Saket’s New Delight – Locale

locationLocated just around the corner of PVR Anupam, Locale is a perfect outing for a quick catch up with friends. A huge space with beautifully done rustic interiors, we found the staff to be extremely humble and welcoming.

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Food – It was mixture of various cuisines lined up to serve the best from their menu. Their Crispy Chimi Changa bites were the best of the lot with salsa served on the side.

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Falafel with pita and hummus were perfectly crisp and hummus tasted amazing (because that’s really important). The Green Stripe Pizza with a crisp and thin base was an excellent offering.

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Kerela Kozhi Chicken Roast, again a unique blend of roasted chicken with coconut sprinkling. However, Caesar salad without croutons and only lettuce was a disappointment. We highly recommend The Green Kiwi Mountain – an excellent Kiwi cooler! Murg Tikka Lababdar with Butter Naan & Subz Jalfregi is a recommendation from the main course. Nutshell – Excellent starters, their drinks catch you by surprise and a reasonable main course on the offering. Definitely, a place to visit if in Saket!

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New Member @Pizza Hut

IMG_5014.JPGWhat are your leaving memories of a Pizza Shop? Left over hard, chewy sides. Some complain of the stale base for leaving the sides and not taking the onus on their fewer visits to dentist.IMG_5015.JPG

No more it is the case with new offerings by Pizza Hut. The new variants of stuffed crust pizza will keep your mouth stuffed until the last bite. Pizza Hut comes with three new crusts namely Veg Kebab, Cheese Max and Masala Chicken Sausage.

The three crusts designed are not just any without the thought. They have made best efforts to cater to almost all the palettes.IMG_5034.JPG

The Cheese Max, is actually too much cheese. One cannot think of adding more cheese to the bites. If you are too choosy about cheesy, please go for it. The mozzarella in the purest form with no adulteration is awesome. Veg kebab is bit on the spicy side and may make one rush for a shot of water or drink. It is difficult to balance spices such that you feel spicy and you enjoy it. With veg Kebab, pizza hut accomplishes this delicate balance. Love for sausages is satisfied with the Masala Chicken Sausage lined up at the circumference of the pizza and laced with creamy, tangy flavoured sauce.

Any of the existing pizzas can be ordered with the Cheese Max crust. Masala Chicken Sausage crust restricted to Chicken Hot ‘n’ Spicy and Tikka Treat. Veg kebab is bound with Veggie Surprise and Paneer Delight.

All in all a very good offering from Pizza hut and thoroughly enjoyed it. Keep up the good efforts on this tasteful journey.

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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The Wolf’s Evening at SANDY’s Cocktails & Kitchen, Gurgaon

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

I like to start by clearly mentioning that it was an utmost ambivalent experience that I have had over at Sandy’s, there were some real impressive things and concomitantly some things this place needed to atone.

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

While I may be called a neophyte in adjudging, but certainly my experience with food makes me a bit proficient in taking a judgment call and while the evening here was entertaining but also a bit tedious to an extent.

Coming to the evening, when my brother and I reached this venue, it was all lit up, exuberance singing from every corner of the venue and the juxtapose lounge which is more of a lavish green sitting arena with some spectacular arrangement of lights and seating, the main entrance comes with a view of delight.

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

Just as we entered, we were escorted downstairs to their invigorating live bar and amazing portrayal of talent, as it was told to us that every Tuesday night the Sandy’s conduct a special talent programme where one gets to enjoy and explore the inner self, similarly where one can see sophistication upstairs there is a lot of soothing music and partying aura downstairs, with a stage to perform and lot of area to sit and enjoy this is a perfect place to hang out with friends and that what we expected and visited.

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

Eventually, after few moments and grabbing some comfortable seats we ordered our drinks and let me be very much clarified and incontrovertible to the fact that I have had mocktails and mixtures many a times but this place is a real deal to get digging for their drinks, but the only low aspect I explored or felt was not too much to offer, the drinks were excellent but for someone who prefers non alcoholic drinks, they aren’t going to suffice.

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

Gradually, after taking a sip we were ready for a meal to start and some appetisers to go on with and this is where the ship started to sink. We first ordered a Bruschetta, spring rolls and truffle and jalapeño cheese balls, out of which the cheese balls were marvellously cooked and served with mint mayonnaise dip and the spring rolls stuffed with veggies and served with salsa sauce were also pretty good but the bruschetta was not upto the mark, I’ve had better is what I’d like to say. The garlic bread bought supplanting, the bruschetta was of no prudence as it lacked in comforting us rather making us disappointed but, the most appreciative thing I liked specifically about their staff was they were all open to suggestions and very very accepting of our choices.

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

Well after this, we came to our main course and ordered a white sauce penne pasta and a four seasons pizza which were both were not upto our expectations. The pizza was slightly too bland for our liking. I love Italian pizzas and do not at all have a problem with authenticity but this one was not entirely to our liking. But, we saw pretty admirable efforts of presentation, the quantity remained intransigent and that is what i adored a lot about the main course, the presentation was partially outlandish and pretty much a delight to admire.

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

We finally stepped up to our final round of deserts, ordering a tiramisu was an amazing deal to crack but a Rioja Poached Pears with spices were really not really my cup of tea. The tiramisu is undoubtedly a great dessert to dig into and the quirky presentation using “molecular gastronomy” – serving with foam around the pears was amazing.

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

#The Wolf's Eve @ Sandy's.

In totality as mentioned before it was a rather mixed experience but more of learning for me. I have a lot of suggestions to put in and will surely provide them with all these opinions of mine. Wish to visit them again  to try some more interesting items. Till that time all the best to Sandy’s! Hoping and wishing them luck and fortune.

Restaurant Location: SCO 388, Near IFFCO Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurgaon 122001

Bueno Kitchen – A Multi-Cuisine Delhi NCR Food Delivery Service

If you look up “Bueno” in the dictionary you will know it means “good” in Spanish and when Bueno Kitchen Delivered food to me last week I was expecting it to be pretty darn good.

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With my expectations all high I ordered a variety of items from their elaborate home delivery menu. Their food can be ordered using http://bueno.kitchen. There are a variety of options available.
BUENO KITCHEN - HOME DELIVERY AND CATERING
BUENO KITCHEN - HOME DELIVERY AND CATERING
They have American, Asian, Indian, European, Mexican and Middle Eastern food on their menu.
BUENO KITCHEN - HOME DELIVERY AND CATERING
BUENO KITCHEN - HOME DELIVERY AND CATERING
 
We started with some Pita Bread with Hummus (Rs 170). The Pita was extremely fresh and the hummus was well prepared. I have certainly had better hummus but this wasn’t at all bad. The combo was very filling. The portion size was good. Like a light evening snack with tea? Go for this!
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Their catering menu has close to 400 dishes. When I first looked at the menu I was completely zapped. What appealed to me the most was the Mexican Rice Chicken with Paprika Yoghurt (Rs 230). When it arrived it looked really appealing. I would have liked it to be slightly more flavoursome. I wouldn’t call it perfect but what I got wasn’t half bad.
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Then came the Shredded Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce with Veg Hakka Noodles (Rs 260). This was one of the nicest things we had that day. We really loved the balance of flavours and one can never have too much garlic.
BUENO KITCHEN - HOME DELIVERY AND CATERING
BUENO KITCHEN - HOME DELIVERY AND CATERING
 
We did not like the Mutton Seekh Wrap (Rs 150) or the Chatpata Aloo Wrap (Rs 110) very much but the Nachos and Salsa were to die for. The Spaghetti Aglio Olio Chicken – recommended.
BUENO KITCHEN - HOME DELIVERY AND CATERING
 
This service delivers fresh gourmet meals right at your doorstep anywhere in Delhi & NCR. So, the next time you’re in the mood for something interesting, pick Bueno Kitchen.

By: Shivangi

Planning a Sunday brunch? Olive is your best bet!

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Olive Bistro, the latest addition to A D Singh’s chain of Olives, is located in Gurgaon’s budding Cyber Hub. It is located on the first floor, placed strategically in front of the Cyber Hub auditorium. It just felt delightful in walking into its Outdoor seating. The picket white fences, the garden feel type of seating made way to a feeling of mushiness and warmth. I have always been a fan of alfresco dining. Be it the warmth of the sun on a wintery afternoon or a breezy sultry evening, the ambience does make a difference for me! So this place, in the heart (almost) of Gurgaon definitely bowled me over.

The staff were friendly, courteous and polite and took extreme care to reach out when needed. Well informed about the dishes and were giving ample suggestions when asked for.

We were there for the Sunday brunch and that is one lavish spread. There are multiple options for Appetizers and drinks with ample vegetarian selects. The course started off with The Olive special Caesar salad which is a must try, a mezze platter of Pita n Nachos with dips of hummus, babaghanoush, tashi and drinks. The mock tail that I had ordered “Litchi tornado” tasted artificial and nothing like Litchi, but the “Mojito” was perfect. Rest of the cocktails tasted good but the Red wine Sangria was the best of the lot for me.

The others included Potato & Jalapeno poppers (one that was immensely loved by all), batter coated pickled vegetables which gave out a hint of tanginess to the fried vegetables, crumb fried fish (being a fish lover, I really liked it), cottage cheese sliders and chicken sliders. The Cottage cheese and Chicken sliders came with portion of twos and the chicken burger was one of the best we have had in quite a while, crunchy patty with lettuce, onion and tomato. We also ordered for the Eggs Benedict with spinach – and this one took the prize, subtle with sautéed spinach, tasty and exactly the way Eggs Benedict should be made.

Done with the starters we decided on to try out on few of the items on the mains menu. Ordered for “Grilled Lemon Mustard Basa”, “Herbs roast chicken”, “BBQ pork Spare ribs” and “Garlic & Dill marinated Grilled prawns” along with one helping (read big) of Penne in white sauce with grilled chicken. The one word to describe each dish should be “amazing”. Every dish was cooked to perfection and just as beautifully served, with accompaniments of Mashed Potato and buttered vegetables, mushy peas, pesto and sundried tomatoes. The contrasting flavours were an absolute delight.

Dessert platter consisted of Flourless Chocolate torte, Lemon Tart, Blueberry Cheesecake, Banana moist cake and Waffles with Maple syrup. Waffles were fresh, warm and crispy as needed and tasted yummy with maple syrup. The lemon tart was bursting with a bitter, sweet, tangy flavor all at one go when taken a bite into.

It was a very nice experience, well who wouldn’t love good food with an amazing ambience. Will be definitely, making a visit here again. All in all the place is a must go!

Try new things!
Mayank
(Delhi Food Club)

Review Credit: Abhik