Saturday, 27 May 2017

Forgotten cuisine of Vijayanagara at Cubbon Pavilion, ITC Gardenia

Cuisine of Vijayanagara is a forgotten cuisine and some may not even know that it existed. Vijayanagara Empire reigned from the 14th -16th century but now their cuisine isn't found much. So, Chef Yogen and team of culinary experts not only searched for this buried cuisine but brought it to our plates.
Starting with appetisers, there was 1 veg and 2 non veg starters. Fried dumplings of raw banana was served which is named Balakkai Vada. Koli Menasakai which is Dry chicken preparation with red chilies and spices. Kaima Unde Bartad had small dumplings of lamb and coriander.
Then came the main course. I skipped the veg dishes because I found the non veg very tempting. My favorite was Kothimiri Koli Saaru which had Chicken in a coriander and coconut gravy. It tasted THE BEST with Akki roti (rice flour bread). You cannot stop at one for sure. 
Some more dishes were are on offer are Meen Huli which has fresh sear fish cubes cooked with tamarind and tomatoes. Seegadi Kal Menasu which has my favorite Prawns with black pepper. Urida Mamsa, succulent lamb chops with roast spice masala.
Some veg dishes which you can also relish are Ennai Badanakai which is a dish made from brinjal cooked in a roast peanut, tomato and tamarid gravy. Tondakai Pallya which is a dry preparation of Ivy gourd with fresh coconut and red chilly. Bele Menthe which is a yellow lentil dish with fenugreek leaves.

The dishes can be enjoyed with Mavinakai Annam which is raw mango rice and my favorite Koli Pulao which is a chicken cooked with rice and spices along with Chapati.
Not to end the meal without desserts, Akki Payasa which is rice and milk flavored with cardamom dessert. You can also taste Gullorige, sweet semolina flat bread stuffed with roast chana flour, coconut & cardamom.
Enjoy the festival till 4th June and head to Cubbon Pavilion for a dinner which will take you back to the 16th century.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Actor Akshay Kumar walks the ramp for Ramesh Dembla at the “INDIA LUXURY STYLE WEEK” Men's Edition 2017

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar vowed the city with his style & charisma as he walked the ramp for leading designer Ramesh Dembla at the grand opening of the second edition of The India Luxury Style Week Men`s Edition 2017,  one of the most awaited fashion events.

Looking dapper and suave as he strolled down the ramp in a three piece grey & black suit, designed by Ramesh Dembla & flaunting his accessories for the occasion – his shaded glares & a Nanchaku, the actor left the audience in a screaming frenzy with his uber stylish sense of dressing and that chiselled to perfection physique.
The India Luxury Style Week Men’s Edition, 2017 focuses on the Indian Luxury Fashion Market, and is the sole fashion platform in the country focussing on men’s fashion. The brainchild of Ramesh Dembla, this extravagant affair spread over five days brings together the most illustrious desginers from across the country to showcase the hottest looks in menswear.
At the opening show on Day 1, designer Ramesh Dembla presented his latest collection, ‘Grunge’, wherein he pays tribute to this timeless style, albeit with his own interpretations. Playing with colours, along with the staple black, and using an interesting mix of fabrics, the collection was a contemporary twist to grunge and an instant hit with the audience.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular designers, his clothes speak of opulence and grandeur and his USP lies in the fact that the collections are a big hit off the ramp as well. This is why he finds himself in the personal wardrobes of many of the who's who in the city, famous personalities in the film fraternity in Mumbai and overseas, be it from the fashion, film or the corporate worlds.
ILFW will be held from 24 – 28 May at The Indiranagar Club Grounds and will witness leading designers​ like ​Rohit Verma, ​Himmat Singh, Rohit Kamra, Sumit Das Gupta, Ken Ferns, Nivedita Saboo​ & more display their product lines and fashion labels.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Warren Tricomi signature pedicure at Warren Tricomi Spa & Salon at J.W. Marriott, Bangalore

A great pedicure can be as soothing to the soul, as well to the sole. With this thought, I accepted to have an experiential at one of the finest spa and salon in Bangalore - Warren Tricomi Spa & Salon at J.W. Marriott, Bangalore. It is the only outlet in Bangalore.

Warren Tricomi Spa and Salon bring forth the New York atmosphere to Bangalore. The Spalon is famous for setting beauty standards worldwide since the past 20 years. They offers services such as hair-styling, nail-art, blow-dry, Kerastase, Forest Essential Services and Clarins skincare rituals to name a few​​.
I opted for Warren Tricomi signature pedicure in which they use only Forest essential products, because why not? feet need to be taken care of, they carry our huge weight every time. As I entered the Spalon, I felt it was another world, luxurious world of Manhattan bringing the New York experience in your city. The pedicure was done by professionals with international expertise. It is not just any other pedicure, it is one luxury experience.

As I laid back, watched some show on the TV screen in front of me and sipped some of my favorite green tea, the pedicure was being done which was relaxing, rejuvenating, nourishing and soothing. The massage relaxed my muscles and with Forest Essentials products, the aroma from my feet made me happier. They enhanced the beauty of my feet to let it shine through. Professionals at the spalon made sure that it was comforting and relaxing and I leave with an experience never felt before which will make me want to come back again.
With Warren Tricomi signature pedicure, I was ready to give myself back to the world. Check out Warren Tricomi's website to get more details and allow them to transport you to a luxurious world.