Bali Comes to Goregaon: Experience Exotic Flavours at Baliboo

Bali Comes to Goregaon: Experience Exotic Flavours at Baliboo

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Published on September 27, 2023

Goregaon's dining scene has welcomed a new gem, Baliboo, that promises to whisk you away to a paradise like no other. Baliboo isn't just a restaurant; it's an experience that transports you to the tropics, enveloping you in a modern yet inviting ambiance that exudes warmth and hospitality.

At the helm of Baliboo are Divya Kadam and Kedar Shetty, both extraordinary individuals in their own right. Fueled by an unwavering aspiration to craft a space where individuals can liberate themselves from their daily routines and partake in moments of indulgence, they envisioned and brought to life Baliboo—an embodiment of the very essence of a tropical paradise. Divya Kadam, a true embodiment of passion and creativity, possesses a profound love for hospitality that breathes life into every aspect of Baliboo. With a keen eye for innovation, she tirelessly seeks to elevate guest experiences, ensuring each moment is unforgettable. On the other hand, Kedar Shetty of Blabber brings his expertise, complementing Divya's vision perfectly.

Crafted by Right Brain Design, the restaurant's layout seamlessly merges contemporary elements with a warm ambiance, creating an inviting haven for patrons. Infused with the essence of Bali's lush flora and fauna, the interior boasts a serene colour palette and abundant natural light. The dining area, adorned with soft ambient lighting, shares space with a dynamic high-energy bar, while a captivating 3D mural and a striking Elephant statue, embodying the spirit of wildlife, lend visual intrigue. Cascading linen and bamboo chandeliers add a touch of tranquil elegance, and the extensive use of glass invites the outdoors in, all united to cocoon visitors in comfort within Baliboo's embrace.

Divya Kadam, the co-owner of Baliboo, enthusiastically reveals that "We aimed to craft an environment that immerses patrons in a peaceful ambiance, evoking the lush beauty of the tropics. Through a thoughtfully curated palette and captivating design elements, we've orchestrated an inviting space that perfectly complements Baliboo's diverse culinary offerings."

The menu brings together a delightful array of dishes that harmoniously blend Asian, Continental, and Indian inspirations to satisfy every palate. Start your meal with the Mockduck Al Pastor Tacos, where chipotle adobo-infused Mockduck meets salsa roja and guacamole for a taco revolution. Elevate your pasta experience with Tagliatelle Ragu, a truffle-scented twist on classic comfort. Unleash flavours that bridge East and West with the Hoisin Chicken Bao. The fragrant Balinese Curry, a coconut-infused delight enhanced by galangal and kaffir lime leaves and the opulent Malabar Biryani, uniting fragrant rice, spices, and slow-cooked perfection in a true South Indian treasure are few dishes you have to try from their large plates selection. To round off your meal, indulge in tempting dessert options that span from classics like Tiramisu and Matilda Chocolate Cake to inventive delights like Tres Leches. In addition to this, guests can explore an enticing variety of flavorful sushis and dimsums, delectable tartines and sandos, tantalising pasta creations, and much more.

Baliboo stands firmly committed to inclusivity, with thoughtfully tailored vegetarian, vegan, and dietary-specific options, ensuring that everyone can indulge in the island-inspired flavours. Additionally, their strong connection to local sourcing enhances the community's culinary experience, evident in every delightful bite.

At Baliboo, there's a libation for every mood, ensuring your visit is a delightful and well-rounded experience. Their signature cocktails, like the enigmatic Scarlet, the mesmerising Rosetta, and the tropical delight, Pomme Melange, promise to transport you to a world of flavour. For a caffeine-infused twist, don't miss out on the Not A Bali Coffee. And if you're looking for a fiery kick, the Nachos Pecante is a spicy sensation. Connoisseurs of classic cocktails will find solace in their Whisky Sour, Negroni, and Daiquiri. Their selection of mocktails includes the refreshing Snow Berry, the Cinematic Break, and the elegant Rouge Frappe, offering a non-alcoholic journey through taste. And for those seeking a more soothing experience, explore their range of iced teas.

Kedar Shetty, the co-founder of Baliboo, proudly declares, "Our dishes are meticulously crafted to bridge cultures, igniting a sense of adventure and fostering connections. Paired with our thoughtfully curated beverages, every sip and bite at Baliboo promises an extraordinary expedition through a myriad of flavours, inviting you to embark on an unforgettable sensory journey." 

Indulge in the spirit of a tropical getaway at Baliboo, where every dish, every sip, and every moment weave together to create an unforgettable experience.

About: Founded by Divya Kadam and Kedar Shetty, Baliboo epitomises a seamless blend of culinary ingenuity and heartfelt hospitality, promising that each visit is a joyous revelry of taste and life's vibrant essence.

Address: First Floor, Commerz II, International Business Park, Oberoi Garden City, off Western Express Highway, Yashodham, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063

Burash Unveils a Sun-Kissed Summer Menu with Fresh Flavours

Burash Unveils a Sun-Kissed Summer Menu with Fresh Flavours

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Published on June 18, 2024

Burash, a casual fine-dining restaurant renowned for its exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, introduces its much-anticipated ‘Summer Menu’. Crafted to embrace the vibrant flavors of the season, this menu showcases an array of tantalizing dishes and innovative mocktails, promising guests an unforgettable summer dining experience.

As temperatures rise in Delhi and NCR, Burash, situated in NOIDA, invites guests to cool off with a selection of refreshing mocktails infused with the essence of summer's bounty. The restaurant introduces a stunning new mocktail menu boasting vibrant creations like "Sunset Hues," a visually stunning mocktail that captures the essence of a summer evening. For the adventurous palate, "Eden's Gift" offers a unique and flavorful twist, while "Night Shade" promises a sophisticated and refreshing experience. Mango, the undisputed king of summer fruits, takes center stage in a selection of specially crafted mango-infused mocktails. These delightful mocktails are sure to become a summertime favorite, as each sip offers a delightful escape from the heat.


In addition to the refreshing libations, Burash's summer menu features an array of delectable dishes inspired by seasonal ingredients. From fresh salads bursting with flavor to succulent seafood delicacies, each dish is expertly prepared to capture the essence of summer on a plate.


"We're thrilled to unveil our summer menu, which is a celebration of the season's needs," says Chef Rishab Gupta, Co-founder of Burash. “We, at Burash, celebrate all the seasons. The dull summers require the most pampering to feel rejuvenated and vibrant. We wish to offer the best refreshing menu on our guests’ plate.”

Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure like no other as Burash invites you to indulge in the flavors of summer. The new summer menu is now available at the restaurant. Reservations are highly recommended. To book your table and embark on a culinary adventure, please visit Burash's website at Burash.

About Burash:

Burash is a casual dining restaurant where expert culinary techniques meet the bounty of nature. Founded by Chef Rishab Gupta, Burash's philosophy centers around meticulous foraging and crafting a menu that celebrates seasonality, high-quality ingredients, and mindful nutrition. The restaurant boasts an extensive menu featuring salads, pastas, pizzas, and a vibrant selection of Mediterranean and Italian favorites. Burash caters to diverse dietary needs, offering vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and non-vegetarian options. Located in the heart of Noida, NCR, Burash offers a delightful escape from the city bustle. Nestled amidst lush greenery, the restaurant features both indoor and outdoor seating, allowing guests to savor delicious Mediterranean cuisine in a beautiful setting.

Chef Vinesh Johny Celebrated as 'Born Original' Chef in Callebaut's Global Campaign

Chef Vinesh Johny Celebrated as 'Born Original' Chef in Callebaut's Global Campaign

By Nishang Narayan

Published on June 18, 2024

Callebaut, the home of the finest Belgian chocolate since 1911, proudly launches its 'Born Original' campaign within Asia's vibrant culinary scene by honoring Chef Vinesh Johny as the region's first official Born Original Chef. This initiative celebrates visionary chefs who inspire through their unique culinary journeys and embody originality.

The 'Born Original' concept underscores the deep connection between the brand and the chefs it supports, both true originals in their fields. Callebaut, renowned for its original taste of Belgium, understands the challenges chefs and artisans face and stands by them as they create and innovate.

Chef Vinesh Johny, co-founder of Lavonne Academy of Baking Science and Pastry Arts in Bengaluru, India, epitomizes the 'Born Original' ethos. From humble beginnings to becoming a trailblazer in Indian pastry arts, his story is one of resilience, passion, and relentless pursuit of excellence. His first encounter with Callebaut chocolate ignited a fervor for pastry, driving his innovation and creativity.

Reflecting on his journey, Chef Vinesh Johny shared, "I wasn’t made for schools and textbooks, but I was born to use my hands and create. The discovery of quality chocolate was a revelation that set my passion for pastry ablaze. With Callebaut, I've found a medium that allows me to push the boundaries of creativity. Being a part of the Born Original campaign was a very organic collaboration for me personally, and I’m thrilled to be representing Callebaut Born Original in India & Asia."

Dhruva Jyoti Sanyal, Managing Director of Barry Callebaut Cocoa and Chocolate Ingredients, India, emphasized the significance of supporting chefs in their creative endeavors. "Every artisan and chef strives to differentiate themselves and create delights that excite customers. By collaborating with Chef Vinesh Johny, we feel the message will be delivered to our end consumers and create an impact correctly. As chocolate rises in India and the region emerges as the future of chocolate, we stand by our chefs as a steadfast partner, providing the original chocolate they can count on to pursue their passion."


Xuan-Lai Huynh, Global Brand Leader - Callebaut, added, "We are committed to demonstrating our unwavering dedication to our customers. By prioritizing service excellence and reaffirming our values, we empower chefs and artisans worldwide to continue creating their finest works with Callebaut, the original taste of Belgium."

So far, the campaign has featured stories of Sebastian Pettersson, a pastry chef and chocolatier in Sweden; Anaïs Gaudemer, a floral pastry chef in Brussels; Nicolas Nikolakopoulos, a pastry chef and desserts designer in Greece; and Lungi Mhlanga, a bakery chef in London. Chef Vinesh’s story will go live digitally on June 14, 2024, on the Callebaut global and India channels. The series will emphasize his major role in revolutionizing the Indian pastry landscape and bringing local talent to the global stage.

For more information on Born Original and to discover inspiring recipes, visit

About Callebaut:

In 1911, Octaaf Callebaut surprised his brothers by presenting them with his first chocolate, made in secrecy in the heart of the family-owned brewery in Wieze. Octaaf had acquired the craft during a six-month internship with a Parisian chocolate-making company. No one knew.

Octaaf’s entrepreneurial dream would create a big shift for the family company. Octaaf’s recipes quickly found their way to the hearts of Belgian consumers. But the business started taking off when Octaaf and his brother Richard focused on making chocolate for Belgian chocolatiers and professionals.

They created unique and high-quality recipes for professionals such as the 811, the 823, and the W2: iconic chocolate recipes that to this very day are preferred by chefs and artisans around the world. Throughout the years, Callebaut kept perfecting the craft from bean-to-bar and innovated with the very first transportation of liquid chocolate to its customers, the invention of Callets™ made it easier to dose, melt and temper chocolate, the launch of ruby chocolate, and the creation of the NXT dairy-free chocolate for professionals in response to the rise of delicious plant-based products.

In 2011, Callebaut also made a bold shift to sustainable cocoa for all its chocolate recipes, leading to the first fully traceable chocolates in 2020 in partnership with Cocoa Horizons. Throughout all its activities, the spirit of founding father Octaaf Callebaut lingers on. His entrepreneurial spirit – always in pursuit of better – has been the guiding principle for Callebaut to keep feeding the dreams and ambitions of artisans and chefs worldwide. From young starting professionals to mature chocolatiers who want to grow their business, it’s Callebaut’s mission to support artisans in making their mark.

CYK Hospitalities Curates Casa Dona, a Mexican QSR in Gurugram

CYK Hospitalities Curates Casa Dona, a Mexican QSR in Gurugram

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on June 14, 2024

CYK Hospitalities, a renowned F&B consultancy, has successfully launched Casa Dona, a new Mexican quick-service restaurant (QSR) in D.L.F Cyber Park, Gurugram. This is the second outlet of Casa Dona, with the first located in Hudson Lane, Delhi. CYK has meticulously curated every aspect of this new venture, from logo design and brand identity to menu development and location selection.

The consultancy has crafted a unique menu celebrating authentic Mexican cuisine, featuring savory tacos and zesty enchiladas. They have also introduced innovative homemade nachos in beetroot and spinach flavors. To ensure smooth operations, CYK has handpicked and trained staff members who are passionate about delivering exceptional service.

Casa Dona's interiors reflect vibrant Mexican aesthetics, creating an inviting atmosphere for Gurugram residents. The commitment to authenticity is evident in both the menu and the warm hospitality offered at the restaurant.

Sandeep Bansal, Founder of Casa Dona, praised CYK Hospitalities for their integral role in shaping the brand and ensuring that each dish caters to the diverse palates of D.L.F Cyber Park's corporate crowd. He emphasized that CYK's expertise promises an unforgettable dining experience for every patron.

Pulkit Arora, Director of CYK Hospitalities, highlighted the strategic alignment of Casa Dona's vision with market trends and consumer preferences. He stressed the importance of choosing the right location for the QSR, which is crucial for brand growth. CYK also focused on curating a distinctive and welcoming space that connects with the target audience and reflects the restaurant's values. Their culinary experts developed a varied and appealing menu that showcases the best of Mexican cuisine.

In addition to the new outlet, CYK has been instrumental in setting up Casa Dona's base kitchen in North Campus, Delhi, ensuring seamless operations.


About CYK Hospitalities

CYK Hospitalities, founded by F&B industry experts, offers comprehensive consulting services in brand building within the food and beverage and hospitality sectors. They assist clients in gaining recognition through consistent support in leasing, location mapping, expansion, exposure, networking, hiring and training, competitor analysis, menu engineering, chef hiring, SOP formation, recipes, and food pricing.

The company has partnered with notable space providers such as Phoenix Mall, Pacific Mall, DLF, Vegas Mall, Lulu Group, Lakeshore, and Lovely Professional University, establishing a strong presence in the industry.

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