Arth – A gem in Pune.

After Mumbai, Arth has opened in Pune in the Westin Hotel, dazzling interiors by Gauri Khan makes this place a must visit, another thing what it stands out for is the food. Gas free cooking and recipes sourced from her personal life and travels has taken Arth to the next level by Chef Amninder Sandhu.

Chef Sandhu made sure that we have a great time and the meal started with white chocolate balls filled with spiced Pani puri water.

Kashmiri morels ( mushrooms) sourced at around Rs 40k due to its exclusivity were found in this dish Morels Stuffed, stuffed with mushroom mince, served with nachini and walnut soil in an amazing presentation.

Mutton chops were cooked to perfection and presented in a very old traditional way of slow cooking.

Large dishes were Deomali, Mutton curry cooked in bamboo and served with jasmine rice. Pearl potatoes was one dish you should not miss, served with Dahi ki khamiri roti and Choley Kulchey.

Another outstanding dish on the menu is the whole goat, you have to pre order this dish 48 hours in advance, this will be tried next time. Till then you do not miss this Gem in Pune.

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IFTARI SPECIAL AT EIGHTY EIGHT, HYATT PUNE KALYANI NAGAR

Imagine the streets of Mumbai’s famous – Mohammad Ali Road; the long line of food stalls abundant with food and with people devouring the rich and lavish fare. Bringing the festive vibe of one of the most prominent landmarks of the world is Eighty Eight at Hyatt Pune. Committed to bring to its patrons the culinary jewels of the world, Chef Suvendu and his team presents food inspired from Mohammad Ali Road with their ‘Daawat – E – Khaas’ Festival once again, this time in the holy month of Ramzan.

Be sure to experience rich, smoky and perfect Kebabs, Rolls, Curries and more in this gastronomical affair. The chef and his team have put in their heart and soul into curating this special menu with delicacies like Gosht ki Gullar, Shammi Kebab, Haleem, Baida Roti, Gurda Kaleji, Dum Mutton Biryani and lots more at Eighty Eight’s Dinner Buffet. Capturing the essence of the foodie dream world; this festival will leave your taste buds excited with a sumptuous spread of Chats, Golas, Kebab’s, Kheema Roll, Mutton Chap to name a few. The dinners will end on a sugary note with desserts such as Noorani Malpua and Sheer Korma.

Celebrate Iftari with us with delicious delicacies from the most famous Eat Street of India – Mohammad Ali Road; starting 1st June till 15th June, 2018.

DATE: Friday, June 1- Friday, June 15, 2018

TIME: 7PM – 11PM

VENUE: Eighty Eight, Hyatt Pune, Kalyani Nagar

COST: INR 1450 ++

Deewan Khana

Deewan Khana is a new place opened in Balewadi, loved the traditional and modern decor with a Maharashtrian theme here. The cuisine doesn’t disappoint if you are looking for an awesome Maharashtrian meal . The staff knows what they are serving and are very pleasant to interact with.

We were invited for a traditional lunch and started the course with Mutton Kheema Unde, a soft and succulent Kabeb which melts once eaten. A must have if you are a meat lover.

Mutton Chops in green masala was a coconut green chilli marination with perfectly cooked mutton chops. The chops were not very spicy and gave a fresh appeal to the dish.

The showstopper was the unlimited Mutton thali. It has been a long time since we have had a mutton thali so delicious . The bhakri was soft and complimented the mutton dishes. The thali consisted of mutton achari, mutton sukha and mutton rassa. The thali should be enjoyed with a refreshing glass of solkadi which had a soothing flavour for a sunny day.

Purnalu, an absolute stunner. It’s a by product of puranpoli and it is deep fried. The stuffing is not very sweet and is enhanced by the dollop of ghee which you can pour on it. This dessert is a must try and i can assure you it will get over before you realize it.

Chikki Icecream, a crisp and sweet flavour chikki ice cream. A different dish which I really enjoyed. The peanuts complimented the vanilla ice cream.

Overall a must visit if you are looking for a VFM meal and a traditional one too.

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The Great Kabab factory is back!

Experience a whole new menu and exhilarating dining experience

Radisson Blu Hotel Kharadi brings a whole new menu with an exciting overall dining experience to its patrons. Nestled on the first floor of the hotel,‘The Great Kabab Factory’ – A Culinary Legend serving the Nation for 22 years, is now back with an innovatively styled dining room, a refreshed menu from the north-west frontier cuisine emphasizing not only to quality and taste but also adding a visual delight to guests. The restaurant with its warm and rustic lighting and interiors now features a private fine- dining experience. The dinner ambience has seen a transformation of the space’s aura into a more elegant and exciting affair offering limited editions of Serigraph work of Banaras Series by Mr. Manu Parekh – celebrated, Padma Shri award modern artist.

Mr. Sanjay Singh, General Manager Radisson Blu Pune Kharadi says, “We take great pride as a team in re-launching ‘The Great Kabab Factory’ and are confident that our patrons will enjoy the newly crafted menu , the overall hospitality and fine dining experience offered to them.”

The refurbished restaurant retains its signature “Galouti Kabab” even after adding new gastronomical glee such as “Dill & Orange Marinated Salmon Tikka”, “Coriander, Mint and Fresh Garlic Marinated New Zealand Lamb Chops Flambé”, “Naduru Anjeer Ki Seekh Served with Khichiya Papad Ki Bhujji”, “ Khoya Aur Badam Bharwan Aloo Served with Artichoke Cream” among other delights. And all of this accompanied with lip smacking Chutneys (Mint/Tomato/Tamarind/Peanut) & Yoghurt Roasted Papad Lachha Onion, Lemon Wedges and Green Chili Green Salad Kachumber Salad.

Executive Chef Amol Patil takes an innovative and creative approach to craft the recipes by using a unique blend of global ingredients and techniques with nostalgic flavours and traditions of India. The restaurant now features an irresistible culinary-forward menu that offer guests an approachable, yet modern take on the freshness and availability of the season’s produce which keeps on changing every day.

The restaurant has an open kitchen set-up allowing its patrons to enjoy a live cook-out and experience the mouth-watering aromas, building up one’s appetite and anticipation to a great and exciting meal. To blend with the choice of food, there is a wide selection of the finest international beverages and range of cocktails which forms an integral part of the menu at the restaurant. Master Chef Zameer Ahmed, inspired by his culinary skills will bring together the scrumptious dishes from the authentic menu at The Great Kebab Factory. To culminate this remarkable culinary journey, the restaurant offers the Chef’s Signature dish, ‘Pumpkin & Burrata Chop with Artichoke Chutney’ and a dessert platter followed by Choice of Pan which works as the perfect end to an ideal dining experience.

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About Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi: An award-winning business hotel, located five kilometers from Pune’s Lohegaon International Airport (PNQ), the sleek and stylish Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi, offers its guests world –class personalized service and an experience with modern amenities. The hotel is rated among the Top 10 hotels in Pune on trip advisor.

Located at a prime location, with the EON IT Park, the World Trade Center and the SEZ in Magarpatta and Phursungi just a short drive away, makes it a convenient stay for corporate travelers. The hotel has 1,400 square meters of event and convention facilities that include grand halls and professional boardrooms to cater to the Business and M.I.C.E segment. Within close vicinity to Koregaon Park, Kalyani Nagar and shopping malls like Amanora, Seasons and Phoenix Market, leisure travelers can enjoy their stay in the city.

Enjoy our inspiring culinary experiences beginning with a multi-cuisine treat at Carmine, Mexican, Italian & Indian dishes at The Bridge-Connecting Cuisines, tempting kebabs at the well-known contemporary and stylish Indian specialty restaurant ‘The Great Kebab Factory’ and delicious baked goodies at Citrine.With four on-site restaurants, a rejuvenating Spa, rooftop swimming pool and 141 elegant hotel rooms and suites, Radisson Blu, Kharadi has a long and successful history of delivering truly leading edge, stylish and sophisticated international hospitality to its patrons keeping in line with the brand philosophy.

Exacting standards and a commitment to excellence drive the friendly, professional staff at the Radisson Blu Hotel Pune, Kharadi where guests discover personalized attention and welcoming amenities like Free high-speed wireless, Internet, doctor on call, fitness centre, a spa, on-site dining, a swimming pool, laundry, valet parking, a modern business center and Express Check-Out are just a few of the amenities that make guests feel welcome.

Masala Bar opens in Pune

Finally Masala Bar opens its doors in Balewadi High Street.

The place is beautifully designed and has a soothing ambience,terrific vibe and a mind blowing menu.

The revolutionary cocktails are just top notch and handcrafted by magicians. The food is an experience and is a journey to be tried.

The food is innovative and has a stylish twist on the classic dishes.

Top notch service with knowledge of the dishes served speaks volumes in today’s day.

Do not miss this #Pune.

Black Dog Easy Evenings.

Black Dog Easy Evenings is hosting some fabulous events all over the country.

The recent event hosted by Black Dog was at The Hub Lounge in Hinjewadi . The event was a standup act by Atul Khatri .

I being a huge fan of Atul Khatri just could not miss this opportunity.

The best part about these events are the signature Black Dog cocktails such as the Black Dog Breakfast which was spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg to give you the perfect flavor of the drink . My personal favourite was the Apple Spritzer, the soothing flavour of apple juice and the hit of Black Dog just simply complimented the drink.

It was a fun evening with laughter and an excellent show hosted by #blackdogeasyevenings.

Vh1 SUPERSONIC 2018

Vh1 Supersonic 2018 day one sure has got Punekars grooving! The first day of India’s biggest music festival concluded on a high note as Pune shook its leg to the wacky trio and top- notch headliner, Major Lazer’s popular numbers. Brimming with quirky festival vibe, the first day of Vh1 Supersonic 2018 was a massive hit with Major Lazer getting the crowd excited as they stepped on stage.

Moreover, music lovers were in for a toxic treat with bass music kingpin, Nucleya taking on the stage. Punekars turned out in huge numbers and went wild as Nucleya set the stage on fire. Nucleya who is known for bass heavy and wild live performances, upped the game this time around as he left the ever- lively crowd wanting for more. While the English Indie- band, Alt-J helped fans tick must-see artists from their bucket list with their smashing performance, American DJ, Dillon Francis’s multi- faceted performance blew the crowd away. From renowned international artists to local gems, the first day of Vh1 Supersonic had it all!
While day one at Vh1 Supersonic 2018 was nothing less than brilliant, day two turned out to be a haven for music lovers as they turned out in huge numbers. Curing the festival hangover from day one, Punekars had reasons enough to make it to the second day and enjoy the easy Saturday afternoon breeze with a chilled beer at Laxmi Lawns. Bingeing on their favorite snacks, the crowd cheered ONE&ONE as they took on the Sonic Realm Stage followed by B.R.E.E.D. While Madboy Mink made their fans go wild in the Live Arena; Calm Chor, DJ Moncity and Johnny B gave music lovers enough reasons to shake their leg. The start to Day two was more like a therapeutic session as the crowd immersed themselves in a perfect mix of all things exciting and entertaining.
Pune is serving up the latest hotbed for tourists and local crowd alike with the massive line up with Vh1 Supersonic 2018. Reviving Pune’s party scene, day three was all about mind- boggling music that spanned across different genres. The genre- specific festival setting sure did make Vh1 Supersonic a favorite amongst Pune folks. Ranging from the newly added genres like rock and hip- hop to good old trance and EDM, the festival had something for everybody. With uber cool artists and well-curated music, Day three at Vh1 Supersonic served as the perfect getaway.

The third day welcomed a multitude of artists across genres who stole the show. While dance music dominated the scene on day three and wowed lovers of music with with Candice Redding and Zaeden burning it up, India’s most popular post-rock band, Aswekeepsearching ran at full throttle and Oliver Smith shook things up with trance music. Transitioning from EDM to rock and a range of genres, day three was a powerhouse as artists tampered with the audience’s heartbeat.

Talking about the eclectic assortment of artists and genres culled from all over the world, Saugato Bhowmik, Business Head- Integrated Network Solutions and Consumer Products, Viacom18, “The first two days have been beyond magnificent. In fact we created the most complete and diverse music festival ever in India. We brought music giants from various genres from all over the globe and gave Pune folks a taste of the global festival scene. People lapped up the experience with open arms. Seeing music lovers turn up in unprecedented numbers for the festival has been extremely rewarding Third day had an unparalleled vibe to it and we are expecting the crowd to grow even further.”

With a host of new genres picking up quickly, Day three at Vh1 Supersonic 2018 was a treat for music lovers. While the audience impatiently pre- gamed and awaited headlining international biggies, Sean Paula and Incubus, they did not miss out on enjoying the spectacular line up in the first half. Are you game for a rather wild evening?