‘Maharashtra On A Platter’ by J W Marriott Hotel Pune

Savor the Kolhapuri Food at Spice Kitchen and Maharashtrian Thali at Shakahari


Pune, – 20th June 2015 – Think of Maharashtra and you just can’t miss the its super delicious food. Whether Kolhapuri or food from other parts of this state, Maharashtrian food is full of flavors, aromas and hotness. J W Marriott, Pune is all set to offer you this unique experience of ‘Maharashtrian Food’ through its regional food festival titled as ‘Maharashtra On A Platter’ till 28th June  2015.

The Festival will be a delight for the non vegetarians as well as the vegetarians and will be served for dinners from 7:00pm-11:00pm at Spice Kitchen and Shakahari. Spice Kitchen will feature Kolhapuri Cuisine with popular signatures while Shakahari would feature an exclusive Thali with a variety of Maharashtrian specialties.

Executive Chef Mayur Tiwari will bring to all foodies a gastronomic storm from Maharashtra with speciality drinks like Sol Kadi, Masala Tak, Kokum Sherbet to quench your thirst. The famous Kolhapuri Menu will have its unique and hot Kolhapuri Misal, Tambada and Pandhara Rassa, Sukke Mutton to accompany other main course dishes like Bharaleli Wangi, Walachi Usal and so on. This spicy and hot meal can be sweetly ended with the variety of Halwas made just for your sweet tooth.

So, come and relish the taste of the ‘Maharashtra On A Platter’ at J W Marriott Hotel Pune. Grab this opportunity to enjoy speciality food served in an authentic Maharashtrian style by the servers who are dressed in Maharashtrian attires.

Kindly note that during the festival Shakahari will be serving a set menu for guests who prefer to have Asian food and a Thali for guests opting for Indian.

The pricing during the festival will be as follows:

Spice Kitchen Buffet (Sunday  Thursday) : Rs.1250/- plus taxes

Spice Kitchen Buffet (Friday Saturday) : Rs.1350/- plus taxes


Shakahari Thali or Asian Set Menu (All meal periods) : Rs.1000/- plus taxes


For reservations please contact: 91.20.66833333

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11 East Street Cafe

In the busy city life and in the scorching heat, the location of the place is so so convenient, 11 East Street Cafe!


Understanding and feeling the temperature, the brunch menu is designed to have some beautiful mock tails.. The flavours so mild yet so strong and soothing.. the fruity caprioskas really add to the brunch!



The large variety of entrées is a treat for your taste buds..



Offering oriental, continental and Indian main course varieties let’s you chose from a wide range of dishes and when in a large group gives each one the freedom to choose what they please!

I would strongly recommend the Queen, Prince and King brunch at 11 East Street Cafe!


More about 11 East Street Cafe.

The Event was covered by Murtaza Noorani and Mohammad Mukhtiar.

Pictures and written by Murtaza Noorani .

The Bombay Bronx Lunch Buffet.

Mumbaiya!! In our very own Amchi Pune city..



We Pune peeps have many memories and favourite spots in this neighbouring city of ours.. to live all of this, have quick snacks and drinks at Bombay Bronx!


The theme and the minute detailing will make you feel at Bombay! From the local train booths to the pani puri chaat masala. The nostalgic dabba wala days to delicious kheema pav. Within Asia’s largest slum Dharavi have some yummy pakodas and kala khatta shots! EROS theater, the famous muchhad panwala, parsi Irani hotels chairs and tables, experience all of this Mumbaiya power packed in a single place, Bombay Bronx!


They have launched a fantastic buffet priced very attractively for lunch , everyday.

More about Bombay Bronx.

This event was covered by Murtaza Noorani, Mohammad Mukhtiar and Farzana Mukhtiar.

Pictures and written by Murtaza Noorani for Food-Adda .

The Bombay Bronx.


The latest hot spot in Pune in decor and food is the outstanding BOMBAY BRONX , from amchi Mumbai its travelled to amchi Pune and how, the decor takes you back to Mumbai and its different aspects like the piegons ( Kabutar Khana) , Dabbas ( Dabbawallas), Dharavi corner , Local trains handles.


Dhobi Ghat, Paanwalla kiosk and last but not the least Mr Amitabh Bachan…….in his coolie avataar.


Food on the other hands wins and wins because of the variety of street food served restaurant style, awesome presentation , quantity and taste rule.

To start off was the Ice Peru Mocktail , for this alone you need to take the trip .


Aam Panna Mocktail followed .


Stuffed Basa Thecha was a good preparation.


Dhokla pakoda is their signature styled dish.


Dongri Gali Thali was my favourite , the Bhuna mutton gravy was outstanding in it. Chicken roll was tender and street style Baida Roti and Dongri Mutton Sandwich ( Naan Chaap Mumbai styled ) Don’t Miss this.


To finish our dinner we had the Fish Masala fingers.


Only had one regret , no Desserts were available for dinner.

More about The Bombay Bronx.

Butterfly High

A new lounge / fine dining restaurant by the name of Butterfly High has opened in Viman Nagar.

Trendy and colourful interiors adorn the place,  Ideal for a couple or a large group gathering.

Food-Adda.com in association with Butterfly High invited select media personals and bloggers of Pune for a review and it was a fantastic evening spend with the group with the elaborate spread of food dished out.



We Started with Mushrooms



Lamb Chops were delicious.




Satay Chicken




Melon Mocktail, ideal for summer



Mixed Olives





Olive Bruschetta




Chicken Wings, Delicious



Kheema Pav, ideal for a late night after partying.





Chicken Stroganoff




Kathi Roll…….



Pizza Margarita



Gulab Jamun and Vanilla Ice cream




Overall a Fun-Tastic place, would i go again, definitely ……….Yes.


More about Butterfly High


Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa

Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa had an event recently where the students had prepared a lavish lunch for parents, future students and select media people. It was a fun event where we got a chance to interact with them, have a feel about the campus and the culture, it was a day event where live cooking and lots of activities were planned around it, we were excited to be  shown around the campus too.











Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa is a hospitality management college of excellence with the academic certification from the finest and oldest hospitality school – Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne of Switzerland. Already establishing new benchmarks of excellence in hospitality education in India, Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa will nurture the best-in-class professionals, hospitality leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow with its unique curriculum, highly specialized learning facilitators and state-of-the-art facilities, from sports academies to adventure sports, amateur astronomy to fine arts. It provides a balanced mix of business and hospitality education.

Ask Me Foodies Meet Up

Askme.com did a Foodies Meet Up in Pune on the 28th of March 2015 at Le Meridien, Pune.
It was a casual set up which started with an interaction with the Askme team followed by a fun food tasting session with an elaborate menu from the finest chefs at The Feast Restaurant. Among other activities was a food photography session and a contest with an interesting gratification.
Ask Me has an app where you can ask anything , related to food too so basically it was an event related to food and interaction.

Since the Concept was of “interaction” for this feast so you could ask the Chef about food, ingredients, plating  etc followed by a food photography work shop , some of the things explained to us related to food photography were about the shutter speed , Low light photography.Tools to take to restaurants , also tips like one side foil other side white paper stuck on piece of cardboard for ideal food photography.Find a place to rest your elbows, light source at angle such that light skims the top of the food, glazing food with butter or olive oil to make it look good.

The lunch was very elaborate, Some of the dishes served were Asparagus and smoked turkey quiche (Asparagus and smoked turkey quiche – Wood smoked turkey and fresh Asparagus along with cheese stuffed into small egg pie quiches)

Sugarcane lamb squares (Grilled lamb rolled and pressed into sugarcane skewer)

Salmon sushi (Japanese rice and salmon mixture rolled up in a noori sheet along with fresh vegetables)

Chicken Sashlik (Chicken pieces are weaved on skewers and grilled on hot charcoal)

Japanese pickled radish sushi (Sour pickled radish mixed with rice and rolled up into Japanese sushi rolls)

Thai corn cake (Fried corn cakes served along with sweet and sour dipping sauce)

Fatayer (Arab meat pie pastries stuffed with spinach and cheese)

Creamy Mushroom and chives vol-au vent (Vol au vent cases topped with creamy seasoned mushrooms, sprinkled with a hint of chive leaves)

Shawarma (Levantine Arab meat preparation where grilled meat is tenderly sliced and stuffed into pita bread or wrap)

Chocolate Fountain (Chocolate fondue)

Salt crusted red snapper (Whole snapper fish salt crusted and baked)

Mexican counter

Steamed Seabass (Steamed sea  bass cooked in spring onions, chilli, ginger and coriander on white rice)
Braised lamb Shank

Saffron polenta (Spicy Italian Preparation)

Coq au-vin (Is a French dish of chicken braised with wine, lardons, and mushrooms)

Roasted vegetables Lasagna (Roasted Vegetables slowly baked on wide spread pasta along with cheese)

Prawns in butter garlic sauce (Prawns cooked in butter, garlic, lemon juice and parsley)

Chicken dim-sum (Steamed Chinese dumplings stuffed with chicken filling)

Vegetable Dim-sum (Steamed Chinese dumplings stuffed with chicken filling)

Hokkien fried noodles (A dish in Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine that has its origins in the cuisine
of China’s Fujian Hokkien province, fried noodles cooked along with vegetables)

Coconut egg custard [mix fruits] (Thick, creamy and wonderfully sweet custard pie filled with lots of coconut)

Baked cheese cake with blueberry compote (Thick and creamy baked American cheesecake
with a chunky blueberry compote)

Strawberry cupcake colorful Beasley

Lemon meringue tart (Lemon meringue is a tart topped with a layer of layer of meringue)

Gateaux togarashi

Chocolate praline mousse (Chocolate mousse studded with praline and chocolate chunks)

Cream Brulee with ginger candy (Crème brûlée is a custard that’s baked in the oven, chilled until
firm, and finally covered with a thin crackling crust of caramelized sugar)

Walnut pie (Fresh chopped walnuts, in a custardy base, sweetened with maple syrup)