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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Bacardi Music CDs Hangout App – How is it useful?

General Information:

The all new Bacardi Music CDs Hangout App is now out in the Android market! It is an app with multi-faceted utility. Hangout App displays latest trending restaurants across 6 Indian metropolises under reference tags like Appetizing Restaurants, Spirited Offers, Super Chillouts, Best Offers, Coupons, Buffet Locations, Sunday brunch & Romantic Restaurants.

User Access Level:

By accessing this app, you are confirming that you are above the legal drinking age in India.

Bacardi Hangout App

Bacardi Hangout App

Getting Started:

The newest installation version currently available can be downloaded by clicking on the link here.

Bacardi Hangout App

Bacardi Hangout App


  • The Hangout App generates the nearest best offers and restaurants to you based on your selected location.
  • Amazing offers like ‘Buy Starters Worth INR 299 & Get 3 Domestic Drinks (30ml)’ flood the sections.
  • The Hangout App is highly beneficial for large groups.
  • Bacardi is giving in to impressive prices for you to chill out with your folks, on transactions via this app.
  • Bacardi launched this app to bring you a step closer to better and improved value added experiences at affordable rates instead of hunting for virtual discounts.
  • There are offers and deals in the App where you can really have a readjusted, redefined and reinvented high value for money dining experience at fine dining restaurants.
  • Interesting offers are available on imported beverages as well!

The Hangout App has been created, keeping in mind, all you beautiful people out there who love to enjoy themselves with food, beverages and music. The app gives you focused results depending on your mood and choices. The interface is really user friendly and the coupons are easy to redeem.

Think about having a Bacardi product worth INR 600 at just INR 299…!! Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Download, Rate, Share and enjoy the Bacardi Hangout App and tell us about your experience!

Choose your poison, we will make it taste better!

Amazing Restaurants in Dehradun

Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand and a Union Territory is quite a prominent name in the Indian geographic and economic paraphernalia since it is an important gateway for people travelling to tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital, Auli, the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh and the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Char Dham. Located in the Doon valley, it is a rather alluring place with amazing natural beauty of Himalayas and lush greenery, clear sky, rippling brooks and rivers. The Yamuna and Ganges flows on either sides of it! This magnificent Dehradun also has quite a few popular restaurants. Three of them have been enlisted in this BYT blog, as follows:

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Noodles at China Bistro
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China Bistro is quite an established favourite of the people here in Dehradun. It serves authentic Chinese food, without the heavily spiced influences of Indian cuisine and lots of monosodium glutamate (commonly known as ajinomoto)! If you love Oriental food, this is the place you should visit. The ambiance is commendable as the air is a mood-lifting one with the scents of aromatic, delicious food and rambles of happy customers around! Sometimes they arrange bon-fires and sitting out in the open beside a raging wood-fire while sipping into piping soup and yummy dumplings or slupring in tasty noodles and a piece of well-cooked fish/chicken, is definitely heavenly! What do you say?

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La Mia Casa
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Most probably run by an Italian, the Italian restaurant of La Mia Casa is yet another of those amazing little places you must visit if you care for the tastes of authentic Italian food and not the common Indianised versions and you’re in Dehradun. This is a restaurant that has a domestic atmosphere since it is a house that has been modified into a restaurant and thus it has the warmth of home locked in it and the love in its food! Pizzas and pastas are a must have here, not because they are synonymous to Italian food, but because they are really different and very tasty here.

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Thin Crust Pizza
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The third one to be mentioned here is The Old Monkeys Cafe, in Pacific Mall, Jakhan, Dehradun. They have booth outdoor and indoor seating and the menu is pretty varied. The atmosphere is apt for those who love to spend time over striking intelligent conversations or reading or unwind with friends but away from loud bangs of a boombox. The restaurant has a pretty pumped up look but fuels on humility!  Thin crust pizzas, burgers and coffee are quite popular among the patrons.

For reservations via BYT, please call 076767 76767.

Connie’s Restaurant & Café, Bangalore

Connie’s Restaurant & Café at 17, Kammanahalli Main Road, Venkateshappa Layout, Bangalore, is fit to be tagged as ‘Simplicity, redefined!’. There is nothing catchy in the moderately decorated, humble cafeteria and there is nothing exclusive to really vouch for either. But what is worth everything is the fantastic food! They specialize in European/Continental cuisine. Connie’s Restaurant & Café is one of the best in the locality!


Connie’s Restaurant & Cafe
Kammanahalli, Bangalore

The inside is clean, decent and unpretentious. The chairs and tables are properly kept, the restaurant is well maintained. There is nothing spectacular about Connie’s other than what follows…



Bangalore is a very vast expanse of busy metropolitan life but people from far away axes do find time to enjoy some heavenly food here in the dinky abode of Connie’s! Apart from an appreciable variety of soothing mocktails and other beverages, Connie’s menu begins amazing you right from their insalata/salads category… Grilled Chicken with Gazpacho dressing, Chicken with lemon, thyme and roasted carrot salad are among the top favourites.


Veg Pasta

Following this, Garlic Bread, Grilled Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Fish in Garlic Sauce and any starter platter one or two are really great choices. If you are a pasta lover, Penne Alfredo, which is pasta cooked in the classic cheesy sauce; Spaghetti Parmesan, pasta tossed with fresh vegetables, Basil, Oregano and Cheese; Spaghetti Aglio Olio, pasta tossed with minced pressed Garlic, Chili flakes, Parsley and Cheese and Lasgna, Gnocchi and Arrabbiata are among the best options for non-vegetarians. For vegetarians or vegan eaters, they have some impressive options too, like Crepe Florentine and Melanzane Parmigiana!


Spaghetti Bolognese

The Chicken Steaks and Sizzlers form an interesting section full of options like Roulades, Paprika, Oriental Spice, Pepper Couli and more. Then comes the Tenderloin Steaks & Sizzlers which features ecstatic dishes liked Griller Tenderloin, Devil Steak, Pepper Roast and a smashing Jack Daniel Steak! There are also equally scrumptious options for Seafood lovers like Spicy Grilled Prawns, Grilled Fish and the best of all being their Mixed Seafood Sizzler!! There are many more sections and pages in their menu-book that follows hence but some should be left untold for you to discover!



What is presently even more attractive at Connie’s is what BYT has come up with, for you… FLAT 58% OFF! You need to pay only INR 555 for a 3 course meal for 2 worth INR 1300! How inviting is that?? This is not something to let go! Call 076767 76767 to make a reservation or click here to make it online. To view the offer, click here.


Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore

How many of hardcore seafood lovers know about the wonderful Indian cuisine restaurant, Terracotta, nestled in the Vivanta by Taj hotel, Bangalore? It is one of the best destinations for a quiet evening dedicated to food and drinks, with your family and friends…


Fish Curry
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Food and Terracotta are synonyms, pointing to excellence and depth of variety of the North Western Frontier’s culinary world. There is so much on offer that it’s easy to feel confused! The managers are well educated about the menu and can guide you well. The Galouti Kebab is one of their signature specialties that you simply cannot afford to miss! Kashmiri spiced chicken, Amritsari style white fish, Dumplings of fresh cottage cheese, Khumb methi malai matar, Salmon grill, lamb grill, red snapper mustard tikka and choose from a section of diverse options for Biryanis. Do not forget to order for the chef’s special ‘Lucknowi Garlic Kheer’ before end it!! The Amritsari White Fish is, perhaps, one of the best dishes you’ll enjoy if you are an ardent seafood fan. There are many other scintillating preparations that you can relish and will strike a note of appreciation in your mind.


A Seafood Kebab Platter
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Terracotta is all about liveliness and splendour. The lavish interior décor and pleasing indoor-outdoor setting says it all. The earthen colours in shades of brown and the random checker-box patterns both in the ceiling and on the floor bring about a soothing harmony. The glass wall on one side lets in the nature to fill up your senses if you are sitting indoors. While dining, if you choose to spend the time out in the pleasing Bangalore weather, a flickering little candle set on your table shall bring in the poetry your senses were longing for.


A Prawn Dish
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To create a valued remembrance, call 076767 76767 to make a reservation here and experience a grand fine dining closure! Let Bookyourtable (BYT) be at your service!!

Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj, Bangalore

Food is, perhaps, one of the most common topics all over the world and the variety in each cuisine is overwhelming… Basking in a breezy Bangalore evening, when food comes to mind, Terracotta, an Indian Specialty restaurant in Vivanta by Taj, is sure to come up in your mind…


Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore

Terracotta is a beautiful, quiet and classy space tucked in Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, Bangalore. It offers both, indoor and outdoor setting to suit your mood and company.


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Indian food has a huge variety and diversity but Terracotta is revered for its unique collection of Indian delicacies. To begin with, Kebabs (starters) are the best picks. Terracotta’s Galouti Kebab is unquestionably the greatest kebab in the Lucknowi region, so soft that it literally melts in your mouth… Try such a bite with your choice of beverage and feel the ecstasy! Following your treat of kebabs, comes the semi dries (kadahis & tawas) and their dish of chicken braised with lahori crushed spices cooked “Kadahi style” with desiccated coconut & herbs is simply out of this world in terms of its exclusiveness! You must definitely not miss out on Terracotta’s ‘Plated grills’ in which steaks of salmon matured in a richly spicy marinade of mustard oil & char grilled is a bona-fide choice. Also, char grilled Australian rack of lamb coated with full bodied Indian spices is no less in its charm! You can complement your grills with any of their luscious biryanis. Lastly, no Indian meal ends without a sweet treat and the Garlic kheer, a specialty of the chef from Lucknow, is held in high esteem.


Chicken Biryani
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A glass of awesome daiquiri!
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When you want to experience a great ambience in a prodigious restaurant with heavenly spreads of delicate flavours, Terracotta is your game! Call (0)76767 76767 to make a reservation or click here. Your Food Advisor – Book Your Table brings the best of the best enlisted at your hand anytime, anywhere!

Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore is one of the finest multi-cuisine fine-dine restaurants in Bangalore. The name has become so popular among Bangalorean foodies that there is hardly anyone who doesn’t know its address. However, for those who are not aware, the address of Citrus reads as follows: The Leela Palace, 23, Old Airport Road, Bangalore. Today bookyourtable has got you information about the Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore happening on 2nd April, 2014. The event sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s take you inside this food haven.

Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The Leela Place, Bangalore has a number fine-dine restaurants it can boast of, Citrus being one. Located at the lobby level of the hotel, the colours chosen for this restaurant are sunny yellow and dark wood. The wonderful crystal chandeliers on top of your table will brighten up your space. The live kitchen, wood-fire pizza oven, Rotisserie grills and Bread oven stations are the added attraction of Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore. Besides the all-day buffet, the restaurant holds a Seafood Dinner Buffet every Wednesdays, the recent one coming up on 2nd April, 2014.

Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

A delicious lobster dish
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Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Oyster dish
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A dash of Oysters, a hint of a Squid, a bit of Prawns & Shrimps, a slice of Salmon, a chunk of Crab and a Lobster to top it all, sounds enticing and delightful for all the seafood lovers. Accompanied to these, Citrus lays down a medley of Live Salad & Sushi Bar coupled with breads, international cheese and cold cuts. Revel in the selection of soups, imported meats at the Live Grill Station, and a wide variety of main course on the buffet. Indulge in an endless array of delectable dessert spread to satiate your sweet cravings.

Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Seafood salad
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Seafood Soiree at Citrus – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Red wine with cheese and cold cuts
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To sip on, you may choose from wines (white, red or sparkling), a variety of cocktails, some fresh mocktails and beer.

See you at the Seafood Soiree at Citrus  – The Leela Palace, Bangalore on 2nd April, 2014. Break the lobster shell and munch on some healthy and delicious salads. Bookyourtable soon! You may also call 076767 76767.