29 September, 2016

Stretchery: the most comfortable active wear

I am always looking for really comfortable fitness wear. Besides comfort, I also seek versatility, lightweight, breathable fabric. By versatility, I mean, something that I can use in yoga, Pilates, for running, for indoor workout, aerial silk, etc.
I am ecstatic with my new gift that I received through Stretchery. 

It is clothing made of soft organic cotton enhanced by an eco friendly palette for your exhilaration. It is the pursuit of harmony between comfort, style & conscience. When you are active, organic cotton and other natural fibre wick away body moisture from your skin and allow it to evaporate naturally. It is produced by a workforce, which is paid fair wages. 
It came wrapped in this cute organic bag. I cannot describe how soft and comfortable this fabric is. It seems as if I am not wearing anything. The feel is so good. The design is simple and elegant and I love the discreet motives at the upper back of stretching. Super highly recommending this active wear.

Milonga in Delhi

Yesterday we had a milonga with Carlos Libedinsky of Narco Tango

About our artist -
Bandoneon player, Composer & Producer from Argentina, creator of the Electro Tango group "NARCOTANGO", Latin Grammy Award nominated in 2010 & 2011. He will be playing again with his SOLO SET performance of Bandoneon, Voice and Electronics on 3rd October. In 2014 he was named the ‘’Personality of the Argentine Culture’’ by the government.

 For the first time, we had a live bandoneon player in our milonga.

This will be the the series of ongoing milonga/s to socialize the Delhi Tango festival featuring Dana and Adrian. 

Venue - Lounge Bar, Eros Hotel New delhi, Nehru Place
The property has an old world, vintage charm to it that will transport you to Buenos Aires. The wooden floor is perfect to dance.

Program -
8.30-11.30 pm - Milonga + Performance by Carlos Libedinsky
Theme - Classical tango
Dress code - Dress to Impress. No jeans or sneakers allowed.

Contribution: Milonga only Rs.500/-

21 September, 2016

New Town Café (NTC) , the Global Cuisine restaurant at Park Plaza Noida

New Town Café (NTC) , Global Cuisine restaurant has newly opened in Park plaza Hotel. It is open to the ever growing cosmopolitan populace of Noida. It captures essence of Salient Features of a happy town. The ambience of the restaurant projects the spirit of a township. It has been specially designed to fulfil the needs and taste of the Corporate community in Noida.

The elements of a town are indicated through the artwork in a pleasant and light spirit which comprise part of our daily lives. The interior design created with subtle minimalistic and understated elegance captures the expectations of style in vogue. Laid out to capture the visual expanse of the indoors & outdoors NTC intends to deliver a concept of stylish settings of a metro to stimulate the expectations of the urbanites.

New Town Café (NTC) is open from 7.00am to 1.00am and features an extensive a la carte menu. The menu boasts of huge variety  of International favourites like Grilled Prawns, Norwegian Salmon, Ratatoullie Lasagna; Oriental delights like Massaman Lamb curry, Nasi Goreng, to our own Indian palate comprising of Goan Prawn Curry, Nalli Awadhi Korma, Anjeer ke kofte and a bevy of tempting desserts ranging from Tiramisu, Crème Brulee, to Cheese platter and more.

The highlights of the restaurant include Wood fried pizza oven, Shawarma grill, Cold and Hot food stations and the adjoining water body –reflection pool and water fall.

The restaurant also features a buffet spread comprising of a Cold Section, Main spread and Dessert section. While the soup has to be ordered for, rest of the meal can be chosen on one's preference. There is a sumptuous spread starting from soups and salads moving on to the exquisite flavours of the global cuisine with a grand finale of choicest of desserts. 

The restaurant stirs up images of a city skyline with large photographs and signs. It is a place where one can have informal meetings. It is also a restaurant where you can bring your family.

Park Plaza Noida features ‘Oktoberfest’ at New Town Lounge
(till 3rd of October) 
Park Plaza Noida has been delighting its guests with a variety of cuisine from world over. This time round the hotel is all set to regale the guests with German flavours during ‘Oktoberfest’ being featured at New Town Lounge’ till 3rd October (throughout the day).

Get into the German spirit with the exciting treats by the hotel. While you guzzle the beer splurge  your taste buds with a line up of German specialties like, to name a few,  Oktoberfest Mix Grill ,Emmenteller Munchener Weisswurst, Waadtlander Saucissons, Curry Twist,Grilled Kebabs and more …. . Price Rs. 649 plus taxes onwards.

 A beer Bucket of 04 pints starting from INR 999 + Taxes and unlimited beer starting from INR 1399 + Taxes.

Oktoberfest  is the world's largest beer festival and travelling funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October.

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Zafrani murg tikka. It was nice and had amazing flavour and aroma. It was not spicy but well cooked.

Chaat papri- Maharashtrian style. Individual papri with curd on top. Again nice and different. Not too spicy. I loved it. 

Lamb dumplings in schezwan sauce. It is Thai, soft and melted in mouth. It was little bland and heaven for people who do not like spicy stuff.

Atishi paneer tikka. This was delicious. Not too spicy or hot but soft and nice.

The two mocktails we had were-Cool sensation- It had ginger ale, orange juice and cranberry
Safe sex on the beach-Cranberry and orange juice with peach syrup.
Our drinks were refereshing-not too sweet. The sugar content was apt.

Crispy vegetable with salt and pepper. It had a variety of lemon grass, zucchini, mushroom, cauliflower and carrot. It was crispy, fried but really good. The food was perfect for my taste- not spicy but rather delicious.

Golgappas were delicious and hygienic. Loved them.

My friend loved her grilled fish in caper sauce. It was light on stomach.
She also loved chicken red thai curry that was authentic with rich flavours but not spicy.

Our top recommendations for non vegetarians are- Chicken kathi roll- It had vegetables also. Chicken bits were smaller and so easier to have. Usually kathi rolls have too big chicken pieces which makes them difficult to have. Here they had put julienne that was small and tasty.
-    The best was mutton biryani. It was well cooked and flavoursome . It was one of the highlights. It was served with delicious dal makhani and raita. Must try.

I loved their desserts. My favourite were Indian sweets which were awesome. The suji halwa had very light sugar and kesar (saffron). The gulab jamuns were out of this world with a delicious aroma. 

For Delhites, the hotel is far but if you are in Noida, I would highly recommend you to try NTC. The food is heavenly.