Power packed Hangover Brunch at TGI Fridays™

TGI Fridays, the global leader in casual dining, has introduced their new Hangover Brunch menu, which features a wide variety of drink options including non-alcoholic and alcoholic options depending on what you’re looking for when you’re out on weekend together.

The new Super Foods menu features appetizers, entrees, desserts and of course, drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic like the Breakfast Potato Skins or Breakfast tacos loaded with scrambled eggs. The Hangover burger is a sure cure of all the happy high feeling of last night’s adventures or you can try the Egg BLT Sandwich or Roasted Veg slides with Chimichurri sauce – to enjoy your brunch which is authentically American!

We were invited for this and here are some of the dishes we tried. Chocolate Milkshake, a humongous overload of thick shake made from chocolate ice cream. The way they make the thick shake is quite fascinating. They blend three scoops of chocolate ice cream and top the glass with whipped cream and some chocolate ganache.

Pomegranate juice in its pure form, a perfect detox. For all the health freaks,an ideal solution.

Ceaser Salad, TGIF is the only place in the world who can make me enjoy a vegetarian Ceaser salad. Perfectly dressed salad with a slice of multi grain bread. A must try for all the health freaks in town. Calamari Frites, golden fried calamari. Crisp from the outside and perfectly cooked from the inside. The crisp calamari was served with chilli mayo which complimented the dish and enhanced the flavour. Hangover Burger, this can not only cure your Sunday hangover but also you food craving for an entire month. The burger bun were smothered in butter, a perfectly cooked meat patty in the middle and a half fry egg on top. Enough said…… You need to try it out to fall in love with it. Brownies with Ice-cream, it does sound like a simple dessert but TGIF had made sure that it doesn’t remain that way. Three huge pieces of brownies topped with ice cream and covered with piping hot caramel sauce. My three favorite desserts in one place. What else can I ask? TGIF brunch in a new concept introduced by them as they allow you to order meals from the set brunch menu. The menu consists of their classic dishes and is a steal for the price they are offering it for. The brunch in a must visit for all the people waiting to visit TGIF. The Hangover Brunch is available on Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon to 3pm and comes with a choice of imported liquor also. For those who are looking to detox there is a choice of freshly squeezed juices and other amazing non-alcoholic drinks but if you want to still binge more, there’s a choice of regular package with IMFL and Imported drinks.

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TGI FRIDAYS 

I do not think that TGIF needs any review as it has grown from an American brand to an international one, top-notch food, impeccable service and international themed decor makes it an experience valued for your buck.

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We were invited to the new outlet in the swanky Pavilion Mall on Senapati Babat road and it was an awesome evening well spent with some delicious food.

We started with the Ultimate Jack  Daniels tenderloin Burger.The Jack  Daniels  sauce just complimented the dish leaving the flavour of the beautiful meat to do the magic. The onion rings gave a nice crunch and a caramelized flavour to it . After several attempts i finally managed to polish off the humongous beauty.

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Next on the list was Crab and Parmesan crushed fish, cheese and crabs two of my favourite ingredients used in a single dish. Fish batter fried in bread crumbs mixed and served with one of the best creamy mashed potatoes with a beautiful blend of cheddar.
Sadly we could not attempt any more dishes as we were so stuffed with these two dishes that we straight away went for the  desserts.

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The Sizzling Brownie  Sensation was on our list, the size of the brownie should not be according to TGIF standards, as you just can’t finish it . The brownies did not disappoint specially after they have three huge portions of brownies on top of each other vying for space and topped with a gallop of vanilla ice-cream. It is too huge, too sinful and  a mind-blowing dessert.

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We did opt for the Snicker Treat,  the shot glasses are specially designed for the people who want to have a small portion and is ideal if you want to subsidize the sweet craving.

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Overall do not miss this, true VFM and if you have an appetite for more, this is the place to visit.

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L TO R -Anthony ( Restaurant Manager) , Sunil Sheoran ( GM ) , Aliasgar Ali Asgar Mukhtiar ( Food-Adda Founder ) Farzana Mukhtiar ( Food-Adda )

 

TGIF, Second Floor, Pavilion Mall, Senapati Bapat road, Shivaji Nagar.

TGI Fridays Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Hard Rock Cafe.

Hard Rock Cafe in Pune is one of our favorite places,  every time the experience has been different and worthwhile.

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So when the Food Adda family decided to have lunch,  Hard Rock was a good choice.

Hard Rock has a lovely feel in the afternoon and Pune’s current weather makes it a very nice place to be in. Now for the lunch part, we Started the meal with soup and fresh lime which was very soothing and perfect.

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The grilled Jamaican Jerk followed, a perfect blend of grilled chicken, herbed vegetables served with Cheesy mash.

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Chicken classic club was Toasted bread layered with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato and perfectly sliced chicken.

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We ordered The chicken burger topped with crisp lettuce, onions and tomatoes. Juicy and melt in the mouth Patty.

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After this there was no place for their signature desserts but you just can’t leave Hard Rock without having something sweet, can you? So we opted for the chocolate and strawberry icecream, just perfect to end a perfect lunch.

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Overall a worthwhile experience.

Would we go back, yes we would.

Food-Adda family paid for the bill.

Photographs clicked by Fatema N.

Frisco ………

A bloggers meet was organized at Frisco,  one of the new entrants in the ever-growing line of restaurants in Pune. Frisco is a quaint little cafe/ all day dining place in a by Lane in Koregaon Park.

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We started with potato and leek soup with green wok salad,  freshly prepared and wonderful.

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Starters like Thai sweet chili baby potatoes and Frisco nachos stood out  for the vegetarian fare.

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Sicilian garlic chicken was infused with flavours , but  the dish that worked for me was Fish and Chips. Loved this one.

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Verdure and Cornish chicken pizzas were excellent  followed by Mac &  cheese pasta.

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One of the highlights was poached sea bass, this is a must have for the freshness, sauces and flavours, by this time we were so full that we could not do any justice to the last dish potato lentigiane.

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Desserts are my favorites,  the blueberry cheese cake and brownie with ice cream.

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Ps ask the chef for the ice cream soda,  a huge glass filled with goodness arrives.

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Would I go back,  definitely.

Should you go,  definitely.

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A special thanks to the Carpe Diem team for inviting us, Minoti, Carina and Shivangi.

Thanks to the Frisco team for the effort.

Dunkin’ Donuts makes a grand entry in Pune!

Pune, December 27, 2014: Dunkin’ Donuts (DD), the world’s leading doughnuts, baked goods & coffee chain, today made a grand entry into the second largest city of Maharashtra by launching its first restaurant in Pune.

Dunkin’ Donuts launched in Pune with a swanky restaurant at the posh Phoenix Market City Mall.

 

Mr. Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant FoodWorks Limited, while speaking at the launch said“After making an amazing connection with young adult consumers in key cities of the country like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, we are extremely excited to enter the eighth largest metropolis city in India and the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra, Pune.

 

We got an overwhelming response when we first entered the state of Maharashtra, by opening our first restaurant in Mumbai. Pune, being an IT and education hub of the country, attracts students and professionals from across the globe. Hence, being the youth capital of the country, the consumer mindset fits in very well with the new food culture which we want to develop in the country.

 

Today, as we open our 45th restaurant in India, we have plans to expand, through the year, across North, West and South India. With the evolution of the new age consumer, who find the concept of a QSR very infantile; we feel very confident that Dunkin’ Donuts will connect with them very strongly with its unique positioning in the Indian Food Service Industry.”

Speaking on the launch of the first restaurant in Pune, Mr. Dev Amritesh, President and COO, Dunkin’ Donuts India, said, “After the overwhelming love and the amazing response we have received from Dunkin’ lovers in a lot of key markets in the country, we have now decided to expand further into more exciting markets of West India. The opening of our newest restaurant in Pune strengthens our footprint in the western part of the sub-continent. We are confident that with the differentiated, all day part food and beverage menu that we offer, consumers in Pune will love Dunkin’ Donuts.”

 

He further added,” At Dunkin’, we invite consumers to ‘Come to Dunkin’ and ‘Get your Mojo Back’. Our signature products such as the Tough Guy Burger, Wicked Wrap, Stirr’accino Coffee, Alive by Chocolate Donut, Spiked Iced Tea and the newly launched Naughty Lucy Burger-do just that, put the MOJO back into our consumers. Right from the evolved conversational restaurant design, to our signature products to the chilled out experience, everything is crafted around the evolved urban young adult consumers.”

This is a Press Release

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McCafe Launch In Pune

McCafe is here and we were were invited for the Press Launch.

Press release – Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd (HRPL), a Master Franchise for West and South operations of McDonald’s Restaurants and a direct subsidiary of Westlife Development Limited, a company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE : 505533), has officially announced the launch of four McCafés® in Pune. Customers can now indulge in a wide assortment of gourmet coffees and desserts at McCafé® situated at Amanora Mall, Pimpri, Hingewadi, and Magarpatta.

Speaking at launch, Ms. Smita Jatia, Managing Director of McDonald’s India – West & South said, “McCafé celebrates its first anniversary successfully with the launch of four outlets back-to-back in Pune City. Our range of premium coffees and specialty teas offer great value for money and can be enjoyed in the relaxing ambiance of McCafé – which is housed within McDonald’s restaurants. Customers can experience the McDonald’s they know and love, or explore and enjoy this new concept that will add a unique dimension to their visit.”

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Smita Jatia with the staff at McCafe, Amanora Mall, Pune.

Some of the exciting products

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