A Class With Ben Ungermann, Of The MasterChef Australia Fame

If you have been watching MasterChef Australia, I’m sure Ben Ungermann needs no introduction.

Ben Ungermann, runner-up at MasterChef Australia 2017, was recently in Bangalore for a few days, conducting events for World On A Plate. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a masterclass by him, at Lavonne Academy of Baking Science and Pastry Arts yesterday. It was an experience that I will cherish for a long, long time to come.

Read all about my experience at the masterclass, just in on my photo blog!

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Dragon Food Festival @ InAzia, Sheraton Grand, Whitefield

I have had the pleasure of dining at InAzia, the Pan-Asian restaurant at the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center, a couple of times. Last week, I was invited to partake of another feast there, to check out their ongoing Dragon Food Festival, along with some other food bloggers.

Read all about my experience at the Dragon Food Festival, just in on my photo blog!

Berry Vanilla Gateaux @ The Academy Of Pastry Arts, Bangalore

I was super thrilled, recently, to receive an invite from The Academy Of Pastry Arts, Bangalore, to be part of a dessert demonstration. It did turn out to be quite a scintillating experience. Yours truly, alongside a bunch of other food bloggers from across the city, watched agog, as Chef Kimberly Rozario of the Academy gave us a live demonstration of a magnificent Berry Vanilla Gateaux.

Check out my detailed post about the experience, just in on my photo blog!

Introduction To Sindhi Cuisine @ Sindh Kitchen, Malleshwaram

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to sample some Sindhi food at Sindh Kitchen, Malleshwaram, at a bloggers’ table. It turned out to be an enlightening experience, my first proper introduction to Sindhi cuisine. We had a lovely time admiring the simple decor of Sindh Kitchen and, of course, gorging on some delicious food!

Do check out my detailed post about the experience, just in on my photo blog!

Old Favourites From Made In Punjab Now Back At BBQ’D!

A lot of foodie hearts broke when Made In Punjab in UB City gave way to BBQ’D. Many missed the gorgeous, authentic North Indian food of Made In Punjab, with its unique twists. Well, if you are one of those broken-hearted ones, there is good news for you!

Some of the old favourites from Made In Punjab have been brought back to the BBQ’D menu, on popular demand! Along with a few of the city’s foodies, I thoroughly enjoyed sampling this ‘Made In Punjab Revival Menu’ at BBQ’D, recently.

Check out a detailed account of my experience with the revival menu, just in on my photo blog!

Thai Food Festival @ In Azia, Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel

Last weekend, The Girl Next Door Club was at InAzia by Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center, to experience their ongoing Thai Food Festival. We had a lovely time here, sampling various known and lesser-known Thai delicacies by expert chef Rungtiwa Sorlae.

Do check out my blog, for a detailed account of the experience!

Kashmiri Wazwan @ Radisson Blu, Marathahalli

I consider myself incredibly lucky for having had the chance to visit Kashmir, the land touted as ‘Paradise on Earth’, not once but twice so far. I am glad I have had a chance to explore a little of the cuisine of this beautiful place, to delve deeper into the food that nourishes the people of this land. Kashmiri cuisine has always surprised me with its out-of-the-box (at least for me) preparations, the use of spices to make food magical, and its simplicity. So, when I was recently invited to partake of a Kashmiri feast at Saffron, Radisson Blu in Marathahalli, I absolutely had to go. I ended up having an absolutely lovely time here, with some great food being served.

Read all about my experience at the Kashmiri Wazwan food festival, just in on my blog!

How To Make Hot Lemon Tea With Honey

Hubby and I are big fans of the hot lemon tea we get here in Bangalore, in several bakeries. It is a light brew, but the lemon in it makes it so very refreshing. Most bakeries make it with sugar, and we love how the sweetness combines with the tartness of the lemon.

We often make a pit-stop at a nearby bakery to enjoy a glass of our favourite hot lemon tea, in the midst of grocery shopping or running other errands. This is just the perfect drink for us any day, but especially so on the kind of dark, rainy days that are prevalent in Bangalore right now. It is a great pick-me-up for us, a mood-changer, an energy-booster.

I recently learnt how to make great hot lemon tea with honey at home, courtesy of a friend’s mother. Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Chef Sumitra Kalapatapu Concludes Pop-Up Andhra Kitchen At WelcomHotel

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of partaking of a special Telugu Brahmin meal, curated by Chef Sumitra Kalapatapu for Jacaranda, the restaurant at Welcomhotel by ITC, Bangalore. I was at WelcomAndhra, a 10-day pop-up kitchen by Chef Sumitra at Jacaranda. The experience, I must say, was quite lovely!

Read all about the meal I had, just in on my photo blog!