Its been some time since I posted here, as usual. But, I miss doing so. Now, life’s back to being a little normal and routine-like. Such a relief! And, I’m enjoying myself thoroughly in the food world! Early last month, I got the chance to attend my first ever Food Bloggers’ Meet organised by Food Blogger’s Association of India and Foodpanda India at Cafe Mangii in Bandra. And, boy was it an eye-opener and experience worth accounting!
Foodpanda is an online restaurant home delivery website based in Delhi but spread across India in no time of being launched. It’s the easiest possible way to get food delivered. All you have to do is visit their website http://www.foodpanda.in/ enter your city and area and select the restaurant you want to eat from. Then, pick the items you want from the menu and voila they get added to your bill, which you pay on delivery, which is done at your doorstep. Pretty cool, huh? The website also includes minimum order value, delivery hours, pickup time, delivery fees (if any), etc, to give you a holistic idea of the restaurant you are choosing.
At the meet, we were given one laptop per table to order from via the website and you could just go click-crazy with it. Haven’t really ordered from here personally, but the experience at the restaurant was good! So, we were a table of six. We ordered Ravioli Armellino, Quattro Formaggi Pizza, Regina Pizza, Cheese Fondue with sun-dried tomatoes and Jalapenos; we also had an Agnelo Pizza served at our table and ended the meal with an array of desserts that came as part of the dessert challenge, where I and my teammate won a Jabong voucher! Exciting!
Here are a few images of the food, that I’ve clicked and edited. I’m in the learning phase, coz the husband can’t come with me everywhere, so pardon the quality!
The Ravioli Armellino was one thing I forgot to click, asked a fellow blogger to send it to me, and then promptly deleted it with the rest of my images — I know, I know! But it was really tasty. The Regina had smoked meat, fresh mushrooms, and artichokes with rucola (which is an amazing salad leaf variety).
The Quattro Formaggi, simply translated is Four Cheese Pizza, was divine! It had mozzarella, gorgonzola, gruyere and parmesan. It was sweet and salty, dry and moist all at the same time!
The Agnelo was even tastier than the Regina. It had spiced minced lamb that was flavourful and moist, jalapeno and rucola, again.
And, of course, how could I forget the Cheese Fondue! It was the most delicious thing ever! The texture, warmth, saltiness of cheese were perfect with the jalapenos, herbed pesto bread, sundried tomatoes, et al.
In all, the meal was sumptuous; we couldn’t move after desserts were served, and Foodpanda had certainly made an impact. Can’t wait to use the website (http://www.foodpanda.in/) and also visit Cafe Mangii again! Maybe for the Anniversary Dinner that’s coming up!