Bastian Restaurant Expands to the Garden City, Bengaluru

Bastian Restaurant Expands to the Garden City, Bengaluru

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 13, 2024

Bastian Hospitality Private Limited has announced the grand opening of Bastian Garden City in Bengaluru, marking the brand's third venture in India following its successful establishments in Mumbai's Bandra and Dadar districts.

Founded in 2016, Bastian has garnered widespread acclaim for its unique culinary offerings, blending inventive pairings with comforting classics. Ranjit Bindra, the founder & CEO of Bastian Hospitality Private Limited, expressed his excitement about the expansion, stating, “Our vision has always been to establish a hospitality brand renowned for its exceptional dining and bar experiences. We’re thrilled to kickstart our nationwide expansion with this exciting venture in Bengaluru.”


Bastian Bengaluru presents a diverse menu featuring flavored creations inspired by American and Asian cuisines, promising an indulgent dining experience for patrons. Additionally, the restaurant maintains its focus on a crafted bar selection, ensuring its position as a premier nightlife destination.

Situated on St. Mark’s Road, Bastian Garden City occupies a 60-plus-years-old bungalow behind St. Mark’s Hotel, offering a spacious setting spread across 22,000 sq ft of space across two levels. The chic decor, inspired by chic holiday destinations, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests. Although plans for a waterfall in the alfresco area have been put on hold due to the city's water shortages, the ambiance remains enchanting.


Chef Amol Phute has curated a menu that introduces meatier options while retaining the signature favorites from Bastian Mumbai. Dishes like the Peruvian tenderloin tiradito with chipotle ponzu and the salmon and snapper ceviché with mango offer a tantalizing culinary journey for diners.

For those seeking a delightful dining experience coupled with vibrant ambiance, Bastian Garden City in Bengaluru promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. So, gather your friends and family and embark on a culinary adventure at Bastian!

The Lodhi Crowned Number One International Hotel for Food and Drinks

The Lodhi Crowned Number One International Hotel for Food and Drinks

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 27, 2024

The Lodhi New Delhi has garnered international acclaim, being named the Number One International Hotel for Food and Drinks by Food & Wine 2024 Global Tastemakers. This accolade underscores the hotel's commitment to culinary excellence and its position as a leader in the global luxury hospitality sector.

Abhimanyu Singh Lodha, General Manager at The Lodhi, expressed pride in the recognition, stating, "This prestigious accolade from Food & Wine is a testament to our team’s dedication and our continuous effort to set new standards in luxury hospitality. We are honored to receive this distinction which acknowledges our commitment to providing exceptional culinary experiences."

Food & Wine, known for its significant influence in the culinary world, recognized The Lodhi for its outstanding dining and bar experiences. The hotel's restaurants, including the acclaimed Indian Accent, offer a blend of global and local flavors that promise sensory surprises and innovative cuisine. The Safari Lounge and Perbacco are also highlighted for their unique offerings that complement the overall dining experience.


Chef Dharmen Makwana, Corporate Chef at DLF Hospitality, and Chef Vijay Thapliyal, Executive Chef at The Lodhi, shared their enthusiasm for the recognition. They credited their innovative culinary strategies and the collaborative efforts of the culinary team for setting The Lodhi apart in the international dining scene.

The Lodhi boasts a variety of dining venues, from the global flavors of Élan to the contemporary Italian offerings at Perbacco, and the nature-inspired Safari Lounge. Each restaurant aims to create unique dining experiences that cater to the sophisticated palates of their global clientele.

With this recognition, The Lodhi reaffirms its commitment to excellence and innovation in the hospitality industry. The hotel continues to attract guests from around the world, eager to experience its top-rated culinary offerings in the heart of New Delhi.

About The Lodhi, New Delhi:

A Member of The Leading Hotels of The World, The Lodhi offers an urban oasis in the heart of New Delhi, near the historic Lodi Gardens. With a reputation for luxury and exemplary service, The Lodhi features spacious accommodations, world-class dining, and extensive leisure facilities. It remains a preferred choice for discerning travelers seeking a blend of luxury and comfort.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit The Lodhi New Delhi.

Scuzo Ice 'O' Magic Launches First Lounge in Dehradun, Bringing Italian Delicacies and Healthy Desserts Together

Scuzo Ice 'O' Magic Launches First Lounge in Dehradun, Bringing Italian Delicacies and Healthy Desserts Together

By Shreenidhi Jagannathan

Published on May 26, 2024

Scuzo Ice 'O' Magic, India's fastest-growing popsicle brand renowned for its innovative live popsicle concept, is set to embark on an exciting new journey. The company will soon open its first lounge in Dehradun and Uttarakhand with its signature healthy desserts.

In the picturesque city of Dehradun, Scuzo Ice 'O' Magic is introducing a unique combination of healthy desserts and Italian cuisine. The new lounge will offer a variety of delectable options, including pizza, bruschetta, pasta, and more. This venture aims to create a welcoming atmosphere where customers can enjoy delicious food and socialize in a vibrant setting.


Gagan Anand, Founder of Scuzo Ice 'O' Magic, expressed his enthusiasm for the new launch, stating, "We are thrilled to open our first lounge and are passionate about crafting unforgettable culinary experiences. Our Dehradun location showcases our dedication to innovation and quality. We invite customers to explore the richness of different cuisines within a vibrant lounge setting. We are confident that our new venture will successfully expand to other cities like Delhi/NCR, Bangalore, Rajkot, and Hyderabad."

Scuzo Ice 'O' Magic's new lounge in Dehradun promises to be a haven for food enthusiasts. The fusion of 'Italiano Cucina' with healthy desserts will offer a unique dining experience. Whether you're in the mood for a classic pasta dish with a refreshing beverage or a slice of authentic Italian pizza, Scuzo ensures every aspect of your satisfaction is covered.

As Scuzo Ice 'O' Magic continues to grow, keep an eye out for updates on new locations. This summer, indulge in the perfect combination of pasta, pizza, and refreshing drinks at Scuzo's newest lounge in Dehradun.

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India Sweet House Opens New Store in Mysuru, Expands Presence

India Sweet House Opens New Store in Mysuru, Expands Presence

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 25, 2024

India Sweet House, a beloved name in traditional Indian confectionery, proudly announced the grand opening of its 26th store in the vibrant city of Mysuru on May 3rd. Located in the cultural heart of Karnataka, this new addition is set to become a local favorite, offering an exquisite selection of traditional sweets and snacks.

The inauguration event was honored by the presence of prominent figures such as Suttur Mutt Swamiji, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, and Jagadguru Sri Veera Simhasana Mahasamsthana Mutt Suttur Srikshetra, along with Cine Artist Sri Sihi Kahi Chandru, the Brand Ambassador for India Sweet House.

Reflecting its commitment to cultural heritage, the new flagship store in Mysuru will feature the city’s beloved Ghee Jaggery Mysore Pak, crafted especially to celebrate the rich traditions of the region.

"We are thrilled to open our 26th store in Mysuru, a city renowned for its deep cultural and culinary heritage. This expansion is a testament to our dedication to making the finest traditional sweets accessible to everyone," said Shwetha and Vishwanath, Founders of India Sweet House.


The Mysuru store spans 1500 square feet, divided equally between two floors. The seating area on the first floor accommodates over 20 guests, providing a cozy space for enjoying the store’s culinary offerings. Furthermore, the brand also celebrated the opening of an India Sweet House Express at Paakashala on the Bangalore-Mysore highway in Channapatna, ideal for travelers, and is set to open another store on Kalidasa Road later this month.

India Sweet House is known for its commitment to quality, using organic ghee, khova, and fresh milk to craft its traditional delicacies. As part of the celebration, they are offering a special Buy One Get One free on chaats every Tuesday.

Visit India Sweet House in Mysuru:

Address: 26th Store, Heart of Mysuru, Karnataka

Website: India Sweet House

Special Offers: BOGO on chaats every Tuesday

Join the celebration of traditional flavors with India Sweet House in Mysuru, where every sweet tells a story of India's rich culinary arts.

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