She is sassy
She is smart
She is cheeky
and she is sarcastic as hell.
Did I mention she can bake? Yes, she bakes!
Am talking about The Sarcastic Pastry Chef.. Well, she is here in Chennai and she is all set to rock it.. with delectable treats and not so sweet words!
Who is she you ask??
We all love desserts, but there are quite a few who love them before they get done.. yes, am talking about those who love to lick the bowl once the batter is set in the oven.. Are you one of em? Hahah, gotcha- dint we!
Well, here is the latest video from her kitchen, it features the Cake batter pie,
sweet yet not too sweet batter sitting pretty on a crunchy yet not too crunchy pie base with colourful sprinkles on top.. The pie is real, it does not make fake promises, nor does it lure you in with any fake boobs err cosmetic surgeries or botox.. It is sweet, it is innocent, it is just yumm .. Paints a pretty picture doesn’t it?
Step right into our studio won’t you?
Vote for it!! Go on, watch the video and drool.. And if you want to bite into this, head to Crisp cafe @ 1, Kothari Road, Sterling Road, Opposite Sterling Club, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Kickass, aint it? Well, you can check out her other videos, pictures and all that she has to say on any of these pages,
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of fate I wondered??? For only last week I was talking to a group of friends about
visiting Lucknow. Was doing some research and found the place had quite a bit
of history and culture tucked away, not to forget some delightful food as well.
And that is when I read that the cuisine from Lucknow city is called Awadhi. A
week later I read about The Verandah in Vivanta by Taj Connemera having an
Awadhi food festival.
are similar to those of Central Asia, the Middle East, and Northern India, and
they gave equal importace to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Their meals consisted
of elaborate dishes such as kebabs, kormas, biryanis, kaliyas, nahari-kulchas,
zarda, sheermal, roomali rotis, and warqi parathas. The richness of Awadh
cuisine lies not only in the variety of cuisine but also in the ingredients
used like mutton, paneer, and rich spices, which include cardamom and saffron [
not in small doses, mind you].
is a total foodie’s paradise! So when I met the folks who hailed from
Lucknow at Taj, I knew I was going to reach out to them for inputs when I did
plan my trip here.
festival was that in true Taj style they had flown down Shamshad Ahmad, Master
Chef from Vivanta by Taj, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow who had brought with him
hundreds of recipes that would become a part of the Dinner buffet menu for the
ten days of the festival. While chit chatting with the Chef we learnt they used
what is called Potli spices [spices in a bundle] and when we probed all he told
us was it had Cloves, black pepper, cardamom and few other spices. But would
not reveal the ratio or the process. It was a secret he guarded with his
coriander flavoured soup) followed by a whole range of starters Panner tikka hariyali (Mint
and coriander flavoured tandoori paneer); the showstopper Khoya khubani ke kebab (Apricot
infused khoya kebab) and Tandor Subzi
[ clay oven cooked vegetables]which was tad too spicy for my taste buds. These
were served with the dip that had too much coriander if you ask me [ I love the
subtle mint yoghurt chutney]
mains-Rumali roti, Sheermal [ the saffron flavoured flakey bread of sorts], the
beautiful Dum kofti biryani (Kabuli
channa kofta biryani) that was served alongside Shahi panner (Paneer dum cooked in Mild rich
gravy); Gobhi taka tin(Cauliflower
cooked dry on hot plate with Awadhi mild spices); Dum aloo dhaniya wala (Baby
potatoes cooked in a green dhania gentle spices- once again I felt the coriander
was over powering), Shahi
urad dal (Creamy rich dal from Nawabi kitchen).. and the show
stopper here was the Lasooni Palak [ Garlic flavoured spinach] – I couldn’t stop
of desserts – Shahi tukra (Rich
creamy dessert of bread slices, dry fruits, nuts and saffron); Sheer Korma (Vermicelli,
saffron, raisin & date kheer); and Zarda Ananas [ sweet rice flavoured with saffron and pineapple]
Luckow and Awadhi cuisine that my resolve to visit this city was strengthened
is available only for the dinner buffet and the entire buffet has dishes from
the festival menu.. Oh and make sure to catch the live bread stations set up outside
near the pool- it is such a treat to watch..
The festival is on from October 16 to 26 | Dinner buffet |
INR 1500 plus taxes
Disclaimer: The reviews posted on this blog are based on my personal experience. Also remember these were just my views!! Remember, no two palates are the same. Bon Appétit 🙂
It was one of those evenings when I was in a blah mode… Friends were busy messaging and talking about meeting,and finally after much ado, we decided to meet around 8.30 at Fusilli Reasons.. Now, I knew the place was good cos these guys have been raving about it, just hadn’t visited yet..
I walked to Ormes road from home, took me about 15mins and found it tucked inside a lane just after Murugan Idli… It was a small place, I mean small- literally.. It could hold about 10 people, beyond which will get stuffy!
The guys were already there, so i grabbed a chair and looked around. Their menu was small which worked well.. We ordered two plates of Garlic bread- one with regular mayo while the other was with beetroot mayo- damn that was good..
We also tried their orange juice, came in a small glass bottle with a plastic cap- very neat and cool. Reminded me of the juices I had in Bangkok- fresh and yummy..
Apart from this, we went ahead and ordered Nachos, and two kinds of pasta- cream sauce & pesto.. The portion size is something I should mention- just perfect for one! And pesto pasta was awesome- I loved it… They are all served in palm leaf plates and came with disposable forks, spoons… Only downside is they have just brownies for desserts [ this is for those who need something sweet to end the meal]
And for those of you who havent got it, the name is a word play on ‘few silly reasons’… Actually you don’t need a reason to visit this place!
Prices: 60Rs for Garlic bread, 80Rs for Nachos, 30Rs Iced Tea and 80Rs Pasta… Total value for money if you ask me!
An article in The Hindu about the place