Delicious Swiss Chocolates

“Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good” – Mariska Hargita

Word for word, everything about this comment is true! Chocolates are irresistibly good! I was waiting for my connecting flight at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport and wanted to grab a bite. Also, if you’ve been waiting for over a couple of hours at an airport, you tend to roam around and explore, after all, after sometime it gets a little mundane.

I was travelling abroad for a work assignment and have just said goodbyes to the family. And yes, it got a little emotional outside the Departure. The pain of goodbyes, last moments are blended with the anticipation and excitement of the journey ahead. Right then, I happened to walk by the Delhi Duty Free Store, and spotted my mood-lift-ups, chocolates! I couldn’t have asked for a better timing on this. It was for me killing two birds with a stone, indulging in the guilty pleasures of some brilliant cocoa and saving money while at it. How? Delhi Duty Free is a shopping destination where people can buy a range of products including Fashion Accessories, Confectioneries, Liquor and Electronics if they are travelling through Terminal 3 at IGI Airport and holding a valid international flight boarding card and passport. The duty free shops are retail outlets or stores that are excused from certain taxes, which makes the goods a little light on the pocket. What more, well, at the DDFS, you can sample a product that’s not yet sold on the open market. You can find more about Delhi Duty Free Store, here.

Arrival Shop - Perfumes Area

Central Promo Area

There I was, mesmerized with the fine collections of world-class products and some of my favourite Swiss chocolates. Delhi Duty Free Store offers a lot of attractive deals and offers on their range of luxury products which are hard to turn a blind eye to. I bought a couple of bags full of the best Swiss chocolates, Guylian and Lindt at a surprisingly great price! You can’t get enough of anything DDFS has to offer.

Chocolate area at Departure main shop

Delhi Duty Free Store

I could hardly resist myself and finished off the whole lot throughout the course of my journey. The way the chocolates melts in your mouth has a way of taking you to that special place where everything seems just right! The Cocoa butter in the fine Swiss Chocolate is the main culprit for its divine taste. The Swiss chocolatiers are purists and do no compromise on their quality and that is why, on my way back, I got myself another lot for friends and family. The comforting feeling that I was finally back home, where I belonged was shared with my family and friends and yes, they loved the gift of the finest cocoa in the world that I brought along.

Till next time, Cheers!

Classic Pancakes

Once in a while there are mornings when you want to eat something nice but you don’t really want to spend much time in the kitchen either. On those days Pancakes come to my rescue. I personally like making ’em from the scratch, its easy and fun!

Fluffy Pancakes

Fluffy Pancakes

What you need –

  • Flour (Maida) – 1.5 cup
  • Milk – 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder – 3 and 1/2 Tsp
  • Sugar – 3 Tbsp
  • Egg – 1
  • Butter – 3 Tbsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 Tbsp

How Do You Do It –

  1. Take Flour in a bowl, add baking powder, sugar, salt and keep aside.
  2. Put milk and butter in a pan and heat the milk warm enough to melt the butter. Do not boil it, just heat a little.
  3. After the milk is cooled down and the butter is ‘in-sync’ with the milk add the egg and mix it well. Also add 1 Tbsp of Vanilla essence.
  4. Now slowly add the milk batter to flour, beat it well and make it as smooth as you can. The chunks are hard to get rid of, but it’s important for a perfect blend.
  5. Heat a little butter in a flat pan and slowly pour the batter, make sure you start from the center as it will take the shape as you pour.
  6. Flip to the other side only when see bubbles forming on the surface.
  7. Put some butter on the other side and let it cook.
The Process

The Process

Your perfect breakfast is ready! Or you can have it for brunch like I do! 😀

Goes really well with Honey, Chocolate syrup or my all-time favorite, the Maple syrup.

Keep cooking. Cheers!

Mediterranean food meets Four Seasons Wines- Best of both worlds

Four Seasons Wines have come up with this amazing concept of combining brilliant food and the finest wines together. They have collaborated with some outstanding placing all over the country to deliver the experience to as many wine lovers as possible. The menu is well defined combining a 3 course or a 5 course meal with an exquisite range of wines by Four Seasons which brings out the best in both the food and the blissful drink. The spread is carefully prepared by the chefs and the wines are cautiously paired by the experts.

Gourmet Indulgence at FAVA

Gourmet Indulgence at FAVA

I had the Gourmet Indulgence experience at Fava, UB City. The ambiance was breathtaking, and the fountain made the place look even more exquisite. The spread was of a delicious 3 course meal with fine wine.

We started the night with some Lavosh with spicy tomato dip.

Lavosh with Spicy Tomato Dip

Lavosh with Spicy Tomato Dip

Appetizer – Plated Crabmeat Hummus, with avocado, tomato, onion, chilly, roasted cumin, green coriander and lime. The delightful carbmeat over hummus gave it a tricky taste. Paired with Sauvignon Blanc. The combination was truly a treat.

Plated Crabmeat Hummus with Pitta Bread

Plated Crabmeat Hummus with Pitta Bread

Main Course- Moroccan Honey, Cumin & Lemon Chicken with couscous, baby carrot and saffron garlic dip. Paired with Viognier, I tried it with Blush too and I enjoyed both the combinations in a unique way.

Moroccan Honey, Cumin & Lemon Chicken with couscous, baby carrot and saffron garlic dip.

Moroccan Honey, Cumin & Lemon Chicken with couscous, baby carrot and saffron garlic dip.

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Scoop of Vanilla Ice-cream with Almond

Four Seasons Wine

Four Seasons Wine

All in all had a really good experience at Fava thanks to Four Seasons Wines. Do try their Gourmet Indulgence if you get a chance. Cheers!

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