January 2015 archive

To eat or not to eat…

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…that is never the question.

To all our Pune friends: the eaters, the meat-ers, the meal repeaters – we have a question for you: where are you having dinner tonight?

As the leading purveyors of fine dining experiences, we’d love to answer that question. We pride ourselves on our taste and know-how of the city’s eats and have always striven to curate the perfect dining experience for you.

But now we’d like to pass the baton to you. And so, we bring you GourmetItUp’s #FollowTheFoodie initative – viewing the culinary world of Pune through the eyes of a local foodie.

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Meet Deepali Jain, a photo-blogger who expertly captures the visual appeal in her food, laying admirable emphasis on the art of food presentation, styling and photography. While being employed as a buyer for fashion brands, she moonlights as a recipe blogger and has been lauded for her exceptional knowledge and attention to detail when it comes to food.

Deepali now joins GourmetItUp on an elaborate gastronomical journey through Pune, sampling our finest selection of curated dining experiences in the city.

Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and partake in her experience as she samples the food and ambience of these restaurants; and trail along with her into their kitchens as she meets the men behind the apron. To interact with Deepali, simply like, comment on, share and retweet the posts of your choice using the hashtag #FollowTheFoodie and tag GourmetItUp.

Here’s a peek at what’s in store for Deepali this month:

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You can check out Deepali’s dining experiences for yourself here.

Foodie alert in Delhi!

If you’re a true-blue foodie and proud of it, we, at GourmetItUp, bring you an initiative your discerning palate will appreciate. As purveyors of the finest curated dining experiences in the city, GourmetItUp now takes our recommendations up a notch through #FollowTheFoodie, a vibrant initiative through which our members can explore some of our most delectable experiences live with the hottest food bloggers in Delhi.

This month, model, blogger and influencer Maia Sethna invites you to share her meals as she samples exclusive GourmetItUp experiences at Kitchen District, Yauatcha and Maquina.

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Maia is engaged at a local travelling firm in Delhi; she loves pigging out on her travels. Maia believes the best way to soak in the culture and get a real ‘taste’ of the place is by sampling and reviewing (for her followers) all the popular dining hotspots (not to forget quaint little cafes and eateries that are off the beaten path!) of her destination.

Follow our foodie, Maia, on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter to get live updates during her meal and trail along with her into their kitchens as she meets the men behind the apron. To interact with her, simply like, comment on, share and retweet the posts of your choice using the hashtag #FollowTheFoodie and tag GourmetItUp.

Here’s a peek at what’s in store for Maia this month:

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You can check out Maia’s dining experiences for yourself here.

How big of a foodie are you?

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Sugar, spice and everything nice – these just about sum up a foodie’s true love. We don’t just eat to live; we live to eat. Which is why, at GourmetItUp, we love bringing our members the best curated dining experiences the city has to offer – we pick the cream of the crop and bring it to your plate.
But many of us are wary while picking a place to eat – and rightly so. Making informed decisions should certainly extend to your dining choices – and we want to give our members more than just our word for it while they are making theirs.
GourmetItUp now brings you #FollowTheFoodie, a vibrant initiative through which our members can explore some of our finest experiences live with our resident food experts. This month, enjoy a meal with blogger Roxanne Bamboat, more commonly known as ‘The Tiny Taster’ as she samples our signature GourmetItUp experiences at Oh:Cha, Hakkasan and Aqaba.

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The Tiny Taster is a pint-sized girl, consumed by a love for all things edible and making no bones about it in her blog. A freelancer by profession, she spends most of her time sampling and reviewing the city’s food offerings. Apart from her blog, she writes for various publications and lifestyle websites about food and travel.
Follow Tiny on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter to get live updates during her meal and trail along with her into their kitchens as she meets the men behind the apron. To interact with her, simply like, comment on, share and retweet the posts of your choice using the hashtag #FollowTheFoodie and tag GourmetItUp.

Here’s a peek at Tiny’s upcoming culinary adventure:

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You can check out Tiny’s experiences for yourself here.

From Farmer To Gourmet

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Meet us at the Mumbai Farmers’ Market!

Taste meets triumph this Sunday, as GourmetItUp makes its way to India’s first open air whole foods and lifestyle market, the Mumbai Farmers’ Market.

An initiative pioneered by culinary expert Karen Anand, the Farmers’ Market is attended by the who’s who of the epicurean world, celebrating food in all its forms: from curated restaurant experiences and pop-up restaurants with a variety of regional cuisines and cocktails to a Master Chef demo theatre, kids’ cookery workshops and food treasure hunts – all accompanied by a live band. Great food and drinks and great music – what more does a perfect Sunday need?

Here’s what you can look forward to at the Market:

  • A very special fortune cookie stall by GourmetItUp – go check it out; you might find more fortune than cookie!
  • A Master Chef demo and workshop with Chefs Kunal Kapoor and Ajay Chopra
  • The Weber Men’s cook-off at the Weber Barbecue picnic area – 6 men will battle it out on the grill to win exciting gifts from Weber.
  • An exciting restaurant line up featuring The Asian Box (Pune), Between Breads, Pack A Pav and, Frango Frito
  • Pop up restaurants like the Guppy Pop Up by Olive and Olive Bar & Kitchen and Street Food by Punjab Grill

…and lots more!

As premier curators of exclusive dining experiences across the country, GourmetItUp is thrilled to be a part of the diverse melange of epicurean experiences in the Mumbai Farmers’ Market – and we can’t wait for you to be a part of it too!

When: Sunday, January 11, 2015

Where: The Westin Mumbai, Garden City, Goregaon

What time: from 11 AM – 7 PM

See you there!