Victorinox Santoku Fluted Edge Knife

Santoku (Japanese: 三徳包丁; meaning “three virtues” or “three uses”) knives are a Japanese-style knife that has become more popular in the United States, with many versions being made in America as well as abroad. It refers to the three types of cuts the knife is designed for: slicing, dicing, and mincing. The blade has a flat cutting edge with the handle in line with the spine of the blade. At the end of the blade there is a rounded curve called a sheep’s foot, rather than a sharp point that is more common with western blades (see image to the […] Read More

Ici c’est Paris

When I heard UB City’s Cafe Noir was celebrating with a Special French Gastronomic Dinner, I was all excited. French Cuisine with one of their richest history has some of the most delectable dishes and this was no different. Added by the UNESCO in November 2010, to its list of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage”, knowledge of French cooking has significantly contributed to Western cuisines. Thierry Regis Jasserand, a long time resident of Bangalore who owns this fine place sat with us at our table and helped us understand more about the history of French Culture and Cuisine. The Frenchman […] Read More

Celebrating 35 years of Blessings @ Kava by Fairfield

They say one’s birthday is a Special Occasion because you get to Thank God for the Countless Blessings He’s showered on you throughout your past years and to look forward to many more in the years ahead. To celebrate 35 years of God’s Faithfulness in my life, I decided to visit Kava by Fairfield, Marriott yet again to be wowed by their impeccable service and delicious food prepared by my dear friend Chef Mallesh Doddla under the able guidance of Executive Chef Sudhir Nair. Today’s Innovations Tomorrow’s Trend by Chef Mallesh Grilled Asparagus with compressed watermelon salad (Chef’s Special Salad) – […] Read More

Celebrating Kerala’s Famous Kallu Shaap Cuisine

Vembanad @ The Paul celebrates Kerala’s Famous Kallu Shaap Cuisine Kallu Shaaps are Toddy Shops that are found along Kerala’s rich coastline. Meat is slow cooked in earthen pots for long hours, thereby allowing the meat to absorb all the masalas. The explosion of flavours in your mouth creates a lasting memory. Chefs from Kerala Kallu Shaaps prepare delicacies for you in this Season of Kallu Shaap Curriyum Naavile Ruchiyum. The transformation of the restaurant into a real Toddy shop with thatched coconut leaves and film posters of yesteryears makes it very appropriate for the occasion. The servers dressed in Kerala […] Read More

Elegant Parisian-style Cafe Noir

Café Noir is an elegant Parisian-style bistro-cafe that represents “L’Art de Vivre: The Art of Living, French Style” offering their customers a little affordable luxury, all along the day, with a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. You can discover high French quality food and everything for the sweet tooth from breakfast to dinner time making Café Noir, the perfect place to linger over utterly satisfying, simple, yet traditional meals. Café Noir constantly innovates by creating new pastries and dishes or reviving traditional French cuisine every week. The French love the small things in life. They love culture, dining out, shopping and […] Read More

Healthy food @ In House Burgers

Could burgers be healthy and still taste good? The answer lies behind the walls of this new restaurant called InHouse Burgers. This place was on my list for quite a while because I always believed Burgers were the first thing that came to mind when you talk about junk food. With less oil, less Mayo, No Cheese and healthy ingredients, the folks at InHouse Burgers have done a great job of making healthy food tasty and appealing. With 6 Outlets in Bangalore, they’ve proven that Burgers can someday be the mainstream food even for Calorie Conscious foodies. Food: Oat Shakes: […] Read More

Master Class with Master Chef and Restaurateur Sarah Todd

World-renowned celebrity Chef Sarah Todd (you probably remember her as a Finalist from MasterChef Australia 2014) was at Bangalore and Script Online (a venture by Godrej) as part of their #ScriptHuddle hosted a Master Class. It was nice to interact and be a part of the demonstration. This 2-hour event included a knife plating masterclass where we got to learn how to use a  Sarah Todd style. And of course, if you remember anything from the show, her unparalleled plating skills make any dish look nothing less than a piece of art! She demonstrated how important plating is and how to plan for it. […] Read More

Punjabi Cuisine @ Punjab Grill

Located on the 4th Floor of the Orion Mall is a Fine Dining restaurant that serves delectable Punjabi Cuisine. Does it ring a bell? You guessed it right! Yes, it’s Punjab Grill. I visited this place with a friend and was wowed by their service and the place itself. We were greeted by a Warm Welcome from their Manager Jitender. Chef Jaswant Singh and team had prepared a well-curated menu. SOUPS: Murgh Badami Shorbha – Chicken Soup for the Soul. Prepared Punjabi Style, with mild Spices and just the right amounts of Crunchy Almonds. STARTERS: Murg Tikka Punjab Grill – Succulent Chunks […] Read More

Delicacies from Mainland China right here in Bangalore

Another famed restaurant in the Speciality Restaurant Group, this restaurant specializes in Oriental Cuisine. Having received the Times Food Award 2014 for Best Chinese Restaurant in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad & Goa, they’ve now started serving in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and Colombo, Sri Lanka. Founded by Anjan Chatterjee, this fine-dining restaurant chain runs ‘Mainland China’, ‘Oh! Calcutta’, Sigree Global Grill and Hoppipola among others. The group successfully owns 125 renowned restaurants that continue to churn authentic cuisines for the foodies. Before his passion for gourmet cuisine, his first job was with Taj Hotels. After a while, he started a hotel called ‘Only […] Read More