BN1 tries… Manju’s

BN1 tries… Manju’s

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While we certainly have no shortage of Indian restaurants in Brighton, few tell a story as vividly as Manju’s – or have a main character quite as lovable. Named for its 82-year-old matriarchal figure, who curates the recipes rustled up in the kitchen by her daughter-in-law Chef Dipali, Manju’s pays homage to Gujarati cuisine through vegetarian street food made with the highest quality local produce and spices from the region itself.
We arrive early on a Tuesday evening, but the 20-cover restaurant is already full and lively – as it remains for the rest of the evening. The walls are painted a deep turquoise and are adorned with silverware depicting a lifetime of Manju’s memories, from growing up in Uganda and cooking tiffins to help her family make ends meet at 14, to being exiled in 1972 as part of dictator Idi Amin’s regime. We’re told Manju arrived in London with just £12 and two very young boys, working in a factory until she retired, and eventually realising her dream of running a restaurant aged 80. Manju’s two sons came together to buy the restaurant, and the setting is in every way dedicated to her extraordinary life. And while it may have been open now for only two years, they’re consistently booked up for six weeks at a time.
It’s not long before we find out for ourselves why. The menu is a delectable selection of some of Manju’s best family recipes (changing monthly), with each dish heralding its flavours superbly. We opt out of the papads and chutneys to make space for everything else and set to ordering, then awaiting each dish to arrive at the table as it becomes ready. The Khanda Palak Bhajia (spinach and onion bhajia, chutney, £4 for two) are the first to arrive, whetting our appetites perfectly for what’s to come.
An unusual take on a traditional Indian dish, the Samosa Chaat (samosa, chickpeas, sev, chutneys, £7) is the next to come, taking a perfectly cooked samosa and smashing it up, serving it with chutneys layered in a martini glass allowing all the flavours to be experienced at once. Admittedly I was a little sceptical upon hearing the description, however, the filo of the samosa was still crunchy amid the chutneys, which added a wholesome, sweet element to the dish (if a bit of messiness).
The Pani Puri (puri, potato, chickpeas, sev, chutney, tamarind water, £5 for four) and Chilli Paneer (paneer, pepper, onion, chilli and soya sauce, £7) arrived next – the latter being described as the spiciest on the menu, however still reasonably mild to taste. Though the food at Manju’s in its entirety is authentically Gujarati, with flavours in abundance, the chilli paneer was all round our favourite dish of the evening, offering a sweetness to counteract the chilli and the creaminess of the paneer.
We were a little hesitant to order not one but two paneer dishes, however, we were ultimately won over and ordered the Paneer Masala (paneer in masala sauce, jeera rice, masala corn and sambharo, £9) as one of the final dishes of the evening – our mains. We accompanied this with the Dhal Mahkani (dhal mahkani, rice, sambharo, raithu, £9), and while the paneer was notably sweeter, both were a treat.
It was around the point of our final mouthfuls that Manju herself emerged to greet the restaurant, her tiny stature present at every table, ensuring each and every diner was happy with their meals and stopping to speak to anyone and everyone who wanted a moment with her. It felt like we were in the presence of a celebrity of sorts – the otherwise bustling room fell silent in communal respect and awe for this wonderful lady. Her son Naimesh tells me she does this every evening they are open, and she has even been stopped out and about in Brighton for selfies as patrons recognise her. Her smile radiant, she turns to us and thanks us for coming. But the pleasure’s been all ours.
Manju’s is at 6 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4EQ. Tel: 01273 231870. Visit http://manjus.co.uk/ for more information.

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What’s new on Netflix in April 2019

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Valkyrie Coming to Netflix on April 2, 2019 Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (Netflix Original): Kevin Hart brings his sold-out comedy tour, Kevin Hart: Irresponsible, to a global audience for his first original Netflix standup special. The one-hour special was filmed in front of a sold-out live audience of over 15,000 people at the O2 Arena in London, England. Hart touches upon his friends, family, travel … and a year filled with Irresponsible behavior. Coming to Netflix on April 3, 2019 Suzzanna: Buried Alive (Netflix Film): After a pregnant woman is murdered, her spirit seeks revenge against her increasingly terrified killers, who are determined to finish her off for good. Coming to Netflix on April 5, 2019 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 (Netflix Original): Part 2 finds Sabrina exploring her darker side, curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world. Romantically, Sabrina is caught in an unholy love triangle with between sexy warlock Nicholas Scratch and salt-of-the-Earth mortal Harvey Kinkle. Meanwhile, The Dark Lord, Madame Satan, and Father Blackwood continue to conjure chaos in the Spellman household and the town of Greendale. And they aren’t the only ones trying to raise hell. Everything is in question —relationships, identity, true intentions — when the devil’s work is at hand. In The Shadows Legacies: Season 1 Our Planet (Netflix Original): Exhilarating visuals and stunning footage of rarely-seen animals mix with somber truths about humanity’s impact on the planet’s habitats and species. Persona: Collection (Netflix Original): An eclectic exploration of different personas in a collection of four short films directed by critically acclaimed Korean directors. Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor (Netflix Original): Once beloved by the troops and people alike, Caligula shocks Rome by ruling with the cruel depravity and debauchery that make him infamous. Spirit Riding Free: Season 8(Netflix Original): Big changes lie ahead for Lucky and her friends in an eventful final season — from new babies at home to a faraway boarding school. Tijuana (Netflix Original): When a prominent politician is murdered in cold blood, intrepid local journalists risk their lives to uncover the truth. Unicorn Store (Netflix Film): Kit (Brie Larson), a twenty-something dreamer, receives an invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams. Coming to Netflix on April 9, 2019 Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 6 (Netflix Original): The trolls face a day without a holiday, Biggie accidentally starts a fun-tastic new dance craze, and Guy turns a camping trip into a “glamping” trip. Coming to Netflix on April 10, 2019 New Girl: Season 7 You vs. Wild (Netflix Original): In this interactive adventure series, you’ll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth. Coming to Netflix on April 11, 2019 Black Summer (Netflix Original):** In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones. Coming to Netflix on April 12, 2019 A Land Imagined (Netflix Film): A cop in Singapore investigates the disappearance of a Chinese migrant construction worker who spent sleepless nights playing a mysterious video game. Band Aid Huge in France (Netflix Original): After moving to LA to reconnect with his son, comedian Gad Elmaleh must learn to live without the celebrity perks he’s accustomed to in France. Mighty Little Bheem (Netflix Original): An innocent toddler’s boundless curiosity — and extraordinary might — lead to mischief and adventure in his small Indian town. The Perfect Date (Netflix Film): To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion. The Silence (Netflix Film): When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. The Silence is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf. Special (Netflix Original): A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants. Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? (Netflix Film): On their last night together, four longtime flatmates’ lives are suddenly upended when a secret is revealed during the course of an evening celebration. Coming ton Netflix on April 15, 2019 Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 1 No Good Nick (Netflix Original): A family finds their lives turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter appears on their doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative. The New Romantic Coming to Netflix on April 16, 2019 Super Monsters Furever Friends (Netflix Original): On the first night of spring, the Super Monsters and their families gather for food, fun and games in the park — and meet their adorable monster pets! Coming to Netflix on April 18, 2019 My First First Love (Netflix Original): Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between. Coming to Netflix on April 19, 2019 A Fortunate Man (Netflix Film): A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin. Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (Netflix Original): Best-selling author Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty. Cuckoo: Season 5 (Netflix Original): Ken thinks he’s hit the big time when he discovers a wealthy half sister he never knew he had, but her fortunes and his hopes are soon reversed. I, Daniel Blake Music Teacher (Netflix Film): Burned by his past, an emotionally troubled, small-town music teacher risks everything he has to reconnect with a now-famous former student. Rilakkuma and Kaoru (Netflix Anime): Karoru leads a mundane life, but she gets to go home and find comfort in Rilakkuma, her endearingly lazy roommate who happens to be a fuzzy toy bear. Samantha!: Season 2 (Netflix Original): The series follows the story of a former child star from the 80s, Samantha! (Emanuelle Araújo) who desperately clings to the fringes of celebrity. Together with her husband Wound (Douglas Silva) and their children Cindy (Sabrina Nonato), and Brandon (Cauã Gonçalves), she delights with hare-brained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight. Someone Great (Netflix Film): Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious) Someone Great is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood. Coming to Netflix on April 20, 2019 Grass is Greener (Netflix Original): It lit up jazz and hip-hop — and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America’s complicated relationship with weed. Coming to Netflix on April 22, 2019 Pinky Malinky: Part 2 (Netflix Original): Pinky Malinky is on a roll! Catch up on this joyful hot dog boy’s continuing adventures as he spreads fun and positivity with best friends Babs and JJ. Selection Day – New Episodes (Netflix Original): Manjunath Kumar, fourteen, knows he is good at cricket — if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things about himself and about the world that he doesn’t know. When Manju begins to get to know Radha’s great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will change both his sense of self and of the world around him. Coming to Netflix on April 23, 2019 I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Netflix Original): In this new sketch show, Tim Robinson and guests spend each segment driving someone to the point of needing — or desperately wanting — to leave. Coming to Netflix on April 24, 2019 Bonding (Netflix Original): A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant. Coming to Netflix on April 25, 2019 The Hateful Eight: Extended Version The Ugly Truth Coming to Netflix on April 26, 2019 The Protector: Season 2 (Netflix Original): Facing formidable odds against the resurgent Immortals, Hakan and the Loyal Ones must forestall sinister plans to destroy the city — and all humans. ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (Netflix Original): Robert Johnson was one of the most influential blues guitarists ever. Even before his early death, fans wondered if he’d made a pact with the Devil. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 (Netflix Original): Adora and the Princess Alliance train to get stronger, but Catra and the Horde are on the move. As Hordak pushes for victory, She-Ra faces a new test. Street Food (Netflix Original): From the creators of Chef’s Table, Street Food takes viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities to explore the rich culture of street food all over the globe. Season one explores nine countries across Asia, from the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India. Each episode highlights the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to each country’s cuisine. The Sapphires Yankee (Netflix Original): A young man from Texas crosses the border into Mexico and becomes an infamous drug lord. Coming to Netflix on April 27, 2019 American Honey Coming to Netflix on April 28, 2019 Señora Acero: Season 5 Coming to Netflix on April 29, 2019 Burning The Imitation Game Coming to Netflix on April 30, 2019 Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (Netflix Original): Everyone knows there is no topic Anthony Jeselnik can’t conquer, and he doesn’t disappoint in his second Netflix original comedy special Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward. Following his 2015 special Thoughts and Prayers, the comedian’s critical and biting style weaves through societal taboos without hesitation. Baki: Part 2 (Netflix Anime): A convict himself, bounty hunter Biscuit Oliva is dispatched to Tokyo to apprehend the escaped inmates and thwart them from unleashing further chaos. Ingress: The Animation (Netflix Anime): After scientists discover a mysterious substance that can influence human minds, two factions wage an all-out battle to control its awesome power. What’s leaving Netflix on April 1 American Pie Blue Mountain State: Seasons 1-3 Casino Royale

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DARYAGANJ Restaurant – By the inventors of Butter Chicken and Dal Makhani

DARYAGANJ Restaurant – By the inventors of Butter Chicken and Dal Makhani Tuesday, 19 March 2019 ( 5 hours ago ) *DARYAGANJ *restaurant, a North Indian cuisine restaurant conceptualized with the principle of celebrating the culinary legacy of *Late Kundan Lal Jaggi* and the resilience and innovation of the Hindu Punjabi refugees, is all set to open its doors in New Delhi with due credit to his grandson Raghav Jaggi and his childhood friend, restaurateur Amit Bagga. *Late Kundan Lal Jaggi* Kundan Lal Jaggi was one of the founders of an iconic restaurant which opened in 1947 in the locality of Daryaganj in Delhi where the most popular dishes of tandoori cuisine were invented, he was one of the great inventive pioneers of Tandoori cuisine and is often credited for making it popular all over the world. Opening soon in Aerocity followed by its subsequent launch in Connaught Place, the culinary legacy of DARYAGANJ restaurant will go back decades to the era of Indian Independence, when Mr. Kundan Lal Jaggi, a refugee from Peshawar came to Delhi with nothing but the skills to make the best Tandoori Food and started an iconic restaurant in the lanes of Daryaganj. He was the Inventor of the legendary Butter Chicken and Dal Makhani, arguably the most selling dishes in any Indian restaurant set up in India and the world. Growing up admiring the legacy of his grandfather, Raghav who was a young boy at that time, was in awe of the iconic dishes that his grandfather had invented. Years later, he decided to carry forward this legacy and dedicate the brand “*DARYAGANJ*” to his grandfather. DARYAGANJ Restaurant will be recreating the Daryaganj experience with a set meal of many courses specially crafted to showcase the history of Tandoori cuisine and its evolution, serving all dishes invented by Mr. Kundan Lal Jaggi. *Raghav Jaggi, Founder and Promoter*, iterates, “DARYAGANJ brand is conceived as to celebrate the legacy of my grandfather by blending old world flavors and closely guarded recipes with the most talented and creative team to truly create a best in class dining experience reminiscent of a bygone era.” With the valuable inputs from late Kundan Lal Jaggi and his family on the secret recipes of that era, Delhi-born Indian chef, Gurpreet Singh Gehdu who has taken up the responsibility as Brand Chef at Brand DARYAGANJ will recreate the taste & flavor of 1950’s. All age-old recipes have been reconstructed to be closest to the way they were served in 1950’s and the dishes that were invented then will be clearly marked as the original on the menu, like “T*he Original Butter Chicken*” and “*The Original Dal Makhani*”. Amit Bagga coming from a family which was in the business of automobiles, diversified into the restaurant business ten years back and is a hardcore hands on restaurateur, who pays attention to every detail in his restaurants making sure all the five senses of a customer are evoked positively and they end up having a memorable experience. The food at DARYAGANJ restaurant will be a celebration of robust Indian flavors from the post independence era, brought to life using fresh local produce. Not just the food, but the interiors of the restaurant are designed in such a manner that it celebrates nostalgia from the “*Daryaganj days*” and inventiveness of the pioneers.The idea is to revive forgotten flavors on the palate, the unsung flavors of nostalgia!

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What’s new on Netflix in April 2019

Ultraman, Kevin Hart and Mighty Little Bheem lead the way into Spring for Netflix.
At long last, the mighty Ultraman lands on Netflix. It’s a Netflix Anime original, bringing the Japanese gundam (you might remember it from Ready Player One ) to American TVs once more.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, of course. And really it’s one of a pretty massive slate of Netflix Originals landing in April. Comedian Kevin Hart brings his “Irresponsible” tour to Netflix — his first special for the service, actually. Part 2 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina finds “Sabrina exploring her darker side, curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world.”
And Grass is Greener lights up on April 20. You get the gist.
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Coming TBD in April Chambers (Netflix Original): A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister. Coming to Netflix on April 1, 2019 ULTRAMAN (Netflix Anime): With aliens once again threatening Earth, young Shinjiro must now don the metallic ultra-suit to become Ultraman — like his father before him. Across The Line All the President’s Men Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Deliverance Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Evolution Freddy vs. Jason Friday the 13th (2009) I Am Legend Lakeview Terrace Monster House Obsessed Penelope Pineapple Express Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S2 P.S. I Love You Snatch Spy Kids Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D The Bone Collector The Fifth Element The Golden Compass The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Valkyrie Coming to Netflix on April 2, 2019 Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (Netflix Original): Kevin Hart brings his sold-out comedy tour, Kevin Hart: Irresponsible, to a global audience for his first original Netflix standup special. The one-hour special was filmed in front of a sold-out live audience of over 15,000 people at the O2 Arena in London, England. Hart touches upon his friends, family, travel … and a year filled with Irresponsible behavior. Coming to Netflix on April 3, 2019 Suzzanna: Buried Alive (Netflix Film): After a pregnant woman is murdered, her spirit seeks revenge against her increasingly terrified killers, who are determined to finish her off for good. Coming to Netflix on April 5, 2019 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 (Netflix Original): Part 2 finds Sabrina exploring her darker side, curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world. Romantically, Sabrina is caught in an unholy love triangle with between sexy warlock Nicholas Scratch and salt-of-the-Earth mortal Harvey Kinkle. Meanwhile, The Dark Lord, Madame Satan, and Father Blackwood continue to conjure chaos in the Spellman household and the town of Greendale. And they aren’t the only ones trying to raise hell. Everything is in question —relationships, identity, true intentions — when the devil’s work is at hand. In The Shadows Legacies: Season 1 Our Planet (Netflix Original): Exhilarating visuals and stunning footage of rarely-seen animals mix with somber truths about humanity’s impact on the planet’s habitats and species. Persona: Collection (Netflix Original): An eclectic exploration of different personas in a collection of four short films directed by critically acclaimed Korean directors. Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor (Netflix Original): Once beloved by the troops and people alike, Caligula shocks Rome by ruling with the cruel depravity and debauchery that make him infamous. Spirit Riding Free: Season 8(Netflix Original): Big changes lie ahead for Lucky and her friends in an eventful final season — from new babies at home to a faraway boarding school. Tijuana (Netflix Original): When a prominent politician is murdered in cold blood, intrepid local journalists risk their lives to uncover the truth. Unicorn Store (Netflix Film): Kit (Brie Larson), a twenty-something dreamer, receives an invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams. Coming to Netflix on April 9, 2019 Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 6 (Netflix Original): The trolls face a day without a holiday, Biggie accidentally starts a fun-tastic new dance craze, and Guy turns a camping trip into a “glamping” trip. Coming to Netflix on April 10, 2019 New Girl: Season 7 You vs. Wild (Netflix Original): In this interactive adventure series, you’ll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth. Coming to Netflix on April 11, 2019 Black Summer (Netflix Original):** In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones. Coming to Netflix on April 12, 2019 A Land Imagined (Netflix Film): A cop in Singapore investigates the disappearance of a Chinese migrant construction worker who spent sleepless nights playing a mysterious video game. Band Aid Huge in France (Netflix Original): After moving to LA to reconnect with his son, comedian Gad Elmaleh must learn to live without the celebrity perks he’s accustomed to in France. Mighty Little Bheem (Netflix Original): An innocent toddler’s boundless curiosity — and extraordinary might — lead to mischief and adventure in his small Indian town. The Perfect Date (Netflix Film): To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion. The Silence (Netflix Film): When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. The Silence is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf. Special (Netflix Original): A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants. Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? (Netflix Film): On their last night together, four longtime flatmates’ lives are suddenly upended when a secret is revealed during the course of an evening celebration. Coming ton Netflix on April 15, 2019 Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 1 No Good Nick (Netflix Original): A family finds their lives turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter appears on their doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative. The New Romantic Coming to Netflix on April 16, 2019 Super Monsters Furever Friends (Netflix Original): On the first night of spring, the Super Monsters and their families gather for food, fun and games in the park — and meet their adorable monster pets! Coming to Netflix on April 18, 2019 My First First Love (Netflix Original): Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between. Coming to Netflix on April 19, 2019 A Fortunate Man (Netflix Film): A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin. Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (Netflix Original): Best-selling author Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty. Cuckoo: Season 5 (Netflix Original): Ken thinks he’s hit the big time when he discovers a wealthy half sister he never knew he had, but her fortunes and his hopes are soon reversed. I, Daniel Blake Music Teacher (Netflix Film): Burned by his past, an emotionally troubled, small-town music teacher risks everything he has to reconnect with a now-famous former student. Rilakkuma and Kaoru (Netflix Anime): Karoru leads a mundane life, but she gets to go home and find comfort in Rilakkuma, her endearingly lazy roommate who happens to be a fuzzy toy bear. Samantha!: Season 2 (Netflix Original): The series follows the story of a former child star from the 80s, Samantha! (Emanuelle Araújo) who desperately clings to the fringes of celebrity. Together with her husband Wound (Douglas Silva) and their children Cindy (Sabrina Nonato), and Brandon (Cauã Gonçalves), she delights with hare-brained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight. Someone Great (Netflix Film): Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious) Someone Great is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood. Coming to Netflix on April 20, 2019 Grass is Greener (Netflix Original): It lit up jazz and hip-hop — and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America’s complicated relationship with weed. Coming to Netflix on April 22, 2019 Pinky Malinky: Part 2 (Netflix Original): Pinky Malinky is on a roll! Catch up on this joyful hot dog boy’s continuing adventures as he spreads fun and positivity with best friends Babs and JJ. Selection Day – New Episodes (Netflix Original): Manjunath Kumar, fourteen, knows he is good at cricket — if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things about himself and about the world that he doesn’t know. When Manju begins to get to know Radha’s great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will change both his sense of self and of the world around him. Coming to Netflix on April 23, 2019 I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Netflix Original): In this new sketch show, Tim Robinson and guests spend each segment driving someone to the point of needing — or desperately wanting — to leave. Coming to Netflix on April 24, 2019 Bonding (Netflix Original): A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant. Coming to Netflix on April 25, 2019 The Hateful Eight: Extended Version The Ugly Truth Coming to Netflix on April 26, 2019 The Protector: Season 2 (Netflix Original): Facing formidable odds against the resurgent Immortals, Hakan and the Loyal Ones must forestall sinister plans to destroy the city — and all humans. ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (Netflix Original): Robert Johnson was one of the most influential blues guitarists ever. Even before his early death, fans wondered if he’d made a pact with the Devil. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 (Netflix Original): Adora and the Princess Alliance train to get stronger, but Catra and the Horde are on the move. As Hordak pushes for victory, She-Ra faces a new test. Street Food (Netflix Original): From the creators of Chef’s Table, Street Food takes viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities to explore the rich culture of street food all over the globe. Season one explores nine countries across Asia, from the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India. Each episode highlights the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to each country’s cuisine. The Sapphires Yankee (Netflix Original): A young man from Texas crosses the border into Mexico and becomes an infamous drug lord. Coming to Netflix on April 27, 2019 American Honey Coming to Netflix on April 28, 2019 Señora Acero: Season 5 Coming to Netflix on April 29, 2019 Burning The Imitation Game Coming to Netflix on April 30, 2019 Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (Netflix Original): Everyone knows there is no topic Anthony Jeselnik can’t conquer, and he doesn’t disappoint in his second Netflix original comedy special Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward. Following his 2015 special Thoughts and Prayers, the comedian’s critical and biting style weaves through societal taboos without hesitation. Baki: Part 2 (Netflix Anime): A convict himself, bounty hunter Biscuit Oliva is dispatched to Tokyo to apprehend the escaped inmates and thwart them from unleashing further chaos. Ingress: The Animation (Netflix Anime): After scientists discover a mysterious substance that can influence human minds, two factions wage an all-out battle to control its awesome power. What’s leaving Netflix on April 1 American Pie Billy Madison Blue Mountain State: Seasons 1-3 Casino Royale Diamonds Are Forever Die Another Day Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Goldfinger Happy Feet Happy Gilmore Heat I Love You, Man L.A. Confidential Live and Let Die Luther: Series 1-4 Octopussy Pokémon: XY: Seasons 1-2 Seven Sex and the City: The Movie The Living Daylights The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me The World Is Not Enough Wallander: Series 1-4 You Only Live Twice What’s leaving Netflix on April 4, 2019 Raw What’s leaving Netflix on April 7, 2019 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Seasons 1-5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions What’s leaving Netflix on April 13, 2019 Video Game High School: Seasons 1-3 What’s leaving Netflix on April 18, 2019 Silver Linings Playbook

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Eat, Shop, Party & Explore: Here’s Your Guide to Everything You Can do at Delhi’s Aerocity

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We know for each weekend outing you guys look for a new place or hub to hang out with your loved ones, right? We mean, for how long can you be hanging out at the Vasant Kunj malls, right! Which is why you must add this cool (relatively new) spot to your weekend hangout spots- Aerocity, in the middle of T1 and T3. Be it fashion, food, partying- there is everything in store for you guys here! Of course, Aerocity is primarily built for people passing through Delhi, since its closer to the airport. But hey, it’s not written anywhere Delhiites can’t go there and have the time of their lives! From salons & spas, to cafes, lounges, party spots, restaurants, shopping hubs and more- trust us, there will never be a dearth of things to do while you hang out here! (Image Source: Facebook) Where to gorge on the best food and drinks?
Are you sick and tired of visiting the same old bars or cafes? Don’t worry guys, this awesome place has 17+ popular and beloved eateries. Amazing right? All the foodies, head to your next outing here and explore! 1. Plum By Bent Chair (Image Source: Facebook)
One of the best spots for all the photo freaks, Plum By Bent Chair has quaint space brimming with a medley of colours. From stunning decor to mouth-watering food to elegant furniture , you won’t be able to keep your phones aside. Do you know what is the best part? You can actually buy any and everything you lay your hands on starting from the glass you are having your drink or the chair you sit on.
Where: The Walk, Worldmark 2, Aerocity, New Delhi 2. AnnaMaya (Image Source: Facebook)
The European food hall at Andaz Hotel- AnnaMaya is something you should definitely try. They have a cosy and pretty indoor seating area with vibrant colours everywhere, which makes it an even prettier sight during daylight.
Where: Asset Number 1, Andaz Delhi, Aerocity 3. Farzi Cafe (Image Source: Salt And Sandals)
Classy is what describes Farzi Cafe best! One of the most popular spots for yummy food and drinks, it also houses its own brewery here. Yup, beer lovers, this is your spot! Try their Butter Chicken Bun and Dal Chawal Arancini to go with your drinks.
Where: GF 01-FF 01, World Mark 3, Aerocity 4. Monsoon (Image Source: Facebook)
Looking for a place with a peaceful seating area ? Then you must check this one out. In fact, their menu is also pretty unique- from Podi Idli to Keema Gujiya, you will be transported to food heaven right here! Do try their Millet Kheer topped with salted caramel, almonds and chocolate torte.
Where: R4-Lower Ground Floor, World Mark, Aerocity 5. Republic of Noodles (Image Source: Tangy Sorbet)
You’ll fall in love with the food at Republic of Noodles after the very first bite! With modern interiors and lively ambience , this place is definitely worth featuring going. They serve everything from Chinese to Thai to Indonesian to Burmese cuisines here and they’re all worth trying!
Where: Lemon Tree Premier, Asset 6, Aerocity Hospitality District 6. Cafe Pluck (Image Source: Trip Advisor)
Pluck- a modern European & contemporary Indian restaurant at Pullman Hotel , hosts an exquisite brunch spread every Sunday. The cuisines ranges from Asian to Italian, with a live station as
Where: Asset No 02 GMR Hospitality District IGI Airport 7. Kheer (Image Source: Femina)
Kheer, at Roseate House, looks completely out of the world! It brings you Indian cuisine along with some street food vibes. This amazing restaurant is divided into four areas, the live kitchen which further has three tandoors and a street food junction. Do try their tandoori paneer tikka and chicken biryani. If you are looking for a place for that perfect date night, then guys, this is it!
Where: Roseate House, Asset 10, Hospitality District, Aerocity Shopper’s Paradise (Image Source: Facebook)
Apart from food, you can also shop your hearts out at the many shopping spots here. The Walk, Worldmark is a hotspot for all the shopaholics. They have premium brands like Central Aerocity that houses renowned retail brands with their standalone store like Miniso, Da Milano, Forest Essentials, Meena Bazaar, Kalpana and iWorld. Pamper yourself with some spa time
Looking for a trip to the salon or a grand spa day out? Aerocity is a luxury wellness destination that’ll take care of all your needs! 1. Fresco Spa & Salon (Image Source: Just Dial)
A retreat for your mind, body and soul- Fresco Spa and Salon is a must visit if you want some relaxed, ‘me’ time. It offers regular salon services as well as spa therapies. Open from 9 am till 10 pm, avail all the services and feel refreshed. 2. Quan Spa (Image Source: Luxury Launches)
The Quan Span in JW Marriott Hotel is 24 hours operational spa . The signature luxury spa treatments of 60-90 minutes will make you relaxed. Don’t worry guys, non-hotel guests are also welcomed for the spa sessions . 3. Lea Spa & Salon (Image Source: Trailstainedfingers )
Lea Spa & Salon at Holiday Inn is a hub for hair & beauty services and spa sessions. The area is spacious and inherently luxe, where you guys can sit back and enjoy your ‘me-time’. Swankiest Party Places To Chill!
After CyberHub, CP and Sector 29 Gurgaon, Aerocity is transforming into new party zone area for all the youngsters out there. So, check out these places to dance your heart out with your gang! 1. Liv Bar
This restro -bar is defo gonna be your next fav place to go with your gang for endless glasses of wine and groovy beats! With all that upbeat lighting and pretty indoor & outdoor seating areas , Liv Bar will make a place in your heart. Their concept of ‘Make your own cocktails’ is awesome! You get to choose from the variety of liquor, fruits to add on to jazz your drink!
Where: Worldmark 1, Lower Ground Floor, R3, Aerocity 2. Toy Room (Image Source: Franchise India)
With scrumptious appetizers and cocktails, you can chill with your homies at this stylish lounge space with the best hip-hop and R&B DJ nights .
Where: Aloft Hotel 5-B, IGI Airport T-3 Road, Aerocity 3. The Hong Kong Club (Image Source: A Traveller’s Wishlist)
With lip-smacking food, superb interiors and a smashing DJ , The Hong Kong Club will surely make it to the top of your weekend checklist. The Hong Kong Club at Andaz Delhi Hotel is asuper popular party spot. And ya , it’s open till 4 am for all the party lovers!
Where: Andaz Delhi, Asset 1, Aerocity 4. HONK (Image Source: Hotel Pullman)
The fine-dining restaurant—Honk serves up a variety of s ushi, dim sum, and seafood from Japanese and Thai cuisine. The cocktails are what you should really head for. The best part is Friday and Saturday, you can enjoy the nightlife and can party with your gang here as it is open till 4 am !
Where: Pullman Lower Ground Floor, Aerocity
Guys, now that we have told you about these tons of cool options at Aerocity, let us know which one you tried and liked the best!
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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Unveils Rosewood Hong Kong

@hotelinteractiv Rosewood Hong Kong opens today as a magnificent new ultra-luxury property in the heart of the Victoria Dockside arts and design district on the shores of Victoria Harbour. Situated on one of Hong Kong’s most significant waterfront locations in Tsim Sha Tsui — Kowloon’s dynamic, culturally compelling heart — the property is set to become a grand icon for the city, celebrating the area’s role as Hong Kong’s new creative and cultural epicentre. A Visionary Legacy The opening of Rosewood Hong Kong, the 26th international property for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, is a defining milestone for the group, solidifying its stature as one of the world’s most dynamic hotel brands and leader in global style. This showpiece of the brand’s highest aspirations epitomises Rosewood’s essence and represents the complete manifestation of a differentiated and modern expression of ultra-luxury hospitality for the world’s “affluential explorers.” From the brand’s inception 40 years ago as a fine private home that opened its doors to guests, each Rosewood hotel worldwide continues to be guided by A Sense of Place® philosophy and the concept of the hotel as a living canvas celebrating artistry in all its forms. This spirit reaches its zenith at Rosewood Hong Kong. Guests can experience the first urban outpost of the brand’s pioneering wellness concept; gastronomic innovation showcasing locally grown and artisanal ingredients; masterworks by the most highly acclaimed artists of our generation; supremely stylish, residentially natured gathering and living spaces – all within a masterfully designed and meticulously curated journey in architecturally bold environs commanding the harbour. Rosewood’s opening in Hong Kong marks the evolution of another meaningful historic legacy. The site is the former Holt’s Wharf, dating back to 1910, which was subsequently acquired and developed into New World Centre, a lifestyle magnet for the city in the 1980s, which holds a unique place in the hearts and minds of local residents as a place of discovery and wonderment. New World Centre – a proud expression of Hong Kong’s transition to modernity and establishment as a regional business hub – was the creation of Dr. Cheng Yu-tung and Dr. Henry Cheng, the grandfather and father (respectively) of Rosewood Hotel Group Chief Executive Officer, Sonia Cheng.“With Hong Kong evolving from a business and financial centre to become a true global cultural capital, I wanted to create an iconic property that not only showcases the city’s rich history but also reflects its bright future,” says Sonia Cheng. “New World Centre was conceived as my grandfather’s ultimate gift to Hong Kong, a celebration of its progress, vibrancy and spirit. I hope that Rosewood Hong Kong enhances this legacy and helps fulfill his and my father’s vision for the city that they loved. Rosewood Hong Kong sets bold new benchmarks for design, guest experience, cuisine, and culture. Our ambition is to create a new world standard for ultra-luxury hospitality and a focal point of the vibrant Hong Kong lifestyle, reflecting its incredible dynamism, style and diversity.” A Vertical Estate The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed, 65-storey exterior pays homage to the city’s impressive verticality. In lush counterpoint are the beautifully landscaped lawn, verdant gardens and terraces with spellbinding harbour views. Renowned hospitality designer Tony Chi of New York studio tonychi, has created a complete and immersive experience for a new age of elevated residential hotel living. An homage to Rosewood’s origins as an aristocratic manor, Chi has conceived the entire hotel as a “vertical estate” which incorporates significant green spaces and outdoor areas throughout, creating openness and room to breathe as a defining element of the Rosewood Hong Kong guest journey. Artful Luxury As visitors transition from the harbourside thoroughfare Salisbury Road by cobblestone drive, the urban din falls away against a backdrop of oversized bonsai, lush topiary and a serene forecourt that fronting the harbour. Guests are greeted by a significant semi-abstract bronze sculpture by the late British sculptor Henry Moore. “Three Piece Reclining Figure, Draped” in the courtyard, featuring one of the artist’s key themes — the human figure in repose – is a mid-century sculptural masterpiece. At the hotel’s entrance on the second floor, a magnificent bronze façade frames the lobby doors with Rosewood Hong Kong’s signature “seal of the house” on the door handles, symbolising the privacy, intimacy and exclusivity that await within. Entering the statuesque yet intimate lobby is akin to entering a refined private residence. At reception, a large window overlooks an ornamental bonsai tree, framing the harbour beyond. Two sizeable contemporary works by American artist Joe Bradley surround the lobby, with their vaulted limestone walls and marbles floors lending an air of soulful, storied elegance. An auxiliary guest lobby evokes the grand rooms of Europe’s stately homes, showcasing oak marquetry ceiling panels, coconut wood columns and a revelatory art moment by contemporary Indian female artist Bharti Kerr. Entitled “The Skin Speaks a Language Not its Own,” the life-sized sculpture of an elephant lying splendidly in repose fills the room with a powerful, emotive presence. Masterful and important art throughout the property includes works by Henry Moore, British artist Damien Hirst, as well as China’s Wang Keping and homegrown Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh. Significant works are juxtaposed with an eclectic, whimsical approach to decorative arts throughout the hotel. Generously Curated Stays More than 80 per cent of Rosewood Hong Kong’s rooms boast standout harbour vistas, with the remainder featuring verdant Kowloon Peak views overlooking the fabled Lion Rock and distant, scenic mountains. There are dedicated, generous “salons” on each guestroom floor from the 24th level up. Each features carefully selected objets that reflect Hong Kong’s richly layered past. Guests may linger over a book with a fine tea or a cocktail before retiring to a guestroom where lovingly curated treasures and vintage collectables blend mid-century sophistication and fine modern accents with haute Chinoiserie touches. “For me, Rosewood Hong Kong is the majestic ‘estate on the harbour’ that pays reverent homage to the great founding family that built and operates it, and also the legacy of its surrounding community,” says designer Tony Chi. “Having designed Rosewood London — an elegant mansion in a royal city — and being in the process of refreshing The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, in New York, an iconic residence in Manhattan’s Upper East Side; there’s a remarkably rich and overarching sense of continuity and a sense of place that binds all these properties together.” The Ultimate in Residential-Inspired Hospitality Generous space and residential luxury are the hallmarks of Rosewood’s 322 light-filled guestrooms, which start at 53 square metres (570 square feet) and include the Grand Harbourview Rooms, boasting panoramic views of Hong Kong Island. Elevated homely comforts include eclectic curios and objets d’art, curated interior details, considered amenities, generous marble bathrooms with freestanding soaking bath and separate, freestanding vanities with hammered copper sinks and twin showers, as well as spacious walk-in closets. Sumptuous textures and finishes weave a tactile tapestry into each and every room. Elegant lacquer panels feature a contemporary take on the octagonal Chinese bagua symbol — a motif that subtly appears on property’s floors, ceilings, walls and doors – and is juxtaposed with chequered Loro Piana navy fine wool wall covering for a sartorial touch. Distinguished Suite Stays Rosewood Hong Kong is home to the highest number of suites of any Hong Kong luxury hotel and also some of the largest. The 91 suites, starting from 92 square metres (990 square feet), offer carefully curated stays, bespoke services, and inviting, artful interiors, with layered vignettes of carefully chosen custom furnishings that lend an air of having been lovingly acquired over time. Contemporary artworks with an accent on Hong Kong’s art talents are stylishly placed. Suite guests enjoy exclusive services including access to Rosewood’s Manor Club executive lounge, personal butler service, monogrammed pillow cases and robes, along with personalised amenities from arrival to departure. On each floor, the 123-square-metre (1,323-square-foot) Grand Harbour Corner Suites offer glittering panoramic harbour views from every vantage point. In addition, Rosewood Hong Kong features 18 of the most outstanding signature suites in the metropolis, each with its own unique character to meet the diverse needs of today’s sophisticated travellers. The crowning jewel amongst them, the superlative 1,000-square-metre (10,764-square-foot) Harbour House floor boasts spectacular views from private sky terraces on the 57th level and unique décor and design. Enhancing the lavish interiors, a garden oasis features harbour view sun decks and private lap pools. Located on the same floor, the Harbour House and Garden House can be combined, offering an entirely private five-bedroom retreat complete with state-of-the-art private gym. Extended stays for the ultimate in fuss-free city living will be amply catered to by the exclusive Rosewood Residences, set to launch this Spring. Introducing 186 spacious, inspired interiors and uniquely positioned luxury accommodations designed for longer-term stays, the Rosewood Residences Hong Kong will offer a separate private entrance and dedicated 53rd floor club facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and private fitness centre, along with a host of special services and amenities for guests. Privileged Retreat With its prime position on the 40th floor affording spellbinding Victoria Harbour views and multiple outdoor terraces, Rosewood’s signature executive lounge concept, the Manor Club, extends a sense of residential refinement to suite stays. Offering 24-hour service in an exclusive space, all-encompassing personalised services include elegant complimentary food presentations and handcrafted beverages throughout the day, a distinguished bar overlooking the harbour, a games room with pool table, as well as a host of auxiliary amenities. Authentic Dining Each of Rosewood Hong Kong’s eight dining concepts possesses a distinctive character and showcases creativity and a contemporary interpretation of accessible gastronomy and refined beverage craft. The hotel’s culinary programme is characterised by an accent on local cottage producers and seasonality via its Partners in Provenance programme. Holt’s Café is named after the historic Holt’s Wharf upon which Rosewood Hong Kong stands today, and elevates traditional Hong Kong cha chaan teng dining culture to an upscale, lively contemporary experience. With glamourous interiors featuring inspiration from Europe’s fin de siècle grand cafés and brasseries, Holt’s Café serves a diverse mix of comforting creations marrying Cantonese dishes with international influences. The Tea Conservatory features an extensive list featuring Chinese, premium aged, single-origin herbal blends and rare vintage teas. The Legacy House Chinese restaurant showcases sophisticated interiors designed by Melbourne’s award-winning BAR Studio and is blessed with an expansive outdoor terrace presenting sweeping views of Victoria Harbour. Two distinct experiences include the bustling main dining room and the seven privileged private dining rooms, each modelled after a different landmark moment in the life of Cheng family founding patriarch, Dr. Cheng Yu-Tung. As Rosewood Hong Kong’s monument to nuanced Cantonese cuisine, The Legacy House pays homage to Dr. Cheng’s significant life. Honouring his Shunde roots while offering much-loved, updated Chinese favourites, the menu places an emphasis on regional Shunde cuisine, which is renowned for its elaborate preparations that bring out the inherent flavours of the pristine ingredients. DarkSide bar is destined to become Hong Kong’s most sought-after destination for premium drinks in a handsome setting, offering speciality cocktails, coveted vintage cigars, a choice selection of wine and spirits, and nightly live jazz sessions. The al fresco outdoor terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour is the perfect spot from which to enjoy a fine cigar and a distinguished libation. The Butterfly Room, Rosewood Hong Kong’s inviting all-day lounge, speaks of comfort and elegantly restrained luxury, courtesy of contemporary art and custom furnishings. Guests are invited to enjoy refined continental breakfasts, chic coffee breaks, sophisticated pre-dinner drinks and small plates. Afternoon Tea is a show-stopping highlight, as patrons are transported to some of Europe’s most exquisite tea rooms with savoury bites, irresistible pastries and indulgent sweets. At The Butterfly Patisserie, glittering confections take centre stage. Modelled after a high-end jewellery atelier, the elegant environs of The Butterfly Patisserie showcase breathtaking centrepieces of tiered cakes, rows of artisan gelatos and sorbets, and glass walk-in display cases in every twinkling, artful corner. Majestic Weddings and Events Set over the third and fourth floors, 3,200 square metres (34,450 square feet) of expansive meetings and event space are enhanced by one of Hong Kong’s few truly private garden venues: an elegantly landscaped lawn with immersive Victoria Harbour views. Lending an air of exclusivity and distinction, a dedicated event arrival space on the second floor opens to an elegant old world staircase, creating an unrivalled setting for grand entrances. Bathed in natural light that floods through its picturesque windows, a series of beguilingly beautiful social spaces on the third floor frame the 1,000-square-metre (10,700-square-foot), pillarless Grand Ballroom. With an accent on residential luxury, the event galleries offer distinguished, versatile meeting spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows coupled with a grandiose private kitchen and entertaining area. In the Grand Ballroom, an automated skyfold partition lends customisable drama, with faceted, geometrically-shaped chandeliers that add glamour and can be lowered for greater intimacy. The ambience is reminiscent of the lavish, palatial ballrooms of Europe’s stately homes. The Pavilion on the fourth floor offers 1,000 square metres (10,700 square feet) of superlative, residential style event space including the 300-square-metre (3,122-square-foot) Pavilion Hall with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. A master stroke for private meetings and events, The Pavilion is home to four salons, animated by a dedicated private show kitchen. The fourth floor event space also features, in a marriage of comfort and beauty, The Orangery, where each corner of its 118 square metres (1,270 square feet) space pays homage to refined elegance. From the expansive covered terrace overlooking the Lawn, to the dove blue, suede-swathed, and pastel lacquer interiors, The Orangery is an inspirational destination to raise a glass and toast life’s most cherished, magical moments – be they bridal or occasional. Rosewood Hong Kong’s Events Studio is a showcase of the property’s event accessories and accoutrements, giving guests the opportunity to curate a customised event and bring their vision to life in every detail. Transformative Wellness In addition to Rosewood Hong Kong’s outdoor infinity pool and state-of-the-art fitness centre overlooking the harbour, the property will host the first urban outpost of Asaya, Rosewood’s signature integrative wellness offering, in Autumn 2019. Following the platform’s launch at Rosewood Phuket in 2017, Asaya – a word derived from Sanskrit to signify the setting of intention or hope – is founded on the key objective of empowering self-change and transformation. 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Pulses: Types, Nutritional Benefits And Side Effects Nutrition By Amritha K on March 19, 2019
Pulses, also termed as grain legumes, are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. They grow in pods and are of different sizes, shapes and colours and are high in protein, fibre, and various vitamins, and provide the required amount of amino acids to your bodily functions. Consuming pulses can elevate the quality of your diet due to the saponins, phytochemicals and tannins that have antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties [1] . It is good for celiac disease, constipation and obesity. Pregnant women are advised to consume pulses due to the high amount of folate and iron which are required during and after conception [2] .
In the numerous varieties of pulses, each and every type can be beneficial to your body considering you consume it in a controlled manner [3] [4] . Some of the most common types of pulses available to us are Bengal gram, red gram, mung beans etc.
Read on to know about each of these pulses and the nutritional benefits they possess so that you may incorporate it into your diet. 1. Bengal Gram
Also known as black chana or garbanzo beans, Bengal gram is a staple ingredient in the Indian cuisine. Scientifically termed as Cicer arietinum L., Bengal gram is highly nutritious. It is rich in fibre, zinc, calcium, protein and folate. The advantages of incorporating black chana into your daily diet are limitless, due to the plethora of health benefits it possesses [5] .
Its fibre content aids in weight loss, preventing diabetes, and improving digestion [6] [7] . It is beneficial in controlling your blood pressure, improving cognitive function and heart health [8] . The selenium content in Bengal gram is asserted to have cancer prevention [9] ability. Apart from these, it is also asserted to help in balancing the hormone levels in women, eliminate kidney and bladder stones.
Know more about the amazing health benefits of Bengal gram . 2. Pigeon Pea (Red Gram)
Scientifically termed as Cajanus cajan, pigeon peas are commonly known as red gram as well. Compared to the other pulses in the legume family, pigeon peas are a better source of protein [10] . Rich in minerals, the legume can help prevent anaemia due to its folate content. It is a good source of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc etc. [11] . Consuming pigeon peas can help improve growth and development as they aid in the formation of cells, tissues, muscles and bones [12] . The high fibre content in the pulse makes it extremely effective in improving your digestive health [13] .
Although the legume does not possess any specific side effects, individuals with allergies to legumes should avoid pigeon peas [14] . Also, overconsumption of the peas can cause excessive flatulence.
Also read : Pigeon Peas: 10 Health Benefits, Nutritional Value & Recipe 3. Green Gram (Mung Beans)
Scientifically termed as Vigna radiata, green gram or mung bean is the best source of plant-based protein. A high source of protein, mung beans also have a good amount of fibre, antioxidants and phytonutrients as well [15] . Due to the presence of dietary fibre, niacin, iron, magnesium and various other nutrients, the legume possesses various health benefits ranging from weight loss to improved immunity. Consuming green gram help in reducing blood pressure, preventing cardiovascular diseases, cancer, PMS symptoms and type 2 diabetes [16] . The pulse is also effective in improving your skin and hair quality [17] .
However, individuals with kidney and gall bladder disorders should avoid it [18] . The pulse can hamper with the efficient absorption of calcium as well.
To know more : 16 Incredible Health Benefits Of Green Gram (Mung Beans) 4. Black Gram (Urad Dal)
Also known as urad dal, the black gram is scientifically termed as Vigna mungo. Due to the plethora of benefits it possesses, it is used in Ayurvedic medicine for improving digestion and regulating blood sugar levels (amongst various other purposes). The dietary fibre in the legume helps improve the digestion process, manages diabetes and helps relieve stomach-related problems like constipation, diarrhoea, cramps or bloating [19] . Apart from these, consuming black gram can help your bones. It can aid in strengthening your nervous system and building muscles as well [20] . The legume is considered to be beneficial during pregnancy [21] .
Excessive consumption of black gram can increase the levels of uric acid, which will not be good for individuals suffering from gallstones or gout.
Get to know more about the wonderful benefits of black gram . 5. Kidney Beans (Rajma)
Commonly named as rajma, kidney beans are scientifically termed as Phaseolus vulgaris. Rich in fibre, calcium, sodium and various other nutrients, kidney beans aid in weight loss [22] . The fibre content in the bean further acts in promoting heart health [23] . By consuming kidney beans, you can protect yourself from the risk of cancer and liver diseases. They are beneficial for improving digestion, the formation of bones and teeth, and for better skin and hair quality. Due to the folic acid content, kidney beans are extremely good for pregnant women. Likewise, they help in preventing hypertension, boosting memory and detoxification [24] .
Although kidney beans possess all these benefits, overconsumption of kidney beans can cause flatulence and allergic reactions in some people [25] .
Also read : 13 Incredible Health Benefits Of Kidney Beans (Rajma) 6. Cowpea or Black-Eyed Pea (Lobhia)
Scientifically termed as Vigna unguiculata, cowpea is considered to be the most beneficial and nourishing legume in the family. It is a good source of protein, dietary fibre, iron, phosphorus and so on [26] . A powerhouse of strength and stamina, incorporating black-eyed pea into your daily diet is highly advantageous for your body. It helps in cleaning out the cholesterol and also in lowering your blood pressure, preventing anaemia, and in controlling your sugar levels [27] . Cowpea aids in lowering pancreatic cancer risk and strengthens your skin, hair and muscles. It is also promotes a healthy pregnancy. Cowpea can enhance your bone strength as well [28] .
Although there are no severe side effects to the legume, overconsumption can cause flatulence.
Get to know more about the health benefits of cowpea . 7. Lentils
Nutritious and a cheap source of protein, lentils are scientifically termed as Lens culinaris. They are rich in fibre, iron and magnesium. The presence of these nutrients accord to the legume being beneficial in promoting heart health [29] . Regular and controlled consumption of lentils can help prevent the onset of cancer, as the polyphenols like flavanols and procyanidin have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects [30] . Being an excellent source of iron, lentils help fight fatigue as well. The legume helps in building muscles and cells and is good for pregnant women. It triggers electrolyte activity in your body and increases your energy levels too [31] .
However, avoid consuming the pulse in large quantities as it can cause discomfort in the stomach.
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Female Chefs Take Centre Stage at Black Sheep Restaurants

Female Chefs Take Centre Stage at Black Sheep Restaurants
Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) — March 18, 2019 ( travelindex.com ) — While many observers bemoan the lack of female representation in the restaurant industry, one Hong Kong hospitality group is leading the charge and embracing the change. First and foremost, Black Sheep Restaurants is about the people in our team and the family we have created,” explains Syed Asim Hussain, co-founder of Black Sheep Restaurants. “If you look after your people, give them opportunities to grow and support them wherever possible, they will do the right thing for your guests.”
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Together with his partner, chef-trained Christopher Mark, the pair founded Black Sheep Restaurants with the intention of creating a dynamic community and telling compelling stories through food. “Community is our cornerstone and we are dedicated to ensuring our family flourishes. In less than seven years, we have grown our team to over 1,000 team members and half of them are women. While other restaurant groups struggle to achieve gender equality, or are reluctant to promote female chefs to senior positions, women are a driving creative force in our restaurants and leaders in their respective fields.”
Gisela Alesbrook “My recipes have been passed down the generations from my mother and grandmothers.” At the Wes Anderson-styled Hotal Colombo, Chef Gisela recreates the humble cuisine of her childhood in Sri Lanka, paying homage to her family’s treasured recipes and her native country’s vibrant street food culture. Of Dutch Burgher and Indian by heritage, Chef Gisela prides herself as being one of Black Sheep Restaurants’ very first hires.
Despite dabbling in a range of interests, from banking to lingerie design, Chef Gisela is happiest in the kitchen. In Hong Kong, she is excited to showcase her native culture and its underrepresented cuisine. Her dishes come with all the staple spices, colours and flavours you would expect in a local Sri Lankan eatery, presented with added finesse.
Lisette Magampon “The most important class is technique. A great chef is first a great technician, and that only comes through endless repetition.” Chef Lisette oversees Osteria Marzia, Black Sheep Restaurants’ coastal Italian restaurant. After a five-year stint at the renowned Gramercy Tavern in New York, Chef Lisette’s passion for Italian culinary began when she bought a one-way ticket to Italy determined to learn about its regional cuisines. After travelling the breadth of the country, she returned to New York to work as Sous Chef at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, a restaurant focused on the cuisine of Italy’s Umbria region.
One of the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry like F&B is that female chefs have to work twice as hard to prove themselves. She credits Philippe Bertineau, of Alain Ducasse’s acclaimed Midtown restaurant Benoit, and Jonathan Waxman, who pioneered Californian cuisine, for helping to shape her early career.
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Safia Osman “For any skill, take your time to learn, study and stay in a place long enough to understand. To learn pastry, make it better and prettier than yesterday.”
As the pastry connoisseur who helms The Bakery, Black Sheep Restaurants’ central pastry kitchen, Chef Safia grew up with cereal and pie, the latter becoming a distinguishing part of her culinary repertoire.
Dedicated to creating sweet delicacies, she names honey as her go-to ingredient for its ability to bring classic sweetness to desserts and enhance savoury dishes with a layer of complexity. Born to Somali-American parents, she developed her sweet tooth from an early age. One of her earliest memories is discovering a local breakfast snack, Injera, comprising a layer of stacked sweet crepes with honey.
With over 20 years of experience, Chef Safia has worked alongside such celebrated pastry chefs as Claudia Fleming, winner of the coveted James Beard Award. After leaving the US, she worked in Dubai before arriving in Hong Kong in 2016.
Angie Ford “Being able to be creative through food is extremely freeing.” For Chef Angie, cooking presents endless learning opportunities. The Executive Chef of Buenos Aires Polo Club, Black Sheep Restaurants’ Argentinian steakhouse, Angie started her culinary career helping out in the family kitchen at the age of 11. She grew up learning the different roles in a restaurant, from serving and bartending to managing before finally beginning her apprenticeship when she was 18. She is continuing a family tradition as her three sisters are currently pastry chefs.
A vocal advocate of ethically-raised meat, her menus at Buenos Aires Polo Club demonstrate her expertise and ability to prepare various cuts of steak from one specifically-reared breed, the Aberdeen Black Angus. Chef Angie competed in Iron Chef Canada, which she recalls as “a super stressful hour but also extremely rewarding”. Her advice for surviving in the pressure-cooker world of restaurants: “Be a positive force in the kitchen, and do not lose your cool.”
Yen Chan “Nobody is born as a chef, and it does not happen overnight. If you want to succeed, you need the right attitude.” For La Vache Tsim Sha Tsui’s Yen Chan, her hobby became a passion and eventually her career. After studying Culinary Arts and Design in Canada, she worked front of house for five years before taking up the challenge to venture into the kitchen. Aside from overcoming a language barrier, she had to familiarise herself with the frantic pace of working in a large-scale line kitchen.
With the goal of one day opening her own restaurant, she was inspired by a visit to a fifth-generation sushi bar in Tokyo, where the resident chef produced a handmade piece of sushi every two seconds. “Watching that level of expertise is inspiring. It reminds you of the level of dedication required to hone your craft.”
Charrinn (Noom) Singdaechakarn “Be a chef who never stops learning, and love what you do.” Head Chef of Soul Food Thai, Chef Noom has been mastering the cuisine of her homeland since she was 24. While studying in Sydney, she took on a part-time job working in the kitchen of a Thai restaurant. Her passion for cooking began as a child. Living in a garden house, her mother would grow fresh ingredients to incorporate into their meals. Her appreciation for authentic ingredients extends to Soul Food Thai where everything is made from scratch. Originally from Issan, the Northeastern province of Thailand, her go-to dish is noodle soup. Although it looks deceptively simple, it requires lots of ingredients and patience to prepare and perfect.
For Chef Noom, the most challenging part of Thai cuisine is mastering the knife skills. Her mentor, Chef Chaiwat, helped develop these skills by having her “julienne the kaffir lime leaf into hair-like strands”.
About Black Sheep Restaurants Niche, thought-provoking and story-driven, Black Sheep Restaurants is a Hong Kong-based hospitality group founded in 2012 by Syed Asim Hussain and Christopher Mark. Together they share decades of experience in hospitality and business development, along with a zest for travel and discovering dining subcultures.
Black Sheep Restaurants curates distinct dining experiences that tell a story about a particular time, place, culture or cuisine while celebrating the bounty of premium ingredients available both locally and from abroad. Always pushing boundaries, the group continues to expand rapidly within Hong Kong and beyond.
In December 2018, Syed Asim Hussain became the world’s youngest restaurateur to hold two Michelin stars when BELON and New Punjab Club were honoured with one Michelin star each. New Punjab Club is the world’s first Punjabi restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star.

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