21 Hill Street, Bavdhan – A food tasting, A good tasting.

If you follow the Pune food industry in any capacity, you have probably heard about this incredible and Greek looking restaurant called 21 Hill Street which is located away from the hustle bustle of the city at Bavdhan khurd. A tinge of blue in the evening all over awaits you. That’s how scenic the property is and trust me, whatever atmosphere you are looking for, you can find it at 21 Hill Street.

Shahi Phirni recipe – Creamy rice pudding.

Shahi Phirni For the first time in my writing career I am posting a recipe, an easy one, something really close to my heart and a dessert I crave since eternity! Shahi Phirni – Creamy rice pudding flavored with saffron and cardamom! Why Shahi? Because plain Phirni is too mainstream! So here’s presenting a simple…

Gong Modern Asian! Balewadi High Street, Pune.

Restaurant Name: Gong Modern Asian Address: Shop 22/23, Balewadi High Street, Cummins India Office Campus, Baner- Balewadi Link Road, Baner, Pune Opening hours: 12:30 PM to 3 PM, 7 PM to 12 Midnight Contact: 020 30189222 All the MEATS served are HALAL The latest in fine dining by Specialty Restaurants, GONG Modern Asian at Balewadi High Street, Pune…

Pa Pa Ya – A Restaurant that serves art on your plate.

PA PA YA – The new and much instagrammed Asian sibling of Masala Library which opened at Palladium mall, Lower Parel sometime last year and has been creating a buzz ever since and when my dear friend Jerlyn D’Silva (A couple of pictures have been clicked by her) extended an invite for an exclusive tasting…

Asanjo – The new global kid in town!

Restaurant Name: ASANJO Address: Shop no 5/16 Stellar Enclave, Opposite Reliance Mall, Aundh, Pune Timings: 12 PM to 4 PM, 6:30 PM to 11 PM Contact: 020 30189905 They serve only HALAL meats Looking at “TLC” or “The History Channel” doesn’t cut it anymore: the kitchen, yes, our very own kitchen is the new substitute…

Baraza Bars & Bites – Not just a snack Bar!

Restaurant Name: Baraza Bars & Bites Address: Ishanya Mall Rd, Maharashtra Housing Board, Shastrinagar, Yerawada, Pune, Maharashtra 411006 Timings: 5:00 PM to 1:30 AM Contact: 02030162042 They serve only HALAL meats. A wonky but heartfelt theory I have about “Baraza Bars & Bites” is that it is actually more suited to elite and the true…

Chill & Sizzle – “The beer & Sizzler Fest” at 3 Spices, DoubleTree by Hilton.

Festival: ‘Beer and Sizzler Fest’ Where: ‘3 spices’ – Double Tree by Hilton, Chinchwad Duration: 17th to 30th April Meats served: HALAL, a couple of dishes contain Wines; you might want to check with the chef before ordering. Pricing: Starts from Rs 400++ (Vegetarian) and 450++(Non vegetarian) Just when we thought that the hospitality sector in our…

Italy Via Punjab – New Entrant in the Fusion World!

Restaurant Name: Italy Via Punjab Address: Shop no 4, Nine Hills, Near RIMS International School, NIBM, Pune. Timings: 11:30 to 11:30 Contact: 02065207477/9011512076 They serve only HALAL meats. Fusion dining is in and in these ever changing times, I have seen a lot of takers for it. For the ones who don’t know, Fusion cuisine…

Breaking eggs at Indigo Delicatessen – The breakfast menu!

Indigo Delicatessen – Level 3 Phoenix Market City, Shop no D5, Vimannagar, Pune, 411014 Pictures clicked by – Jerlyn D’silva I think and it’s also a proven fact that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s so much nicer to start a day early in the morning and spend some time…

The Dessert Diaries – CarryOcake by Prajakti Shet!

CarryOcake by Prajakti Shet (Home baker) Contact – 9823085000 Facebook – facebook.com/carryocake Instagram – carryocake Address: Off Magarpatta Kharadi Bypass, Marvel Bounty next to Amanora mall.  To the best of my knowledge, other than the basics – an electric hand mixer, a convection oven, measuring cups and spoons, one needs determination to be a home…

The Nawabs of India Food Fest at Zeera, Conrad, Pune – Aadaab!

“Daulat ke tarazoo mein tolo to faqeer hain hum, Giza-e-hind me hum jaisa Nawaab nahi koi.” The past tumbles through the passage of time carrying records of bygone moments, heard and read about the empires whose cultural standards continue to dictate. Yes, this is about Nawabs, and this post is about The Nawabs of India…