Ice Pan Creamery now at DLF Place, Saket

Ice Pan Creamery, an all vegetarian Indian Ice cream brand, amidst much fan fair opened its 3rd outlet at the DLF Place, Saket, today. Benu Sehgal, Senior V.P., Mall Management, DLF Place, inaugurated the store in the presence of enthusiastic crowds who couldn’t wait to try the scrumptious desserts the brand has built its repute on.


The grand opening was a gala affair, which set the tone for a perfect summer carnival to beat the heat. As Children thronged the place to treat their mothers with several Mother’s day attractions, the store served a wide range of its offerings to its first customers as they enjoyed them with some jazz music.


This plush new outlet’s decor done with soothing powdered pastel colors also has a unique and exciting theme to it. “The DLF Place, Saket store is inspired by downtown circus since circus is the only place where you find kids and adults both enjoying the moment in the most playful manner,” Lav Trivedi, co-founder and renowned fashion stylist said.                       


The Ice Pan Creamery is co-founded by businessmen Lav Trivedi, Ujjwal Agarwal and Abhishek Agrawal,. With this brand, their vision is to offer its customers a blend of European-Indian desserts while retaining the magic of Grandma’s homemade cooking in their preparations. “Love for all is the most incredible truth and with this thought, our aim is to give our customers the ultimate experience of joy, love and celebration through our servings,” Lav Trivedi said.  


It is not everyday you get a hands on experience in making an ice-cream roll. When at their stores, you are not just in for a treat for your taste buds but are also promised a visually stunning experience! Worried about those extra-calories? Well, that is taken care of too! Their ice creams are dairy free and are available in exotic flavors ranging from strawberry passion fruit, hazelnut oreo to the avocado peach and cuban cigar godfather chocolate, which feature in their ultimate enlightenment section. They also serve waffles along with beverages including virgin mojitos, cold coffees and a range of shakes and smoothies to choose from. 


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About DLF Place, Saket


Sprawled over 7,50,000 sq. ft., DLF Place, Saket is a premium lifestyle destination which promises to provide a consistent, vibrant shopping and entertainment experience in the heart of New Delhi. Over the last seven years, DLF Place, Saket has created a firm mark for itself in the shopping landscape of Delhi by hosting some of the best names in fashion, and also the entire gamut of jewellery and skin care; books, gifts and music; kids’ brands and entertainment; and the best of Delhi’s culinary offerings. A distinctive spectrum of luxury brands, premium designers, and high street labels makes it the ultimate lifestyle experience for all retail and entertainment needs across more than 150 retail points while consistently providing world-class customer service to its patrons.

Delhiitesget a goodEuropean culinary destination, Schengen

BhanuNehraopened the door to capital’s first ever all-encompassing fine dining European eatery, Schengen, Deli-Bistro-Pub at Malcha Marg.  Co-hosted by cricketer AshishNehraand social entrepreneur Sunayana Chibba, this event witnessed not only the crème de la crème of the city but also impeccable food and good music, which surely made the launch truly majestic.


Amongst those who attended were cricketers VirenderSehwag with his wife AartiSehwag; Ajay Jadeja with his wife AditiJaitley;MuraliKartik with his wife Shweta Kartik;GautamGambhir, MithunManhas with his wife Divya Manhas;Amit Bhandari with his wife Bharti Bhandari;Rajat Bhatia, Sarandeep Singh, Vijay Dahiya; designers Rina Dhaka, RaghavendraRathore; actor Rahul Dev; Amaan Ali Khan, AkhilNath, NeelamPratap Rudy, Austrian Ambassador H.E. Bernhard Wrabetz;Alka Bali, Monu Bali, SoniAggarwal, Vandy Mehra, Manoj Mehra, Rachna Kapoor, Nili Jain, BelaMadan, Dolly Jain, Shweta Kohli, Meghna Valaya, Sandeep Gupta, Mandirakoirala, Sonia Duggal, Kajoli Sehgal, RamneekPantal, DevikaSahni, ShailajaSaraf, Vijay Verma, Reena Verma, SunainaMalhotra, BhavnaKakkar, RashmiSardi, Shuweta Kapoor, AlaMadhu, RajanMadhu, Shivani Chopra, Tarika Sehgal, Pooja Gogia, Nishat Khan, Ravi Singhal, Abhay Veer Singh, RenuHussain, Hemant Dua, MaliniRao, SangitaBhuyan Mehta, amongst others.


Close your eyes, and this concept restaurant shall, with its rich aromas invite you into the Schengen Area, even as you sit in the heart of the capital. Dressed in white and pale green with yellow windows and doorsthe eatery delivers a calm, comfortable feel that was livened up by soulful jazz band,which kept the guests entertained till wee hours of the morning. 


Overjoyed on the launch,BhanuNehra, owner of Schengen said, “Schengen brings you superlative European culinary experience, in all its glory. Our endeavour is to use simple, healthy and the freshest produce to provide Delhiitesoriginal, un-tampered, European flavours. Being my second venture after Mia Bella I hope to take Schengen to newer heights and provide the capital a much needed respite with providing world-class food, ambience and service, all under one roof.”


Ami Behram Shroff is India’s first female mixologist champ

Cointreau, the original French orange liqueur, crowned Ami Behram Shroff as the first female mixologist champion at the finals of La Maison Cointreau India, the country’s first and only women bartending competition, held at the Leela Hotel, Gurgaon The competition was part of an Asia-Pacific regional mixology challenge by Cointreau to recognise visionary talents in the Indian cocktail industry. Ami will now represent India at the regional finals of La Maison Cointreau in Bangkok, Thailand in January 2015. 


After a fierce competition, incredible artistry and unrivalled creativity of exceptional cocktails, Ami Behram Shroff emerged as an undisputed winner among other leading female mixologists from the country. 


Ami mesmerised the esteemed panel of judges including Shatbhi Basu, India’s first woman bartender, Nandini Bhalla and Naina de Bois-Juzan by mixing a classic Cointreau cocktail Kamikazewith a glamorous twist and a unique cocktail Cointreauliciousthat completely delighted the judges. The eight final mixologists were judged on parameters such as knowledge of the original recipe, innovation with a recipe, bar set-up and efficiency, bartending skills and presentation of recipe and taste.


The eight finalists were shortlisted among 18 talented female bartenders across the country through a three-city semi-final held in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore last month. The contestants underwent stringent evaluation by honoured judges in the three cities such as Akriti Aggarwal, Karina Aggarwal and Minakshi Singh in Delhi; Rojita Tiwari, Suneeta Kanga, Shatbhi Basu in Mumbai and Priya Bala, Kaveri Sinhji, Jackie Pinto in Bangalore.


Commenting on the occasion, Rukn Luthra, Managing Director, Remy Cointreau, Indian sub-continent and Gulf said, “We are pleased to introduce La Maison Cointreau in India and receive such an overwhelming response from the evolving bartenders’ community in India and consumers. Ami rightly personifies the personality of an ideal Cointreauversial woman. She is setting new standards in the bartending industry and will not only achieve great heights herself, but also inspire more ladies to find their forte behind the bar.”


Delighted on her victory, Ami Behram Shroff said, “I am honoured to be crowned as the first female mixologist champion of La Maison Cointreau India. I thank Remy Cointreau for giving me this wonderful opportunity to showcase my commitment to the profession and createsome really unique cocktails. This initiative is a great platform to encourage bartenders and recognise their talent and I hope this encourages many more ladies to step up to the bar.”  


The event was then followed by Cointreauversial evening including fun ‘Mystery Box Challenge’ amongst 8 trios, each with a mixologist, a lady blogger/journalist and a Cointreauversial woman. Each team wasprovided with a mystery box with bespoke ingredients and encouraged to be bold and imaginativeas they create a Cointreau cocktail that pushes all boundaries. Thisgave a great chance for the bartenders and guests to unveil their flair and creativity in cocktail creation.


About Cointreau: It was established over 160 years ago in Angers, in the Loire Valley, France and has become the most renowned and distinguished orange liqueur in the world. Its iconic square bottle with rounded shoulders and amber colour is synonymous with heritage and quality.


The perfect balance between sweet and bitter orange peels sourced from around the world gives Cointreau its subtle characteristics; essential oils create a soft edge and turn cloudy upon contact with ice; a delicate taste explodes in the mouth, followed by a well-tempered tone.


At the heart of almost every cocktail, Cointreau is versatile and timeless, playing a key role as an essential ingredient in some of the most popular drinks of all time including the Margarita, the Cosmopolitan, the Sidecar and the White Lady. Cointreau can also be enjoyed neat or on ice; with a twist of fresh lime or mixed with tonic, lemonade, soda water or fruit juice.


Today, more than 13 million Cointreau bottles are sold worldwide and Cointreau remains the authentic choice of many top bartenders in the smartest and the most fashionable bars.


‘Bulldogs’ opens its doors in HauzKhas Village

Delhi’s latest address for a good lounging experience ‘Bulldogs’opened its doors, amongst much fanfare. Blending classic décor, quality cocktails and unique bites, Bulldogs is becominga popular lounge in the culinary hub of HauzKhas Village. The three levels, each distinguished with their own characteristics, provide the much needed stimulation and excitement for everyone and every mood. For the first time, Bulldogs has introduced the concept of ‘The Drink Exchange’, which will make buying drinks a fun experience! A guest driven all day long happy hour where the prices decrease or crash and one can buy drinks at literally rock bottom prices.


The city’s socialites, fashionistas and the glitterati experienced a mid-week shindig at the launch. Amongst those, who attended the soiree included social entrepreneur SunayanaBhinderChibba; ex-Big Boss contestant Vivek Mishra;Designers SamantChauhan, Joy Mitra, PratimaPandey, Sonia Jetleey, Rahul Singh, Niket Mishra, NiharikaPandey, Abhi Singh, ShaineSoni, ChhayaMehrotra, AmbarPariddiSahai and AkashAggarwal; socialites ReenaGoel, Sunny Goel, Shuweta Kapoor, AamerZakir andSalloli Kumar; entrepreneurs Nikhil Kumar, Yasheel Jain andTehrimaZaki,; actor RohitKhurana;and Dr. VarunKatyal, Dona Masih, DakshOberoi, DJ AshishNagpal, DJ Ana, amongst others.


The chill outside was no deterrent to the energy and the oomph of the guests who were all dressed to the nines running the glam meter to an all-time high. The affair, which went on till wee hours of the morning saw guests enjoying the expansive food and cocktail menu, including 15 different kinds of just hotdogs and ever lethal specialty cocktails made out of 12 spirits. 


ShromBudhrajaandAkshayAdya, partners, Bulldogs, who were very ecstatic on the launch, commented, “We intended to provide Delhites a perfect amalgamation of entertainment, food and ambience and with Bulldog,s we have just done that. We are really overwhelmed with the response we have got on our opening day and we hope to take the lounging experience in Delhi to a whole new level”.


Authentic Lucknawi meal at the newly opened Kitchen of Awadh,

'Kitchen of Awadh 'derived its name from the popular word 'Awadh' which is synonymous with Lucknow, 'the city of Nawabs' and  is considered to be the 'city of Gourmets'. Delicacies and varieties of  the restaurant can be traced back to a legacy that indulges in art of irresistible food.


'Kitchen of Awadh' is situated in a busy yet colourful shopping market, peppered with all sorts of different cuisine of India. The restaurant serves authentic Lucknawi cuisine paying a tribute to the traditional 'Dum Pukht' method of cooking with age old recipes.


The interior of the restaurant is essentially designed to suit the new age cosmopolitan nawabs, with the quintessential jaali  panels from Lucknow, brass lamps and light play chandeliers juxtaposed with solid wood benches creating a spacious and contemporary dine in arrangement.


Kamal Kumar Veer, the founder-chef explored the kitchens across Lucknow and learnt this dying art from the traditional master chefs and brought forth the best in the heart of Delhi.


In 2007 ‘Kitchen of Awadh’ was opened as a delivery outlet in South Delhi. With increaseddemand for its  signature items,Kitchen of Awadh launched its dining restaurant in  Gurgaon, Supermart 1.


‘The Kitchen of Awadh exists for a reason, to bear testimony to the traditional 'Dum Pukht' method of cooking with age old recipes.Charcoal and wood not only provide the heat but also add to the flavour. It is the saffron, rose and 'meetha itr' that finally bring out the aromas of the cuisine.


Kitchen of Awadh believes that the delicacies are made from the choicest of ingredients and enhanced by the finest of spices rekindle the aura of Awadh for the new age Nawabs’.


Address: Kitchen Of Awadh; A-208,  Supermart 1,Dlf Phase 4,Gurgaon.


Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm.



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