About two weeks back, a mail from a local Public Relations (PR) Agency read – ‘Please find attached press release and photograph of a launch…’ but as the attached picture was missing, I mailed them back asking for the picture. “Sorry, there’s no photo, it was a mistake”, was the reply. Yesterday, they (the same agency) sent a release of a press meet. ‘Do you have a picture of the press meet that we can use? “Sorry Sir, we don’t have.”
The term ‘Tandoor’ refers to a variety of ovens but the most commonly known used is a cylindrical oven made of clay meant for cooking and baking. According to Dehkhoda Persian Dictionary, the word Tandoor originates from Akkadian ‘Tinûru’ where the ‘tin’ means mud and ‘nuro/nura’ means fire. So it was very apt when the Hilton Garden Inn, Trivandrum decided to name their tandoori food festival as ‘Flavours from the Clay Pot’, The food promotion at the Garden Grille restaurant as part of their dinner buffet aims to provide the foodies of the capital city a peek into the prominent dishes cooked in the Tandoor, the traditional clay oven.
Dad, can we go for a long drive? My kids ask this question quite often. That ‘long drive’ is just an indication to visit Bread Fort, their favourite bakery to have some donuts and muffins, fresh out of the oven. And surprisingly, the ‘long drive’ is only about 10 kms long.
“Give us this day our daily bread and … Lead us not into temptation…”, so we say every time we recite the Lord’s Prayer. Well, an international food festival during the Lent season is indeed a temptation one can’t resist. After the Konkan food fest last month, the Hilton Garden Inn, Trivandrum is currently hosting an Italian food fest ‘Slice of Italy’ at their Garden Grille restaurant for the connoisseurs of Italian cuisine in the capital city.
Trivandrum: About 600 litres of good quality wine, worth over Rs. 12 lakhs in the open market, has been seized from a house on the outskirts of the city. The unaccounted wine was kept for serving the guests at a wedding reception. The raid, based on an anonymous tip, was conducted by the Excise Commissioner, RR Singham.