French Apple Delights Arrive in India: INTERFEL's Culinary Extravaganza

French Apple Delights Arrive in India: INTERFEL's Culinary Extravaganza

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Published on November 20, 2023

Get ready for a delectable experience as INTERFEL, the Interbranch Association for Fresh French Fruit and Vegetables, introduces the finest French Apples to the Indian market this fall. As Europe's third-largest producer of fruits, France brings its agricultural excellence to India, offering a diverse range of premium apples.

Available at your nearest Nature's Basket or Reliance store, these French apples are set to redefine your taste buds. But that's not all—until November 19, 2023, indulge in a gastronomic adventure with INTERFEL and Thea's limited-time French Apple-inspired menu. From Avocado toast with apples to Stuffed Rigatoni and Core-stuffed Mirine Poached Apple with 70% chocolate, each dish is a unique fusion of taste and texture. The culinary journey extends to delightful apple-based cocktails and mocktails, completing the experience.
According to renowned nutritionist Suman Agarwal, these apples go beyond being fruits—they are nature's powerful gifts, offering a rich tapestry of essential nutrition, from digestive health-nurturing fiber to cell-shielding antioxidants.

Chef Juliano of Thea - The Epicurean ClubHouse expressed his excitement about this culinary adventure. Each apple variety, be it Gala, Granny Smith, or Golden Delicious, offers a unique experience. The sweet symphony of Gala, the boldness of Granny Smith, and the gentle embrace of sweetness and creaminess in Golden Delicious promise a harmonious flavor journey.

INTERFEL's entry into the Indian market showcases the commitment of French apple growers to sustainability. With nearly 100 varieties flourishing in French orchards, the Indian market will enjoy popular choices like Royal Gala, Granny Smith, Pink Lady®, and more.
French orchards, blessed with exceptional weather, are set to produce 1.5 million tonnes of apples, showcasing an 8% increase from the previous year. INTERFEL's dedication to sustainability extends beyond cultivation. For over 20 years, French apple growers have embraced eco-responsible production processes, focusing on healthy, flavorful, and high-quality fruits while preserving orchard biodiversity and maintaining economic equilibrium. Approximately 1,300 French apple growers, certified as "Eco-friendly orchards," are dedicated to cultivating French Apples that are not only rich in taste but also environmentally friendly and healthy.

To celebrate this collaboration and introduce French produce authenticity to India, INTERFEL partnered with Chef Juliano of Thea - The Epicurean ClubHouse. The Mumbai event on November 8, 2023, showcased a delightful 5-course menu inspired by the exquisite flavors of French apples, exemplifying the fusion of French agricultural excellence with culinary mastery.

From November 9 to 19, 2023, Thea invites customers to embark on a limited-time French apple-inspired menu journey, offering a masterpiece of flavors in every dish. This culinary event promises to bring a taste of France to the heart of Mumbai, offering a unique and unforgettable experience.


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.

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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.


Dobaraa Gastropub Opens at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore

Dobaraa Gastropub Opens at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore

By Nishang Narayan

Published on June 14, 2024

Bangalore, India – Bellona Hospitality, the hospitality division of Phoenix Mills Ltd., has launched its newest outlet, Dobaraa, at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore. This multi-cuisine gastropub is designed to awaken the rebel within, offering a space that defies conventions and provides a unique dining experience.

A Destination for All

Dobaraa targets a diverse audience, including corporates, families, friends, and partygoers. Whether it's weekday lunches, early evening drinks, or weekend gatherings, Dobaraa promises something for everyone. This gastropub transforms into a high-energy bar in the evening, embracing mystique and enigma, creating a relaxing and cherishing vibe. The well-curated menu leads during the day, while a thoughtfully crafted beverage program takes center stage in the evening.

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Culinary Excellence

The menu at Dobaraa celebrates the rich diversity of global cuisine, offering pub grub, pastas, pizzas, small and large plates, and platters. Signature dishes include British Fish 'n Chips, Chipotle Grilled Chicken, Fritto Misto, Artichoke Filo Parcels, Butter Chicken Poutine, and Kerala Lamb Roast with Malabar Paratha. The culinary offerings are led by the rebellious Chef Anil Nayar, who recently returned from Seattle, where he spearheaded a cutting-edge gastropub. Mixologist Manoj Alphones brings his expertise with innovative cocktails that tantalize the senses.

Exquisite Interiors

Dobaraa boasts a classic facade adorned with pastel-colored stained glass and metal elements, exuding sophistication and vintage charm. Inspired by the timeless allure of a Spanish Hacienda, the interiors echo a narrative of power, indulgence, and sophistication. Guests will encounter stone arches delineating the pool-table area, with custom wallpaper featuring cheetahs and foliage adding a touch of exotic allure. The overall ambiance transports customers to a realm of timeless elegance and unparalleled hospitality, encouraging them to linger and savor each moment with their loved ones.

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A Haven of Sophistication and Spontaneity

"As we unveil Dobaraa Gastropub, we're thrilled to offer Phoenix Mall of Asia visitors a culinary journey that celebrates both sophistication and spontaneity. Dobaraa is more than just a dining destination; it's a haven where every patron can savor the essence of living life to the fullest, indulging in delicious food and creating unforgettable memories. Our team has done a fantastic job in meticulously attending to every detail, ensuring Dobaraa excels at all levels of vibrant ambiance, innovative cuisine, and warm hospitality. We believe that Dobaraa will become the new favorite for the locals and visitors, where people can come together to enjoy great food, lively ambiance, and the joy of shared moments," said Prashant Issar, a culinary entrepreneur, Director of Bellona Hospitality Services Limited & Stratix Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

Details

Address: Dobaraa, 2nd Floor, Adjacent TimeZone, Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield Main Rd, Bengaluru

Timing: 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Reservation Number: 83109 68259

Price for Two: ₹2000


Beat the Heat with International Gin Day Extravaganza at Burash, Noida on June 8

Beat the Heat with International Gin Day Extravaganza at Burash, Noida on June 8

By Nishang Narayan

Published on June 5, 2024

As the summer heat intensifies, Burash, the beloved casual fine-dining restaurant in Noida, invites you to cool down and celebrate International Gin Day Extravaganza on June 8th. Indulge in a delightful array of DIY cocktails and complimentary bar nibbles while soaking in the vibrant ambiance.

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Event Details:

Date: June 8

Time Slots:

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Venue: Burash, Noida

Price:

Rs. 2499 per person (12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Rs. 2999 per person (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rs. 3499 per person (8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

Event Highlights:

  • Experience over 50 different garnishes to customise your DIY cocktails.

  • Enjoy an assortment of Levantine dips and dishes like Hummus, Tzatziki with Lavash, and Spinach Crackers.

  • Guests can also order from the regular à la carte menu at an additional cost.

Reservations are highly recommended to secure your spot.

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Message from Chef Rishab Gupta:

"As we celebrate International Gin Day Extravaganza, we hope to bring some excitement into the lives of our patrons. Join us for a perfect day of refreshing DIY cocktails and delectable nibbles as we beat the summer heat together."

About Burash:

Burash is a culinary haven founded by Chef Rishab Gupta, offering a blend of expert culinary techniques and nature's bounty. The restaurant prides itself on crafting a menu that celebrates seasonality, high-quality ingredients, and mindful nutrition. Located in the heart of Noida, Burash provides a serene escape amidst lush greenery, with both indoor and outdoor seating options.

To book your table and embark on a culinary adventure, please visit Burash's website at burash.in or contact Megha Purkayastha at 8777742383.

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