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  • Top Restaurants, Chefs from across India honoured

    Published on December 11, 2010

    Short listed from over thousand restaurants across India by evaluating various media in the public domain, a lifestyle channel honoured top restaurants and chefs at a grand event in Gurgaon recently.

    The first-ever food awards by NDTV Good Times- country’s first lifestyle channel, was attended by food enthusiasts from across the country. The winners were selected by a reputed jury comprising of Television Anchor Vinod Dua, popular Chef Ritu Dalmia, Food impresario Marut Sikka, Anchor & Chef Aditya Bal, Vicky Ratnani and Rocky & Mayur – of the famed television food series – ‘Highway On My Plate’.

    ‘Indians are a passionate lot and few things unite us more than our common passion for food. Our channel has promoted a wide range of food shows spanning cuisines, social strata and tastes. The aim of our Food Awards is to celebrate this insatiable appetite for food and acknowledge those who delight us with their extraordinary culinary efforts,’ Smeeta Chakrabarti, CEO, NDTV Lifestyle said.

    ‘We are very proud to host the first pan Indian food awards and the response from the industry has been very encouraging. We aim to make this the most sought after food event in the country in the days to come,’ Monica Narula, Vice President Programming, NDTV Good Times said.

    Sufi singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, from Pakistan enthralled the audience, while Rocky & Mayur, hosted the evening with their trademark humour and everlasting camaraderie, besides giving a sneak peak of the new book that is being released on the lines of their hugely successful food show.

    List of Awardees:

    Best North Indian: Bukhara, ITC

    Best Regional: Oh! Calcutta, Kolkata

    Best European: Orient Express, Taj Palace Hotel

    Best Bar: Smoke House Grill, Smoke House Chain

    Best Dhaba: Chilka, Orissa

    Best Coastal: Trishna, Independent

    Best Desserts & Coffee: Atrium

    Best Asian: Thai Pavallion, Taj President

    Best Debut – Indigo cafe

    All-time Favorites: The Karim’s, Karim’s Hotel Chain