Chili's - The Sweet, Smoky and Hot additions to the menu

With the advent of winter, many restaurants are showcasing innovative new items on their menu. Chili’s Grill & Bar, the reputed American restaurant at Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad has introduced a special list of items in addition to their regular menu for a limited time. The theme of the new offerings can be broadly categorised into three flavors – sweet, smoky and hot. The drinks menu has also been augmented with the addition of seasonal watermelon drinks.

Chili's Bar and Grill

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Quick Bytes : Shiv Tikki Wala, Karkardooma

Shiv, who is more popularly known as Shiv Tikki Wala had started selling tikkis in 1992, setting up a small makeshift thela arrangement. Over the years, the sheer quality of his products saw him expand into other snack items like Pav Bhaji, Malai Chaap and Tikkis as well as afford a bigger and better establishment. Now, after 20 years, he owns a big roadside dhaba like setting with tons of cars parked outside to have a taste of his delightful wares.

Pav Bhaji at Shiv Tikki Wala

Exploring the place with fellow food lover Sanju Aneja, we tried out his Tikki Chaat and Pav Bhaji. A huge dollop of butter on the bhaji along with chopped coriander, onion and a dash of lemon the dish was lip smacking causing a whole riot of flavours in the mouth . The aloo tikki chaat was great too and the tikki had a crispy exterior with well mashed potatoes creating the perfect filling.

Tikkis being fried

Cost for two - Rs 150

Ground Floor, Pramesh Tower,
Karkardooma Centre,
Anand Vihar, New Delhi
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New Menu at Olive Bar and Kitchen, Mehrauli

One of the most well known restaurants in Delhi, Olive Bar and Kitchen has a wonderful setting of a Mughal mansion turned into an al fresco Mediterranean restaurant. Invited for sampling their winter menu which was specially curated by Chef Sujan Sarkar, we were impressed with the european influence in the dishes, each having a distinct flavour worth dying for.

Muscovy Duck Breast
Muscovy Duck Breast

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Cake Mixing Session and Classic Sunday Brunch at Olive Bistro Hyderabad

With Christmas fast approaching, the top restaurants in the city are preparing for the same. One of the ceremonial aspects of this preparation is the cake mixing session which is held in the month before. Olive Bistro organized a cake mixing ceremony and Sunday brunch in the beginning of November.

Olive Bistro Hyderabad

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Harry's, Khan Market : Pairing Drinks with Food

Harry's has come a long way from the quaint little bar in Singapore from its time of inception. With multiple outlets in and around Asia, Harry's looks to enthrall the customers with comfort bar food from all over the world and a smart concoction of drinks.

Chef Vicky Ratnani and Mixologist Shatbhi Basu
Chef Vicky Ratnani  and Mixologist Shatbhi Basu at Harry's

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The Champagne Brunch at Kiyan, Dusit Devarana

Situated close to the IGI Airport, Delhi is Dusit Devarana, a majestic property with a calm and serene setting propagated by the lush greenery and water bodies running across it. Invited over to Kiyan, which is Dusit Devarana's 'Global Cuisine' restaurant, we got to taste some of Chef Nishant's signature dishes in the Far Eastern, European and Indian cuisine.

Mumm Champagne
Mumm Champagne

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A Leisurely Sunday Brunch at Fusion 9

The Fusion 9 group of restaurants (Deli 9, Fusion 9 and Coastal Spice Kitchen) have all been favorites of mine. So I was quite pleased when as part of the anniversary celebrations of Fusion 9, I received an invite to try out their Sunday brunch at Inorbit Mall. On the designated Sunday I landed up at the Inorbit Mall outlet with two food lover friends.

Fusion 9 Inorbit Mall

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