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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Festive Recipe by Exec.Chef Roy - Le Meriden Gurgaon

Mix Berry Verrine

Ingredients:
For Jelly:
Mango puree                        100gms
Gelatin sheet (one)               3 gms
Sugar                                    20 gms
For Mascarpone Cream:
Mascarpone cheese             150 gms
Whipped cream                   150 gms
Icing sugar                           40 gms
Vanilla pod                            1 in number
Fresh Berries:
Strawberries                         2-3
Blackberries                          2-3
Blueberries                            2-3
Red Currant                          20 gms
Raspberries                           5
Method:
For Mango jelly, boil the puree with sugar and add gelatin
Put the mango jelly on the base of the glass
For making mascarpone cream, mix all the ingredients together and whip it till it is semi-whipped
Pipe it on the glass over the mango jelly, sprinkle with mixed berries and again pipe the mascarpone cream on it
Garnish it with the remaining berries, gold leaves and pistachios

Le Meridien Gurgaon Appoints New Executive Chef Suprabhath Roy Chowdhury




Le Meridien Gurgaon appointed  Suprabhath Roy Chowdhury as the new Executive Chef for its 285 room property at MG Road, Delhi-Gurgaon border. Roy joins Le Meridien Gurgaon after a successful stint with Eros Hotel managed by Hilton, Nehru Place, New Delhi. His perfect sense of culinary expertise comes from the fact that he has worked in most renowned kitchens in India, abroad and has grown up in the foodie city of Lucknow, feasting on the kebab parathas and pulaos in its by lanes and Bengali food cooked at home. 

On appointing Roy to his new role, Mr. David Hopcroft, General Manager, Le Meridien Gurgaon said, “We are looking forward to our association with Chef and are eager to benefit from his outstanding skills and expertise that will keep up to our brand name. I wish him all the best for his tenure here.”

Starting his career with The Taj group of Hotels and having assisted some of the best master chefs in the trade, he has acquired a fine understanding of cuisine, reflected in his bold and fresh take on food and artistic and modern presentation styles.

Prior to this, Chef Suprabhat has been credited with conceptualising and opening the multi award winning restaurant, The Pink Poppadom at the Hyatt Bangalore where he was the Executive Chef. He has also been the Chef de Cuisine at Nina, the award winning fusion restaurant with an Indo-European concept menu at the One and Only Royal Mirage, Dubai. With his extraordinary style & vision he will spearhead the talented & passionate team of Chefs at Le Meridien Gurgaon.

On his new appointment, Roy said “I am extremely delighted to be a part of Le Meridien family and explore the best road ahead.”


When not making new strides in the world of gastronomy Chef Suprabhath Roy enjoys reading, travelling and photography.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

CHERRY BAR RELAUNCHED AT LEELA AMBIENCE CONVENTION HOTEL DELHI

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi a landmark for both business and leisure travellers in the city has re-launched their spectacular Cherry Bar with an all new lip-smacking menu and enthralling live band. The talented and versatile actors Cyrus Broacha and Kunal Vijaykar graced the occasion.

Mr. Jaideep Anand, General Manager for The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel said “The live band featuring Zaara and Dhritiman is a new introduction to our family and we are very happy to be showcasing them today. Our aim is to offer our guests with a refined and more enthralling environment in terms of adding to their experience whilst they stay with us. Apart from our in-house guests we also wanted to provide people residing in the vicinity of our hotel with an opportunity to look forward to an eventful evening with great Food and Beverages without having to travel great distances. To fulfill our vision our talented team has reworked their magic and come up with a new menu that offers a variety of exotic cocktails, premium beverages and exquisite hors d’oeuvres. It is a privilege to host Cyrus Broacha and Kunal Vijaykar at our hotel and to have them be a part of such a momentous occasion for us is a great honor.”

The introduction of a live-band adds to the spirit of joy to the ambience further enhancing the relaxing environment of the cherry bar. A fun and exciting mixology session with Cyrus Broacha has been the highlight of the event.

About The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi (formerly known as Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi), is strategically located near the historic Old Delhi as well as the central business districts of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Noida. The hotel is a landmark for both business and leisure travelers in the city.

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi offers 480 rooms and suites; 70,000 square feet of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom a with pre function area in excess of 30,000 square feet. One of the largest in a luxury hotel in India, the ballroom can accommodate more than 6000 guests in a cocktail format and 2500 in theatre-style. The Ballroom can be divided into 5 smaller rooms with flexible seating and adjacent to the Ballroom are 4 VIP guest rooms which are used as break away areas. The hotel also offers a second ballroom with an area of 3500 square feet and an exclusive 1100 square feet outdoor patio, 2 exclusive boardrooms and 3 meeting rooms.

Friday, 21 October 2016

"The GREEN SNACK Co" - Indulge in guilt free snacking and ‘Taste the Goodness’ in every bite!




 ‘The Green Snack Co.’ offers authentically healthy and tasty snacks with a unique range of Kale Chips and Quinoa Puffs.




Busting the myth that tasty food cannot be healthy, ‘The Green Snack Co.’, a brand by Control Alt Foods Pvt. Ltd. introduces a range of distinctive and delicious kale chips and quinoa puffs. These mouthwatering snacks are available in three exciting flavors each and come in attractive packaging. Kale chips are prepared through a unique process of dehydration that does not involve baking or frying while Quinoa puffs are roasted, that keeps the nutrient value and raw goodness of the ingredients intact.

Changing times have seen the advent of a more evolved and aware consumer. A well aware Indian buyer is far more conscious about his/her eating habits and is ready to opt for a lifestyle change to lead a healthy life. 



Binging on munchies remains the favorite pastime for all of us! However, the lack of healthy snacks in the market leaves us to chips, sevs and other unhealthy, artificially flavored options to choose from. Providing a perfect alternative to these unhealthy snacks, ‘The Green Snack Co.’ introduces flavorsome kale chips and quinoa puffs offering consumers a delicate balance of authentic health and great taste. Striving to make healthy snacking a way of life, these snacks will offer consumer the freedom to snack without any guilt and urge them to ‘taste the goodness’ in every bite.

The company has pan India distribution and the products are available in more than 20 cities – via retail and online channels. The brand is also available in superstores like Foodhall, Godrej Nature’s Basket, Modern Bazaar, Hypercity to name a few.

‘The Green Snack Co.’ products are the ultimate snacking option that promises to deliver complete fulfillment to both – your fitness goals as well as your discerning palate!

FLAVOTHON AT CHA BAR


Cha Bar, Delhi’s most loved tea café organized “Flavothon” a food lovers meet with Executive Chef Abhishek Basu from The Park sharing tips on multi-dimensional cuisines paired with exclusive teas from the extensive Cha Bar menu. Flavothon showcased Cha Bar’s new menu items mouthwatering dishes like Erachi Pathri, Turkish Sigara, Spinach and Feta Cheese Quiche, Cocktail Sausage Rolls, Dahi Bhalla Chaat and a range of fresh desserts like Gulabjamun Cheese Cake, Flurry’s Heritage Chocolate Boat, Pineapple Colada Muffin, Coconut Cookies paired with teas like Arabic Spice , Bollywood Mix , Cha Bar Blend , Moroccon Mint, Khobong, Makaibari , South Indian Organic Coffee , First flush, Ginger Cha , Truck drivers 100 Meel Ki Chai, Earl Grey, Gulaab, Tulsi, Peppermint , English Breakfast and Gunpowder(Pearl Tea).



About Cha Bar:

Cha Bar is the first of its kind urban contemporary space that created a rage in Kolkata in year 2000, turning tea from a dry page in history to a lifestyle drink! Ms Priti Paul’s brain child backed by generations of Apeejay Surrendra group’s experience in tea plantation business, Cha Bar was created as an integral part of more than 90 years old iconic Oxford Bookstore in city centre Park Street. The concept was expanded pan India integrated into Oxford Bookstores and customers loved the experience of being able to browse at leisure, leafing through the books of their choice, over a cup of tea from the wide selection available at the Cha Bar or simply unwinding with friends sipping the rejuvenating beverage, iced or piping hot!

Whether one prefers a rich, full-bodied, strong flavor, or a light fragrant taste, the Cha Bar offers a wide and enviable choice. Cha Bar believes that there is indeed nothing quite like a good cup of tea so every cup of blend we serve has journeyed, be it from the dhabas in India or from across the Globe from other cultures. Today, Cha Bar offers this experience at Oxford Bookstores across multiple stores in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.

From the Flowering Teas, Organic Teas, Herbal Teas, Diet Teas, Fruit Teas, to an exclusive range of Darjeeling, Nilgiri, Sikkim and Oolong, complimented by the best in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan, Russian, Sri Lankan, South African and Thai Teas – make up more than 150 varieties on offer to create pure joy for our customers as they browse through a book by their favourite author.  Cha Bar’s Menu boasts of exotic and cultural blends like the Moroccan Mint, South African Rooibos, Decaf Teas, Green Teas and Ayurvedic Teas with healing powers and all of them are popular amongst our patrons. Special category of ‘Chai Hindustani’ and the Cutting Cha has been reinvented here at Cha Bar. Single Estate Virginal Teas from our Plantations in Upper Assam are also served here in a truly contemporary setting delivering an experience that has made Cha Bar a preferred destination. It was in April 2007 that we first brought Bollywood Masala Mix Cha, Truck Drivers 100 Mile Ki Cha, Katakali, Formosa Oolong, Yellow Tea, Emerald Green, Vervain Blue, Jasmine Pearl, Chinese Lapsang Souchoung, Verbena Tea, Licorice Tea, Fruit Melange, and Japanese Genmaicha to our Menu.

To complement the collection of Teas, Cha Bar offers a wide selection of Ala Carte savories such as fresh wholesome salads like the Mediterranean salad, classic Caesar salads with a choice of dressings that are perfect for a nutritious meal. Scrumptious finger foods like muddled nachos, chilli cheese toasties, keema samosas, onion pakoras, sev tikki pav are the ideal appetizers to share with friends and family. Other tit bits include the classic English tea sandwiches, pita wraps and rolls, house special soft centered muffins, freshly baked cookies and cupcakes, home-style special cakes and pies like the carrot and walnut apple and cinnamon pie is perfect to round off tea-time or take away. Other delightful savories include Falafel Hummus in pita pockets, Lebanese Choley Frankie in spiced pita wrap, vada chutney, chicken and vegetable pot pie, potato fry basket, Chocolate Croissant Roll, Muesli and Parmesan cookie and Seasonal Fruit Tart.

The stylish and relaxing ambience of Cha Bar can make hours go by browsing through our huge collection of books while one is spoilt for choice with an assortment of Teas blended and prepared with precision, and after exhaustive research, with personalized and informed service. The space dedicated to the Cha Bar adds to the experience. The natural colors of all material generate a serene, placid, refreshing and a comforting environment. The unique design and concept incorporates the original textures of wood, steel, glass, aluminum, onyx which are uncoated and exist in their original beauty and contours. The predominating color white used in our latest Cha Bar in Connaught Place offsets the brilliant mélange of hues of the Oxford Bookstore Connaught Place – the active space brimming with energy.
 
A unique feature of the environmental graphics across all Cha Bars is the Tea-Pot wall which displays the different traditional tea-pots from across the world. This not only creates awareness about the tradition of tea-serving across different continents but also adds an interesting design element adding to the ambience of the space. It also showcases how different Teas in our menus are served and promotes the dying truck art of Pakistan and the Bollywood poster art of India, for which special artists are commissioned by, Ms Priti Paul, Director, Apeejay Surrendra Group and herself an art aficionado.

Oxford Bookstores which houses Cha Bar is fiercely passionate towards raising funds, raising public consciousness and sharing responsibility towards one horned rhino conservation in India’s North Eastern state of Assam. Oxford Bookstores and WWF-India Partnership seeks to enroll customers of Oxford Bookstores and Cha Bar in the cause of conservation. When customers of Cha Bar choose our Single Estate Assam Teas, a portion of sales of every cup they sip, matched by Oxford Bookstores, helps preserve the life of one-horned rhino and their habitat in Assam as part of one horned rhino conservation efforts by WWF- India. Every time they buy a book, they directly but voluntarily donate towards ‘Give Back to Nature ‘programme of WWF-India, specifically supporting the Wild Wisdom quiz, India’s only national level quiz to sensitize and generate awareness among children by fostering a sense of competition, pride and knowledge of Indian biodiversity.

Cha Bar Menu is refreshed regularly with additional varieties of exotic Teas and scrumptious snacks with in-house experts at Apeejay Tea Group with experience of nurturing tea in our plantations dating back more than a 100 years and renowned Chefs of the Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels with nearly 5 decades of experience in fine hospitality and award winning Food & Beverage offerings.

About Apeejay Tea Group:
Apeejay Tea Group is amongst the largest producers of tea in the country with 17 estates spread over 50000 acres in Upper Assam producing 25 million kilograms (approx.) of tea. It is a matter of great pride for us that Harrods, London has appointed Apeejay Tea as its sole India partner for sourcing Indian Teas. An exclusive collection of our single-estate teas, Sessa, Khobong and Pengaree, are on Harrods' prestigious shelves. Typhoo, our FMCG brand is UK's third largest tea brand and an over 100-year-old iconic British brand retailing in nearly 50 countries globally including India. London Fruit & Herb, Heath & Heather, Melroses and Ridgeways are some of our other International brands.

About Oxford Bookstores

Established in 1919 Oxford Bookstore is the best equipped 'base-camp' for journeys of the mind offering its customers the widest range of outstanding titles and consistently courteous and informed service for close to a century.  Today, with India’s first dedicated Children’s bookstore, Oxford Junior, India’s first of its kind tea boutique, Cha Bar, India’s only literary festival created by a bookstore, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Oxford Bookstore offers booklovers access to the very best in publishing enhanced by a variety of events which salute books, visual & performing arts and celebrate the word. Oxford Bookstore measures its success by the smiles on millions of happy customers that the brand has served over the last 9 decades. There are a few treats as sumptuous as a visit to Oxford Bookstore in India. Each time you walk into our iconic store in Calcutta where the brand started in 1919, its charm leaves you wanting for more. Our fleet of 200 happy to help expert booksellers and informed hosts work day and night to bring to customers world class reading experience be it through our books or our fine teas and live by the brand’s motto - Much more than a bookstore – at every store, be it  Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore or Bhubaneswar.  In December 2012 Oxford Bookstore took a chapter from its growth story in India by launching, Katakali, its first overseas bookstore in the luxurious Taj Palace Hotel at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in the exclusive palm-filled oasis of the Palmeraie, Marakkech. In April 2013, with the opening of its most architecturally crafted retail store in a stunning new destination in Delhi’s historic centre, Connaught Place, Oxford Bookstore carved out yet another incredible space for quiet browsing, reading and contemplation. Its growth story continues…

For more information, please also log on to:
www.oxfordbookstore.com
http://www.apeejaytea.com/






Thursday, 20 October 2016

HAVELI DHARAMPURA - TERRACE & BAR LAUNCHED






We are happy to share the news that the beautiful Rooftop at Haveli Dharampura has been launched and is open for reservations. 

We are also excited to share that the Bar at Lakhori has also been launched, people can now enjoy a glass of wine or Haveli Special Cocktails at  Haveli Dharampura.
 
 
The terrace offers a stellar view of the Jama Masjid, the Gurudwara Sis Ganj, Lal Mandir and of course, the Red Fort. You can lay back and enjoy watching children flying colourful kites or indulging in games of kabootarbaazi. It will transport you to a different plane where the bustle of city seems far from reality while satiating your palette and taking you to food paradise.

The terrace offers the perfect romantic getaway and/or an ideal location for a fun summers evening spent with friends. The regal arches take you back in time while you sit and watch the sun setting over the horizon feeling like a royal in the Mughal era sp. in winters.

Street Food Fiesta at Plaza Premium Lounge





Savour the delightful selection of vibrant dishes

India is home to one of the largest street food culture in the world. Street food is an integral part of the Indian culture and is a way of life. This October, Plaza Premium Lounge is bringing street food into the airport for all travellers to enjoy and get a bite of the delicious dishes. How much more exciting can this get? Getting a bite of street food while travelling is every travellers dream.

Street food is a perfect way to sample India’s vast cuisine and culture. India is one proud nation when it comes to street food; every city has its own specialty to offer. Delhi, with its rich heritage and history, is known for a variety of street food such as the crispy samosas with its delicious potato filling and equally tempting chutney or the mouthwatering Chole Kulche. A visit to Mumbai is not complete without getting a taste of the famous Pav Bhaji or Kolkata for its sizzling Puchhka.

 
Plaza Premium Lounge has handpicked some popular street food to bring joy to the travellers on their journey. One can look forward to get a bite of the ever popular Samosas, Pav Bhaji, Gol Gappe, Dahi Vada, Batata Vada, Aloo Tikki Pao and much more.

Where: Plaza Premium Lounge, Domestic Departures at Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad Airports
When: On till 6th November 2016
Price: Lounge access starts at Rs.1200 plus taxes

About Plaza Premium Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge, the world’s largest independent airport lounge network, gives travellers a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the airport, a home away from home, by providing a space with top-notch services and facilities for travellers departing, transiting and arriving at major international airports including Abu Dhabi, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Toronto and Vancouver.
Comfortable seating, enticing food and beverage selection, showers with amenities, private resting suites, VIP rooms, recharging stations, Wi-Fi, computer workstations are but a few of the services offered to enhance the airport experience.
As the first airport lounge network to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification and the World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge by Skytrax, we are committed to consistently providing quality services and continual improvement for valued customers. By putting into action, the best ideas and practices from across the network and around the world, we focus on innovative and quality products and services.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

BENARES - Grand Trunk Culinary Journey at "Dilli32" Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi






Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Banaras, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth. Situated in Uttar Pradesh on the banks of river Ganga, Varanasi is among the most revered religious destinations in India. The city gets its name from two rivers – Varuna and Assi which meet here. The word Kashi is derived from the word ‘Kas’ which means to shine. Varanasi is famous for the bathing ghats along the banks of river Ganga.

Food in Varanasi is basically traditional, plain and simple. Banarasi Khana, or local delicacies, are known for their flavors. Many dishes here are flavored with asafoetida, ginger, bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and/or dried fenugreek leaves. Varanasi is also known for its street food and chaat vendors. Aloo chaat is very common. 

“Benares” is the newest stop in the Grand Trunk Culinary Journey festival of the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel since it began from Amritsar and then stopped at Old Delhi. The food festival celebrates cuisines across the NH1 (Grand Trunk Road) in India bringing the food enthusiasts most popular, delectable and authentic dishes from each city. 

Chef de Cuisine Ashwani Kumar Singh and Chef Rohit Tokhi travelled to Varanasi and brought back the best of city’s culinary heritage with him for us to savour. The traditional mix of Uttar Pradesh with a touch of Bihar is something that sets the food in Benares apart.

“Dilli 32” is running a Benares Food Festival with all pomp and show in its al fresco setting.  We tried most of the fare starting with the Tamatar ki Chaat, Chudda Matar which was so good I had multiple servings of it. The traditional nashta / breakfast consists of Kachoris with Aloo Subzi and Jalebi which are very well replicated by the chef and seem to be very authentic. The love for milk can be very well experienced in Benares food. Starting from the Lassi, Thandai, Kalakand, Malaiyo to the Dahi vada which is again made up of Chaina yest you read it right it’s a rasgulla dipped in dahi and chutneys and tastes awesome.



We also enjoyed the best of Bihari cuisine as its very much prevalent in Benares due to its close proximity. The Baati Chokha ( Litti Chokha in Bihar) was nice and I enjoyed it well with the Mutton curry. The poori or the Badi kachoris was also polished off well with the aloo bhaji. The vegetarian fare included the Baigan kalonji, Nimona a kind of Dal and  Kadi bari. My favorite being the Baingan (eggplant) cooked in mustard oil with traditional spices. The boti kebab and the Ghutwa kebab were also too good and tasted very well.



To wrap up our meal we were offered the famous and traditional desserts like the Kheer Mohan a kind of Rasgulla but a drier version , the candied Permal ki mithai and the most intriguing Madgal which was a Urad Dal halwa cut into pieces. Personally I did not relish it too much but yes it was made to perfection.  Though a Benarasi Paan would have closed this experience in a much more dramatical manner. Looking forward to the next destination and its endless culinary delights.....

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi takes you on the Grand Trunk Culinary Journey once again. Come and enjoy specially curated dishes by the chef that transport you to the most popular and highly celebrated food joints of Banaras. The lip-smacking dishes that are specially prepared by incorporating authentic influences and divine flavours from the city include Tamater Ki Chat, Bhaji & Jalebi, Chenna Dahi Vada, Languata, Baati Chokha, Besan Ki Katli, Fresh Thandai , Ganne ka Juice and more.

Delight your taste buds and indulge in the culinary treasures exclusively from the city of BENARAS.


Venue: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi
Date: 14th October 2016 – 29th October 2016
Price:  INR 1632 + Taxes

Monday, 17 October 2016

HYATT REGENCY DELHI kick starts the 2016 edition of Culinary Challenge

A unique initiative by Hyatt Hotels in India and the SMILE Foundation

To emphasize Hyatt’s focus on its rich culinary heritage, Hyatt Hotels in India introduced the “Hyatt Culinary Challenge --people cooking for people” and this year, we are celebrating the third season in October 2016 across 13 Hyatt India destinations. The nationwide culinary challenge was kick started at Hyatt Regency Delhi on October 15, 2016 at Regency Ballroom.

Seven CEOs and directors from companies including Rio Tinto, Catai India, Way to Go Events WTG and diplomats from Republic of Malawi and Taipei ditched their usual corporate routines to woo the judges with their culinary skills and claim the title of Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2016. Bollywood actor John Abraham added to the evening’s glamour with his surprise guest appearance and a round of photographs with the excited kids and participants. Mr. Chung Kwang Tien, Ambassador of Taipei economic and cultural center in India, prepared the winning dish- Stuffed green pepper while Mr Alfred Villi, High Commission of the Republic of Malawi cooked Roasted Chicken to claim the first runner-up title at the evening.

The Hyatt Culinary Challenge was conceptualized as a unique event that aims to bring together individuals from the corporate realm on a common platform where they could showcase their culinary expertise and passion for food in an interactive culinary event. Each participant was paired with a child from the SMILE foundation, Hyatt’s partner NGO in India and each team executed a recipe of their choice for the judges. The corporate winner from each city will compete at the grand finale in Chandigarh in November 2016.

Hyatt India Culinary Challenge preliminary rounds will be further held across Hyatt Hotels in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune and Raipur in October 2016 and the finale will be held at Hyatt Regency Chandigarh on November 19, 2016.

Speaking on the occasion, Harleen Mehta, VP Sales Operations, Hyatt South Asia said, “The Hyatt Culinary Challenge is an endeavor to bring together people to celebrate their passion for food and make a difference to the community while doing so. We are delighted with the overwhelming response from the participants, and look forward to doing more such events over the years.”

According to Vikram Singh Verma, COO, SMILE Foundation, “In order to bring some real and permanent changes in the lives of the most deserving children across India, members of the civil society need to be involved proactively in the process of development. We are overwhelmed by the support from Hyatt India and hope for continued collaboration in the future to see lasting impact in the upliftment of our local communities.”

Follow the latest updates on #CookWithHyatt

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of December 31, 2015, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 638 properties in 52 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com .

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Festive Season Comes With A New Twist at Oysters Beach

Kudos to all of you, let's enjoy this festive season with latest chilling offers at Oysters Beach, which will definitely sweep you off your feet! Guys straighten up to get Free Delicious Thali on purchase of every ticket at just Rs. 1200.

Free Ladies entry on Tuesdays , kids entry free on Sundays, Students don't get bored !! Buy one get one free entry pass by showing valid School/College ID.

Venue: Oysters Beach, Gurgaon

Date: Ongoing till 29th October, 2016

Time: 11 am to 6 pm

Note: Service Tax applicable and no entry without valid ID cards.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Weber Grub Theatre at ‘The Grub Fest 2016’

Weber India, a 100% subsidiary of Weber-Stephen Products LLC is participating in The Grub Fest 2016, the biggest and the most vibrant food festival in the country. The three-day festival is slated for October 14th- - 16th, 2016 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Through this platform, Weber India aims at breaking existing myths amongst people and spreading education about grilling. It will showcase a new dimension to the art of grilling and endeavours at making people aware of the benefits of Weber’s invention, closed- lid grilling.

At The Grub Fest, Weber is partnering with The Grub Theatre, where Weber Chefs would be presenting the art of grilling to food connoisseurs during two-time slots, 3-4PM, and 6-7PM on all 3 days.  Adding a new dimension to the culinary experience, star chefs would be demonstrating the scrumptious fusion of local gourmet with a twist of American grilling culture and will be showcasing Weber’s unique method of cooking - “covered grilling” to the visitors at the theatre. It will include live cookout session to showcase grilling, baking, roasting and smoking on a Weber grill and will present the easy closed-grill technique starting from lighting the charcoal to making a full meal from starter till dessert. Additionally, there would be screening of various food-centric movies, mixologists’ demos, chef talks and cooking demos.  

Commenting on the same, Mr. Manish Khandelwal, Managing Director, Weber-Stephen Barbecue Products India Private Limited said, “There is growing preference among today’s youth towards gastronomy styles and gourmet food, and food festivals are the way forward to bring together variety of food options under one roof.  The Grub Fest is one of the prominent food festivals in the country and is a great platform that brings together communities and allows people to spend quality dining time with friends. Our association with the festival will enable us to come closer to the food enthusiasts especially in the grilling space. We welcome food lovers at Grub Theatre this Grub Fest, to experience the authentic ways of grilling by Weber under the guidance of the Weber Chef.”

Different from other grills, Weber brings a brand new concept of “closed-lid grilling” to India. With a Weber barbecue, one can grill, bake and roast and smoke, whether it is Paneer tikkas or thin-crust pizzas or desserts, all could be easily managed on Weber. By cooking seemingly impossible dishes, Weber fires up infinite cooking possibilities. Weber reaches out to top 10 cities including Metro and mini metros through stores and authorized retail dealer partners in Delhi NCR, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kochi.

Weber has been on its expansion spree ever since its brand launch in North India with its exclusive experiential zone ‘Grill Academy’ in the same premise. The premier grilling products manufacturer major has given a further drive to the brand by this association to spread its wings towards the B2B and B2C customers. Weber products are also available through online stores to ensure its availability to grill lovers across the country.




About Weber
Weber-Stephen Products LLC, headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world’s premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and award-winning cookbooks and mobile applications. In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle. More than 60 years later, the privately held company’s products are sold worldwide at select national home centers, specialty hardware stores, patio stores and other retail outlets. Weber’s social communities include www.facebook.com/weberbbq, www.instagram.com/webergrills, www.twitter.com/webergrills, www.pinterest.com/webergrills and www.youtube.com/user/GrillwithWeber.

Monday, 10 October 2016

GOA welcomes India’s first craft beer ‘Witlinger’and "Wit Bar by Witlinger"




 KAAMA IMPEX introduces its first English Beer Bar 
'Wit Bar by Witlinger’ in GOA, India


Adding to the flavor of this holiday season, Kaama Impex Pvt. Ltd. has launched India’s first craft beer ‘Witlinger’ in Goa to offer a real and honest craft-beer experience to beer lovers. The New Delhi-based alco-beverage venture, Witlinger Beer brings United Kingdom’s 130-year old brewing legacy to India with its unique category of wheat beer. The brand has also introduced its first-of-its-kind English Beer Bar 'Wit Bar by Witlinger’ in Goa to offer premium quality beer served with the yummiest pub food.

The company is aggressively expanding its market reach and plans to capture 80% of the premium beer market in Goa in next 3 months. As the peak season has already been started, the brand targets to do total 30,000 cases by March 2017 in Goa. Witlinger is the most sold Wheat Beer in Delhi and the company aims to repeat the same success in Goa market. To enhance the celebration and create a culture of quality beers and amazing food, the 'Wit Bar by Witlinger’ will offer a place and ambience where beer lovers could hang out socially without getting bombarded with loud music. Additionally, the company has also planned several events and marketing campaigns to focus on domestic consumers.  

Speaking on the launch, Anuj Kushwah, Managing Director and founder of Kaama Impex Pvt. Ltd said, “Goa is a key market for us as it has a huge potential for craft beer due to heavy influx of domestic as well as international travelers. Kaama Impex has been doing business in Goa for over 4 years and we understand the taste and demands of consumers in the region. We have launched Witlinger with a sole idea of providing consumers a premium quality taste of craft beer. We are here to enhance the beer drinking experience and beer lovers would be happy to enjoy the unique taste of Witlinger when holidaying in Goa.”

 
Witlinger Beer is the refreshing wheat beer with a lingering taste of orange zest and spices. It is cloudy and partially filtered and has fruity flavors making it easy to drink beer any time of the day. The crisp beer is brewed with mix of wheat & malt and using traditional Ale yeast. The beer is being launched in two variant namely Witlinger Wheat Ale and Witlinger Lager and will be sold at Rs 100 per bottle respectively.  

With plans to capture 30% of premium beer market in India, Kaama Impex Pvt. Ltd. plans to sell 3.6 million bottles of Witlinger in their key market with GMV (Gross Merchandise Value) of over USD 8 million. With a strong presence in Delhi and Goa, the company now plans to reach out to Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, and Chandigarh markets in a strategic manner by the end of 2016. The demand for premium craft beer is spreading in India, as more and more people are switching to craft beer for its unique taste and healthy ingredients. Indian premium beer industry is set to grow at 30% year on year and craft beer will share the biggest chunk of this growth.

About Kama Impex Pvt. Ltd

‘Kaama’ is a Sanskrit word derived from Hindu mythology meaning pleasure of the senses. Keeping the same philosophy in mind ‘Kaama Impex Pvt. Ltd’ was formed with the sole idea of providing the Indian consumers with varied and premium quality beverages sourced from different parts of the world. The company owns the portfolio of India’s first craft beer, Witlinger. The company also has another revenue stream and is exclusive importers and distributor of other beer brands like Sol, Magners, Charger, Heverlee, Monin, and Fever Tree tonic water in India.

Witlinger

Taking inspiration from the vibrant UK craft beer scene, Witlinger is the first crafted beer in India brewed by Master Brewers at Brains Brewery in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Combined with over 130 years of traditional brewing heritage, knowledge, and expertise, Witlinger beer is brewed with the finest ingredients from around the world to offer distinctive flavors, giving a real and honest craft beer experience.