A few years ago, quite a few youngsters clued in to Delhi’s fickle party circuit were devastated when yet another popular bar closed down. What they didn’t realize was that there was another segment of people equally crestfallen at the loss of GOOD Japanese food.
I’m on a quest to Take12Trips this year, and it’s going well so far. After a weekend getaway to Mumbai in January, followed by another quick trip to Mussoorie in February; a day at the Delhi Zoo in March and a fantastic week in Europe in April; Delhi’s unbearable heat in the month of May had me escaping to the hills.
July is here, my favourite month of the year!
Its Birthday month!!!
But before I get carried away with the Birthday mania I’ve been known to get afflicted by, it’s time for the monthly flashback. June was a jam-packed month, if Instagram is to be believed.
So many meals, so many drinks; and a trip to Manila thrown in for good measure.
Take12Trips challenge: So Far So Good! :)
But the highlight of the past month, which sadly I did not celebrate on Instagram (strangely neither on Facebook or WordPress, for that matter), was that LifeOnMyPlate turned a year old. I honestly still can’t believe it!
But now; One Year, 70+ Posts and 14 Thousand Hits later, here we are!
Every one who’s been a part of this journey, both offline and online, I love you all! Thank you so much for all the support, feedback and encouragement. We wouldn’t be here without you. :)
Anyway… to continue where we left off, here’s a look back at the past month, through Instagram.
Olive Bar and kitchen is one of my favourite restaurants in Delhi. It always has been, and if the restaurant continues to serve the kind of food I had the pleasure of eating earlier this week, it always will be!
Hao Shi Nian Niann is a speciality Chinese (Sichuan) restaurant located in the M-Block Market of Greater Kailash 2, and they are the latest to partner with GourmetItUp, a culinary web-portal that offers specially curated course meals to its members. I wrote all about GourmetItUp here in case you want to refresh your memory. You really should go sign up guys; they’re getting better day by day. A little birdie told me Olive just linked up with them as well (*does a little happy dance).
Raindrops on tulips on a cold windy morning;
the sunshine was whimsy as we went exploring.
Cream coloured buildings and crisp apple strudels;
green copper domes but no schnitzel with noodles.
A silver white winter had melted to spring;
Salzburg truly showed me some of my favourite things.
Everything you have ever heard about Prague is true.
It is gorgeous. It is magical. And it is truly like finding yourself in the midst of a fairy tale.
Vienna, or Wien as the Austrian’s call it, is truly the grandest of cities. Set along the banks of the Danube River, the capital of Austria has so much to offer. The city that was once the cradle of classical music and the epicenter of the powerful Habsburg Empire is so richly steeped in history and heritage you can practically reach out and touch it.
There is stunning architecture everywhere you look, plenty of museums full of all sorts of treasure, a vast cultural kaleidoscope, beautiful parks and palaces, cozy coffee houses and warm, friendly people. There seems to be something for everyone.
Why then, are so many people disenchanted with it?
I’ve been going through a bit of a blogging rough patch lately. I seem to have so much to write about – so many meals from the last couple of months have been left unwritten, so many stories from my trip to Europe last month have been left unshared, yet I haven’t been able to get myself to begin. And with work keeping me super busy all day, by the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is look at a laptop screen again.
But glancing through my Instagram photos from this past month I realised that there’s just so much going on, and it wouldn’t be fair to either you guys or myself, to let this semblance of writer’s block linger any longer. So hopefully, I’ll be able to get back into the sway of things.
But before that, here’s a look back at the past month, through Instagram.
We sure seem to love different dining experiences these days, the more unique and unconventional the better.
Whether it’s a blind-tasting event or a meal with complete strangers, or the slightly more old-school wine-and-food pairing events, there’s always something new taking place to keep us food enthusiasts busy.
New to Delhi is GourmetItUp that recently made its way to the capital after successfully over-feeding gourmands in Mumbai and Pune for over two years. With more than 20,000 members, GourmetItUp is essentially a web-based community of people who share a love for good food. But it isn’t just another foodie website. What it offers is a number of tailor-made and exclusive-to-members dining experiences at some really great restaurants across the city.