Chef Ajay Chopra's Plaka: A Culinary Gem in Bengaluru's Mall of Asia

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Published on February 25, 2024

In a move that's set to redefine the culinary landscape of Bengaluru, celebrated chef Ajay Chopra has launched Plaka, his first foray into South India's vibrant food scene. Nestled in the bustling Mall of Asia, Plaka embodies an exquisite fusion of global travels and culinary expertise, curated by Chef Chopra himself. Alongside director Priyakant Gautam, this venture promises a unique casual dining experience for those eager to explore the world through their taste buds.

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"Bengaluru's food and beverage landscape has undergone a remarkable transformation, and I'm excited to bring my 25 years of culinary adventures to this dynamic city," stated Chef Chopra. Plaka is built on the philosophy that food is a universal language, capable of bridging cultures and traditions in a harmonious blend.

The city's growing appetite for novel dining experiences and its reputation as a hub for culinary innovation make it the perfect setting for Plaka. According to Gautam, the restaurant aims to cater to the adventurous palates of Bangaloreans, offering a menu that's as diverse as it is delicious.

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Plaka's menu is a testament to Chef Chopra's innovative spirit, featuring a mix of traditional regional dishes and imaginative cross-cultural creations. Highlights include the Potlam Biryani and Egg Kalaki, alongside fusion dishes like the Taco-Bab—a delightful marriage of Tacos and Indian Kebabs. The Mezzo Mezzo grazing board offers a taste of the Mediterranean, while the GUAC is Life board celebrates the flavors of Mexico. For a heartier meal, the Chur Chur Naan Board pairs perfectly with Dal Makhni, Butter Chicken, and Chole, encapsulating the essence of Delhi's street food scene.

Dessert at Plaka is an affair to remember, with options like the Strawberry and Cream Tres Leches, a deconstructed Tiramisu, and a classic Carrot Cake, ensuring a sweet end to a memorable meal.

With its innovative menu and commitment to culinary excellence, Plaka is poised to become a beloved addition to Bengaluru's dining landscape, inviting food lovers to embark on a gastronomic journey like no other.


Celebrate Vishu with a Special Brunch at The Den Bengaluru

Celebrate Vishu with a Special Brunch at The Den Bengaluru

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 14, 2024

As the Malayalam New Year, Vishu, draws near, The Den Bengaluru is excited to host a special brunch to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Scheduled for April 14, 2024, the brunch is a tribute to the joy, abundance, and togetherness that Vishu signifies.

This exclusive event will be held at The Creek within The Den and will run from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Guests are invited to indulge in a carefully curated brunch prepared by our very own Executive Chef Vineeth Jayan, who hails from Guruvayur, Kerala. With a deep-rooted passion for his culinary heritage, Chef Vineeth is set to bring the authentic flavours of Kerala to the table.

The menu will feature a variety of traditional Kerala dishes, including the rich coconut-based Avial, the flavorful Thoran, and the comforting Olan. Dessert lovers can rejoice in the sweet notes of Ada Pradhaman among other delights. Each dish is crafted to evoke the essence of Kerala's famed cuisine, ensuring a memorable dining experience that resonates with the spirit of Vishu.

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Prices for the brunch are set at INR 2199++ per person for the non-alcoholic version and INR 2999++ per person for the brunch that includes Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL).

To secure your spot at this not-to-be-missed celebration, please call +080 71117272 or +91 9513677272 for reservations. Celebrate the new beginnings and cultural heritage of Kerala with us at The Den Bengaluru's Vishu Brunch.


Caffe Allora Elevates Bangalore's Culinary Scene with New Outlet Launch

Caffe Allora Elevates Bangalore's Culinary Scene with New Outlet Launch

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Published on April 13, 2024

Introducing Caffe Allora's latest venture: the grand opening of its sixth outlet at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore. This marks a significant milestone in the renowned Italian bistro's expansion strategy, promising to enrich Bangalore's culinary landscape and reinforce Caffe Allora's position as a premier café chain in the country.

Caffe Allora embodies the essence of family-run Italian trattorias, offering the warmth and authenticity of traditional Italian dining. Its menu boasts meticulously crafted pizzas, pastas, risottos, and antipasti, catering to every palate with a symphony of flavors.

Patrons can delight in signature 15” pizzas, featuring the unique option for two toppings side-by-side, or indulge in authentic Napoli (Neapolitan) pizzas, available in various sizes. Beyond pizzas, the culinary offerings include a diverse selection of soups, salads, small plates, sandwiches, pastas, and risottos. Committed to freshness and sustainability, the restaurant allows patrons to pick fresh basil leaves from its hydroponics set-up for a true farm-to-table experience.

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In addition to its exquisite cuisine, Caffe Allora at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore, offers an ambiance that goes beyond the ordinary, inviting patrons to unwind and socialize in style. With a thoughtfully curated selection of beverages, including expertly crafted coffees, refreshing lemonades, artisanal juices, and an extensive array of wine, beer, and cocktails, it promises a complete dining experience.

Commenting on the launch, Prashant Issar, Director of Bellona Hospitality Service Limited, expressed excitement about the expansion, highlighting the brand's commitment to excellence and confidence in Bangalore's dynamic market.

The opening of Caffe Allora's sixth outlet at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore, reflects the brand's dedication to expanding its presence while maintaining its fundamental principles of culinary mastery and exceptional hospitality. As Caffe Allora continues to redefine social dining, patrons can anticipate nothing less than an extraordinary culinary journey at each of its outlets.


CYK Hospitalities Assists Sassy Desserts To Launch Its First Store In Panipat

CYK Hospitalities Assists Sassy Desserts To Launch Its First Store In Panipat

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 12, 2024

In the heart of Panipat, a sweet sensation has emerged, thanks to the collaborative efforts of CYK Hospitalities Pvt. Ltd and Sassy Desserts. CYK, a prominent F&B consultancy, has lent its expertise to craft and launch Sassy Desserts, a haven for innovative sweet treats that promise to delight locals with their fusion of flavors and culinary excellence.

From graphic designing to operational planning, CYK has been instrumental in every aspect of Sassy Desserts' journey. Pulkit Arora and Simranjeet Singh, Directors of CYK, alongside their dedicated team, have ensured that the brand embodies a commitment to excellence in all areas.

Pulkit Arora emphasized, “Our collaboration with Sassy Desserts reflects passion and dedication across graphic design, packaging, brand identity, and operations.”

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Sassy Desserts' menu is a testament to creativity and variety, featuring international delights like churros and bubble pop stick waffles alongside a medley of waffles, crepes, mini pancakes, and ice cream sundaes to cater to diverse palates.

Simranjeet Singh expressed satisfaction, stating, “Our collaboration has set a new standard in dessert experiences, balancing creativity and functionality to captivate patrons with memorable flavors.”

Directed by Vedant Hasija, Sassy Desserts aims to bring sweetness and innovation to Panipat. Hasija remarked, “With CYK's expertise and our commitment to innovation, we've introduced exciting flavors that have captured our patrons' imagination.”

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Beyond Panipat, CYK continues to make waves in the F&B industry, recently unveiling Nagari restaurant in Agra, adding to their portfolio of over 150 successful projects both domestically and internationally.

In summary, CYK Hospitalities' partnership with Sassy Desserts has not only enriched Panipat's culinary landscape but has also set a new benchmark for dessert experiences, blending creativity with functionality to offer delightful flavors and memorable moments to patrons.

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