Surrounded by the city’s skyline, under a blanket of stars, along with whiffs of cool breeze for company, Lost The Plot, Pune’s only rooftop cinema offers an experience that is absolutely beautiful and overwhelming! And with their newly introduced menu, what they like to call ‘cine-grub’, there is no reason you shouldn’t stop by for a magical evening.
For most people, food is the best thing in the world. For a lot of others, beer is better than food. Or rather, beer IS their food! They’d even change the tongue-twister, ‘Betty bought some butter’ to ‘Betty bought some beer’. Or she bought both and made butter beer? And got an Express Entry into Hogwarts Gryffindor team! Okay, Non-Potter fans, don’t leave, we’ll stop.
I’m not a big fan of food festivals. The idea of me liking some food item and then that probably not being available on the menu after a certain period of time gives me a feeling of anxiety and panic. Drama, you’d say! But what’s life without a little drama, right? However, I decided to change the rules and went ahead to try the Punjabi Food Festival, Shaan-E-Punjab at the Cinnamon Spice Restaurant by Seasons Hotel.
Confusing title? Pune is nothing close to cold at the moment! The constant waves of heat in the air through the day and into the night make us literally want to kill someone. What can make it better? A dip in a swimming pool? 24 hours of air-conditioning? Or simply giving up on food since it is too hot to even eat? Being a foodie, giving up on food is not an option for me, but I surely am picky about what I want to eat and when. And this season, the only thing that truly managed to fill my heart with delight is ice-cream from the newly opened Minus 301 Fahrenheit in Viman Nagar! (apart from homemade aamras, of course!)
As children, we all played the game ‘Simon Says’ and followed the instructions as Simon would ask us to tap our heads or touch our knees. Years passed by and Simon got lost amongst the clutter of jobs, money, careers and work that took over our lives. But now, we have Shizusan! Giving his food recommendations from the lands of Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Korea, Shizusan takes us on a wonderful food journey with exclusive dishes that you have never seen at any other restaurant in Pune!