Ar Razzaque

Cuisine: Mughlai Intro: A modest eatery in Zakir Nagar with a great chef at the helm Atmospherics: Those who have been dining at Made in India in MBD Radisson, Noida may know Chef Shams Parvez. He has recently left the hotel to start up his own venture. Zakir Nagar is not known for fine dining…

Asia 7

Chinese and other Asian cuisines A few changes in the kitchen, and a butterfly has emerged from the chrysalis Asia 7 has been long in finding its feet, but now with a Chinese chef at the helm, it has hit on the winning formula: authentic Chinese food that appeals to the local palate. Atmospherics: Asia…

Silver Ornaments – A Buyer’s Guide

For long, silver was looked upon as being the poor man’s gold. Traditionally worn by communities who could not afford to buy gold, silver is increasingly being worn as a fashion statement by sophisticated city women. And, in what must be a unique reversal of trends, the most sought after pieces are the most traditional…

Beeryani

Cuisine: North Indian The food of a dhaba and the soul of a college hangout Atmospherics: Safdarjung Development Area caters not so much to those who live in the vicinity as to the army of students at the nearby IIT and Beeryani is no exception. The restaurant is on two floors, is dark, has cut-outs…

Bella Cucina

Cuisine: Italian Blurb: Charming and winsome Atmospherics: What used to be a French restaurant is now Italian. With three private dining rooms, a profusion of pastel-coloured flowers, comfortable furniture and crockery that has a rim of the exact same maroon as the Moltini range in the open kitchen, Bella Cucina is an attractive proposition, even…

Bottoms Up

Cuisine: Gastropub / world cuisine Blurb: Punjabi Bagh’s Club Road comes of age Atmospherics: Bottoms Up encapsulates all that West Delhi stands for, and about time too! Being a Lite Bite Foods project, the promotors could have set up shop in any part of the city, including at the airport. But they decided on Club…

Brew Buddy

Cuisine: craft beer with mostly small eats Blurb: Pub with grub Atmospherics: Brew Buddy occupies a prominent position in the crowded Sector 29 market, so that it has two frontages so to speak. The ground floor is for diners while the basement is for buzzing music, beer taps at each table and a cooler, more…

Café Shunya

Blurb: The café that is going to start a healthy eating trend Cuisine: vegan, healthy, locally grown, gluten-free options Atmospherics: as small as all the single units in Cross Point Mall, this one is run by an architect couple, which explains the abundance of natural light and the optimization of space. Plus, there is an…

Burbee’s

Cuisine: Café Intro: A cheery little home away from home Atmospherics: Today is the day of the impersonal restaurant, run by a bevy of hired staff. The owner is usually a business tycoon who wants a restaurant to complete his ‘bouquet’ of businesses! Well, young Lakshman and Kirti Singh are the complete opposite of that,…