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Quick Bytes: The In-Room Picnic at The Park, Hyderabad

Food festivals and promotions are regular features in all star hotels these days, as any property would like to delight their discerning customers with unique experiences. However, promotions specifically addressing room guests are not at all common. The Park Hotels group has set a new trend by introducing In-Room Picnic, where a special dining experience is specifically created for room guests to enjoy a picnic right in their rooms with a special menu of food and drinks, board games and other recreational activities. Dining in the room is often a boring affair, and the new experience is set to change that. The design of “The Park Picnic” is done by a professional consultant from The Netherlands in association with the hotel.


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Quick Bytes: Dakshin Celebrates Franco-Tamil Cuisine from Pondicherry

Pondicherry was a colony of France for almost three centuries. The French had left a lasting legacy on the state which is still visible in terms of the architecture of many of the buildings, names of roads as well as many restaurants serving French cuisine. In the local Tamil cuisine here, the culinary influence of France is distinctly visible in the flavours and taste of food. Some of the names of dishes are even localized from French such as puyabaisse (bouillabaisse) and saladu (salad).

Masala Coated Fish
Masala Coated Fish

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V Junction Global Eatery: World Cuisine comes to Banjara Hills

V Junction Global Eatery is one of the new restaurants in Hyderabad which has created quite a buzz. Situated on the main thoroughfare of Banjara Hills with a large seating area and two open kitchens, the restaurant has been in the news especially for its buffet incorporating dishes from all over the globe.

Kabab Platter
Kabab Platter

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Fungi Fiesta, the Festival of Mushrooms at Tuscany

Edible fungi and mushrooms do not find wide acceptance with the Indian food lovers. Some people are allergic to them, some people are put off by the looks and there is always the confusion whether mushroom is vegetarian or non-vegetarian food. However the real fans of mushrooms know how the fungi can bring a subtle to strong difference in flavour and taste of dishes.

Oriental Crust Pizza
Oriental Crust Pizza

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Sodhi da Dhaba from Amritsar comes to Sheraton, Hyderabad

Of all varieties of Indian food, Punjabi cuisine is clearly the one which is most popular across the country. Even abroad, Indian cuisine means a localized version of Punjabi dishes like tandoori chicken and chicken tikka. However, often the recipes are fine tuned to the locate palate, and it is quite difficult to find authentic Punjabi food in the restaurants. To take an example the Punjabi food available in Hyderabad is often peppered with too much chilli powder and chaat masala, making one yearn for traditional tastes of the food from the land of five rivers.


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Gul-Ezaar-E-Gazak: A Kebab Feast at K&K

It has been raining kebab festivals this summer in Hyderabad and quite a few of the star properties have organized variations of it. But kebabs at K&K have always been very special, mainly because the depth they have in their team of chefs and the research on food that they have available with them.

K&K ITC Kakatiya


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Cuisine from Lombardy at Prego, The Westin

Prego, the Italian restaurant at The Westin Hyderabad has been playing host to regular festivals that showcase finer aspects of Italian cuisine. Some of the festivals have been theme-based and some offer cuisine from specific areas of Italy. A few months back, we had a close look at the predominantly seafood based dishes from Venice such as Squid Ink Risotto and Sarde in Sour. Currently, the food from the landlocked region of Lombardy is being presented through a promotion.

Involtini Di Melanzane
Involtini Di Melanzane

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Quick Bytes: The New Menu at Habanero

Habanero, the Mexican restaurant in Hyderabad has been drawing quite a bit of crowd since it opened early last year. The place is popular as a nice and cosy place to enjoy the cuisine with a few drinks.

Habanero


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Via RD2: The One-stop Food Hub with Diverse Choices

The stretch of road between Jubilee Hills Checkpost and LV Prasad in Banjara Hills is often referred to as the “Ice cream street” by the local food lovers. Opposite KBR Park, a large number of people congregate in the evenings and late nights to enjoy the stone creations at Cream Stone, Hazzel and Oh So Stoned. However, in spite of the popularity, food options were limited in this stretch. No longer now, as Via RD2, a brand new food court has come up just next to Cream Stone, offering diverse menu items for the taste buds.

Via RD2


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The NH1 Highway Food Festival at Copper Chimney

The NH1 Highway which connects Delhi through Amritsar to the Wagah Border is very famous for its food offerings and has even been featured on many food shows. The six-lane highway has some of the best dhabas lined on both sides of the road enticing travellers to frequently stop and indulge in the rich flavours of North India. Copper Chimney of the Blue Foods Group attempts to recreate this through its outlets serving select items from the dhaba menu.

Langarwali Daal
Langarwali Daal

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