Bloggers Meet for the Launch of ‘Frostino’ Costa’s exciting new Summer Beverage range

Costa Coffee an international brand with an international reputation, successfully launched a new range of Summer beating chilled beverages known as “Frostino” which basically is a concoction of a natural flavor coupled with milk and other ingredients to conclude a mind bending and rejuvenating drink to beat the heat.

This particular beverage comes in 3 different flavors i.e. Belgium Chocolate, Red Velvet and Key Lime Pie, out of which I would definitely be voting for Key Lime Pie as my favorite, other flavors were also really refreshing but then something has to  top up the column and this particular flavor did so for  me.

The event took place at South Extension part 2 in New Delhi, the venue is located at the main market and is pretty decent with different prospects as spacious and as comfortable as any Costa venue shall pertain to.

Well organised and tasted every flavor in most precise manner possible, the staff also was very appreciable in serving the parched bloggers as it was some looming heat outside that day.

It was really delightful to be present here and witness the chilling beverage and enjoying the noon with new friends over rejuvenating “Frostino”.

Loved it.

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Smaaash, NOIDA official launch by Sachin Tendulkar

 

Smaaash is coming of the age gaming heaven. Virtual reality games & mouth-watering food makes it an unforgettable experience. Smaaash officially launched it’s Gaming arena at DLF Mall of India on May 20, 2016. Mr. Tendulkar (Yes, Sachin… God of cricket) himself came down to do the honours. He is also the Brand Ambassador of Smaaash.

I reached Smaaash early enough before the scheduled arrival of Sachin and got comfortably seated in a corner of a hall, which was buzzing in anticipation to meet & greet Sachin. Everyone was patiently waiting, when suddenly Sachin arrived and surprised everyone. Everyone started chanting, Sachin..Sachin. The experience was magical. Sachin seemed relaxed and he calmed all the enthusiastic fans. Chief Imagination Officer Mr. Shripal Morakhia also accompanied Sachin and they briefed everyone about their plan about Smaaash. Sachin was polite and charming. Everyone listened to him in an awe. He talked about his future plans & launched the ‘Smaaash Sachin Virat Cricket Carnival‘ – which is presented by Sachin & Virat. A cricket tournament bringing together 2000 teams across the nation – with a final prize being presented by the legends themselves.

Sachin Tendulkar, the brand ambassador of Smaaash addressed his fans at the launch event and said: “The exciting and unique concept of Smaaash provides the avenue to enjoy the pleasures of life. With the kind of stressful lives we lead, it’s imperative to play sports and relax our minds. This Cricket Carnival is designed to bring the excitement of real sports into your lives with incredible precision, modern equipment and real life experience. I look forward to this tournament connecting cricket lovers from across the country.”

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On the other hand, Virat Kohli, Smaaash Youth Icon, added: “All that cricket lovers want is entertainment. Not a war or a fight. This Cricket Carnival is a larger-than-life sports festival that will be a perfect platform for all cricket enthusiasts to showcase their skills. The aim of this fun fiesta is to engage youth in thrilling activities and social interaction with their peers. Of course, the pulsating energy of a real-like cricket pitch will make this tournament a memorable experience for all. I am so excited to be a part of this one-of-its-kind cricket fest.”

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“Smaaash is a labour of love for me. Every experience enjoyed by a patron is a personal success. At Smaaash we are never satisfied with the latest and the best, the aim is always to go beyond and reach for the stars. We now present the destination that Noida has been waiting for two decades. We are brining to the city, a never seen before gaming experience with fresh concepts, powerful simulative technology and innovative design. Maintaining the perfect balance between virtual and real, the interactive experience at Smaaash lets everyone escape to a different world and playout their dreams.” said Shripal Morakhia, Chief Imagination Officer, Smaaash Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Smaaash is a treasure cove for people seeking adventure. Summer holidays are on and there is no better destination for the chidren and adults like to have some fun with the best in class games at the venue. Head on and enjoy!

HIVE Presents OWNAGE Featuring BO55 on May14th

Looking for the perfect Saturday night? Here is where you should be. Hive Kitchen and Bar to host one of the most talented DJ’s of Ownage Entertainment, BO55, this Saturday, May 14th.

For night life lovers, Hive being the only party place in the middle of the South Delhi Market, It boasts of never seen before interiors and European pub style seating. So, let your hair down and trip and twirl to loud music while indulging in a sip of a well-concocted cocktails and finger-liking food.

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Cinnabon and Aunty Anne’s-Review

If you are looking at indulging in some amazing cinnamon rolls and pretzels, head straight to Cinnabon, because no one does the cinnamon rolls better than them.

I was recently invited for a review to two of their outlets at DLF Mall of India, Noida and DLF Palace, Saket respectively. Cinnabon and Aunty Anne’s, these co-branded outlets operate together under the umbrella brand of Stellar Foods.

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Review, “KYLIN” @ Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

Well, Japanese taste, IPL matches, open sky, beautiful lounge, Live bar, amicable staff, delectable dishes on the palate, aromatic evening and smiling faces, not only sounds perfect but it was actually flawless and experiencing the whole at once is like living the dream in paradise.

Absolutely amazing, two words for this place strikes my mind, when it comes to this venue & its either one, be it Kylin Express or Kylin Premier or Kylin Skybar. Its actually part of the same entity but present within one vicinity and not to forget, it may be compartmentalized in three but taken as whole it is divine to just step in and enjoy to the fullest.
I usually prefer the Skybar which comes is not only handy but a preferential choice to ask my personal choice. While one reaches the Skybar, one can adjudge, the beauty of rooftop lounge that is made precisely alluring and appealing at once and for all.
Tantalizing as it gets, soothing breeze, sprinkling lights, sitting accommodation is just perfect as, one part if around the rocks while one part if on grass, making it a fusion of beauty. The part around rocks also have huge table gathering as well,. which can arrange almost 10 people at once on a single table and with due respect, it does not get messy rather it gets cozy and very romantic or cherishable to sit and lay back and relax the night.
After settling down at the Skybar, our fellow foodie bloggers joined us to this delicious night of Japanese cuisine, we started with some refreshing drinks and cocktails, and finally started ordering the food and incontrovertibly amazing it was.
Here is a list of the exquisite things that I was forced by my temptations to eat and enjoy at this paradise;
Prawn Tempura Roll,  Asparagus Tempura Roll, Veg Philadelphia Roll, Exotic Veg Dumplings, Veg Spring Rolls, Kung Pao Tofu in sweet & Spicy plum sauce with red chilli served with steamed rice, Lotus stem chilly honey, Exotic veg salad, Stir fried veggies, Mapo Tofu, Sticky Garic fried rice, Singaporean Noodles and at last the dessert which had the benchmark effect on us, the Chocolate Fondue.
And here is a little peek into this evening;

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Review, “Indigo Deli” @ Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

Straight from the cosmopolitan lanes of entertainment and financial capital of India, ‘Mumbai’, comes this place and for past several years serving the foodies of Delhi and NCR something truly innovative and delectable in its nature.

Ambience Mall has some very rare gems to its credit and this is certainly one of those, ‘Indigo Deli’, located at the food court floor, and amongst many exclusive restaurants is this very extraordinary restaurant that has a classy interior as well as presentation.
While entering the restaurant one can see the eclectic craftsmanship and amazing decor, as the interior is most assertive while claiming its beauty in this restaurant. As and when one steps inside, a wooden crafted and lifted caricature which is meant for sitting accommodation and given a very peculiar texture while stating it a very classy finish to the entirety.
While having round tables and simple furniture and seating facility and also some very exquisite paintings and wall hangings this place offers then what meets the eye. In one corner there is the counter for desserts rather to say the patisserie section and on the other corner we have the kitchen which almost cooks live. The owner has been extremely resplendent while designing the concept of this venue.
As we sat down and the chef “the innovator” is what I call them, came and exemplified the complete routine, I just sat their with my co-bloggers enjoying the view and its simplicity with the aroma which made the aura of the room so enticing that it was hard to resist it.
The chef 1st offered us in-house made breads which are usually served in the starting but often purchased from outside, but this is what chef told me, that they made all these inside the kitchen while using curd as the effective ingredient and the result was unbelievably awesome. So soft and so perfect. It was served with aubergine sauce and bell pepper salsa sauce and also garlic butter.
Then eventually came the refreshers and the cold soups, yes precisely, ‘cold soups’, musk melon flavor, carrot flavor and green veggie flavor but fused with different ingredients and served chilled with aberrant presentation which I was taken aback merely looking at it.
Then gradually I was interested in the coming of The Half-n-Half Pizza, which I must admit is one of the most divine things I saw that day, also enjoyed the mesmerizing Veg. platter, which had Paneer Tikka Skewers, Cottage cheese croquettes and chickpea fritters with aubergine veggie mix. Then how can I forget to mention the Mumbai Munchies, which are the very famous chilly sandwiches famous amongst the commercial culture in Mumbai and also a street food.
The main course had very bland and yet nice dishes to gorge on which were,  White spaghetti Pasta which was again in-house made as they have a pasta making machine and which was cooked so healthy as it never felt heavy after having the entire bowl, also a grilled cheese sandwich and Linguini which was really good to taste and even better to watch as it was so beautiful to look.
Finally after having such tempting dishes it was time to have the most important part of the meal, for me at least it is, the dessert part. The platter was ordered which was actually assembled by the chef himself, which had Chocolate Brownie which chocolate flakes, Cheese cake vs. chocolate cake, which was one of the desserts, Plum pudding with vanilla ice cream, Creme Bruelle, Lemon tart with meringue topping and finally lemon ice slush. The entire platter was so impeccable to look that it resisted to break the canvas for me but I had to commit the sin so I did. And it them took over me, as I was hypnotized by every bite that I took from the platter as every sweet/dessert was so ineffable.
I just did not enjoyed it but lived an innovative dream that the chef had dreamt for us, an inception of delicacies, a trance of extreme divine that is based on true taste and presentation. This place is most affirmatively the most promising venue in Ambience Mall on certain context. Loved it.
Here is my experience;

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Hive Kitchen & Bar- Restaurant Review

Recently we visited this place, Hive Kitchen & Bar, tucked away in Green Park Market.

The moment you enter, you fall in love with the calm and inviting ambience, its one of those places where you would just want to sit, eat good food, and relax.

Starters: We had Beer Battered Amritsari Styled Fish Nuggets, Naan Pizza, Crispy Chicken Croquettes and Ceaser Salad.

The fish was great and best out of the lot, perfectly crisp, yet mouth melting. The naan pizza was the second best, was very soft and had a great taste. The chicken croquettes were also good, but nothing exceptional there and so was the teaser salad, good, but not exceptional.

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Chicken Croquettes

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Beer Battered Amritsar Styled Fish Nuggets

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Caesar Salad

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Naan Pizza

Drinks: Being a whisky drinker, I chose Whisky Sour and it was amazing, whisky lovers would definitely give it a try.

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Main Course: The main course included, Indian Styled Spiced Chicken with Rice, Juicy Lamb Burgers and Half Chicken Roast.

The Indian Spiced Chicken was outstanding, it tasted just too good. The gravy was very well done, and I can anytime go back for it.

The Juicy Lamb Burgers were to die for, they tasted so amazing.

The Chicken Roast, was good too, but again, it wasn’t exceptional, I can give this one a miss, and rather try their other delicacies.

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Juicy Lamb Burger

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Half Chicken Roast

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Indian Styled Spiced Chicken with Rice

Desserts: There was warm apple pie with vanilla ice-cream and red velvet cake. I simply loved them both, but the apple pie certainly comes at the first position.

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Red Velvet Cake

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Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

Overall it was a very pleasant experience and one should definitely visit this place for an awesome ambience and great food.