Delhi Gourmet Club

A Joy Forever: Backstage Notes of an Organiser of Delhi Gourmet Club’s Top Chef Awards Delhi-NCR 2015

Posted: September 2, 2015 at 5:05 am   /   Delhi Gourmet Club

NAME any restaurant mogul in the country and he was there. Rohit Aggarwal and Sharad Sachdeva (Lite Bite Foods), Riyaaz Amlani (Impresario), Kabir Suri (Mamagoto), Rahul Singh (Beer Café), Jiggs and Dildeep Kalra (representing Zorawar Kalra of Massive Restaurants), Rahul Singh (Beer Café), Ashish Kapur (Yo! China, dimsumbros and The Wine Company) and Vikrant Batra […]

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FORTUNE COOKIE: Polish Ambassador Woos Delhi’s Palate to Win Indian Market

Posted: November 14, 2014 at 5:01 am   /   Delhi Gourmet Club

A FORMER Chilean Ambassador in India and noted political scientist, Jorge Heine, had once said to me that it was easier to conduct public diplomacy over a meal. He was so convinced of this fact that he even turned the visit of his country’s president into a showcase for Chilean food (notably sea bass and […]

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Zorawar Kalra Presents Farzi Cafe Sneak Preview at Delhi Gourmet Club’s Gourmet Passport 2014-15 Launch

Posted: May 2, 2014 at 4:58 am   /   Delhi Gourmet Club

WHERE else can the humble karela be turned into a gourmet statement than at a Zorawar Kalra restaurant? And what can be a better forum to showcase the talented young chef Himanshu Saini‘s ‘bitter gourd tempura’ with sweet and sour raw mango chutney than the launch of the Gourmet Passport 2014-15? The smartly designed book […]

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Turning Point Wines Get A Capital Welcome as Delhi Gourmet Club Serves Paradise on a Plate

Posted: January 26, 2014 at 4:54 am   /   Delhi Gourmet Club

IT WAS only appropriate that the wines being showcased at the Delhi Gourmet Club’s 68th event are called Turning Point. DGC’s first-ever al fresco wazwan lunch on Saturday, January 25, was indeed a turning point for the club, which is now, despite being a ‘Secret Group’, a 5,000-strong Facebook community. It was the first time […]

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Delhi Gourmet Club Rates Masala Art’s Dal Makhni Above Dal Bukhara; Moti Mahal Delux at No. 15

Posted: January 14, 2014 at 4:50 am   /   Delhi Gourmet Club

THE world of Dal Makhni won’t be the same again. An 11-member Delhi Gourmet Club (DGC) tasting panel led by ‘Mr Old Monk’ and author of critically acclaimed cookbooks, Rocky Mohan, voted the Dal Makhni served at Masala Art, Taj Palace, as Delhi’s Best. The judgment should send ripples of shock along the corridors of […]

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Olive Bar & Kitchen Tops Delhi Gourmet Club’s Best Pizza of Delhi/NCR Ranking

Posted: November 5, 2013 at 4:46 am   /   Delhi Gourmet Club

AFTER enjoying a long Diwali weekend, I am back with a bucketful of news, starting with the announcement of the Delhi Gourmet Club‘s Pizza Hunt results. When I look back at the evolution of the pizza in our city, I remember the days when the Nirula’s Keema Do Pyaza Pizza used to be my post-examination […]

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Saravana Bhavan Tops Table in Delhi Gourmet Club’s ‘Dosa Dance’ Led by Facebook Phenom Atul Sikand

Posted: October 29, 2013 at 4:41 am   /   Delhi Gourmet Club

WITH THE migrant population from the south finding employment in growing numbers at government institutions, a band of enterprising Udipi dosawallahs moved to Delhi to make their fortunes by serving them from the back of bicycle-drawn carts. They served the office-going crowds, took over canteens at such bastions of the Capital’s southern population as the […]

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Chefs Share Seekh Kebab Secrets as Delhi Gourmet Club Honours Bukhara, Chor Bizarre & Kwality

Posted: October 9, 2013 at 4:37 am   /   Delhi Gourmet Club

WHAT’S the secret of the perfect seekh kebab? I asked this question of three chefs, all winners of the Delhi Gourmet Club’s Best Seekh Kebab of Delhi/NCR title, and none of them was as forthright as Pradeep Khullar of Chor Bizarre. The bright young chef, who looks as if he never eats the food he […]

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Michelin-Starred Chefs Share Life Stories at Master Classes on Eve of CSSG Charity Gala

Posted: October 3, 2013 at 4:34 am   /   Delhi Gourmet Club

DELHI has been exulting in the company of Michelin-starred chefs from Europe and their hated counterparts from Australia. They have been brought together by the inimitable Anand Kapoor, who heads the non-profit Creative Services Support Group (CSSG), which has been spotting young people from underprivileged backgrounds and giving them their first career breaks.  Four of […]

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