There couldn’t be a better way to beat the heat than to head to the Häagen Dazs lounge at Phoenix Mills on a weekday. Of course, it can only get better if Alice (of Alice Wandering…) is meeting Celery (of When Harry met Celery) there.
After tasting literally every flavour (almost 20) at the counter, we settled on “summer berries and cream”, “Belgian chocolate” and “dulce de leche” as our favourites. We were in for a treat as the “fondue”, “summer blossom” and “paradise” creations landed on the table. Split among 6 of us, the fondue was finished in about 3 minutes and summer blossom and paradise in even lesser time.
The Häagen Dazs fondue is one of their signature creations. A pot of melting dark chocolate sauce is surrounded by mini ice cream scoops, fruits and patisserie. Priced at Rs 1300, every fondue comes with four mini scoops of Belgian Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies & Cream and Vanilla each, eight cubes of sponge cake, three pieces of hard cookies, picola sticks, seasonal fruits and chocolate chip cookies. Sounds yum, doesn’t it? My mouth is watering at the sight and I want to go back for more.
Flower Blossom and Paradise are pretty much variations of the same concoction. While one is a crunchy waffle basket of vanilla, strawberry, coffee and chocolate ice-cream, raspberry and mango sorbet dressed with hot fudge and raspberry sauce, the other is a mountain of flat waffles dripping with chocolate sauce.
As promised to each other and you lovely readers, Sonal (of whenharrymetcelery) and I have been catching up for lunches and snacks, gossiping, laughing and reviewing the newest menus in town. Koh by Ian Kittichai at the Intercontinental, Marine Drive has introduced set lunches and we had to honour our long standing invitation to try them out. So we did and we’re filling you in.
The chef is a dear friend of Sonal’s and we relied completely on his recommendations. He suggested we taste the appetizers he sends for us and then choose from one of the set lunches. I opted for the spa lunch while Sonal opted for the classic. Of course, we didn’t forget desserts. 😛
Food tasting : Koh by Ian Kittichai
Sonal rates the experience 3/5. Here’s what she has to say:
Lemon grass cooler
There is no better way to take revenge from this scorching heat than with a glass of this lemon grass cooler. Hinted with ample lemon grass, this mildly-frizzy nectar is served as a pre-meal drink to stir the appetite for courses to come. Continue reading Spa lunch at Koh | Girly day out
The other day, my friend Coop posted this link on my facebook timeline. No prizes for guessing why. Of course the world’s most expensive flash drive had to be a magic mushroom inspired from Alice In Wonderland. After a serious consideration and good laugh, I started looking for funky flash drives in my budget. Not that I need to add to a collection that includes a pink flash drive, an engraved silver one, one that looks like a camera and some regular ones but I looked anyway.
How cute are these Alice In Wonderland USB drives I came across on Etsy? Added to my lust list.
So I spoke to my friends over at Its Our Studio for a fix of funky pen drives. I was really pleased with what they had to offer. The tea-pot pen drive, the mix tape USB drive and the beer bottle pen drive were my favourites.
It’s been a while I’ve eaten out. The new adherence to a healthy diet is to blame. But you know I love food and trying out new places. Monday night I wandered to 36 Oak & Barley with Sonal Ved for a bloggers’ dinner. Presenting an account in her voice:
Alice and I, match like cheese and cracker. While she is bursting with knowledge on fashion and all-things-girly; cooking and all-things-food are my forte. After a food riot at Le Pain Quotidien last year, Alice vowed to do more fun posts with me. Blog posts that involved lots of catching up, cake and calories. Back then, I didn’t have a blog of my own, so we never really got down to business. But three months ago, I started whenharrymetcelery and we saw this as a good opportunity to go get together once again. Here is the first of the many to come.
Restaurant review: 36 Oak and Barley
It would be technically incorrect to start a food review with the last course first. But even after 12 hours of savouring your last bit of cloud-like panna cotta, if you are hazy-eyed, all is fair.
It’s been a year and a fortnight! A year ago, I was sitting in front of a computer, surfing through fashion blogs and wondering if I could have my own. A year later, I have my own blog and so many stories to share. Sometimes, I’m referred to as Alice, other times strangers walk up to me because they know me from the blog and I get so many calls from the media. It’s incredible.
You know I like to celebrate all the special occasions in my life and inevitably, I host parties for my friends. When Alice Wandering… turned 1, we had a pizza, beer and cake party. 😀
Foster’s sent us loads of beer in their new PET bottles. California Pizza Kitchen sent us so much pizza to match. Surprisingly, I haven’t eaten from California Pizza Kitchen before. They sent us the Traditional Cheese, Vegetarian with Grilled Eggplant, White Pizza, Tostado and Pesto variety. Trust me, it was wiped clean. DeliveryChef.in sent us the yummiest cake we’ve had in a while. I’ve been craving for it every once in a while.
I have to say some of my friends were a little too excited.
We had a really good time!
Are you celebrating a special occasion too? How’re you going to do it?