Category Archives: Events

Flavours of Vietnam, Benjarong

For quite sometime, I have been politely refusing invites from various PR Agencies to attend food festivals and blog about it, primarily because this space has become a bit too crowded, and the pleasure of interacting with the Chef, getting to know about the food, and patiently clicking pics before relishing the food is totally lost. When it is a personal invite from the Chef himself, there is NO reason to think twice! It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to try Vietnamese cuisine at Benjarong where Chef Ramkumar and Chef Nguyen Thi Nho from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, have together curated the menu for the food festival – ‘Flavours of Vietnam’. Four years ago, I have attended the very same food festival at Benjarong and blogged about it here. This time, I had a decent idea of what to expect. Continue reading

Chennai Food Truck and Music Festival

Chennai Food Truck and Music Festival, the name sounded quite catchy in a place where the concept of food trucks is still to catch up big time! Many years ago, there used to be a lot of them, but gradually they faded away. In the recent past, at least close to ten brands have set up their trucks in various parts of the city. All of them in a single place is something one would look forward to. Food Trucks, Food stalls, and Music, what better way to spend some time on the weekend! Continue reading

Cake Mixing Event at The French Loaf Commissary, Guindy

Festive season is round the corner and during this time, Christmas cakes adorn the shelves in most bakeries in the city. Continue reading

Mast Kalandar CFG Showcase

An invitation to the food bloggers in Chennai Food Guide to check out the new offering from Mast Kalandar for the festive season, I decided to join a few other friends for the evening. Continue reading

Oktoberfest in 365 A.S, Hyatt Regency Chennai

I was invited to check out Oktoberfest at 365 A.S, the contemporary lounge bar in Hyatt Regency, Chennai. Continue reading

Bengal Food Festival at Courtyard by Marriott Chennai

As one of the food bloggers in Chennai Food Guide, I was invited to The Preview Dinner – ‘Bangalir Bhuribhoj – The Divine Taste of Bengal’, the Bengal Food Festival at Paprika cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Chennai. Continue reading

Baked Delightss

First of all, what an evening !!! Absolutely fantastic time and wonderful food and wine  🙂
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Flavours of Vietnam, Benjarong

I was invited to the Vietnamese Food Festival happening at Benjarong and frankly, I should say I was quite sceptical! This was because I do not eat sea-food and from what I remember, sea-food is a very important part of Vietnamese cuisine. I was assured that there was a nice balance of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, and soon I was ready to try ! Somehow, In our place, Vietnamese cuisine is not as popular as their neighbouring cuisines, Chinese and Thai. While on the way to the restaurant, I was wondering if I knew anything more about Vietnam other than the badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh. Probably not 🙂 Continue reading

Namma Veetu Saapadu – Showcase

I have had a brief introduction with Namma Veetu Saapadu earlier in a CFG Showcase and have blogged about it here.  Since it was totally a seafood showcase, I did not taste their offering.  Namma Veetu Saapadu  recently celebrated their First Anniversary and Mr. Ramalingam Muthuswamy invited me to taste their Chicken gravy a.k.a Kozhi Kozhambu and offered to deliver it for lunch today. Continue reading

Zara Tapas Bar

I joined two very prominent food bloggers at the ‘Bloggers Meet for Sizzlers Fest’ at Zara. For those who are not familiar with this place, Zara is a Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant located on Radhakrishnan Salai in the same building as Copper Chimney and China Town. It is one of the most happening places in the city and it is very popular with the young crowd.  Zara hosts the Sizzlers Fest exclusively for the FIFA 2014 season with some wonderful sizzlers and lip-smacking desserts ! Continue reading