Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Fuze tea by Coca Cola in India

Coca-Cola India is bringing the company’s billion dollar brand, FUZE TEA to India. FUZE TEA is a fusion of tea with fruit flavors and other natural ingredients which delivers a fresh, contemporary expression of tea. In India, FUZE TEA will initially be launched in Lemon and Peach flavours. It will be launched across the top 30 cities in the country including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad amongst others.

With a constant endeavor to offer more hydration and refreshment choices, FUZE TEA will be available in 250 ml PET bottles at price points of Rs. 30 respectively. The product will initially only be available in select outlets across modern and traditional trade outlets with the intent of building preference and anticipation for the product. It will also be available in some of the leading quick service restaurant chains and online retail partners.
Launched in 2012 in 14 international markets simultaneously, the brand has expanded availability to more than 40 countries around the world. FUZE TEA is one of the 20 billion dollar brands of The Coca-Cola Company in revenue terms and is one of the fastest to achieve this milestone.

I am honoured to be one of those who have received the Fuze Tea before anyone else. I'm glad and enjoying every bit of the taste.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Bengaluru welcomes Underdoggs Sports Bar

South Bangalore ushers in an uber cool hangout which is in a league of its own! I quite like the catchy name as I can relate to totally. It kind of reminds me of the time in school when we rose from being the underdogs and beat the shit out of every other team on our way to become the maestros in our part of the world. And I believe that's precisely what the guys behind Underdoggs Sports Bar had in mind when they started this venture and have now carved a place for themselves beating all odds. After successfully ruling Delhi, Gurgaon and Chandigarh, Underdoggs sports bar enters Bengaluru.

It's probably the best sports bar I have visited till date. One can feel the adrenaline rush the moment you enter in. The sporty wall graphics, the helmet and skateboard lights, clever use of the sporting memorabilia, those giant awe inspiring posters of your favourite sporting icons and historical sporting events are sure to give you goosebumps! The 30+ large HD TVs, the giant projectors and a smartly designed place ensures that every seat is the best seat in the house and that no one misses out on live sporting action, sports highlights, bloopers or music videos that are being showcased.

And not just the sporting action, there are games of all types that one can indulge in. There are 7 pristine pool tables, dart boards, foosball, carom, table tennis, X box Kinect, custom beer pong tables and a host board games to ensure that everyone has a good time. Underdoggs is a place where you can watch sports, play fun games with your family, friends or team, take part in drinking game tournaments, try out their specially curated signature sporty cocktails and their fabulous food or just come here to unwind!

The evening started with their signature Flaming Hot Shots, which is an in-house Cinnamon infused Whiskey creation. We were told it's a crowd favourite and now I know exactly why. "It burns like hell but tastes like heaven" - as one of us aptly put it! Next up was my favourite beverage., here comes the beer - served in attractive sporty Beer tubes topped with a flashy siren that looks super awesome on the table.

And coming to food, one must definitely try the following -

1. Underdoggs signature chicken wings that are served either char grilled or fried. They come with 14 mouthwatering signature sauces - Spicy honey garlic, Desi masala, Butter chicken, Tandoori, Mango habenero, Garlic parmesan, Honey barbecue, Barbecue, Sweet chili ginger, Cajun alfredo, Harissa & the house special medium hot, hot & suicide. My top picks from the chicken wings were the Desi Masala, Butter Chicken, Cajun Alfredo, Spicy Harissa and Garlic Parmesan.

2. Underdoggs Signature Naan Rolls - this one here is quite a novelty, an Indo-mex. You can pick from either regular, butter or garlic naan and team it up with hot Indian curries and eat them like a taco! There are 4 veg & 4 non veg varieties to choose from - Murg Rarah, Murg Haleem, Paneer Kulchan, Tawa Wali Subji, Nihari Ghost, Diwani Veg Handi, Gulmoher Murg Nawabi & Veg Haleem.

We tried out quite a few of their signature concoctions and paired them with the yummy chicken wings. The top picks from the mocktails was the Banana Murray. Among cocktails we liked Watermelon Smash, Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita and Smoked Rosemary and Whisky.

Underdoggs Sports Bar is everything they claim to be and beyond! It's not a destination that South Bangalore (SoBa) wants, it's a place that SoBa needs! It's a big thumbs up from me!! Go check out the place soon and make a sporty evening out of it! Hari who has written this post and I share the same views on Underdoggs Sports Bar which has opened up 2 weeks back and do pay them a visit. Thank you Rish and VIPTable for hosting us.

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

HRX unveils its first brand ambassador - Tiger Shroff

India’s fastest growing celebrity brand HRX, owned by Hrithik Roshan and Exceed Entertainment, announced its first Brand Ambassador -Tiger Shroff. HRX is a fitness and lifestyle brand based on the ideology of its superstar owner, Hrithik Roshan, which is to empower and inspire people to become the best version of themselves. HRX embodies the ethos and values of Hrithik Roshan and has disrupted the celebrity industry with its innovative model. Tiger Shroff’s signing has added another feather to HRX’s cap.

As a Brand ambassador the Hrithik was looking for someone who believes in the ideology of “PUSH YOUR EXTREME”. He was inspired by Tiger’s passion for fitness and dedication to his craft. That's when he believed that Tiger would be apt for the HRX vision.

At this occasion, Tiger Shroff exclaimed: “I am very excited to represent Hrithik Sir’s brand. He has always been my role model and to be associated with HRX is like a dream come true! The HRX philosophy is truly inspiring. I am very eager to be part of HRX campaigns in the days to come.”

HRX launched in November 2013 with Apparel (active wear and casual wear) and its current product portfolio includes footwear, accessories and deodorants.  HRX aims to capture the wide space in the Active Lifestyle category.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Indian Culinary Route at Bangaluru Marriott Whitefield

Bengaluru Marriott Hotel, Whitefield is all set to take Namma Bengaluru on a gastronomical journey. Get ready to experience the tastes and flavors from regions across India as the hotel brings the whole country on a platter for Bangaloreans. 12 Chefs from 12 cities of India will put their expertise together to create some extra-ordinary magic with food.  From Delhi’s Chole Bhature, Pune’s Vada Pav or Aaloo Parantha from Chandigarh, Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield will have it all under one roof cooked by our talented team of chefs.

In a 7 day galore, the hotel will bring on table different dishes with an authentic taste of flavors and spices from across the country. The fine dining restaurant M Café will host a dinner buffet from 7th to 13th September with 13th serving the last lunch. The buffet will have a wide spread variety of delicacies from Delhi, Chandigarh, Musoorie, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Lucknow, Kochi and Goa. Each chef will prepare 3 authentic dishes from their specific region consisting of a Main Course, Starter and a Dessert.

The Chefs who would be joining the bandwagon are Chef Deepak Rana from JW Marriott Mussorie, Chef Dinesh from JW Marriott Chandigarh, Chef Rohit Yadav from JW Marriott Delhi, Chef Ranjit from Marriott Jaipur, Chef Mitesh Saraiya from Courtyard by Marriott Ahmedabad, Chef Prashant Suryavanshi from Courtyard by Marriott, Hinjewadi, Chef Thirumal from Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield, Chef Madhusudan from Marriott Hyderabad, Chef Satish Reddy from Courtyard by Marriott Chennai, Chef Saji from Marriott Kochi, Chef Shanavaz Qureshi from JW Marriott Mumbai, and Chef Selester from Marriott Goa.

On September 7th, I joined Bangaluru Marriott Whitefield for a cook off competition along with other bloggers from Mumbai and Bengaluru and the competition was judged by Suresh Hinduja. In my team, Me, Adarsh from The Big Bhookad and Subhasmitha from The Flavours of Kitchen cooked Goan Prawn curry under the guidance of Chef Selester from Marriott Goa. Chjef Selester and other chef's who were guiding the bloggers, were hand-cuffed and were not allowed to touch. It was a good learning experience and really fun to cook in the Marriott Kitchen and have a healthy competition. This was followed by lunch which was cooked by all of us.

All the best to the entire team and Chef Raheel for the Indian Culinary route :)

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Happy Chef by BigBasket.com

Bigbasket.com is India’s largest online food and grocery store. With over 14,000 products and over a 1000 brands in our catalogue you will find everything you are looking for. Right from fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Rice and Dals, Spices and Seasonings to Packaged products, Beverages, Personal care products, Meats - they have it all. You can pay online using your debit / credit card or by cash / sodexo on delivery in Bangalore, Mysore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai & Delhi

Big Basket Launches Happy Chef, Ready to Cook Meals. They will now deliver you gourmet recipes and ingredients with cooking instructions. They aim to make it easy for you to cook a fantastic gourmet meal at home, in minutes.

They deliver exciting chef-created recipes from different cuisines and provide you with all the ingredients required to cook them at home. Ingredients are fresh, pre-measured and of the highest possible quality. Step-by-step recipe cards accompany every recipe making cooking a breeze.

So what is the wait? Order and start cooking and discover how delightfully easy it is to become a chef :)