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Savour France with Gout De France @ The Oberoi on the 19th of March

Goût de / Good France will celebrate French gastronomy in various locations worldwide on March 19, 2015. Over a 1000 chefs on all five continents are expected to join the event on the eve of spring. Dinners served simultaneously in participating restaurants will honour the merits of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and its values: sharing, enjoying, and respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine. Why? In 1912, Auguste Escoffier started Les Dîners d’Épicure (Epicurean Diners): one day, one menu, served in cities around the world, to as many guests as possible. In 2015. Goût de/Good France takes the idea further, bringing all categories of restaurants together globally. This international event, taking place on March 19, 2015, will mark the first concrete demonstration of French cuisine’s recent listing in the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” category by UNESCO, and its influence on the world.  Where? Le Jardin at The Oberoi, Bengaluru is the selected venue and Chef Amit Wadhawan‘s designed menu has been short listed as one of the 1000 restaurants in the world serving an …

The FPD Buzz: Citibank Chef’s Table Week – Jul 14-20, 2014

Citi Chef’s Table Week will run across Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai from July 14th to July 20th. This one-week culinary event is now open to all credit / debit card-members giving diners a unique opportunity to experience a six-course customized chef’s tasting menu as well as interact with the Head Chef of some of the finest restaurants in Bangalore.  Customers can enjoy exceptional signature dishes as well as off-menu specials as part of a six-course Chef’s Tasting Menu experience. These bespoke menus are priced across restaurants at INR 2,000 in Bangalore, (taxes and service charge extra). GH Mumm Champagne and Jacob Creek Reserve wines, will be available by the glass or per bottle at half the restaurant’s wine list rate.  Here’s a list of participating restaurants:  Alba ( JW Mariott Hotel Bengaluru) Blue Ginger (Taj West End) Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs (ITC Windsor) Edo (ITC Gardenia) OKO (The Lalit Ashok) Ottimo (ITC Gardenia) Rim Naam (The Oberoi) Riwaz (The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore) Yauatcha (MG Road) Zen (The Leela Palace Banaglore) Blue Ginger and Edo are on …

I’m seeing double @ Monkey Bar (Indiranagar, Bangalore)

I’m always wary of part two’s, especially if I am dearly in love with part one. Will it live up to its predecessor? Will it continue to hold my attention? Will it be same-same but also different? Sigh…the suspense can wreak havoc with my system. Who’s not worried about Ben Affleck reprising Cristian Bale’s role as the Dark Knight?? (Oh wait, we’re not having that conversation). Let’s rewind to ‘the suspense can wreak havoc with my system’ and apply the feeling to the opening of the new Monkey Bar in Indiranagar. Overreacting? Hell no! Let’s get down to business shall we… monkey business! I went for their launch party where they gave us hard hats with the Monkey Bar logo on it *clap clap*. Then I went again and again and again, till finally, after a month of its opening, I can find my bearings and be objective about it. I’ve heard people gushing that ‘two’s better than one’ and ‘more the merrier’ but unless you’re in a fantasy playing in your own head with …