Trying Brazilian cuisine in Pune – a visit to Boteco from Chef Guto Souza

Boteco in Brazil means a place where alcoholic beverages were sold, serving as a meeting place for “Bohemians” who look for a good drink and cheap snacks. The restaurant Boteco in Koregaon Park Pune fulfils two of the three criteria’s and does not make you feel sorry for the place not being cheap. We ended … Continue reading Trying Brazilian cuisine in Pune – a visit to Boteco from Chef Guto Souza

As locals go global, global’s are trying local – are QSRs right in Localizing the menu in India?

Recently I wrote about QSR (Quick Service Restaurants) losing steam and the culprit could well be poor and sub-standard customer service and not economy and slowdown. (Slowing sales at QSR – Will anybody look at the Quality angle?) Few days ago, Economic Times had an article on how Pizza hut and KFC are suffering from … Continue reading As locals go global, global’s are trying local – are QSRs right in Localizing the menu in India?

Slowing sales at QSR – Will anybody look at the Quality angle ?

Last year I had written about how I am bored of the same menu at Barbeque Nation. “Why I don’t like Barbeque Nation anymore?  It invited many comments including one from a friend who said “I agree with this and in as many words”. Last few months have seen leading publications in India, talk about … Continue reading Slowing sales at QSR – Will anybody look at the Quality angle ?

The Great Punjab Koregaon Park – Experiencing Authentic Punjabi food

In one of my earlier blogs reviewing food, I had mentioned how Western parts of Pune are deprived of good food options. A quick look at Zomato and Trip Advisor – both of these places where I am active contributor and it highlights the lack of options for gourmet food.  So one fine day, when we wanted … Continue reading The Great Punjab Koregaon Park – Experiencing Authentic Punjabi food