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
The Wife (TW) & me, make it a point to visit Delhi during winters. On the agenda is Fog, Friends and Food. The nip in the air during the last days of December and most of January is a refreshing change from the weather in Maharashtra and it is always a great idea to meet … Continue reading Afghani Naan & Chicken Qorma in New Delhi
Don’t miss the Stroopwafel in Amsterdam said one and all whenever we said we are going to Amsterdam. TW (The wife) & I were ecstatic with this news which meant that apart from Brussels, we had another place in the travel itinerary to try out the waffles. A little digging into it and we realized … Continue reading Delectable Stroopwafels in Amsterdam
One of the largest Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chains in the world, McDonalds announced that it would serve Masala Dosa burgers for breakfast in India. The report took everyone by surprise. While BBC reported how amused social media was with the news, Huffington post called it apocalypse!From what I could gather reading the news articles, … Continue reading Chotu Do Dosa Burger Lana !
The Husband (TH) worked in Aviation Network Planning and I trusted him blindly with our travel plans. However 2016 began with TH losing his mind and planning our travel like never before. Check out our travel circuit: Pune – Coimbatore – Wellington (Tamil Nadu) – Ooty – Coimbatore – Kollam – Ashtamudi – Ernakulam – … Continue reading Delhi food addiction
A husband calls his wife and asks –“What are you cooking for dinner tonight Wife answers – “Fine long grain white rice handpicked from the emerald green lap of Vindhyas and tender golden lentils gently simmered served with dollops of clarified butter” The husband is impressed with the yummy description and asks for the name … Continue reading Life of a food blogger
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?
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 ?
Barbeque Nation owned by the famous Sayaji Hotels of Indore, became a rage in India as it started covering city after city and opened store after another in a short span of time from 2006 onwards. I was introduced to the concept when my family visited Barbeque Nation at Kalyani Nagar, Pune, sometime in 2008, I … Continue reading Why I don’t like Barbeque Nation any more
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