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Vineet Bhatia All Set To Create Culinary Record by Cooking for Charity at Everest Base Camp

Posted: May 12, 2018 at 11:31 am   /   Latest News

THE CREATOR of Modern Indian Cuisine, Vineet Bhatia, who was most recently in the news for having to shut down his Chelsea restaurant, VBL, on the day it was awarded a Michelin star within a week of opening, is all set to scale those heights of gastronomy that no chef has ever been to before. […]

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Newbie Vegetarian Yuvi Launches Deal-Rich EazyDiner Prime with Amex; Zomato Gold to Feel the Heat

Posted: April 23, 2018 at 11:21 pm   /   Latest News

IN THE BATTLE to make the dining experience easier on the wallet for the growing class of gastronomically mobile Indians, restaurant concierge service EazyDiner, steered by Kapil Chopra, who recently stepped down as president of The Oberoi Group, has set a new benchmark with its Prime offering, which, for the next three months, has been […]

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Raise A Cheer to The Lord of Beer: The Beer Cafe’s Rahul Singh Opens World Cuisine Restaurant, To Venture Into Wine

Posted: March 29, 2018 at 4:26 am   /   Latest News

RAHUL SINGH moved to Gurgaon in 1996 because it was cheaper to buy a house in Millennium City than in Delhi, for Haryana was then a dry state. Little did he know then that, 22 years later, he would be presiding over the country’s first and unsurpassed chain of beer cafes created out of mortgaging […]

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Indian Accent Rises 11 Notches on Asia’s 50 Best, Topped Yet Again by Gaggan, But Is The List Worth Our Attention?

Posted: March 27, 2018 at 4:15 pm   /   Latest News

FOR A much-anticipated list that makes or breaks restaurants, the newest Asia’s 50 Best, released tonight (March 27, 2018) amid the usual grandeur in Macau, which is celebrating 2018 as the Year of Gastronomy, has been completely without any spark of excitement. As Indians, we have a good reason to celebrate — Indian Accent, powered […]

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Anubhav Sapra of Delhi Food Walks Puts Capital’s Street Food Culture on the Global Map

Posted: March 26, 2018 at 6:57 pm   /   Latest News

DELHI’S VIBRANT street food culture has had two diligent chroniclers. Rahul Verma of The Hindu (who now also writes for the digital edition of the Hindustan Times), in the lively old ‘hole-in-the-wall’ writing tradition of the late Behram ‘Busybee’ Contractor, ventured into the by-lanes of Shahjahanabad much before anyone else saw any merit in it. […]

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As Preferred Hotels & Resorts Turns 50, CEO Lindsey Ueberroth Makes a Pitch for Sustainable Luxury

Posted: March 21, 2018 at 2:58 pm   /   Latest News

AS IT celebrates its golden jubilee year, Preferred Hotels & Resorts is looking at growing its South Asian footprint to 50 hotels — up from 40 at present — by the year 2020. The Imperial New Delhi was the first Indian hotel to open Preferred’s innings here in 2002. Since then, the number of Indian […]

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Jean-Charles Boisset Ties Up with Fratelli to Produce Indo-French J’Noon Wines

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 12:30 am   /   Latest News

IT’S A TREAT to imbibe Jean-Charles Boisset‘s wine wisdom over a leisurely lunch that touches upon a cornucopia of conversation points, from The Oberoi’s new cigar room to Sonam Kalra’s haunting Sufi music. Boisset, though, is not some wine greybeard spouting vinobabble — and impressing you with knowledge he knows you don’t possess. If comparisons […]

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After Tying Up With Ministry of Crab, Bharti Scion Ramit Mittal Shows His Appetite for Novelty with The Runway Project

Posted: February 10, 2018 at 6:29 am   /   Latest News

RAMIT MITTAL could have taken the easy path of a business scion and walked into an inherited office, but the eldest son of the Rakesh Mittal, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Bharti Enterprises (and Chairman Sunil Mittal‘s elder brother) opted to take the plunge into the uncharted waters of the food business. Leaving a […]

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From Organic Produce to Transparent Food Labelling, Chakki-Fresh Atta to Greek Yoghurt, to Faster Onset of Food Boredom: Trends That Define Dining Out in 2018

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 6:21 pm   /   Latest News

TAGTASTE, the online community of food professionals launched formally last month by Jaspal Sabharwal of Everstone Capital and startup maestro Arun Tangri, has released its first ‘Insights’ report distilling the market predictions of 57 chefs and F&B executives, 153 grocers and 353 consumers on the dining patterns and preferences of the two demographics — the […]

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ITC Hotels CEO-in-Waiting Sanjay Sethi Quits Waiting, Headed Back to Mumbai; Prashant Gaurav Gupta, Resident Manager, ITC Maurya, Hired by DLF to Beef Up Luxury Retail Division

Posted: January 23, 2018 at 2:47 pm   /   Latest News

  THE OFFICE of the COO at the ITC Green Centre, Gurgaon, the corporate headquarters of the cigarettes and FMCG behemoth’s hotels division, appears to be seriously jinxed. Two of its recent occupants have quit within months of moving into the office, the latest being Sanjay Sethi, who put in his papers over the weekend, […]

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