Breakfast Buffet at Taj
The Gateway Hotel
Cost: INR 550 + GST
Ribbons and Balloons
Ideal Towers, Court Road
Udupi: Ribbons and Balloons, the fastest growing bakery chain from Mumbai opened yet another branch in Udupi today. The turnout at the inaugural was great, people from all over the city rushed to the place even before the formal inauguration was carried out. Located on the ground floor of Ideal Towers, Court road, the new bakery is bound to become a raging success.
The bakery was declared officially open with a ceremonious cutting of a beautiful three tiered cake. Owner of the outlet Mr. Harish Shetty and master franchisee owner C.A Sathish Shetty of ‘Ribbons and Balloons’ did the honours along with friends and family. C.A Sathish Shetty was proud to announce that the Udupi outlet is not only the 4th in South Kanara but also the 121st outlet to be established in India. He also made a mention of his plans to put up 35 more outlets between Kasaragod and Kundapur.
“Ribbons and Balloons has been successfully running for 15 years now and we owe this success to the quality that we maintain at our production units. We have set up a state-of-the-art production facility that spans over 15,000 square feet in the industrial area of Baikampady. It is equipped to cater to all the existing and upcoming outlets in South Kanara” said C. A Sathish Shetty speaking bon the occasion. He also said that the Udupi outlet was dear to him because it is established in his hometown.
Food bloggers from in and around the city were invited for a quick tasting session and were treated to a range of cakes, savouries and pastries. One such blogger who runs a popular food blog on Instagram was ecstatic to find out that ‘Ribbons and Balloons’ had made it’s way into her home town. She said she was such a fan of the place that she used to travel to Manipal every weekend just so she could taste the walnut brownie.
Ribbons and Balloons is nationally acclaimed for their cake customisations. They don’t just undertake cake orders for birthdays but also do customisations for corporate events. It looks like Ribbons and Balloons has taken the cake business in coastal Karnataka to a whole new level.
About ‘Ribbons and Balloons’
Ribbons and Balloons brings straight from the ovens of the finest bakery. Known for their fresh taste of goodness, the outlet brings a wide choice of rich delicious pastries, birthday cakes, customs and fancy cakes for all the occasions, it also has savory like tea cakes, puffs, rolls, sandwiches and more.
Leading and growing strongly with over 100 stores in Mumbai and Pune, the brand has been an inspiring success story to tell. They have accomplished all this through their close understanding of the customer needs. They have excellent products, state of the art manufacturing, motivated employees, efficient supply chain management and satisfied franchisee partners. The expansion plan in the coming years is to create the brand presence in all cities Pan India.
It was started by entrepreneur Satish Shetty from Mangaluru, the man who has a series of firsts to his credit. With astounding contribution in a diverse spectrum of sectors, he is known for his pioneering initiatives in the food industry. A retail chain of cake shops dedicated to cakes, pastries, cookies, desserts are his brainchild. He is the chairman, managing director and leading the executive team of Yaash Krishni Group of Companies which is responsible for directing company’s strategy, planning and operations.
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TGG – The Good Galette
Mangalore city is all the rage these days, because of its culinary offerings, and an exciting and extensively elegant breakfast tradition is a huge part of those. With the opening of ‘the good galette’, this culture is now a lot more profound; as it’s safe to say that devouring pancakes or waffles for dinner isn’t as jarring as it may have once seemed.
Tgg, (as it’s called) lives in the same complex as the Nilgiris supermarket, in Attavar, and is almost missable if you don’t walk towards the side of the building. But once you step in, it’s quite gorgeous. With an array of potted plants nestling on one side of the wall, a capacious open-brushed kitchen and a delightful menu, the sheer chutzpah of it all meant, we took to tgg, even before having a bite.
Although, be warned, as finding a table here isn’t so easy, especially in the evening hours. Service is bright, warm and knowledgeable-dishes appear, and then guests are left alone. Some rhythmic foot-tapping tunes are playing in the background, all the while, as we sit and order a couple of dishes.
The Nutella Banana Waffle, topped with ice-cream, nuts, fruits, whipped cream and maple syrup is a feisty slap of sugary goodness. However, I was surprised to discover, that not everyone at our table seemed to agree. In fact, after a couple of digs, my friend pushed her plate towards me saying it was far too sweet for her liking. Of course, I was only too pleased.
At tgg, there’s something for everyone, and it’s crispy deep-fried chicken wings with a dose of sesame seeds, and a vibrant thwack of schezwan sauce is genuinely a delight and costs 240rs. The street momos, on the other hand, were perhaps less exciting. On another occasion – and I’m going back – I’m going for the Commando fries that are getting incredibly popular.
The menu is likely to change, but in my mind, the sliding Waffwich with Jalapeño, tomato and lettuce, is certainly worth seeking out.
Finally, if there’s one thing you should not miss out on, it’s their pannacotta. With a glorious tickle of mocha, topped with white chocolate and generous amounts of chocolate and caramel sauce, whipped cream and cherry. Understandably, the skills of Chef Boja Kotian, having worked in places all over the globe, like in the US and UK, surely knows his dessert-making craft. We left full, cheerful and determined to get others on board about this place.
Tgg, feels to me, like a restaurant, that’s at the start of a long and remarkable journey. Rahul and his exceptional team look like they’re having the time of their lives, testing the boundaries of Mangalore’s food scene. It may not be perfect, but it sure is exciting. We’ll have the latter any day.
Content by Megan D Souza
Sankalp – The Taste of South India
Second to none in South Indian food restaurants, Sankalp Restaurants represent a style and cuisine that is nonpareil. Sankalp was founded in 1981 by the visionary Mr. Kailash Goenka. He opened the company’s first flagship restaurant on Ashram Road, Ahmedabad. The rest is history. An ever increasing innovative menu, food festivals and a wide range of quality products have not only helped build a broad consumer base but also inculcated loyalty among the diners. This is the reason why Sankalp has gained popularity and is very much in demand.
Text Source: sankalponline. com