At a time when more and more Restaurants in Delhiare looking at foreign shores for inspiration, it is a delight to come across one that looks inwards. Saatvik at Select City Walk in Saket offers Indian food in an Indian ambience the Indian way. Though the restaurant hosts a food festival every month, this month’s Gujarati food festival deserves greater attention, firstly because you do not always get to taste authentic Gujarati food and, secondly, even when we do get it at fairs and exhibitions, the ambience is more of street food than the real Gujarati fare. Under the circumstances, Saatvik deserves a lot of credit for paying attention to its ambience with a dash of clay and hay on the walls besides colourful ribbons, flags and the likes. One can, for a moment, think one is sitting in Bharuch rather than Delhi.Food, too, retains the actual Gujarati flavour – spices being on the lighter side and a pinch of sugar in almost every dish creating a distinct and unique combination of sweet and spicy. Sugar and spice is the essence of Gujarati cuisine.One can start with snacks like khandvi and dhokla, which are served with a tomato chutney, and move on to dahi ka shorba. (Buttermilk tempered with curry leaves and spinach, it is supposed to aid digestion.) Moving on to the main course, a thali is served with five different dishes consisting of makai na bharta (American corn kernels tossed in chopped masala), undhiyo (assorted seasonal vegetables paired with muthiya), Gujarati kadi dhokali (a fusion of traditional Gujarati kadi stewed with crisp dhokla), traveti dal (a combination of three different dals) and bhakri (Guajrati roti made with whole wheat flour). There’s also rice pulao. In the dessert section, aamrakhand (mango flavoured sweet creamed curd cheese) is provided, which
Many consumers have already discovered how convenient it is to make quality hot beverages in the comfort of their own homes. There is no need to get in the car and travel to the nearest coffee house just to get a hot cup of latte, mocha or cappuccino. Breville has been in business since 1932 and is known for manufacturing commercial quality kitchen tools for homeowners. With a Breville espresso machine, anyone can learn to make these beverages for a fraction of the cost of buying them at a coffee house.
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It is imperative for hotel owners to increase efficiency in hotel distribution channels so that productivity of the hotel increases and with it, its sustained revenue.
Hotel distribution channels management has now been honed into a science and using it judiciously is an art that hotel managements are training in. Hotel distribution channels are developed for distribution of hotel inventory to reduce idle time, to increase the occupancy of rooms and to increase the utilization of other services such as banquets, restaurants, clubs and out-door catering.
There are two main types of hotel distribution channels; online and offline. These are connected seamlessly to the Hotel CRS or Central Reservation System and together make the Hotel Channel Management System which is the mainstay of controlling the operations of a hotel.
Offline Hotel Distribution Channel:
This conventional hotel distribution channel operates mainly in the front office of the hotel where hotel staff answers direct queries, books rooms, suites and banquet halls, discusses room rates and discounts and gives information about availability, facilities and other services. Walk-in guests without prior reservations are attended to and the guests arriving and departing are made to feel welcome and cared for.
Although this is the conventional way the hotel distribution channels system works, this is not the only way. The Hotel CRS software has other interfaces that also increase the efficacy of distribution. The various levels of administration available in a Hotel CRS make it possible to make changes in room rates and terms etc. that are reflected immediately on all Hotel distribution channels.
Online Hotel Distribution Channels
The interface of the Hotel CRS with the reservation module on the Hotel website attracts many online visitors who can make an informed decision to book rooms and other services on
If you have irritable bowel syndrome, a syndrome that physicians usually find difficult to cure, why not begin with a solution that is natural and usually reliable, not to point out a whole lot less expensive than prescription medicine? Make yourself a cup of peppermint tea to delight in the very best of peppermint herbal tea benefits.
Peppermint tea is an age-old remedy for many types of stomach pain. In Europe, where several insurance plans pay for herbal teas and also for standard medications, peppermint tea has been put to clinical testing. There’s a substantial body of scientific research that finds it is good for mild abdominal pain, flatulence, and loose bowel movement. It’s better to understand what you are dealing with, of course, since abdominal pain is a sign of numerous conditions, some of them needing immediate medical attention. Although in case you have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), even your doctor will recommend peppermint tea.
Just like many other herbs, peppermint is useful in moderation and harmful in excess. The tannins in the tea interfere with absorption of iron from food, which is a useful thing if you have hemochromatosis (iron overload disease) and a bad thing if you have iron-deficiency anemia. Men who drink huge amounts of peppermint tea (a gallon a day or so) can experience lowered testosterone levels. Women who use peppermint tea as a douche can suffer contact dermatitis.
You could rinse a minor skin with warm (not hot) peppermint tea as an added amount of protection towards several types of skin infections, including MRSA, but the essential oils in peppermint tea are too much in the body – do not place it in your neti pot. Peppermint tea is meant to be consumed, and about 5 cups (1.2 liters) a day