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February 2016

They didn’t invent pizza; they set out to perfect it- Crusty Gourmet Pizza & More

Food February 29, 2016

In a small market of Sector 22, Gurgaon, climbing up a flight of stairs we enter this small and cozy eatery of the most preferred American comfort food, Pizza, CRUSTY GOURMET PIZZA & MORE. Standing by their name, they do have a lot to offer. Around 30 people seating capacity, the outlet has indigo and wood combination interiors with a visible kitchen and a small cornered counter area. One entire wall of the restaurant has a beautifully hand-done art piece of the Roman Colosseum.

The funky and handsome looking owner and promoter of the place, Rohit Narang, prefer attending his customers personally and suggesting them what to order, understanding their taste buds in a quick 5 minute conversation. Quite a well travelled man, he has tried putting his experiences and knowledge of taste palates across his journeys in his menu, and the chef supports him in his endeavors. Rohit very proudly says “we didn’t invent pizza, we just set out to perfect it” and stands by his words on that. I haven’t seen such a variety in a single menu elsewhere.

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‘Amritsar on a platter’ at Dilli 32, The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel

Food February 27, 2016

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel has recreated the magic of Punjabi food and culture as Dilli 32, the Indian Cuisine restaurant takes you on a delightful culinary journey with ‘Amritsar on a platter’ through the Grand Trunk Road.

As I made my way to the hotel, to my surprise, the outdoor area was done in an array of bright phulkari colours, the colours of the true love & Punjab with Chef Rohit Tokhi and the main surprise planner Chef Ashwani Kumar Singh present overlooking & setting everything at the fest right & perfect.

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Tamasha at Connaught Place

Food February 26, 2016

Priyank Sukhija’s latest venture Tamasha stands tall with interiors plush in the posh lane of Kasturba Gandhi Marg. Brainchild of Priyank Sukhija and co-owned by Jaideep Anand & Gundeep Anand, Tamasha is a notch above all his creations.

All the sections are differently done & uniquely separated, room for sun & more so with the food. The ground floor is rustic & woody with the truck bar in the courtyard with bottles & glasses and colourful sheesha barrels. They looked captivating. The first floor has a similar woody seating and further up is the terrace which is an open bar with a scenic view of the entire Tamasha. You have more reasons to celebrate as it is a place which was dressed in sunshine in the breezy winter morning.

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The Green Innovation by Carl’s Jr.

Food February 24, 2016

We all love to dig into those yummy burgers filled with tikki, yummy sauces, dips and veggies but then what we realize later is the amount of calories we have consumed. That’s when we also feel guilty and regret about consuming so many calories for a little pleasure. It is so difficult to resist amazing burgers. Even on the day we diet, our tastebuds long for some superb food stuff. What made our life easy, fun and guilt free is a recent invitation that ChicLifeByte got in its mailbox. Yes, we had a little respite when we got to know that Carl’s Jr., the Californian premium burger brand has launched ‘Green Burgers’. This was done keeping in mind the growing demand for healthier options in the burger space and sensitivities of gluten conscious patrons. Initially we thought that the bun will be made of green stuff with a patty but when we reached the restaurant we were in for a pleasant surprise.

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The Delhi Canteen: A foodie’s paradise!!

Food February 23, 2016

The Delhi Canteen (TDC) located at Malviya Nagar is a place which I have all the admiration for, started by Vinny Guliani and his wife Puja Guliani, 3.5 months back. The lady is actually the integral part of the restaurant who managed everything-from food to menu to interiors to marketing. Infact, even baking and desserts are done by her. Kudos to the multi talented woman! The interiors are done in red, yellow, black & white with the colours of the dreams drenching on the food, the taste, the aroma, the spice, the quality, the ambience, the coziness & the pleasant feel & vibe of the small lovely cozy place.

The menu reads interesting dishes like Nawabi Kebab, Kumbh Pudina Tikka, Protein Shotein (Rajma & Palak ka burger), Hitler Ke Pulao, Dilli Ki Jaan- Momos, Kaisadiya (quesadillas) and desserts like Dilli ki Chandini (Delhi Fruit Cream) and Moussie Moussie (double chocolate mousse).

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Ileana D’Cruz inaugurates Reliance Trends Concept store at Jaipur

Fashion February 22, 2016

Reliance Trends has always stood out for its styles, collection, association and locations and this time, it’s a good news for fashionistas based out of Jaipur. The Pink City is fast emerging and is leaving no stone unturned to be the fashion capital so why would the brands be behind. That’s the reason Reliance Trends is making its way to the Pink City as the brand opens its first concept store at the huge and fashionable Gaurav Tower Central Mall at Malviya Nagar. Any guesses for who inaugurated it? Fashionista and Bollywood star Ileana D’Cruz!!

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Herbalife SKIN 7 day challenge

Beauty February 22, 2016

A packet landed at my doorstep & when I opened it, it had 6 magical products as if some genie had come to deliver it & made my wishes come true. I am talking about Herbalife here- the leading global nutrition company which has launched its newest skincare line Herbalife SKIN for younger & healthier plus plump & radiant looking soft glowing skin.

Herbalife SKIN products are full of pleasing aroma & blessed with nature’s dose of Vitamin B3, antioxidants Vitamin C & E and aloevera for silky, soft & beautiful skin to touch & caress and feel the young skin glow with fresh, rejuvenating aromas of all the natural blends resulting in softer, younger & smoother skin. It has long term benefits with healthy flow and shine from within with lives of stress & tension diminishing giving you more reasons to spread joy & smile.

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Dilli 6 Food Festival at Crowne Plaza Today Okhla

Food February 21, 2016

What if you get to experience the Old Delhi food hospitality, the Old Delhi magic & the Old Delhi charm of delectable meals & food items prepared by special Old Delhi chefs & this whole experience enlivened without the hustle bustle, sweat, dust & noise of Old Delhi. I am talking about the Dilli 6 Food Festival happening at Crowne Plaza Today Okhla’s all day dining restaurant Edesia. The fifteen days long festival (started from 18th February and ending on 3rd March this year) has transformed the restaurant into a food haven of the Walled city of Delhi with authentic flavours of Purani Dilli.

Chef Sudershan Bhandari, Executive Chef at Crowne Plaza Today Okhla gave us a tour of Dilli 6 festival. The extensive feast included dishes like Golgappas, Bhalla Papdi Chaat, Mutton Biryani, Subz Bahar Biryani, Kakori Kebab, Seekh Kebeb, Akbari, Jahangiri, Daulat ki Chaat & Imarti. The various colours of India could be seen in the ambience with pleasant & calm lighting and colourful papers & kites all done in different shiny papers. Every year annually this festival is held, an honour to Dilli 6 patrons & food.

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Rangla Punjab festival at Punjab Grill promises authentic Punjabi Food

Food February 20, 2016

Who doesn’t love Punjabi food and when you know it’s coming from the pind, you have to make a halt!! And that’s what we did when Team ChicLifeByte was invited to Rangla Punjab festival organized by Punjab Grill. We are no stranger to the restaurant opened up by Jiggs Kalra and have always loved the food here. This time it wasn’t the usual Butter Chicken that we were invited for some something much more than that. We were invited to “Savour the depth and diversity of Punjabi cuisine with a special menu at Punjab Grill”.

Rangla Punjab is a special food festival organized from Feb 10th to 24th and the menu boasted of true flavours of Punjab. I had heard of the dishes coz of the umpteen visits to the city of Punjab but I am sure a lot of you would not have even heard of the names. Don’t worry, I will be more than happy to share my memorable experience to bring out the essence of the heartland of Punjab.

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#Farzified at Farzi Cafe, Connaught Place

Food February 19, 2016

Getting Farzified was what had been on my mind for a long time now!! Actually, ever since the restaurant opened up at Connaught Place. Though I have been to the Gurgaon outlet but when the place has opened up at sadda Dilli, it’s a different experience. As I made my way to the critically acclaimed award-winning restaurant by Zorawar Kalra, I totally loved the concept. Wooden interiors, well Lit, English Style set up. Even the waiters were dressed in black and white with a red tie.

Re-contextualised for the modern day diner, Farzi Café is attributed to having made Indian dining cool, while bringing Indian cuisine back “in-Vogue”. Amalgamating the European bistro with innovative, futuristic Indian food, Farzi Café offers a unique, genre defining, Indian bistronomie dining experience. Upping the cool quotient and breaking perceptions, it showcases innovation in Indian food and dining using modernist elements such as molecular gastronomy across its food and drinks, turning them on their head while offering a playful, high-energy ambiance.

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