild Berry Compote VODKATINI – Chocolate  The Starters  I have never seen so much variety in starters to go with the drinks. It in itself is a main-course buffet. The menu is an intense amalgamation of  the traditional Indian snacks, like a Maharashtrian …

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