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Tandoori Nights

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The Grill must surely qualify as the best-kept open secret which Vivanta by Taj Begumpet nurtures. On the second floor, by the poolside is a cosy, al fresco dining which is like an oasis in the desert, of the busy concrete thoroughfare just outside HPS, Begumpet. I dont know how... more

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Smart Eating, Smart Living

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The F&B industry worldwide has been attempting to reduce carbon foot prints in its own ways, for instance, by promoting the use of organic and local\seasonal produce on its menus. Our own home-grown brand ITC Hotels has also been striking green since a couple of years, (in fact, the first Indian... more

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A Perfect Pairing

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Fratelli wines are getting quite a splash in Hyderabad if you go by the recent number of wine pairing evenings hosted by some hotels, showcasing the best from the Fratelli stable, umm vineyards! Fratelli, for the uninitiated, is a premium Indian wine brand which is of late offering stiff competition... more

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Tuscany gets a New Menu

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Tuscany, the Italian speciality restaurant at Trident Hyderabad is known for its cosy, rustic and warm ambience, besides its glorious food and wine list, of course. I was elated, obviously, to be invited recently by executive chef Manik Magotra to a special preview table showcasing the new menu, which had... more

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Malabar Magic

By: Swati Sucharita | 0 Comments | | Category: Events/Reviews

Mappila cuisine or food from the Malabar coast, which runs through both Kerala and Karnataka, is the happy result of a myriad mix of cultures, such as Arabic and Muslim, thanks to the traders who used to be actively engaging in spice trade along the coast. So, Mappila or Malabar food... more

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The Big, Fat Okra Brunch

By: Swati Sucharita | 0 Comments | | Category: Events/Reviews

Okra, the all-day dining space at Marriott Hyderabad, epitomises one of those happy, energetic places for dining with family and friends especially on Sundays. With its cheerful, unrushed ambience,  sunny and colorful interiors, with appealing, bright-hued cookware and props, live counters (and music!) set outdoors at the poolside, adding to... more

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Sweet bhi Spicy Bhi, West is Best!

By: Swati Sucharita | 3 Comments | | Category: Events/Reviews

When you read “best of the west” on the food festival poster of Novotel Shamshabad,  you may be excused for thinking about food from the western hemisphere, you know the Americas, parts of Europe etc. Then you glance down to see Gujarat, Maharastra and Rajasthan (a bit of creative liberty there... more

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Swaad Amritsar Da Jawaab Nahin!

By: Swati Sucharita | 6 Comments | | Category: Events/Reviews

Honest Confession: I share an intense love-hate relationship with Punjabi ‘khaana’. I mean, I adore the ghee-laden crisp mooli-aloo-gobhi-paneer parathas, rajma-chawal, chole bhature, makki ki roti-sarson da saag, lassi etc but dont particularly care about where it ends your digestive sytem or yourself. I have ended up all sluggish and... more

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The Magic of Mushrooms

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Do you like mushrooms? I mean, really like them? Well, I do but I know many people who don’t,  and thats really surprising, considering mushrooms are counted among superfoods, with plenty of health benefits. Low in calories, high in benefits like Vitamin D and iron, mushrooms are of various kinds,... more

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Get A Life with Olive’s Picnic Brunch!

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Since it launched three years ago, Olive Bistro has exemplified an ace fine dining destination both for its food (Mediterranean) and killer ambience, (stunning outdoors view of the Durgam Cheruvu or Secret Lake, no longer secret, of course!) amidst greenery and rocks, with the al fresco seating area, modelled on... more

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