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Highlights of Goa Carnival 2016

If you still haven’t booked the tickets, then you may miss it. The much awaited Goa Carnival of this year is almost knocking the door and the official date ranges between 14th Feb to 17th Feb.

Goa Carnival P.C.: http://goo.gl/aWHSBU

A snapshot of the carnival
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Goa reaches the peak of fun, frolic, color and charisma during the carnival with people across the globe attending it. Breaking all communal barriers, it’s time to step in the delight with drinks, dance, dress and more.

Children participate in the carnival P.C.: http://goo.gl/p1oQ4F

Children participate in the carnival
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This year, the carnival will officially commence with King Momo’s colossal procession flocked with men and women in colorful costumes, musicians, dancers and even tourists participating in it.

Parades at Panaji P.C.: http://goo.gl/p1oQ4F

Parade at Panaji
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In recent times, some use colorful masks to add to the cosmos of Goa Carnival. You can also participate in the competitions, contests, parades and performances that will happen in Goa around these three days.

A typical Goan dance P.C.: https://goo.gl/0Z3x7R

A typical Goan dance
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Though the entire state of Goa attains a joyful status yet to re-live Goa Carnival to the fullest, your destinations must be Panjim, Mapusa, Margoa and Vasco da Gama.

The city of Panaji P.C.: http://goo.gl/y6gMtj

The city of Panaji
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An important note that many miss out before heading for the Goa Carnival is, consumption of meat in this span is an absolute no-no across Goa. This is because the Latin word for ‘Carnival’ is ‘to throw away meat’. Do not worry your hunger pangs have too much local Goan food to pick from, other than the meat.

A pure veg Goan thali P.C.: http://goo.gl/MCi8LZ

A pure veg Goan thali
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When you arrive in Goa, your booze consumption is sure to excel. In the re-treat do add a lot of Feni, counted as a top alcohol which homes in Goa. Feni is pocket friendly, organic, healthy and most important, leads to no hangover.

Feni, the drink P.C.: https://goo.gl/qzEXpL

Feni, the drink
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Celebrations extend till midnight during Goa Carnival. At night, do not miss the brass bands, clowns, dancers, fire eaters, jesters performing in public areas to amuse you.

Performance P.C.: http://goo.gl/ri3GvM

Performance
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Goa, during the carnival is like fairy tale where a kingdom wraps in the woo of joy and happiness. The Goan music, the Spanish guitar, the Portugese touch is indeed a break from the mundane life.

To book your accommodation, dining experiences for Goa Carnival 2016, do browse through Bookyourtable.com.

 

6 Food Trends of New Year 2016

The 365 days of a year is a very long span. If you try to look back a year before, you will yourself see life was so different then, from where it stands now.

A span of a year P.C.: https://goo.gl/Vuqwiv

A span of a year
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As a human being experience a lot of changes in this span of a year, so thus a community, a party, an organization, a state or an industry.

Alike this, the food industry of India experienced a lot of changes throughout the year of 2015. It’s not any political party or influential individual altered it. It happened due to people like us, who gradually made changes in our gastronomical taste without even getting aware about it.

Changing food habits of Indians P.C.: http://goo.gl/kht1lq

Changing food habits of Indians
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Let’s check the culinary changes that hit India in the year of 2015.

Emergence of Mobile Food

Advent of mobile food P.C.: http://goo.gl/aPWk0K

Advent of mobile food
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This year the country witnessed the utmost rise of mobile food services via websites and apps. Food startups flourished to supply hungry tummies even at the middle of the night. The concept of home delivery was accepted by Indians years ago. Now their dependence on mobile food of course shows the fascination for outdoor food and less inclination on home food.

DIY Food

A typical DIY sandwich stall P.C.: http://goo.gl/8foZOq

A typical DIY sandwich stall
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The trust on the hygiene and quality of restaurant food had reached a stake for which many eateries now have open kitchens. Here, you can see your food getting ready and some also allow you to customize the food as per your taste and want. To name one such popular DIY eatery in India is Subway, where you can select your own kind of ingredients to prepare a filling sandwich.

Importance of beverages

Indians love dessert P.C.: http://goo.gl/ESi2VA

Indians love dessert
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The ending of a food treat or a complete meal with a sweet meat not only offers a sweet tooth but is a culinary satisfaction that hits out buds. If not every day, but on weekends or special occasion don’t you like your lunch or dinner to end with a chilled ice cream or ghee spread sweet?  This acceptance of dessert as an important ingredient in menu thus made the country shower with outlets of Café Coffee Day,Barista,  Buskin Robbins, Kwality Swirls, so on and so forth.

Sustainability is the word

Sustainable food industry P.C.: http://goo.gl/dcbeoD

Sustainable food industry
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This is due to the government initiative of Swaatch Bharat. Public food zones like canteens, hotels or hostels dominate India yet; no initiative or regulation was taken on the food waste it generates. The country produces food wastes equal to what people eat in the UK. So much of it was dumped here and there creating environmental degradation. Now, with emphasis from the Modi government, even these eateries make sure of a sustainable way to decompose the food waste.

Rise in food catering

A typical Indian buffet spread P.C.: http://goo.gl/iBPPMF

A typical Indian buffet spread
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The rise in number of nuclear families has made Indians set apart from near ones. Hence, we now try to fetch opportunities for meet overs and celebrations. When these happen, it’s of course not possible to cook at home for such large number of people. Then we call the nearest food caterer or web search for the best one. Looking at this growing need for food caterers, business houses all ready to serve food in these occasions are coming up at every nook and crevice of the country.

Food Style

Food style of GenY P.C.: http://goo.gl/3FZVCM

Food style of GenY
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As young Indian parents spend a lot of time in offices, thus they don’t get the scope to cook lovely treats for their kids. Thus children now tend to know more of rolls, burgers, sandwiches and tacos than usual curries and gravies. This led to the growth of fast food chains, pizza outlets and pasta counters throughout India.

Theme Restaurants In Pune

Pune, the modern and the mega metropolis of Maharashtra is presently the ninth most populated city in India. As the city becomes a hub for globalization since the 1990s, there has been significant alteration in the panoramic and cultural attitude of the city.

City life, Pune P.C.: http://goo.gl/Nnre8g

City life, Pune
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As cultural outlook altered, so did change the culinary choices offered to its people and tourists. In this span of renaissance that the food sector of Pune experienced, theme restaurants emerged as a successful trend. It was a new attempt yet the people responded positive to it. Resultantly the present number of theme restaurants is on a rising trend under various categories.

BYT lists four themes that gained immense response and recognition from the people of Pune.

Bollywood
The proximity to the B-town definitely left an impact on the people of Pune. Keeping a note on this, eateries like ‘Sholay’ and ‘Eatmore 70mm’ came up where once you step in, its Bollywood showcased at the minimal. In fact, to keep it simpler, Sholay limits its décor to the popular Big Bachchan film of 1975. Though both the eateries limit to authentic Indian food, yet their difference in approach to Indian cinema has made both popular among the people of Pune.

Eatmore 70mm P.C.: https://goo.gl/IQyKEo

Eatmore 70mm
P.C.: https://goo.gl/IQyKEo

Railway
The idea of eating inside an artificial train always excites keeping the limit of space yet joy of sharing that happens when we travel. Now you can experience the same without planning a trip. If in Pune, head to ‘Sahib Sindh Sultan’ or ‘Silver Metro’, and you will feel like hogging in the railway compartments. Even if built on the same idea, the two differ from each other as one is the regular mainstream train you can think of and the other is fluffed with lots of luxury and class giving new idea to public about royal commute.

Interiors of Silver Metro P.C.: http://goo.gl/Vf8d3x

Interiors of Silver Metro
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Rural India
Ask the people who have been in Pune for long. Many miss the tranquility and calm environment that the city had far distant from today’s humdrum. To not let people the old Pune, restaurants like ‘Village’ have come up. These two are based on interiors and sculptures inspired from rural India aiming to put a break to the monotony of city life among the people of Pune. Once here, along with beauty you also get an addition of the simple food that Indians prefer at times.

Village, Pune P.C.: https://goo.gl/fqvqrr

Village, Pune
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Forest
Ask a kid or a senior citizen, the idea of eating in the forest is always interesting and amusing. To not let the people of Pune miss it in their busy schedule, forest themed restos are all set in the city. Named as ‘Serengeti’ and ‘Gufaa’, they have the forest set up at the core yet very different in composition. While one is a rain forest, the other is a main stream jungle- very dense and dark. To know which one has either of the two, you got to check in here soon!

Gufaa P.C: https://goo.gl/6LGvO0

Gufaa
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Thinking about “Momo” ?

Momo is such a dish that can be found in almost every nook and corner of India and also popular in many countries around the world. The exact origin of this food has not been successful as of now but history mentions its dominant existence is many countries. You too, love them, don’t you?

Momo P.C.: http://goo.gl/BdhsOT

P.C.: http://goo.gl/BdhsOT

The word ‘momo’ stems from a Chinese word momo (馍馍) which refers to ‘steamed bread’. How did ‘momo’ originate in Nepal is uncertain but in the present scenario world-wise, momos are a hot favourite! Usually momos pre prepared by making stuffed pockets of rolled dough and then steamed. Often minced lamb or chicken substitute other preferred meats and serve as the main ingredient of the filling. Finely chopped onions, garlic and ginger, some cilantro and cumin powder add to the taste of the filling. The spicy sauce to go along with it is made with schezwan peppers, tomatoes and some other minor ingredients that bring out the taste. These days, there are vegetarian momos as well, made with paneer, cheeses, and vegetables.

Dumplings / Momo P.C.:http://goo.gl/0qLaaf

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Momos are mostly done in three ways: steamed (which is the most common and prevalent method), fried (which is also well known but not so popular) and boiled (as put in soups).

This dish is a distinct Tibetan delicacy but now has spread all across India and other countries. There have been a lot of experiments with the recipes and a lot of new versions have come into being. Specially the mountaineous regions eat momos which spreads beyond the geographical boundaries and cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai which are far from the realms of the Himalayas also have numerous momo corners!

Dumplings / Momos with condiments P.C.: http://goo.gl/CzrWYg

P.C.: http://goo.gl/CzrWYg

If you love momo and wish to try the authentic taste in your city, comb through our website, www.bookyourtable.com , and enjoy the original taste of these dumplings at revered Pan-Asian cuisine restaurants. Call 076767 76767 for reservation.

3 Rooftop Restaurants in Bangalore – Part 1

Rooftops always have a spot o’ romance in them, irrespective of who you visit it with. There is something in the air that fills the heart and mind when you take a sip of your drink and a little bite of your starter. Specially in Bangalore, where the weather is rather magical, it feels heavenly to settle at a table on a good rooftop restaurant and enjoy a nice, filling meal. This blog lists out three amazing rooftop restaurants that you can go to and spend one of your weekend evenings with your loved one, family and friends.

Fried Pomfret in Coringa, Bangalore

Fried Pomfret in Coringa, Bangalore

Coringa, in Yelahanka, is a fantastic Andhra cuisine based restaurant that has brought with it, a fresh fragrance of delicious foods, in the north Bangalore scene. There is no bar available but the restaurant will remind you of high-end beach shacks that serve amazing seafood and their simple get-up encapsulates a rustic charm. Some notable dishes are Crab Cheese Balls, Pomfret Fry and Ghee Roast Chicken among many other preparations!!

Bierre Republic P.C.: http://goo.gl/tqDYaH

Bierre Republic
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Bierre Republic on Church Street, in Pavilion Mall, is yet another happening restaurant that is decked up and lively with lights, music, sound of beer bottles popping and cocktails shakers’ rhythms! The ambiance is quite animated since it attracts large, young crowds. The restaurant has various seating arrangements made with quite some innovatipn, like swing benches at tables, wooden pavilions, small, hut-like tents, apart from the regular set up. The food is celebrated here. You should try the Shrimp Republic Platter.

The Tao terraces, Bangalore P.C.: http://goo.gl/FwMg5M

The Tao terraces, Bangalore
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Lastly, The Tao Terraces is a wonderful, romantic rooftop restaurant on 1 MG road that dishes out amazing Pan-Asian cuisine. They serve from the wonders of Japanese, Thai, Korean, Burmese and Chinese food. The decor is pretty unique and showcases some buddhist pagoda architecture. Golden lights, coupled with brown and black, do make the appearance chic and fit for a love-filled time of togetherness.

Call 076767 76767 for reservation or visit www.bookyourtable.com.

Pan Asian – ITC Sonar, Science City Area, Kolkata

Japanese food is always associated with exotic items, unique presentation and exciting flavours and calls for a special occasion to go enjoy a Japanese cuisine meal for Indians! In Kolkata, the fine dine restaurant of Pan Asian, nestled in ITC Sonar, Science City Area, on JBS Haldane Avenue, is the most perfect venue for you to begin both—your first taste of Japanese food with your first date! Sounds like a great combo, really!

Interior of Pan Asian P.C.: timescity (http://goo.gl/R40mky)

Interior of Pan Asian
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Since Pan Asian is a five star enterprise, everything about it is exclusive and extraordinary. It is known for the special dishes it plates out from Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Burmese, Malaysian, Thai and Asian cuisines. Pan Asian has a special Japanese – Yakitori & Teppan Grill which features yakitori and teppanyaki styles of preparing food. The variations available are yakimono (grilled and pan-fried dishes), nimono (stewed/boiled/steamed dishes), itamemono (stir-fried dishes), mushimono (steamed dishes), agemono (deep fried dishes), sashimi (sliced raw fish), suimono and shirumono (soups), tsukemono (pickled/salted vegetables), aemono (dishes dressed with various kinds of sauce) su-no-mono (vinegared dishes) and chinmi (delicacies, food of delicate flavour). Pan Asian also has a Sushi and Sashimi Bar which allows the customers witness the magical show of Chefs at work!

Shirumono P.C.: http://goo.gl/zEPc47

Shirumono
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The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, decked in the Asian influences, completed with Oriental colours, structured with suitable architecture on walls and pillars. The restaurant flashes with Chinese paper lamps, urns and bamboo structures. Pan Asian has an in-house wine cellar which has an impressive collection of famous labels from around the world. The place is perfect for a complete romantic or exclusive experience and a celebration of food!

Malaysian Prawn Mee P.C.: http://goo.gl/bNVbIp

Malaysian Prawn Mee
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Call 076767 76767 at BYT for reservation and enhance your pleasure of being at Pan Asian, ITC Sonar, Kolkata.