Address Home Bangalore | New Store Launch |

If you buy stuff you love, regardless of era or price, your home will be a true reflection of you- Sarah Norwood

I, was invited over for the official launch of a home decor store in “Lavelle Road”, to experience the story behind it.

As a person, who has taste for finer things in life, i love exploring and unearthing artifacts to adorn my living. And as pompous as that may sound, what I mean by that is it could be just about anything that gives you an impression about me. It could be something as simple as a card holder to something as rare as an antique. It all depends on what calls out to you, what resonates with your personality and what makes you feel happy.

About Address Home :

Launched in February 2008, Address Home is a stylish, sophisticated and eclectic option for all those connoisseurs who appreciate all things elegant.

It was found by Mr. Rajat Singhi, who comes from a family who are supposed to be India’s first home furnishing company. He has designed & manufactured linens for “Crate & Barrel, Neiman Marcus, Harrods, etc”. Therefore, you can understand the kind of quality that you will be pampered with.

My Experience at Address Home :

We were greeted warmly by the staff, who took us around the store, explaining each and every section. Turning our cogs by immersing us in the activities lined up for the evening.

We were told to renovate a part of the store as per our choice. Making sure that our personalities are reflected in it. Some bloggers took the bed section, some took the dining and some took the living area. All of us, were given complete access to the store and told to pick up anything that suits our personality.

The experience was fun and we were pleasantly surprised to see how beautifully each area was done.

My recommendations at the store :

  • Antalya Gold and Teal Plates : These beauties are 24k Gold plated and that rich colour that you see, is the continuous effort of firing it up.

  • Crockery from another collection : These are Platinum plated, the collection as unique as your taste.

  • Signature Jaguar Centrepiece: A power symbol, the centrepiece and yes, extremely beautiful.

  • The Bed Linen : The bed linen & cushions, are one of their speciality, with textures of all kinds available. The quilted ones or the Ottoman ones, the beaded ones or the embroidered ones, you choose what you like.

  • Agave Napkin Rings: These rings are so gorgeous, that I couldn’t stop myself from wearing it on, like a statement ring. Super loved them, already on my list.

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Verdict : This place is your one stop shop for all things beautiful, without digging a big hole in your pocket. The collection is exquisite and truly unique. I, would definitely pick up a few things from here. This is a haven, to spoil myself in luxury and to make your dream home a reality.

Address : No.67/1b, 4th Cross, Lavelle Road. Bangalore-560001

Foods To Eat During Winters- An Insight

Hello!!

Welcome to the Winter Express – Blog Train where 33 awesome bloggers write about different topics related to this beautiful winter season from their own unique perspectives. Expect tips and tricks, recipes, stories, cherished memories and many more. You would love to have a magical ride with our Winter Express.

This blog train is brought to you by: RainbowDiaries.com, Mommystimeline.com and Amritkauramy.com.

I would like to Thank “Papri Ganguly “for introducing me and sending across the Winter Express to my station.

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Foods To Eat During Winters :

“Winter is the time for comfort, for food food and warmth”- Edith Sitwell

It’s the winters that make you cozy up, that make you crave for something hearty and rich & it is winters that give you reasons to indulge in your favourite foods. Remember that what you want, isn’t usually what your body is craving for. We tend to make wrong decisions and pack up the pounds during winters, which are super hard to get rid off during the summers. And, who doesn’t want a “beach body” during those summers, isn’t it?

Here’s a list of the kinds of food, you should be incorporating in your winter diet :

  • Nuts – All kinds of them. Take your pick and keep yourself warm with a handful of your choice, specially Almonds & Walnuts. Try making badaam ka Halwa, Walnut bread, Granola Bars, etc.

  • Leafy greens- Very surprisingly, your leafy greens are an excellent source of vitamins and body warming properties. Leafy greens like Spinach, Coriander, Amaranth, Mustard greens, Fenugreek, etc are not only delicious to devour but can be incorporated into your dishes in many ways. My favourites are the ” Sarson Da Saag, Basil Pesto Sauce, Methi Theplas”

  • Meat : It is a no brainer, but yes meat of any kind is your source of solid nutrition during the winters. Lean meat, poultry & fish. The season calls for ” Nalli Nihari, Haleem & Barbecued Chicken” at my place.

  • Whole grain cereals : Along with being delicious, whole grains are considered to have a warming property as well as a feeling of satiation when eaten. A few examples are “Pearl Millet, Finger Millet, Wheat, etc”. I love having bajra rotis and Ragi roti during this season.

  • Spices and Herbs : Being an Indian, Spices and Herbs are the daily way of life and form a strict staple in our lives as well. “Garam Masala, thyme, Sumac, etc” get put to their full use during this season.

  • Fresh fruits : Fruits which are loaded with Vitamin C, help in building up your immunity and are a must have in the winters. Gooseberries, papaya, apples, oranges, etc. Blend them up in a milkshake, have gooseberry murraba, make apple pies or apple butters as well.

So, go ahead cuddle up and enjoy the winters with these delectable goodies to warm you up.

Happy winters & have a great holiday season, y’all.

What’s your favourite winter food?

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I hope you enjoyed reading my post. Now, it is the time for departure, so meet Winter Express next at “Deepanita ‘sStation. Stay hooked to this journey with the Winter Express!!!

p.s: All pictures are sourced from pixabay and are free to use.

Skola Toys| Bloggers Meet | Vivanta by Taj | Bangalore |

“Play is the highest form of research”- Albert Einstein

Standing by that very protocol, “Skola Toys” has integrated learning through playing in their toys. I was, privileged to be a part of the bloggers meet, that was held in “Vivanta by Taj” for all of us to understand the depth of thinking that was incorporated in the toys.

About Skola Toys :

Skola Toys is India’s first range of toys designed with learning at its core. Made for children between 2 years & 7 years, Skola Toys’ design principles have been scientifically backed by child psychologists, child experts & educationists including Montessori teachers. Founded by Mridula Shridhar, VK Manikandan & Nitish Agrawal, Skola Toys was set up to fill the void that existed in the Early Learning & Learning Toy category for intelligently designed toys. Skola Toys help children pick up crucial skills in areas like Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, Social Science, Science, Cognition & Creativity.

What Material are the Skola Toys Made Up Of?

Skola Toys, are pure wooden toys which encourage children to play more. Children very easily differentiate between low quality & high quality material. They are also very attuned to accepting natural materials, like Jute, Wood, Stone, Clay,etc. Therefore, Skola Toys are natural and much appreciated by kids.

About Skola Toys Bloggers Meet :

We were seated in our respective places, with anticipation of what innovative strategies would be unfolding for us as parents to experience. The Meet had Parent Bloggers, Toy shop owners & School teachers congregate for the interactive session.

The topic of discussion was ” Touch vs. Touch & Feel” As we all know, technology has us in the deep throes of its clutches. We are in one way or the other reliant on it, for our lives to function. In this reliance, we also expose our young ones to it, thereby creating a generation of “techno geeks” and take for granted the cognitive functions of seeing, feeling & deciding for granted.

So, we were given little tasks, which had us engaged for sometime. Something as simple as “feeling the alphabets blindfolded and deciding which one it was”, “putting up a puzzle”, etc and boy! was it fun. The exercises that we did were a way, for us to realise how much more fun a physical activity is as compared to a “tap tap tap” activity.

Verdict : All in all, a very informative meet, by which it’s clear to me that, children don’t only need technology to help them grow and bloom their innate skills, but also the need of smart toys which help their skill set.

Cafe Mangii | Restaurant Review | Orion Mall| Bangalore |

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”-Leonardo Da Vinci

This is what we experienced during the “Pizza & Sangria Festival”, hosted by Cafe Mangii at Orion Mall. The sight of piping hot pizzas is bound to get anyone salivating and hungry for one. It’s nothing less than a wonder to see a flatbread with toppings and something that had a humble beginning in Naples, conquer the shores of every country. Pizza is what defines comfort food & there was no way, I wouldn’t be a part of it.

About Cafe Mangii :

Cafe Mangii is one of the those places, which redefines the Italian dining experience. With, just about everything on the menu infused with simplicity, it truly is a pleasure to imbibe yourself here. So let’s “mangiamo”

Decor & Ambiance :

It’s a beautiful rooftop restaurant, which overlooks a serene artificial lake. The whole ambiance is very cheery, yet sophisticated and relaxing. The trattoria kind of a feeling is prevalent here. The chairs and tables are just the perfect backdrop for an Instagram worthy picture.

Hospitality:

Again, doesn’t fail to impress me with their courteous and well groomed staff. The service is unhurried and works well for me, because I love lounging around the place.

The Grub Story :

I, had the opportunity to experience the ongoing “Pizza & Sangria Festival”, which is going to wow you up till the 15th December 2017. Here’s what I savoured.

  • Quattro Stagnioni Pizza (₹595/-) : A medley of the 4 Italian season veggies, artichokes, Mushroom, courgettes, pimentos, bocconcini & Parmesan Aioli. This hands down, was one of my favourites. The buttery smoothness of those toppings, just melt in your mouth.

  • Moroccan Pesto Pizza (₹635/-) : Extremely evident in this pizza was the flavour of quinoa chickpea tabouleh with tomato koftas with the labneh. Delectable! The complexity of the flavours, lay in its simplicity. Sprinklings of zaatar & sumac made this even more irresistible!

  • The Local (₹525/-) : Pizza baad topped with Makhani sauce, tempered paneer, Amul Cheese Tandoori Mayo & kanda kachumbar. A very desi twist to it, has the flavours of pickled onions, cut through very subtly, against the masaledaar Paneer. I’m not someone who loves Masala Paneer in her pizza, so this one was a so-so one.

  • Que Pasa (₹515/-): Crisp tortilla, refried beans, queso cream cheese, pico de gallo, smoky BBQ squirt & corn kernels. This pizza is really heavy on you, one of the most satisfying & filling pizzas, if you have a thing for tacos & mole sauces.

  • French Connection (₹515/-): What an ambrosial treat, with the artfully clever use of harmonious ingredients. Everything about this pizza made me go “Mamma Mia”. The lyonnaise potatoes, thyme cream porcini ragout, baby spinach, caramelised onions, mozzarella and truffle mayo, yes! They were just a match made in.. well kitchen.

  • Dark Gems (₹515/-): A delight for all those sweet tooths out there. Pizza with all the gooey goodness. Hear this out.. Peanut butter Glaze, Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie, Nutella fritters & Gems! I know, it’s just jaw dropping and yup, it’s delish for sure!

  • Virgin Mojito : If, you’ve noticed my trend of drinking, I’m a huge virgin Mojito fan. So, it wasn’t surprising that I’d ask for one. The flavours are spot on.

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Verdict : The Pizza Festival, was a total success. There are quite a lot of vegetarian options, trust me a vegetarian wouldn’t feel left out. It’s on till 15 December, so don’t forget to go and savour some and you will thank me later.

Well deserved 4 star

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Location : 3rd Floor, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway.26,1, Dr. Rajkumar Road Ph No : 080-22682213

Monsoon | The Park Hotels | Restaurant Review | MG Road | Bangalore | 

Cooking well, doesn’t mean cooking fancy”- Julia Child 

While I am, perambulating my surroundings, a breeze perfumed with the scent of blooms of jasmine, pirouettes by and the weather is a perfect brew of romance and warmth. The light trickle of water, leaves imprints on the facade and what a better way, to imbibe the feel of this monsoon, whilst flumping yourself comfortably in your chairs and indulging in some banqueting with your loved one, at “Monsoon- The Park” 



About Monsoon- The Park Hotels : 

The Park Hotels, are well known for their fine quality standards while entertaining their guests with the very best. “Monsoon” encompasses that very trait, it is a fine dine 24 hour restaurant that is proffering a spread of ” Italian & Pan-Indian” fare. Located at a prime location, stones throw away from a premium mall, Monsoon, is a perfect getaway if you are in the vicinity. 

Ambiance : 

The ambiance is an amalgamation of laid back & relaxing. The colour scheme, is a beautiful deep toned brown with specks of green, which instantly give you a cozy feel. The slow tempo of the music in the background, also helps you shrug off the cacophonous chatter in your mind. 




Hospitality: 

The service is extremely exemplary & that is not an exaggeration in any sense. The wait staff are groomed in impeccable fashion with pleasing demeanours. Special mention to our maitre d’s , ” Mr. Satish” & “Mr. Jyoti” for being ever so attentive & ever ready to please. The Chef “Mr. Pal”, was more than happy to come, when I personally wanted to meet him & thank him for whipping up one of the most delicious & true to roots ” Penne Alfredo”


The Grub Story: 

I, was here for their dinner buffet. I, will be therefore showcasing my favourites. Here was how it went:

Soup : 

Being a vegetarian, I went for the “warm creamy mushroom soup”. I, kid you not.. it was by far, the most delish mushroom soup I’ve had.


Salads : 

They had quite a few salads, but my favourite was the “Japanese Salad”, which was foamy soft with sour cream as the dressing. It had tangerines, lettuce & veggies. Mind blowing yum.


Drinks : 

The had the option of unlimited iced coffee or pineapple juice. I, chose the coffee of course. 



Starters: 

  • Paneer Tikka : Beautifully marinated squares of Paneer coated with the Masala & tandoored. 


  • Honey Chilli Potato: The slender Potato fries were tossed in a sweet spicy sauce. Delectable much.



Mains : 

They had a toothsome selection of parmigiana, Wok tossed noodles, Dum gosht biryani, pulao, mirchi ka salan, yam yeruval,etc


Desserts : 


  • Walnut tart with whipped cream: Trust me, the pastry was melt in the mouth. Crumbled into the mouth & was overtly delish. 


  • Apple Strudel : Done ever so lightly with the flaky phyllo pastry and with the slightest hints of cinnamon. This made my day. 


  • Apple cream Yoghurt: Another masterpiece, with light flavours but powerful punches. 


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Verdict : The dinner buffet at Monsoon, was a total heartwarming feast, with not one dish being below average. The emphasis is more on heroing elements and there isn’t a purge of too many flavours. Food stands tall & is absolutely worth the spot on pricing. Rates absolutely reasonable on the VFM meter. 

Priced at ₹1700/- for two (dinner buffet) that’s about ₹850/- per head. 

A well deserved 4.5/5 rating 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5 



Whooppeezz Pizza | QSR Review |Koramangala| Bangalore | 

Those pizzas I ate, were for medicinal purpose”- Amy Neftzger 

Guess what, I ate a few slices of the pizza pretty much in the same vein. From its time in Naples, to it having reached every shore in the world (well pretty much every) Pizza, has come a long way. We have 100’s of versions, but the love for Pizza binds us all. It is as universal as it gets. 

I’ve seen the Pizza revolution happen in Bangalore from the late 90’s, when we used to come back to India for our vacations and we would literally have no other option, but to go to the one place “P****H** to satiate our cravings. From then to today, when there are so many options and you’re spoiled for choice, you can’t help but think wisely about choosing which pizzeria to patronise. 

About Whooppeezz : 

Whooppeezz, this QSR believes in giving you delectable pizzas at affordable prices. They believe in generosity and that is clearly seen, in their toppings & dousing of cheese. The take extreme care, making sure that you just had a lip smacking meal. Their brand mascot “Forgetful Franco”, is just someone you instantly can connect with. 

Ambiance : 

The ambiance, is pretty quirky and the catch phrases, catch your attention as well. Done with yellow and white tones, the ambiance is very cheery as well. 

Hospitality : 

Being a QSR, you really can’t expect much but they still try to be as involved as they can be with your dine in experience.

The Grub Story : 

Here are few of the things me and the girls tried when we were here: 

Drinks : 

  • Virgin Mojito (₹79/-): Their mojito, was very refreshing and the punch of lemon & mint is pretty good. The best part is, it comes with your own takeaway bottle. ❤️ Affordable much.
  • Crunch Choco Blast (₹130/-): Yum and a mouthful. The delectable shake, was ever so rich and had all the elements of a freak shake at quarter the price. 


Appetisers : 

  • Garlic Bread With Cheese & Mushrooms (₹120/-): Quite surprisingly, this was really enjoyable. With a crunchy bruschetta, warm mushrooms & drippy cheese, I’d order this any day. 


This is with the chicken topping

  • BBQ Chicken Wings : All of the non vegetarians, loved this. It has a distinct gooey and soft texture to it. 



Pizzas : 

  • Silli Chilli (₹515/- for large) : A spicy combination of cajun Paneer, yellow & red capsicum, pickled onions & chilli flakes. The tang of pickled onions is something welcomed.


  • Veg Exotica (₹515/- for large) : If, you are vegetarian or not, this is one pizza that you shouldn’t miss for anything. The flavours of all those toppings, is just something so delicious. The thin crust, just elevated the flavours. 
  • Popeye Spinachy : Made with a multigrain base and topped with spinach and cheese. This was my favourite. Loved it, must try! 


  • Mamas pizza (₹515/- for large): Sundried tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and basil, this combination gets all the points for being sinfully yum. 

The non vegetarian version

  • Whooppeezz Double Decker (₹550/- for veg): The mother of all pizzas, the monster munch and double the bliss. This pizza has a double of everything. Cajun spiced Paneer, tandoori Paneer, black & green olives, sundried tomatoes & jalapeños. 



Desserts : 

  • Whooppeezz Chocolate Pizza With Almond Flakes and Gems (₹190/-) : Omg!! This totally has to be heaven. One of the innovative desserts I’ve had this month, the chocolate pizza is crunchy in the middle and spongy & soft near the crust and oozes of gooey chocolate. Must must have. 


  • Choco Cheesecake Shot (₹60/-) : Smooth and silky, with a taste that envelopes you. It’s a highly yum shot, which the kids would love. 



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Verdict : The pizzas and the offerings here are really a pleasure to devour. The pricing is good and rates high on VFM meter, there’s nothing that i didn’t like here. 

Here’s a 4 star for them. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5


Grapevine | Restaurant Review | HSR LAYOUT| Bangalore | 

Good Food is very often, even most often, simple food”- Anthony Bourdain. 

Yes, I hear you Anthony. You don’t need some food brouhaha for it to actually be ambrosial. Something simple, well as simple as Pizza, can be the one that gets you. 

About Grapevine : 

Situated in HSR, it seems almost like a piece of a Mediterranean noshery right here. Grapevine is an ambitious venture started by the mother daughter duo, who believe in proferring, extremely affordable and lip smacking fare to whet your appetite. 

Ambiance: The ambiance, is extremely relaxing with the teal and grey tones to calm your senses down. The little baubles strewn across, take the feel of the restaurant up by many notches. It’s a place you come by, to lose yourself. 

Hospitality: The staff are well groomed and cordial, they could definitely do better with being a tad more attentive to the customers need. 

The Grub Story : Being “The Pizza Month”, there were quite a few pizzas that we ordered. 

  • Cottage Cheese Croquettes (₹150/-) : A delicious strip of cottage cheese dipped in bread crumbs and fried. Loved the perfect crunchy exterior with the smoothness of that cheese. Must try.


  • Spanakopita (₹215/-): I was the most excited about this one, because i love the richness of the Greek pie. When im talking spanakopita, I’m thinking heavy & generous amounts of spinach and feta & crumbly filo pastry. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all that, it felt more of a Spinach sambousek. But, apart from that, it was delicious ❤️


  • Penne in Mushroom and Thyme sauce (₹255/-) : Nice and lightly tossed in a delicate sauce with aromatic Thyme & creamy mushroom. 

Pizzas : 

  • Mushroom & Burnt Garlic Pizza (₹235/-) : Oh! Goodness Gracious. What a delectable Pizza, with a thin yet soft base doused generously with mushroom & burnt garlic. Must try. 


  • Gluten Free Broccoli Pizza : This was a new introduction into their menu. The base is…wait for it… made out of broccoli. I just can’t even tell you, how good this is. You really must try it to believe it. 


  • Ripieno (₹250/-) : It’s a Pizza folded in half and baked to perfection. I had the veg version, made out of spinach, feta & mozzarella. Must must must try. 



Drinks & Desserts : 

  • Brownie Shake (₹215/-) : Made out of chocolate syrup, brownie crumble and chocolate ice cream. A little more thickness would’ve taken this up by many notches, but nevertheless fair enough. 



  • Nutella Oreo Cheesecake : They are collaborating their desserts, with “Cheesecake Alley”, and the desserts are just lip smacking. 


Here are a few others that I didn’t taste, but looked delicious. 



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Verdict : It’s a perfect place to unwind and relax with good food. The VFM factor is fair. The Pizza month is on, don’t forget to go indulge yourself in it. You could also win a free pizza, if your table has a secret card. 

A well deserved 4 star

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Coyla- Cababs & Curries| Four points by Sheraton | Whitefield | Bangalore | 

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces- just good food from fresh ingredients”- Julia Child

And, as i flopped down in my seat and helped my self to some second servings, Julia’s words rung true. It really isn’t always about being positively baroque all the time, sometimes you just crave for something analogous to your roots. 


About Coyla : 

Coyla- Four Points By Sheraton, is a relatively new venture, by Sheraton. As we all know, Sheraton, is no newbie when it comes to exemplary hospitality and calibre. Coyla, is a beautiful rooftop restaurant which tries to caress your cares away, with its ambiance. Coyla (Charcoal in Hindi), is synonymous with Indian cuisine and even more so with North Indian, Punjabi Cuisine. The Head Chef, “Mr. Rajesh” is a true blue Punjabi, so you can expect a hearty dose of Punjabi spices. The menu, has been curated by none other than the celebrity chef, “Sweety Baluja”, himself.


Ambiance : 

The ambiance is a perfect mix of rustic and calm. The open kitchen, let’s you gawk in awe at your food being tossed around. The atmosphere sets the perfect mood for a nice laid back evening and if you have that special someone- it’s romantic. 



Hospitality :

I, personally loved being pampered by the staff, who are ever so attentive yet do not interfere with your dine in experience. Special mention to “Mr. Animesh”, who was a perfect host. 


The Grub Story : 

Appetisers : 

  • Baans aur Singhade ke Cabab (₹449/-) : A delicately in house spiced pan seared bamboo shoot and water chestnut gallette. The delectable crunch and the textural play, made this one of my favourites. Unique, yet very true to Punjabi flavours. 


  • Paneer Tikka Angare (₹449/-): A fiery, spicy cottage cheese sandwich with golden garlic and caramelised onions and finished into charcoal spit. The spice level was quite high on this one. True to it’s name, it was angare alright. 


  • Sarson wali Broccoli (₹449/-) : Broccoli which was doused generously in a spicy and tangy kasundi or mustard paste and tandoored. Loved the firm bite of the Broccoli, which wasn’t lost during its time in the tandoor.


  • Murgh Tangdi Peshawari (₹549/-): This was a unanimous favourite amongst the non vegetarians. The drumsticks were sliced opened and filled with cheese and green chillies and allowed to be roasted in tandoor. What a magnificent sight to see the cheese, melt and slowly drip. 



Main Course :

  • Makhanwala Ghar Ka Paneer (₹399/-) : The juicy cubes of Paneer were tossed and doused in the silky butter laden tomato based gravy. What a delight, those clean flavours were. A little tang and a lot of desi ghee love paired with a delicious warqui paratha made your day. 


  • Amritsari Pindi Chole (₹399/-) : The Pindi Chole, were good & basically the run of the mill kinds. Nothing extraordinary but yes, very homely and warm. Went great with the Taftaan. 


  • Maa Rajma Makhanwali Daal (₹349/-): Oh my goodness! I’m living for this. I, would love to visit “Coyla”, just for this. What clean & ambrosial flavours. When things are made in desi ghee, it just goes up by notches. Must must must try. 


Drinks : 

  • Virgin Mojito : Something I need to cleanse palate, love it. 


  • Signature Chocolate & Grape Mocktail: What a great blend of flavours, the sourness of grapes coupled with the sweetness of chocolate & Demerara sugar! Unique & worth a try. 


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Verdict : The 3 main factors were ticked during my visit- Service, Ambiance & Food. I, enjoyed the demure evening with flavourful food. 

Coyla gets a 4.5/5 rating. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5

Danone Bloggers Meet| Fava | Bangalore |

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art”- Francois de la Rochefoucauld. 

The premise of our meet was set & we very rightfully concluded that “ A healthy, intelligent & informed decision about our day to day quick eats, plays a very important role in changing our lifestyle”. 


Danone Bloggers Meet, was conducted to spread awareness about the “benefits of healthy eating”. The most vulnerable a person is, is during the snacking hours. It’s a make or break situation. Irrespective of how healthy your 3 meals were, if you tend to wander off path during snacking hours, you really have gotten yourself in hot water.

About Danone :

Danone, is no stranger to the world of diary & has established itself in many countries, in the past few decades. They concentrate on “Dairy”, “Early Life Nutrition” & “Medical Nutrition. What makes them stand apart from all the competition, is their “Sustainability ” ethics. Staying true to its motto “One Planet. One Health”, Danone had a campaign running, called as “The Healthy Swap”, which captures the very essence of Danone’s motto. 


Danone Meet Details : 

Our meet, took place at “Fava- Mediterranean Bar & Restaurant” at UB City. We had “Ms. Shefali Sapra” Director Corporate Affairs, with her effervescent presence, enlighten and walk us through the brand and its ethics. She also, unveiled the 2 new yoghurt products, that will be hitting the market and shelves very soon. 



We were then, given an interactive session with “Dr. Madhavi Marathe” Senior Nutritionist, who went on to explain the basics of nutritional deficiencies, we face and how incorporating something as simple as yoghurt in your life, makes a difference. She emphasised about the necessity to recognise the need to eliminate “mindless snacking”’and replacing it with “mindful snacking”. 


At last, we were given a cooking demo, by none other than “Chef Abhijit Saha” himself, where he used Danone’s Greek yoghurt to make dishes that had us drooling even after we went back home. 


Here’s what we learnt at the masterclass:

  • Super Food Smoothie : This was a blend of Danone Greek Yoghurt, papaya, spirulina powder, alfalfa powder & wheatgrass powder. 

  • Beetroot Carpaccio with Beetroot Labneh : Pickled Beetroots with Labneh infused with roasted Beetroot purée. 


  • Mango Yoghurt Spherification with blueberry yoghurt & Feta caviar: Using the technique of spherification to encapsulate the yoghurt & create faux caviar. What a delight to watch. 



  • Chicken & Yoghurt Soup: A warm, sour yet flavourful chicken soup. 


  • Blueberry Panacotta with blueberry compote: The much loved Panacotta made in minutes, with some sweet and sour blueberry compote & spun sugar.


About Danone Greek Yoghurt :

Danone’s Greek Yoghurt, was the main star of the event and here are a few pointers that were given to us, by the team. 

  1. Danone’s Plain Greek Yoghurt has no added sugar. 
  2. Danone’s Greek Yoghurt, is made with the best of milk, that is sourced from local dairies. 
  3. Danone’s Greek Yoghurt, is much thicker and healthier than the normal yoghurt. 
  4. Danone Greek Yoghurt has 87% more protein than normal yoghurt.

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The meet was very informative, interactive and prompted all of us to take up #thehealthyswap .