Make your kitchen smarter with the latest range of Panasonic Home Appliances


Chef Michael Swamy gives a healthy spin to dishes and coolers with Panasonic microwave and refrigerator


With the ever growing, trending and much needed attention to a healthy lifestyle, Panasonic today, showcased its prowess in the ‘Intelligent Home Appliances’ range comprising of refrigerator, washing machine and microwave oven , through an interactive masterclass. Panasonic, exclusively for the event, brought India’s very own food media specialist and food stylist, Chef Michael Swamy to exhibit his renowned culinary skills at the #PanasonicMasterclass. Discovering the secret of creating a happy combination of food which delights the taste buds, and is healthy to eat, Chef Michael prepared scrumptious dishes with zero oil and rejuvenating mocktails using Panasonic’s latest range of intelligent microwaves and refrigerators. The masterclass also showcased how Panasonic washing machines with stain master plus technology is adept at removing all common food stains from curry, gravy, ketchup and other sauces.

Mr Gaurav Minocha, Home Appliances Head, Panasonic India said, “With the ever-changing lifestyle of people, the consumers are looking for solutions to make their life easier and more convenient. Panasonic has always been a frontrunner when it comes to innovation and technology. Our extensive research on consumer needs and behaviours help us identify gaps in consumer experience and focus on coming up with relevant solutions to address the gaps, by introducing intelligent appliances and home solutions such as  refrigerator and washing machine.”

Mr. Syed Alvi, Microwave and Small Appliances Head, Panasonic India said, “People are tired of losing the battle between their waist line and ever demanding taste buds. They try different solutions and appliances to fill the gaps but end up spending more time, money, energy, and definitely consume more calories. With Panasonic microwave and small appliances range, we provide end-to-end kitchen solutions, which will not only help them to make their life easier, but also cook healthy with our technology and features such as Zero Oil.”

Sharing his excitement at the Master Class, Chef Michael Swamy said, “Everyone prefers wholesome eating without compromising on taste, but the key to healthy eating is low calorie and low cholesterol foods. Additionally, to combat some of today’s most hazardous lifestyle diseases, it becomes even more imperative to adopt healthy cooking solutions which allow us to cook, bake and grill with ‘zero oil’, and retain the freshness & nutrients. It is important for consumers to select home appliances addressing these needs. The fact that today people can use Panasonic intelligent home appliances to cook healthy and quick meals, and packed with features that preserve freshness and nutrition for a long time.

Hasselback Potatoes with Salad made by Chef Michael Swamy at the event

“It has been an absolute pleasure to conduct the Panasonic Masterclass, I was impressed by the emphasis laid on technology and innovation. I compliment the Panasonic team for their commitment to introduce, research based smart home appliances.” he added.

The master class showcased the ability and zeal to develop technology that’ll help users choose from an even wider range of Intelligent Home Appliances and features including Microwave, Refrigerator and Washing Machine.

Health & delight! All under one lid with Panasonic microwave and Zero Oil cooking

The thought of cooking without oil can be a little mind-bending, but with Panasonic Microwave’s Zero Oil technology, delectable dishes with zero oil are now a guilt free reality. Breaking the common hearsay – zero oil cooking means boiled and bland food, the microwave range has a pre-programmed Zero Oil recipe menu including popular Indian & International recipes that are easy to make and delight the palate. Michael Swamy prepared lip-smacking warm chocolate mousse & grilled peach salad, hasselback potatoes and baked stuff chicken with salad during the masterclass, without using a single drop of ghee, oil or butter.

Baked Stuffed Chicken made by Chef Michael Swamy at the event

The microwave range promises to offer everyday convenience, with added advantages like 360 degree Heat Wrap for uniform cooking; Magic Grill for faster grill retaining moisture juices & nutrients; and Vapor Clean for hassle-free and easy cleaning. Available in various colours & design, and Stainless Steel, there is a Panasonic microwave to fit every Indian kitchen.

Redefine freshness and ensure efficiency with Panasonic Refrigerators!

Ensuring ideal temperature and humidity control, Panasonic’s refrigerator vows to keep your food healthy, nutrient-rich and fresh. The range is equipped with an Intelligent invertor & ECONAVI technology that adjusts its operations as per the user household requirement, to ensure optimal cooling & energy savings. Equipped with AG Clean technology, it also helps retain freshness by removing 99.9% of bacteria. The range has been customized for Indian households, to offer the biggest vegetable case. The Surround Airflow cooling system allows airflow to softly wrap each of the food items and cool them evenly. Chef Michael prepared smoothies and a salad using the fresh ingredients stored in the refrigerator.

Fight stubborn stains and keep your clothes safe from bacteria with Panasonic Stain Master Plus Washing Machine

From working mothers, to stay-at-home moms and even singletons, everyone battles with dirty laundry and if they are additional food stains, it adds to the agony.

To help tackle a Woman’s worst enemy, dirt and concentrated curry & sauce stains, Panasonic introduced their Panasonic Stain Master Plus series. Powered by ‘Active Foam Technology’, the series uses Foam to remove stubborn stains such as Mud, Sweat, Sauce, Curries and difficult to clean areas like Cuffs & Collars, at a press of a button. Additionally, the bacteria elimination feature in Stain Master plus Models, soaks and washes clothes in hot detergent solution to eliminate common Bacteria like E-Coli & Staphylococcus for an extra hygienic wash. Panasonic’s team demonstrated the removal of 99.9% of bacteria from the clothes with help of a glow t-shirt experiment.

Get Your Foodie Fix at Confused Desi Food Concert 2017 organised by LocalTurnOn & Divergent Brat


Delhi’s biggest MUSIC & FOOD Carnival will take place on the 14th & 15th Of October at the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium, India Gate

This 2 day MUSIC & FOOD extravaganza being organized by Divergent Brat Hospitality and Localturnon (India’s number 1 music and dance connect platform) brings the best of MUSIC, DANCE, FOOD, MASTI for Delhites this festive season. It promises to bring the Music & Food GEMS of DELHI in the open at the venue.
A quick look at whats on the Menu for these 2 days indicates its a HOUSEFULL and PLATEFULL for all.
In the Music category it will see a host of performances led by RAFTAAR, ASEESKAUR, ROCKNAAMA, VJAZZ & SHIVA, LIFETATVA, DANCEKABILA, EDM DJs and RJs from popular Radio Channels.
“With over 50 Food and Merchandise Stalls it promises to offer the audiences a range of cuisines from Rajasthani to Punjabi to South Indian to Chinese to Mughalai to fast foods kinds and a variety of tempting beverages & sweets to accompany. And we wont blame you if are tempted to try the Desi Kulfis, the Litthichokas, or you get to see the charm of DELHI-6 come out on a platter to tingle your taste buds, the never before known milk shakes, vegan dishes for the select few.” Says Tajinder Bagga, Founder & CEO LocalTurnOn

Appu Ghar Gurgaon launches Appu Patisserie & Appu Home Made Ice Creams


Continuing to delight its patrons with exciting options for food and adventure, Appu Ghar, India’s first amusement park, has launched Appu Patisserie and Appu Home Made Ice Cream at its Gurgaon facility.

Lavazza Brings Authentic Italian Espresso to Grand Slam’s High Temple: It’s Time for Roland Garros 2017


For the third year running, Lavazza will be the French Open’s Official Partner, bringing Italian excellence to the clay courts

For the third year running, Lavazza — Italy’s leading company in the coffee market and among the world’s most important roasters — will be the Official Partner of Roland Garros, the French Open which, from 28 May to 11 June, will catch the eye of more than 400,000 spectators from all over the world.

The company is marking yet another step on the journey undertaken in great tennis where, since 2015, it is the world’s only food & beverage brand to partner all four Grand Slam tournaments. Once again, the excellent Lavazza coffee experience will be a star feature in the prestigious sporting and social occasion in Paris, which will see the best tennis professionals competing.

“Lavazza is proud to again partner Roland Garros this year, because it allows the company to continue its successful journey in the tennis world. This journey started with Wimbledon in 2011 and brings us into contact with millions of consumers in markets that have great strategic importance for us,” stated Giuseppe Lavazza, Group Vice-Chairman. “Tradition, excellence and passion: these are the values that continue to drive this partnership and will allow us to create in Paris as well, in-between matches, a social network bound by the quality and aroma of our coffee products”.

Lavazza coffee will be available at the tournament’s strategic points with highlighting how tennis and coffee are a “perfect doubles pair” be able to follow live, at any time of the day, the yellow ball’s bounces whilst enjoying a delicious Lavazza espresso at the pace of the French Open!

In addition, on 2 June, the special guest in Lavazza’s hospitality area at Roland Garros will be the company’s brand ambassador Andre Agassi, one of the greatest champions of all time and Novak Djokovic’s new “super-coach”.

Andre Agassi was chosen by Lavazza as company Ambassador starting with the 2016 US Open: just as Agassi changed the rules of the game of tennis, so the company’s founder Luigi Lavazza revolutionised the coffee industry, inventing, more than 120 years ago, the concept of the blend, namely the art of combining different coffee varieties and geographical origins. Moreover, Lavazza has always paid great attention to the economic, human, environmental and cultural assets of the countries it operates in. Over the years — also thanks to the Lavazza Foundation established in 2004 — this attention was transformed into concrete actions in favour of coffee growing countries, and strong support for organisations focusing on social issues. In the same way, Andre Agassi shares ethical values and a passion for social issues and youth education, particularly through his “Andre Agassi Foundation for Education.”

Zago launches Innovative Breakfast Shakes


Zago, the country’s first Super Foods company with a range of drinks caters to the urban fitness-conscious individual. Launched in December 2015, with a range of ready-to-drink protein – Body Buddy, Zago is now set to launch Zago Breakfast Shake, a new range of ready-to-drink shake.

Kent introduces Kent Noodles & Pasta Maker and Kent Turbo Grinder & Blender in India


It’s time for hunger pangs and cravings for home cooked food. Well, Noodles, Pastas, dosas, juices, smoothies and soups….just name it and you will be up for making it! If your kitchen is equipped with the perfect Kitchen Appliances, making a variety of these scrumptious, healthy, fresh and hygienic dishes is no longer a time consuming process. “Kent Smart chef appliances” has introduced the all new and innovative KENT Noodles & Pasta Maker and KENT Turbo Grinder and Blender to cook healthy and cook fast.

Activ8me is ready to offer a unique platform that distributes healthy and nutritional foods and drinks.


A good health is a right to every person and keeping its legacy continue, Activ8me leading provider of innovative fitness Products and solution will launch a full range of products, the range will include healthy and nutritional foods and drinks and A machine, with a wide variety of assortment of hand-picked, nutritionally beneficial snacking and drinking items, that would act as hunger crushers for your round the clock work or gym routine. These Vending Machines are fully compatible with the INR currency notes, plastic money cards and top up cards

Ambience Spring Carnival – a three day extravaganza concluded successfully


The three-day Ambience Spring Carnival drew to a close yesterday evening amidst much fanfare at the Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj. The carnival was hosted by Ambience that showcased the best in entertainment, music and live performances. Spring carnival drew one of the largest crowds the events ever saw on weekends and ended on a very successful note.

Australian food chain, Pastacup is coming to India very soon.


After offering delicious handmade pasta in 22 store locations in Australia, Pastacup is ready to roll out its carpets in the Indian market. Being a leading chain providing gourmet-quality Italian food for over a decade, India is set to be one of the first international ventures for Pastacup.

Pastacup founders Stuart Bernstein and Siri Solumsmoen believe India is an exciting destination for their brand – not only because customers are in sync with
the latest international food trends but with a plethora of meals on offer, they are certain of providing a unique experience currently missing from the market.

For them, the India chapter will be a significant milestone in their journey so far.

Their focus is on serving you handmade-quality pasta – to be enjoyed in casual dining settings or delivered at your doorstep, at a decent price, making your life
easier without making it less healthy!

Pastacup’s India team is in the process of identifying the right locations and partners for the brand, and estimate that the first store should be up and running in two months. The brand will host company-owned and franchise-owned stores in India.

Pastacup is a proud Perth born-and-based concept which is growing at a rapid pace and is in the process of a major global expansion. It not only offers handmadepasta but provides you with a choice of sauces and flavours to carve out a perfect pasta-meal for you. The best part is its preserved quality.

You don’t have to sacrifice quality for convenience of taste. With an assorted menu and helpful staff, Pastacup aims to maintain the health factor along with lip-smacking taste.


BARIS- An Authentic Mediterranean Restaurant opened in GK 2, New Delhi.


BARIS is an authentic and refreshing Mediterranean restaurant created to provide people a rejuvenating fine dining experience. Located at the heart of the city, this experience-based restaurant attempts to take you on a journey to the land of the crescent moon with its ambience created with scrupulous attention, food created with the intention to represent the entire Mediterranean landmass and peace which naturally belongs to BARIS. Scrolling your finger on the menu of the restaurant is a very close experience to taking a walk on the streets of Turkey and its inspiring neighbours.

It spreads across original and traditional dishes blended in Mediterranean flavours and a lot of skills and admirable improvisations. The dynamic food of BARIS can be relished in both fine dining section and the laid back lounge where sky is the limit for the smoke of our traditional Hookah. The place adopts it’s name from the Turkish word for ‘peace’, Barış, becoming a peaceful Epicurean retreat from the noise of the city. Living up to its meaning of existence, BARIS attempts to serve peace layer by layer; firstly through its ambience, secondly through its divine food and thirdly through the feeling of ecstatic contentment one experience’s after spending time at BARIS and amidst BARIS.

“BARIS is a unique Mediterranean experience which caters to all the senses. A visually delighting ambience, a memorable taste, touching the Mediterranean lands from inside, hearing the voice of the middle-eastern heritage and blending your breath with the aroma of ambrosial food is what BARIS is all about.” said Mr. Arjun Toor, Creator and Director of BARIS.

Ambience and culture is what creates BARIS but food is what defines BARIS. The restaurant offers a diversified menu which brings the Mediterranean lands and its culinary gastronomic goodness in a nutshell. As Mr. Gaurav Sethi, Director of Baris puts it, “If the goodness of Turkish architecture was to be put in words, then BARIS would be the most beautiful paragraph.” The dishes on the menu of BARIS are handpicked while keeping the significance of heterogeneity and perfection in mind. With the responsibility of the BARIS kitchen on the shoulders of well-versed staff led by the proud Turkish Chef Sahin Ibis, we cannot expect anything but excellence. From the refreshing Turkish coffee and the tempting Kuzu Incik, to Hummus bin Dujaj and Kolokithi, each dish is filled with divinity in its every scintilla. Their menu has an array of choices like Avocado Labneh, Anavut Cigeri, Mercimek Corbasi, Urfa Kebab etc. made from the traditional Turkish ingredients. They especially get the spices and herbs from Urfa, Adana, Istanbul etc. in Turkey.

The mocktail menu on the other hand is inspired by the Mediterranean lagoons and will make you explore the depth of the culture. The drink’s interesting names will bring you close to the mysteries of Turkey. Moroccan Mystery (muddled drink with pomegranate & coriander leaves), Calypso Deep (Health drink including cucumber, apple and ginger), Frozen Baris (muddling of blueberry & strawberry) are a few such exotic looking drinks with one of it’s kind names.

The interior of BARIS is the spitting image of the classical Turkish architecture, blended with contemporary techniques in search of new synthesis. During the day, sunlight enlightens the land of the crescent moon as it pierces through sheaths of BARIS. The luminous candles, the calmness of beige colour and the majestic chandelier blend together with the walls and wonted middle-eastern musical beats to establish a placid atmosphere and make you self-possessed. During the night, you can beam yourself up under the sky and have a chilled out time while gazing the stars and smoking the traditional symbol of Mediterranean heritage i.e the Hookah at the laid back lounge section which in a very sophisticated way gives you the nomadic feel like Paulo Coelho did with The Alchemist.

Address – Building 3, Local Shopping Complex, Mazjid Moth, Greater Kailash (GK) 2, New Delhi

Meal For Two – Rs. 1,800 for two people (approx.)

Timings – 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 6 PM to 12:30 AM

For Reservations – 011 49045330, 011 49045331