DELHI’S MOST DELICOUS 2013 DECODES THE CULINARY GRAIL OF DELHI’S GASTRONOMY
In a quest to discover Delhi’s Most Delicious Food and Favourite Restaurant
Monday, 26th August 2013: Delhiites and their love for food is nothing new and when we talk about Delhi food we can never miss the historical and cultural blend of myriad of cuisines and flavours. Ranging from the mouth-watering street foods across Chandni Chowk, to the mughlai delicacies around Jama Masjid to the exquisite kitchens of five star hotels Delhi simply serves to be a food paradise. And, to recognise and celebrate the joy of Delhi food, Food and Nightlife Magazine India’s premier food magazine bring to you Delhi’s Most Delicious, a culinary fiesta where ten of the most popular dishes are chosen and the places in Delhi serving them are pitted against each other in a poll to determine the most delicious. This is a competition where Delhiites chose their favourite places by voting them through a Facebook application and through other online live online tools.
The hunt for Delhi’s Most Delicious started with online voting through an application on facebook with 10 nominations across 10 categories:
1. Dal Makhni
2. Butter Chicken
3. Mutton Biryani
4. Mutton Rogan Josh
8. Thai Curry
9. Dim Sum
10. Caesar Salad
The online poll continued for 15 days where close to 2, 50,000 votes were cast. The majority of the votes were cast in Biryani, Caesar Salad and Burger categories. This was followed by live tasting by our jury panel which went anonymously to the nominated outlets and tasted the dishes.
The winners for Delhi’s Most Delicious will be announced and felicitated at a grand award ceremony on September 3rd’2013 at Pullman Central Park, Gurgaon putting the age old battle of “my dish is the most delicious” to rest.
The gala evening will be graced by all well-known personalities from the Food and Beverage industry and would also witness known names from across the Delhi social circuit.
Prior to the award ceremony there will be three live cooking demonstrations on the stage. Celebrity chef Chef Tanveer Kwatra from Pullman will be preparing a Butter Chicken recipe followed by a group of 15 young chefs from Olive Culinary Academy who will demonstrate a 3 course meal live in 10 minutes.
The Indian food industry has been witnessing a steady growth in the past years with India being one of the forerunners placed after China in producing food. Delhi poses to be a hub of multi-cuisine restaurants and with more and more restaurateurs investing in this industry. According to the “Indian Food Service Report 2013”, by the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), the Indian food service industry is currently worth INR. 2, 47,680 crore and is expected to grow at a rate of 11 per cent by 2018.
Commenting on the Delhi’s Most Delicious Award, 2013, Mr. Sumit Goyal, Editor-in-Chief Food and Nightlife Magazine cited “We witnessed more than two lakh votes across ten categories for 15 days. In a surprise revelation dishes like Biryani and Burger has seen most number of votes as compared to traditional North Indian fare like Dal Makhni and Butter Chicken. This initiative presented an opportunity for all food lovers to select their favourite dish and restaurant and find Delhi’s Most Delicious”.
The categories for nominations with the number of votes:
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