Dining Out

Pa Pa Ya Set to Open at Select Citywalk, Saket, with Menu Loaded with Novelties such as Sushi Burgers & Chilli Hoisin Duck Dog

Posted: December 8, 2016 at 12:28 pm   /   Dining Out

WHEN Zorawar Kalra‘s Pa Pa Ya opens at Select Citywalk, Saket, in less than a fortnight, it will not only be the young and successful restaurateur’s most expensive project (pegged at $1.5 million, or a little over Rs 10 crore at the present exchange rate), but also have a 70-foot-high design feature, The Dome, that […]

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The Great Indian Street Grub Hunt: My Street Food Favourites Across the Country

Posted: November 20, 2016 at 11:28 am   /   Dining Out

THE SOUL OF INDIA’S myriad cuisines resides in the cacophony and confusion of dingy streets and in the dank, sunless by-lanes of old cities and towns across the country. Sometimes, street food addresses become destinations — from Kesar Da Dhaba in Amritsar, which dates back to 1916, to Karim’s and its neighbour Al Jawahar (take […]

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At Bella Cucina, Meet Our Italian Chef from Motihari: Delhi-NCR’s Newest Italian Restaurant Has Winner Written All Over

Posted: November 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm   /   Dining Out

THIS YEAR has seen the back-to-back openings of two fine Italian restaurants — Sorrento (Shangri-la by Eros) and Ottimo at West View (ITC Maurya) — that continue to get rave reviews on social media, which is a luxury in this day and age of almost daily restaurant openings. Both restaurants have seasoned Italian chefs leading […]

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Why The China Kitchen at the Hyatt Regency Doesn’t Cease to be House-Full Even on the Last Day of the Navaratras

Posted: October 10, 2016 at 3:12 pm   /   Dining Out

THE LOWDOWN: The China Kitchen has a new menu after a year and half, it’s deliciously different from its predecessor, and its kitchen has maintained the high standards set by it. It even has an inventive dessert menu minus date pancakes and canned lychees. IT IS HEARTENING to see how five-star hotels have risen to […]

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The Park New Delhi’s Fire Restaurant Responds to Eco-Conscious Guests and Unveils A ‘Planet Friendly’ Menu

Posted: October 9, 2016 at 5:14 am   /   Dining Out

WHEN THE PARK New Delhi decided to draw up a new menu for its Fire restaurant, it chose to break new ground by going “planet friendly” — partly organic, but entirely driven by the ‘locavore’ philosophy of sourcing locally. The five-star hotel discovered along the way that it is easier said than done, but the […]

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Aditya Bagri

Posted: September 26, 2016 at 7:10 am   /   Dining Out

THIRTY years ago, Arun Khanna, the Cornell-trained former owner of The Claridges New Delhi, had a doubled-barreled challenge on his hands. Haveli, the restaurant at The Taj Mahal Hotel not far away, had recently opened and it was becoming as famous for its food as for its Anjolie Ela Menon mural. “It was a very […]

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How Tian’s Vikramjit Roy Rewrites the Rules of Pan Asian Gastronomy

Posted: September 4, 2016 at 2:47 pm   /   Dining Out

QUICK BITES What: Vikramjit Roy @ TianWhere: ITC Maurya Rooftop, Sardar Patel Road (Diplomatic Enclave)When: Open for dinner only from 7:30 a.m. onwardsDial: (011) 46215152 or 26112233AVG MEAL FOR TWO (MINUS ALCOHOL): Rs 7,000 + VAT and Service Tax. No Service Charge Levied. TIAN tends to take first-timers by surprise. Most people who walk in […]

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Shiva’s Tandav vs. Shivkaran’s Tanddav: It Is All About the Creation of a New Order

Posted: July 20, 2016 at 10:42 am   /   Dining Out

QUICK BITES What: Tanddav Where: Vipps Centre, Masjid Moth Shopping Centre, Opp. Greater Kailash-II (old Savitri Cinema road) When: 6:30 P.M. to 1 A.M. Dial: (011) 41435531 AVG MEAL FOR TWO (MINUS ALCOHOL): Rs 4,000 plus VAT, Service Tax and 10% Service Charge WHEN two consummate restaurateurs join hands to roll out a new concept, there’s bound to be a […]

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Defence Colony Market Back Lane Now Home to a Kebab Takeaway Treat

Posted: July 3, 2016 at 10:11 am   /   Dining Out

QUICK BITES What: Koyla Kebab Where: Shop No. 3, Defence Colony Market (go to Amici, walk a little ahead and turn left into the back lane) When: 12 Noon to 11:30 P.M. Dial: (011) 41627744 & 99100-95444 for deliveries AVG MEAL FOR TWO (MINUS ALCOHOL): Rs 700 plus VAT and Service Tax (no alcohol served; you can ask for water, […]

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Sushi Goes Yum Yum: With Its New Delhi & Southern California Rolls, Yum Yum Cha Has Spiced Up Delhi-NCR’s Sushi Culture

Posted: June 26, 2016 at 3:29 pm   /   Dining Out

And how Delhiites overcame their fear of raw fish and started eating sushi, albeit tentatively, at the now-forgotten Sakura restaurant. I REMEMBER having my first sushi at the turn of the millennium at a restaurant named Sakura in a Bangla Sahib Road hotel that was then known as Nikko The Metropolitan Hotel Delhi. Nikko, now […]

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