Pincodes to Plates: An exclusive pop-up by Chef Kunal Kapur

Pincodes to Plates: An exclusive pop-up by Chef Kunal Kapur

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Published on September 21, 2023

Tracing his culinary expedition from Dubai to Delhi and finally to Mumbai, chef Kunal Kapur presents the first ever "Pincodes to Plates" pop-up at Virat Kohli's one8 Commune. This marks the inaugural occasion of these two sister brands of True Palate Hospitality coming together to present a one of a kind dining experience.

This series celebrates India's diverse regional cuisines, connecting your palate with the essence of each region. Inspired by Chef Kunal's extensive journey across India, this event brings authentic flavours and techniques straight to your table, showcasing generations of perfected cooking methods.

Chef Kunal Kapur excitedly states that, "With 'Pincodes to Plates,' we're unravelling India's culinary secrets, one bite at a time. This culinary series is a tribute to the art of cooking that binds our nation. Each dish not only tantalises taste buds but also narrates the stories of traditions and flavours that make India's cuisine so enchanting."

The Main Course sections offer a medley of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, highlighting the diverse and rich flavours that India has to offer like the legendary Champaran Meat, Green Chilli Paratha 493992, straight out of God's Own Country is the Wayanadan Chicken Curry, Parotta 673121, the classic Punjabi Chole, Chur Chur Naan 143001 and the tangy Martbaan Paneer, Masala Lachha Paratha.

Experience the exquisite symphony of flavours with their Pulao selection. For vegetarians, the Bombay Tawa Pulao awaits, a symphony of spices and vegetables evoking the bustling streets of Bombay. Non-vegetarian enthusiasts can relish the Chicken Pulao, a harmonious blend of succulent chicken and fragrant rice. Dive into the rich notes of the Mutton Pulao, a masterpiece of tender mutton entwined with perfectly seasoned grains. Every plate tells a unique story, a tribute to the varied pincodes that shape India's culinary map. Complementing these culinary gems, the refreshing Burrani Raita offers a soothing contrast.

Indulge in an array of tantalising small plates like the treasure of an unexplored cuisine Aloo Tuk, Truffle Malai Sauce 400005; Amritsari Bhatti da Murgh 143001, inspired by the Tandooriyas of Ambarsar and Kanpuri Shami Kebab Bun Tikka 208001 from the heartland of Awadh.

You can "Chaat it Out" while exploring the playful side of Indian cuisine, with quirky and innovative vegan and gluten-free chaat creations like Dhokla Chaat 380009; Flying in from their Dubai outpost is the Chaat Hummus 122002 infused with tangy raw mango and topped with farsan to be relished with papdi and the popular Ram Laddoo Chaat 110001.

Celebrating the nation's enduring love for sweets, their dessert section starres Rasmalai Tiramisu, Pincode's take on the most popular Italian dessert. For those seeking a taste of nostalgia, our Old Delhi Style Gadbad Falooda is a must-try.

"Pincode to Plates" doesn't just offer a wide array of dishes; it presents a journey through various cooking techniques that have shaped Indian cuisine over the centuries. "Dhungar" from the central and northern regions infuses smoky flavors, "Khurchan" from the west and north for that delightful crispiness, while "Bhapa" from the east and northeast offers tender fragrant delights.

Suved Lohia, a local partner of one8 commune Juhu states that "At one8 Commune, we are thrilled to present the first-ever 'Pincodes to Plates' pop-up. Through this experience, we are not just serving dishes; we are narrating the stories of diverse regions, techniques, and cultures that make our culinary heritage so vibrant. Join us as we celebrate the uncharted pincodes and their incredible flavours that have found a home at our table."

Don't wait any longer! Reserve your spot and experience the magic that awaits at "Pincodes to Plates" pop-up at one8 Commune.

About one8 Commune:

one8 Commune is best described as the most non-pretentious space, the first-ever one-of-a-kind comforting resto-bar, holding true to its 'Commune Sensibility'. Everything about the place, from its menu, ambience and décor, is based on the singular aura of togetherness, a powerful connection that brings people of varied tastes, interests, and backgrounds into one space, thus standing true to its name. 

It leans towards being an experiential dining space, where community, culture, and collaboration intersect to create a harmonious discovery.

Currently spread over with 6 outlets in major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Pune, and unfurling their expansion this year in Bangalore, and Gurgaon.

Address: 18/B, Juhu Tara Rd, behind Little Italy, Shivaji Nagr, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054

One8 Commune - https://www.instagram.com/one8.commune/

Pincode India - https://www.instagram.com/pincode_india/

For reservations - +918108401818 | +918108411818

Image Source: Official Social Media Handle of Chef Kunal


The St. Regis Goa Resort Welcomes Shanti Sanga as Reservations Manager

The St. Regis Goa Resort Welcomes Shanti Sanga as Reservations Manager

By Nishang Narayan

Published on July 16, 2024

The St. Regis Goa Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Shanti Sanga as its new reservations manager. With over 11 years of distinguished service in the hospitality industry, Sanga brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of excellence to the team.

Shanti Sanga began her career with management training in front office at Clarks Exotica, Convention Resort & Spa, Bengaluru, and has since held key roles at Taj MG Road Bengaluru, Four Points by Sheraton, Pune, and Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center. Her exceptional contributions in these roles have been widely recognized.

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Having previously worked with Marriott International, Sanga is well-acquainted with the standards of excellence expected in the industry. She is particularly drawn to The St. Regis Goa Resort's unique location, surrounded by lush greenery, rivers, lagoons, and the beach. She leads by being cooperative and supportive and believes in fostering an environment where team members feel valued and accountable.

"We are truly excited to have Shanti join our team. Her extensive experience and passion for excellence align perfectly with our commitment to providing outstanding guest experiences. Shanti's innovative approach and dynamic leadership will undoubtedly enhance our reservations operations and contribute significantly to our resort’s ongoing success," said Satish Kumar, General Manager of The St. Regis Goa Resort.

Combining timeless glamour with a vanguard spirit, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is committed to delivering exquisite experiences at more than 50 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Beginning with the debut of The St. Regis hotel in New York by John Jacob Astor IV at the dawn of the twentieth century, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by the signature St. Regis Butler Service.


Phil Cordell, A Hilton Veteran, Retires After 40-Year Career

Phil Cordell, A Hilton Veteran, Retires After 40-Year Career

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on July 16, 2024

Phil Cordell, a seasoned executive with Hilton, is retiring after an impressive 40-year tenure with the company. Hilton has announced that Cordell will transition to an advisory role, starting in July, where he will mentor and coach the Hilton team.

Cordell’s journey with Hilton began in high school as a bellman. His dedication and hard work led him to become the general manager of the second Hampton Hotel in 1983. Over the next two decades, he played a pivotal role in expanding Hilton’s All Suites and Focused Service brands, particularly growing the Hampton by Hilton brand into a global leader with over 2,300 hotels in 29 countries by the end of his tenure.

Cordell was instrumental in launching the first Hampton hotel in China in 2015, showcasing his ability to adapt Hilton’s brand to international markets. His leadership extended beyond Hampton, contributing significantly to the success of other Hilton brands such as Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, and Homewood Suites.

In his latest role as Global Head of Lifestyle and New Brand Development, Cordell spearheaded the creation and launch of several innovative brands, including Home2 Suites, Tru, Motto, Tempo, and Spark. Notably, Spark achieved the fastest announcement-to-market timeline in Hilton’s history, debuting its first hotel just ten months after the brand was announced.

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Cordell’s departure marks the end of an era, but his legacy will continue to influence Hilton’s growth. Kevin Osterhaus, who recently joined Hilton as President of Global Lifestyle Brands, will succeed Cordell. Osterhaus will oversee the development of several Hilton brands, including Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, Graduate by Hilton, Motto by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, and Tempo by Hilton. Osterhaus brings experience from his previous role as President of Graduate Hotels, which Hilton acquired earlier this year.

Beyond brand development, Cordell played a crucial role in establishing the Hilton CleanStay program, which set new standards for cleanliness and safety during the pandemic. This initiative has been widely recognized for enhancing guest confidence and ensuring safe hotel stays.

Chris Silcock, Hilton’s President of Global Brands and Commercial Services, expressed gratitude for Cordell’s contributions in an internal letter: “As Phil transitions into an advisory role, let us take this opportunity to express our gratitude for his exceptional leadership, mentorship, and friendship. His legacy of innovation, growth, and genuine ‘Hamptonality’ service will continue to inspire us for years.”

Cordell’s career at Hilton is a testament to his dedication, innovative spirit, and commitment to excellence. His move to an advisory role will ensure that his experience and insights continue to benefit Hilton as the company evolves and expands.

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Pacific Mall NSP Pitampura Presents "Unplugged Season 4" — A Celebration of Musical Talent

Pacific Mall NSP Pitampura Presents "Unplugged Season 4" — A Celebration of Musical Talent

By Nishang Narayan

Published on July 15, 2024

Pacific Mall NSP Pitampura is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated event, "Unplugged Season 4," which will showcase the region's top musical talents. The event kicks off with a one-day audition on July 13th, 2024, followed by the grand finale on July 20th, 2024.

"Unplugged Season 4" invites participants in three categories: Solo, Duo, and Group, across a variety of instruments, including Guitar, Drums, and more. Contestants can perform songs in English or Hindi or showcase their original compositions and perform multiple genres such as Rock, Jazz, Blues, Fusion/Indie-Fusion, and Classical, promising a diverse musical extravaganza.

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Abhishek Bansal, Executive Director, Pacific Group, expressed his excitement: "We are excited to host 'Unplugged Season 4' at Pacific Mall NSP and look forward to witnessing extraordinary performances from talented musicians. The competition promises to be fierce and exhilarating. The event not only aims to discover new musical talents but also to provide a platform for artists to showcase their creativity and passion for music."

Participants and spectators alike can expect a vibrant and engaging atmosphere as Pacific Mall NSP Pitampura transforms into a hub of musical excellence. "Unplugged Season 4" is set to be a memorable celebration of artistic expression and talent.

For more information about the event and registration details, visit the official website of Pacific Mall NSP Pitampura or follow their social media channels.

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