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A Tryst with India’s Culinary Heritage
August 15th 1947. Though most of us were not around to experience the euphoria of being an independent nation finally, the historic date is imprinted in our minds and always will be. The same goes for Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s “tryst with destiny” speech at midnight on August 14th. Now, if... moreRead more
Bidri gets a menu makeover
Bidri, the erstwhile speciality Hyderabadi, and now Indian, restaurant of Marriott Hyderabad ranks pretty high on the pecking order, as far as my sensibilities for a fine dining experience goes. A stunning ambience, with its rich black and silver Bidri work-inlaid door and columns, crimson-hued chandeliers and sophisticated table ware,... moreRead more
Chef Tam and the art of Tom Yum happiness
Thai food absolutely tops the list of my favourite cuisines, very occasionally acceding the top rank to Vietnamese, but you get the drift. I just think its one of the most evolved cuisines, thanks to the use of all those healthy, aromatic herbs and its lovely, divine taste on the... moreRead more
The Haleem Jamboree: Gyaarah Handi!
When you are invited by a restaurant to partake of not just one, two or three, but eleven varieties of haleem, the goat meat-broken wheat-lentils porridge delicacy cooked in “pure ghee”, which occupies the average Hyderabadi’s tastebuds and mindwidth during the entire festival, the mind boggles. However, when the restaurant in... moreRead more
Sundowners Go Local
Marriott Hyderabad’s USP which goes quite often unsung, is its eighth floor pub Altitude, with a stunningly beautiful, ringside view of the Hussainsagar Lake. To understand what I am trying to say, visit sometime close to sunset and see the sun go down over the majestic Buddha statue over the... moreRead more
Thai Blooms with Chef Ninja
Expat chef Ninja, whom some of us know as the warm and gracious Thai lady with amazing cooking chops, at the helm of Inazia& Chime, the pan Asian restaurant when it launched at Sheraton Hyderabad, has now moved on to the mint-new JW Marriott, Kolkata. So, when Yogender Pal, the... moreRead more
OBK gets Asian-Inspired!
If there is any pan Asian restaurant in Hyderabad I look upto in terms of superlative food, exemplary service and a quiet, posh ambience, it would be Park Hyatt’s Asian speciality restaurant, Oriental Bar & Kitchen (or OBK as its popularly known) at Park Hyatt, hands down. I was elated,... moreRead more
A Spot of Bangaliana at Aish!
Those with discerning palates know that Bengali cuisine extends way beyond the bhaat-maacher jhol (rice and fish curry) and sondesh-rasgulla stereotypes. But even within the huge repertoire which defines Bengali food , there is a pretty distinct divide between Bangals (people living or hailing from erstwhile east Bengal or Bangladesh... moreRead more
Zaiqa of an Elegant Era
Pradeep Khosla is a force to reckon with in Hyderabad’s F&B circles. The tall and strapping Khosla, earlier executive chef at Taj Krishna, moved on to the Tuli group of hotels, before joining as CEO and corporate chef at Food Krafters & Services, promoted by technocrat Khalil Ahmed, to... moreRead more
Choose your Chef!
The one-year-old Mercure Hyderabad KCP located in Erramanzil, the heart of Banjara Hills, has been doing some pretty innovative stuff with their F&B offerings since the day of launch. With some jaw-dropping live cocktail shaking and stirring showcasing at their launch to hosting global and regional food promotions, Mercure has... moreRead more