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Sourish Bhattacharyya

Sourish Bhattacharyya

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The writer is a columnist for Mail Today, blogger at Indian Restaurant Spy and a founder member of the Delhi Gourmet Club.

By Sourish Bhattacharyya

Is the party over for restaurants?

Restrictions and irrational fears coupled with the loss of discretionary income have interminably extended the recovery time of restaurants.

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How DIY cooks got their one-stop hangout

With no domestic help, and with parents spending more time with their children, cooking has become the new social adhesive.

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Five-star food delivery in the ‘new normal’

When an industry leader of the stature of Taj Hotels enters the fray with its own home-delivery menu, it means there must be a strong business case for this emerging vertical.

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Spicing up Ginza’s culinary universe

Spice Lab marks the beginning of a new generation of Indian cuisine.

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Some good news from hospitality sector in the time of gloom

Adversity sometimes brings out the best in talented people. We can see it happening in our neighbourhood.

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How street food vendors are fighting a losing battle

Our politicians of a certain persuasion may romanticise the chaiwallah and the pakodawallah, but these street food vendors live a slippery existence.

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How hospitality has changed in the new-normal era

Masked servers, ‘contactless’ delivery and DIY kits are ways in which hotels are engaging with their customers even as they remain locked.

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A ‘Dhasoo’ turn on casual Indian food

Located at Sangam Courtyard in Delhi, Dhasoo Cafe boasts of traditional flavours that’ll appeal to the millennial generation.

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Smart ‘desi’ food with a dollop of Gulati spice: This restaurant whips up delicious chicken tikka and Philadelphia cheese naans

A heaven for foodies!

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La Roca: A restaurant for ‘The new Indian’

The new breed of desi diners may appreciate the truly global comfort food here, where the creative boundaries are stretched not only for the sake of being inventive.

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Casual dining is leading to the death of fine-dining culture and nachos might have played a role in it

The end of the fine dining culture is near and nachos could be responsible for the same.

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As the economy struggles, the casual dining and home delivery services are prospering — all thanks to millennials

As more millennials move out of their homes and live in new cities, they take their taste buds along and experiment with various cuisines.

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This restaurant in Tijara Fort Palace overlooks a beautiful oasis of date palm trees and whips out delicious lunch thalis

Heaven on earth? You bet! The restaurant is rightfully called ‘Maya’ (illusion) because it overlooks a beautiful oasis and serves heavenly food!

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Inspired by the Wizard of Oz and Elton John’s popular number, the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ restaurant will satiate all your food cravings

Located in the corner of The Ambassador hotel, the restaurant whips up sinfully delicious delicacies that will give you multiple foodgasms.

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Kerala’s first woman chef is serving delicious and sumptuous delicacies at Malabar Cafe that will tantalize your taste buds

Raising a toast to Kerala and its cuisine – Kerala’s first woman chef is serving delectable food that will give you multiple foodgasms.

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Like Singapore, Delhi could have its own Clarke Quay – in Aerocity

What’s fueling the rise of the latest food-drinks destination in NCR?

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No, Delhi's street food is not always unsafe

'Delhi belly' is more or less a myth, which gets debunked when FSSAI presents Street Food Festival, and global chefs share how Delhi street food inspired their various cuisines.

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Delhi’s Kwality restaurant: Old favourite gets a new avatar

After a seven-month revamp, the Connaught Place landmark is set to reopen on November 26.

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Indian Wine Day: Why we must not forget those who were behind the idea

What could be a better growth driver for the Indian wine industry!

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Food for thought: Has Delhi become the hub of culinary creativity?

Over the past fortnight, three new food destinations stood out as examples of quality and innovation.

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Celebrating 40 years of Delhi's Taj Mahal Hotel - a landmark born out of a lawsuit

The hotel is on a plot of land that was declared an 'evacuee property' after Partition.

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Why Alfred Prasad is a culinary philosopher

Prasad is the youngest Indian chef to get a Michelin star.

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How a pair of twins are redefining German cuisine

Everyday German dishes come with a twist of cosmopolitanism.

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From samosas to Lahori fish, nothing will taste the same without Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s company

The former PM extended this food philosophy even while negotiating the choppy waters of the sub-continent’s politics.

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How fine dining is making a comeback

Tables are being turned on the critics who felt fine dining is not for the new generation diners.

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How India is planning to fight lifestyle diseases

The FSSAI is flagging off its nationwide 'Eat Right' initiative on July 10 to promote healthy living.

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How Vir Kotak is opening Indian market to a taste of new beers

The shipping scion is the newest entrant in the expanding market of home-grown brands.

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A tipplers' guide to Changi Airport

You can actually spend a day or two at the airport without feeling the need to step out.

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Why Delhi's United Coffee House remains forever young

The restaurant was the first to use air-conditioning and deep freezing equipment at a considerable cost in the early 1950s.

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How India has been drawing international chefs of repute

As chef de cuisine of Eleven Madison Park, Daniel Humm became celebrated for his brand of neo-classicism.

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