Friday, 25 November 2016

When Physics and Chemistry meets Food

Located in the hustling and bustling location of Park Street, SpiceKlub is a welcome change from our classic Indian dishes. After establishing a name in Mumbai SpiceKlub wanted Kolkata to experience The Modern Indian Cuisine with a molecular twist. With more than 100 items in its menu SpiceKlub whips a scrumptious range of delicacies from different parts of the country. Introducing all the foodies to a stunning range of molecular cuisine is a style which embraces sensory and food science borrowing tools from the science lab and ingredients from the food industry. Street foods, mocktails and Indian sweets are served and plated like a piece of art, which is carefully worked upon by the chefs.

Although Molecular Gastronomy has found its ways to Kolkata but “Molecular Gastronomy” has not got justice. SpiceKlub offers arguably one of the most creative styles of cooking. The place serves North Indian food with a twist to it. The everyday recipes and the street food renditions are presented in a completely distinctive style making it look all the more attractive. The menu includes reinvention of old-school dishes like Pav Bhaji, Chaat, Dhokla, Vada Pav etc that will blow your mind. Be it the Bombay Pav Bhaji Fondue, the Gujarati Deconstructed Dhokla, the Delhi Papdi Chaat or the Nothern Chole Kulcha, each creation is a masterpiece created to delight your taste buds. Not to miss out on the sinful desserts that come in never seen before avatars – Gulab Jamun Tart – All the goodness of your Gulab Jamun baked to perfection in a tart, Bubbling Kulfi - served in an open mouth jar with a dry ice bottom along with the number of toppings such as blueberry, chocolate and caramel and Chocolate Soap Bar – Your favourite chocolate ganache to name a few! The dishes are presented in an extra-ordinary fashion that involves test-tubes, syringes, beakers, dry ice and several other unusual vessels and elements.

With this unique take on a confluence of traditional favourites SpiceKlub has made its mark in Mumbai and it has now set its foot in Kolkata – the foodie’s haven, to serve quality modern Indian cuisine. Manjari Basotia brings SpiceKlub to the City of Joy. “Kolkata loves food and we wanted to get the best in molecular gastronomy for them and who better than SpiceKlub. There is a huge vegetarian population in the city and SpiceKlub sees it as a big opportunity,” said Manjari Basotia, Kolkata franchise owner, SpiceKlub.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Festive Collection launch of Cocoon Fine Rugs

Aradhana Dalmia and Ayush Choudhary at Cocoon Fine Rugs' festive collection laucnch

Cocoon Fine Rugs launched its new festive collection at Cocoon Gallery, Pretoria Street on 25th October. It was an evening with a mix of art, fashion and free flowing conversations hosted by Aradhana Dalmia of The Artemist. Ayush Choudhary, Creative Director and MD of Cocoon Fine Rugs was also present for the unveiling of the festive collection. “Art leaves an impact and legacy behind. Art comes in many forms, one of the unique forms being carpets. There are so many ways to display a carpet. From traditional hand weaves to modern and abstract, every carpet can be a masterpiece!” said Aradhana Dalmia, who is also an artist and an art consultant. Artist Sumanta Dey of The Artemist was also at the launch creating sample designs for customized carpets for the guests to choose and order. 

When someone thinks of design, one has traditionally always thought of couture, art and its likes. Ayush can be attributed to changing that perception drastically and ensuring that handmade rugs intricately weave their way into the sphere of high design. “Cocoon Fine Rugs today has become the most renowned rug brands catering to the design community in India. Cocoon has also collaborated with celebrated fashion designer Varun Bahl and multiple award winner interior and product designer Rooshad Shroff to come up with limited-edition collections of rugs. This festive season we bring to you a whole new range of Cocoon Fine Rugs, thus ensuring that Cocoon continues to push the envelope when it comes to rug design,” said Ayush Choudhary, Creative Director and MD of Cocoon Fine Rugs. 

Artist Sumanta Dey of The Artemist at the launch creating sample designs for customized carpets for the guests to choose and order

Cocoon Fine Rugs teamed up with Varun Bahl, to bring the ‘Baroque Garden’ collection. The Collection is inspired from the Baroque period and reflects unmistakable splendour and flamboyance. It is crafted with finesse bringing out the sensual drama of the baroque era. Universal in nature, it is beautiful and rich in both - appearance and quality. Using and breaking the rule of classical design-making, Baroque was the explicit state of Varun Bahl’s mind while designing this collection.

Rooshad Shroff’s ‘Tessellations’ Collection was inspired by the traditional Indian flooring patterns of Heritage Bungalows. Rooshad, a trendsetter in the industry, noticed that people are more open to having heavily patterned floorings which form the main focus within the interiors these days.  Adding an interesting modern twist to it, he morphed these traditional patterns from one shape to another and infused the designs with a burst of bright colours making them ideal for adding additional colour within a space. The result of which is a range of unmatched rugs which would be a perfect fit for traditional and modern houses.