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Meet The Chef
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Chef Vijaya Baskaran
Le Meridien, Bangalore

Meet Chef Vijaya Baskaran
Executive Chef, Le Meridien, Bangalore

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in foot hills of the Western Ghats – Anamalai Hills, in a place called Amaravathi Nagar. I went to a military boarding school called The Sainik School.

What led to you becoming a chef?

While looking at opportunities after school, I came across a friend who was working at Taj Chennai, and visited him to learn about the industry. I met a chef that day

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Food Fetish
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Ashwini Jaisimha


Ashwini Jaisimha loves Indian food. She also likes Thai Green Curry, Biryani and more. It’s a good thing she is the owner and founder of A3 Performance in Indiranagar. In conversation with Explocity.

 

Are you a foodie?

Of course. Is that a question?!

 

What’s your favourite cuisine?

I think Indian.

 

What’s the last place that you went to in Bangalore that you really enjoyed? What did you eat

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6 Places To Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 In Bangalore
6 Places To Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 In Bangalore

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This Year Of The Dog brings us loyalty, intelligence, honesty, and a strong sense of right from wrong. Here are restaurant offerings that will hopefully bestow the good wishes of Chinese New Year 2018 in Bangalore.

Yauatcha

Yauatcha needs no introduction. There is Golden Fortune Prawn, Olive Dumpling, Black Truffle and Asparagus, Vanilla Orchid and more in a special menu for the celebration. This menu is available till 4 March, 2018 for lunch and dinner.

 

Ritz Carlton

The Lantern has a special menu till 24 February, 2018. The menu has Yee Sang Salad,

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The Marina Is The Latest Catch Of “Hot Breads” Mahadevan
The Marina Is The Latest Catch Of “Hot Breads” Mahadevan

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If Indiranagar is the ocean, then The Marina is the latest catch the Bangalore restaurants net. The new seafood restaurant is from, you guessed it, Chennai. But the brand has also travelled to Myanmar from where they bring some of the unique flavours.
Restaurateur, M Mahadevan – best known to old Bangaloreans as the author of carb heaven, Hot Breads – opened The Marina which has a in-house Seafood Market in the hopes he will destigmatize seafood in Bangalore.
“We offer fresh seafood everyday. Guest can select their favored seafood, local seafood as well as their cooking preference and our chef will

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Tuscany Pops Up At Shangri-La
Tuscany pops up at Shangri-La

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Que Sera Sera is the most popular Italian phrase in the English speaking world. La Dolce Vita, meaning “the sweet life” comes a close second. This weekend, “la dolce vita” is what will “sera sera” as Tuscany pops up at Shangri-La, Bangalore.
The Tuscan pop up pays homage to Chianti at Caprese. Italian Chefs Monica and Franca demonstrate their menu with a special wine pairing. The studied chefs are using local ingredients to interpret Tuscan cuisine. The region being in central Italy is more bread, cheese, pasta, olive oil and meat focussed. Not very different but still dissimilar to southern Italy

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Literary Bite
“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” – Confucius
~ Confucius
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Pak Choi
This Chinese New Year familiarise yourself with popular Chinese ingredients. Like Pak Choi or Bok Choy. This is basically Chinese cabbage that you must have...more
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JW Marriott’s ALBA Features Dine And Wine Evenings

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In the wake of Valentine’s Day ALBA features Dine and Wine Evenings. The Italian restaurant at the JW Marriott is known for its Tuscan flavours. This menu is paired with wines by specialist, Vishal Kadakia, who is described in one website as, “...a wine enthusiast and aficionado. His passion for wines has led him to start Wine Park, which in a short span had expanded to all India. He has done intermediate course in wines from Wine Spirit and Education Trust (WSET), London at the Johnson and Wales University, Rhode Island.” The menu is a set menu that allows you to
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ALBA
JW Marriott, 24/1 Vittal Mallya Road, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore 560001
Bangalore

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Fish Festival At Esplanade

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There is a strong rumour that Bengali people like fish and to celebrate what they like best there is a fish festival at Esplanade. The catch of the season is prepared in traditional spices in home style cooking. The restaurant has catered to the city for over 10 years and has now recently been renovated for style. The dishes on the menu are Chingri Macher Piyaji, Loitta Macher Bora, Aar Macher Shorshe, Kanchalanka Whole Bhetki, Chital Peti Roast, and more. The prices on the menu start from Rs plus taxes. The festival menu is available for lunch and dinner. The fish festival at
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Esplanade
202 Indiranagar Double Road, Indira Nagar II Stage, Hoysala Nagar, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560038
Bangalore

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Vegan Menu At Maia

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Keeping with the latest health food trend there is a new vegan menu at Maia. The restaurant’s credo is to use recipes from mothers and grandmothers to create a menu. This menu will be all vegan too. There are dishes like White Pumpkin and Pomegranate Salad, Avocado Toast, Khao Suey, Gujarati Undhiyo, Stir Fry PokChoy, Shitaake Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce and more. This menu is available for lunch and dinner only for a few more days. Try it at Maia till 20 February, 2018. Venue : Maia Restaurant, Green Glen Layout, Bellandur, Bangalore 560103
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Maia Restaurant
Green Glen Layout, Bellandur, Bangalore 560103
Bangalore

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