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Meet The Chef
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Chef Akhilesh Pathak
Royal Orchid Central

Chef Akhilesh Pathak has travelled the world, from Alaska, Costa Rica and Hong Kong to finally arrive to his dream place, Bangalore. In what seems like another life to Chef Akhilesh Pathak, he was a programer. That to him was not evergreen like the culinary industry. In conversation with Explocity, Chef Akhilesh takes us through his journey that has now reached him to the position of Executive Chef at Royal Orchid Central.

 

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Food Fetish
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Akshay Natarajan


Akshay Natarajan loves North Indian cuisine. But his other favourite, being a Bangalorean is loving a good masala dosa. In conversation with Explocity, Akshay dishes all (get it?)

 

Are you a foodie?

Hmmm what’s the definition of foodie? I don’t explore foods, so no. Actually yes, there are some things I really like.

 

What’s your favourite cuisine?

North Indian.

What’s the last place that

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Chef Agnimitra And The Perfect Paratha
Chef Agni loves the Ulte Tawe Ka Paratha. It is sweet, made with saffron, ghee, milk, cashews, refined flour, sugar and rose water.

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Just because it is a staple does not mean it has to be boring. We got a primer from Chef Agnimitra and the perfect paratha. Chef Agnimitra Sharma of Vivanta by Taj in Yeshwanthpur talks to Explocity on what makes the paratha anything but boring.

Let’s start at the very beginning–the dough. The method and recipe should be followed strictly to ensure that the dough is not runny or liquid. This technique of kneading the dough and then rolling it is what leads to that good looking paratha. A

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Breakfast Foods From Across The World
We established the Bacon and Eggs are British and Spanish Omelette is from, well, Spain but what do other countries eat for breakfast.

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At a recent breakfast meeting at Koshy’s, the table was laid with a Spanish Omelette, Toast, Bacon and Eggs and Coffee. Koshy’s is known for its Continental food does not serve Bangalore’s popular South Indian breakfast. This sparked off a conversation about breakfast foods from across the world.

We established the Bacon and Eggs are British and Spanish Omelette is from, well, Spain but what do other countries eat for breakfast. Also beverages that go with their breakfast. This should divide up the coffee and tea drinking countries up as well.

Like our Ed, if you have also always wondered

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Two Years Of Shangri-La Hotel In Bangalore
The Shangri-La’s culinary brigade has a weekend planned for it’s guests. Executive Chef Anurudh Khanna transforms the hotel’s F&B outlets into a souk of sorts.

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The Shangri-La Hotel in Bangalore has become synonymous with world class luxury and Bangalore was keen to be put on that world map with the hotel opening it’s doors here. But that was two years ago on 24 September. This weekend the city can celebrate two years of Shangri-La in Bangalore.

Even though the hotel is fairly new to the city, it has fast become a landmark. By dint of its 18 floor construction and subtle lighting, the hotel, located in the city centre can be seen from most locations. Go

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Literary Bite
“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” – Sophia Loren
~ Sophia Loren
Lite Bite
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Ants Climbing A Tree
There is a Chinese dish called Mayishangshu or more simply, Ants Climbing A Tree. This is a dish from the Sichuan province that is basically...more
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A Treat For Non Beer Drinkers This Oktoberfest At Radisson Blu Atria

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Beer might have become Bangalore’s favourite drink. So every year we gear up for Oktoberfest. But this year there is also a treat for non beer drinkers this Oktoberfest at Radisson Blu Atria. This is a concoction of Oktoberfest but with cocktails, albeit, the base is beer. The cocktails are curated by Bar Manager, Hukum Singh Shekhawat at the hotel’s Whiskey Bar. There are cocktails like Beer Lemonade, Saffroney and the hotel recommends, Red Eye. The Red Eye is bloody beer with tomato juice, mint, black pepper, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Resource:


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Navratri Vrat Thali At Khandani Rajdhani

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For the season there is a Navratri Vrat Thali at Khandani Rajdhani. This will continue till 29 September, 2017 at all Khandani Rajdhani outlets. If you stop to think about it, Oktoberfest happens about the same time as Navaratri; agrarian traditions being similar in season world over and celebrations are timed to happen between planting and harvest. But the good thing is that we urban rats can gnaw through all festivity. The Navratri Vrat Thali will include two Farsan, three Sabjis, Dal, Kadhi, two types of breads, two types of rice, two sweets and fruits.
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Special Oktoberfest Brews At Biere Club

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There are special Oktoberfest brews at Biere Club this season, in a festival Biere Club like to call Oktobierefest. The special brew is called Marzen. The Marzen is a lager that Biere Club describes as light bodied, toasty and bread-y, with slight hints of spiciness. The biere goes best with their Protein Platters comprising Beef Tenderloin, Whole Roast Chicken, Grilled Prawns, Kashmiri Lamb Stew, Chicken Tikka and more. Marzen at Oktobierefest is available at all Biere Club outlets till 5 October, 2017. The prices for the special brews start at
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