Kandaghat – travel journal by Vernika Awal

Kandaghat

Kandaghat

Imagine waking up in the morning to a steaming cup of coffee, at a place surrounded by lush green hills, chirping birds and a nip in the air. Wouldn’t it be an ideal setup for all of us who’re craving for simplicity in the hectic urban lives that we lead? Well, you know you deserve a break like this once in a while. So head to the hills and breathe in some freshness into that exhausted body!

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Thai Food Festival at Barbeque Nation

Kung Thai Kaeng Prawns

Kung Thai Kaeng Prawns

This season, Barbeque Nation brings a slice of Thailand to your platter by hosting a Thai Food Festival. ‘Sawatdee’ (which means ‘hello’ in Thai) festival offers you a chance to experience a feast all the way from South East Asia. Decorations of wooden boats, cane hats, waiters dressed in Thai livery and colorful lanterns hanging from the ceiling will transport you to the quaint streets of Thailand. A delightful gastronomical journey beckons you at Barbeque Nation’s 9 outlets in Delhi-NCR region (Connaught Place, Jangpura, Saket, Vasant Kunj, Pitampura, Janakpuri, Vivek Vihar, Noida and Gurgaon) between July 8 and July 26, 2015.

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Shraman, The Ashok: Recreating classical Rajasthani Cuisine

Shraman

Shraman

Ambience: Located in the heart of Delhi’s lush green stretch, Shraman stands coyly in a quaint corner at the majestic Ashok hotel. A rustic staircase with subtle notes of royalty, contoured by gentle pots of plants hanging merrily, escorted us to the restaurant. There was something very ‘vintage’ about this place. Wooden furniture embossed with intricate silver work were laid aesthetically; turquoise blue table cloths became backdrop to white cutlery and a grand art piece flaunting a gorgeous peacock , carved in meenakari work stood splendidly on one of the walls. Old-world charm juxtaposed with essences of Rajasthani culture made the whole setup beautifully intriguing.

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Summer House Café—For a Soulful Dining Experience

Summerhouse Café

Summer House Café

Ambience: Located in Aurbindo Place Market, Summer House Café is a statement in its self. Serving cuisine from world over, this standalone café has a certain noir element to it. Conventional wooden décor sets the mood on an eccentric level. The restaurant has two seating areas—a rooftop, open air seating arrangement and a customary closed setup downstairs with a huge open space, accommodating a house full of people dancing to techno, house, lounge and psychedelic trance music.

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