Italian cuisine is food typical of Italy. It has developed through centuries of social and economic changes, with roots stretching to antiquity. It is no surprise that most people prefer Italian food over most cuisines available. Typical Italian food and dishes include assorted appetizers, all types of pasta, risotto and pizza, soups (minestroni and zuppe) and delicious meat and fish dishes.The main regional differences are in the sources of carbohydrates, the origin of the proteins and the choice of vegetables. For desserts there is Tiramisu, Cannoli, Panna cotta, Cassata, Zeppole etc.
Here are some of the all time favourite Italian restaurants
Located in the bustling N-block market of Greater Kailash-I, Spago rustles up gourmet Italian with such simplicity. The restaurant has recently been renovated, so expect dim lighting, floral accents, wooden furniture and a cafe style vibe. Though the food is exceptional, especially their Grilled King Prawns in a Spicy Harissa Olio, Saltimbocca, Grilled Artichoke Hearts stuffed with walnuts and Parmesan, and Lasagne Alla Bolognese – Their complimentary in-house bread basket is a sure shot winner. Savoured with a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar and spruced up with pesto… You feel like you’re in Italy with every bite you take. If you’re in the mood to indulge, don’t miss out on their boozy Tiramisu and baked Torta Royale – the king of desserts.
Where: N-Block, Greater Kailash-I
Funky decor in shades of green, pale cream and bright orange, Hollywood posters strewn all over, creamy pastas and decadent desserts. Yes, Big Chill is by far the most popular hangout in the capital city. It boasts of all things yummy so it’s difficult to pick a favourite dish, but here’s your cue: Penne a la Vodka with Prawn, Chicken in Red Wine Sauce, Pepperoni Pizza, meaty Lasagna, Blueberry Cheesecake and Chocolate Decadence. The flavours are seductively intense and yet beautifully balanced. Wash it down with a pitcher of their Lemon Iced Tea or Ginger Ale and go straight to foodie heaven. Note: Big Chill never disappoints.
Where: Kailash Colony, Khan Market, DLF Place Mall, DLF Promenade
There is precisely one reason and one reason only why you should head to La Brezza – the food. It maybe all the way in Greater Noida, but trust us, it’s worth the trip – a true find for authentic Italian, a hidden treasure. La Brezza is spread over two floors, with an entire wall stacked with bottles of vino and decanters of olive oil infused with aromatic spices including rosemary, garlic et al. Oh and the freshly baked breads, served straight out of the oven are a treat in itself. What should you order? The Fazeli Ricotta Pasta oozing with cheese, their Pork doused in barbeque sauce, The New Zealand Lamb Chops served with Saffron Risotto. La Brezza’s thin crust pizzas are heavenly as well, especially the Parma Ham. Just in case you’re stumped for choice, the staff is extremely courteous and will help you choose the right dishes to suit your palate and your cravings. Note: The restaurant is shut on Tuesdays and open for lunch only on Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, G Block, Surajpur, Greater Noida
Stone finishings, wooden tables and archways… As you step into La Piazza, you get a sense of what awaits you. A classic Italian Trattoria transplanted into the heart of Delhi, La Piazza boasts an elaborate menu which includes wood-fired pizzas, al dente pasta and a dessert section to kill. The food is served with an essence of Italian country-style cooking, but it definitely pinches the pocket. What should you order? Wood-Oven Roasted Salmon with Garlic Spinach, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Pizza La Piazza and Pan-Fried Sea Bass.
Where: Hyatt Regency, Ring Road, Bhikaji Cama Place
A stand-alone restaurant resembling a Tuscan villa, which is ideal for a romantic dinner, as well as a hearty meal with la familia. You can enjoy the nip in the air in their lounge area which is like an archaic British living room, but the garden area is my favourite – welcoming and beautifully decorated sans the fancy decor. What should you order? Their scrumptious Costolette Di Maiale, Mushroom Ravioli, Con Crème Di Aglo E Erbe and Tiramisu. By far, the best Bruschetta Pomodoro E Basilico and date night spot in town.
Where: 76/27, Near Andheria More, Mehrauli
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Must-Watch Series On The Bon Appétit YouTube Channel
Do you enjoy watching cooking series? If that is your thing, you are definitely going to love the hit content that’s on the Bon Appétit YouTube channel. Their kitchen comprises of various chefs of different expertise and personalities. They all come together to create dishes, experiment with new ingredients, etc. in front of the camera. What strikes a chord with their millions of subscribers is the way all the chef’s help each other out, joke around, and mess up too. But in the end, they come out with delightfully plated results they are proud of. So, let’s take a look at the series you have got to watch!
Gourmet Makes Series
As the name suggests, the show has Claire Saffitz recreate popular candies, fast food, etc. right from scratch and make them gourmet. Claire has to get the taste, presentation, and structure of the reference right! The research, time, and effort she puts into perfecting her work is awe-inspiring! This series is all about patience and ingenuity – as Claire takes on one challenge after another. Moreover, it is heartwarming to see her colleagues drop by for taste testing, giving her new ideas, etc.
Back-to-Back Chef Series
Your favorite celebrity singer or actor has probably made an appearance on this show! Carla has her guests stand back to back with her, as she guides them through a recipe. They both make it simultaneously and then turn around to reveal each others’ creations. It is hilarious to see her guests struggle to keep up or panic over burnt eggs. But Carla is always ready to help them out and offer encouragement. Troye Sivan, Elizabeth Olsen, and Natalie Portman have all been here.
It’s Alive! With Brad
This one is all about fermentation. The camera follows Brad as he ferments all kinds of different foods and ingredients. One unique factor of the show is its editing. It is absolutely hilarious and goofy. It captures Brad’s charming and eccentric personality all too well.
Chris is known for his expert sense of taste in the kitchen. So here, he is presented with different dishes that he can only smell, taste, and touch with a blindfold on. Then he has to recreate them all on his own.
Have you heard of ostrich eggs? Well, Molly Baz has cooked them in multiple ways too. This show takes the professional chef on exciting adventures in and out of the kitchen. The way she is open to learning and exploring her skills is remarkable.
From the Test Kitchen
Brad, Claire, Molly, Carla, Chris, Rick, Priya, Christina, Andy, and Amiel take on various recipes in these videos. We gain insight into how they make such delicious food with all tips and years of experience.
So be it Andy passing sly comments in between shots or Priya calling up her parents to show off her dishes, the show is very endearing too. Learn how to make Saag Feta, Meatball Subs, molten caramel cake, and more.
Last but certainly not least, we have Making Perfect. The whole crew comes together to create the perfect Thanksgiving meal, etc. You get to see how they all coordinate and cooperate with each other through the trial and errors of cooking. This comprehensive series has had two successful seasons until now.
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Quick Dishes To Prepare In Your Hostel Rooms!
If there is one thing that unites hostelers all over the globe, it will be the low-quality food served in their mess. Sad mess food and survival on instant noodles is a tale as old as time in every hosteler’s life. Finding paneer in matar paneer gravy and salt in dal is one adventure in the everyday life of people in hostels. It is almost impossible to reminisce about hostel life without mentioning the sufferings before every meal and comparing your food miseries with others. Most hostelers simply resort to instant noodles or order-in from restaurants and cafes. Not only does this lead to excessive expenditure but can also lead to serious health issues. It is found that most people gain weight during their hostel lives. So, what if instead of cutting a sorry figure over the food quality and eating expensive, junk food as the last resort, you could make some easy, healthy and quick that too in your hostel rooms? Isn’t it a dream come true for all the hostelers to be able to eat good food that is easy to make, cheap and quick? Keeping all this in mind we have curated a list of easy dishes that you make at the comfort of your time and space. These dishes can be made with easily available ingredients, promise less time and commitment and can be made even by a novice cook. So, next time when the sudden hunger pangs kick, and you miss the dinner time, do not worry. You do not need to rely on the mess food anymore, just prepare these simple dishes and enjoy your hostel life in the truest sense.
Paneer Chilli Sandwich
Spicy Chilli Corn
Nutella Banana Sandwich
Mint Chutney Sandwich
Omelette in a Mug
Microwave Potato Chips
While the mess food is always a love hate relation, try these recipes to satisfy the hunger!
Places That Serve The Best Hot Chocolate
Warm clothes, a fireplace, Christmas lights and a cup of hot chocolate. This all that one needs right now. The city is getting colder by the day and a cup of hot chocolate would be perfect. Hot Chocolate is usually made of milk, sugar and cocoa powder. One can also make additions of heavy cream, dark/milk chocolate or even marshmallows.
Here is a list of places where you can find an excellent cup of this magic drink.
The Hot Chocolate at Cravity is perfect for people who prefer it extremely thick and indulgent. Neither watery nor underwhelming, it is just right. However, it does feel slightly heavy but it is worth every calorie.
Location: Hauz Khas, New Delhi
2. Baked Love By Vatsala
This small bakery is located in Green Park and hides in the Ashirwad complex. They have a small seating area and you should not miss their sinful Hot Chocolate. Freshly made (almost in front of you), thick consistency and use of good quality dark chocolate, make it a must-try.
Location: Aashirwad Complex, Green Park, New Delhi
3. Chocolateria San Churro
This one in Gk 2 market is popular for its churros served with pots of melted chocolate. But now is the time to visit them for their classic Hot Chocolate in the milk chocolate flavor. They offer a variety of twists for people who like to experiment. You can also try the mint flavor.
Location: Gk 2, New Delhi
This one is not alien to any of us. And with a slice of their popular Red Velvet perfectly goes the Hot Chocolate topped with marshmallows. Their marshmallows are made in-house which makes it a must-have.
Location: Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
5. The Mad Teapot
Popularly known as wishing chair, this beautiful and dainty cafe serves some amazing dishes. Also, their cupcakes are one thing that one should not miss. What a lot of people do not know is that they serve a warm cup of Hot Chocolate. And this drink has a hint of nutmeg, cinnamon and thick chocolate like consistency.
Location: Shahpurjat, New Delhi
6. Café Dori
This newly opened café in Chattarpur got popular even before it opened its door. The founder of Nappa Dori has introduced this warehouse café for his love for coffee where one can buy the products too. This is a great place to sip on their hot chocolate which is made from the best quality chocolates topped with marshmallows and cocoa.
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