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Weekly Roundup #7

Here’s our weekly roundup for Delhi/NCR this weekend. Our selections are quite individual and we’re going to try to have a different one of us influence the selections each week and you’ll likely see the difference in our choices. Ready for the weekend?

This weekend, start with kebabs and finish in style with a crazy time at Circus. Our picks for the next two days include some of the finest kitchens in the city and you’re going to have a blast! They are only a few weekends in a month and making the most of them is the best part isn’t it? So have a good time and eat an extra bite for us wherever you go!

Friday

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  • Friday Dinner: Dig into [mycred_link amount=”10″ href=”http://www.chefatlarge.in/awpcp/show-ad/3/kebab-menu-launched-at-lanterns-kitchen-bar/new-delhi/festival” target=”_blank”]Kofta Kebab, Zaffran Chapta Kebab and Gola Kebab at Lanterns Kitchen & Bar[/mycred_link], their Kebab Food Festival also includes Mezze platters and if you want a bit more then there is always Oriental, Mexican, European and fusion food to choose from. The good news is that this festival is on till the 31st August but why not indulge this weekend itself?

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  • Saturday Lunch: With a lineup that includes Rahul as the lead guitarist, Anand as the vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Ayush on drums and Dhruv on the bass,[mycred_link amount=”10″ href=”http://www.chefatlarge.in/awpcp/show-ad/6/ignia-band-performing-live-at-londoners-bistro-pub/new-delhi/live-music” target=”_blank”]IGIA at Londoners Bistro & Pub[/mycred_link] promises to be remembered by the music lovers for a long time.
  • Saturday Dinner: [mycred_link amount=”10″ href=”http://www.chefatlarge.in/awpcp/show-ad/4/sushi-art-at-sakura/new-delhi/festival” target=”_blank”]Sushi is truly an art form at Sakura and their Sushi food festival[/mycred_link] brings you bite-sized artful pieces infused with tender Tandoori Chicken or Tandoori Paneer. That sounds interesting to me! Their celebrated Master Chef, Tetsu Akahira brings alive the rice artistry of classic sushi with an Indian twist at Sakura at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa from 8th – 17th July, so be the first few to enjoy a meal like this!

Sunday

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  • Sunday Brunch:[mycred_link amount=”10″ href=”http://www.chefatlarge.in/awpcp/show-ad/5/sunday-dim-sum-brunch/new-delhi/festival” target=”_blank”]Chi Asian Cookhouse has introduced an all new ‘Sunday Dimsum Brunch’[/mycred_link] that will be served every Sunday from 12 to 3:30pm. Indulge in a selection of soups, appetisers, dim sum and desserts paired along with a drink of your choice and go Asian this Sunday afternoon!
  • Sunday Dinner: [mycred_link amount=”10″ href=”http://www.chefatlarge.in/awpcp/show-ad/7/the-circus-carnival-at-circus/new-delhi/festival” target=”_blank”]Party under the Big Top! Join the folks at Circus from 8th July to 15th July[/mycred_link] over Eight Featured Acts in the spotlight and indulge in their specially curated menu of 10 cocktails at an inclusive rate of Rs 250 (per drink) and loads of fun! Each day will have a specific theme with a grand Finale featuring celebrity DJ Zulfi Syed and guitarist Apernit Singh.
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Weekly Roundup #6

Here’s our weekly roundup for Delhi/NCR this weekend. Our selections are quite individual and we’re going to try to have a different one of us influence the selections each week and you’ll likely see the difference in our choices. Ready for the weekend?

Pinch and a punch for the first day, oh wait, first round-up of the month! Hopefully y’all are back from the mountains and the beaches and ready to fill up the city’s cafes and bars. Lean season, be gone, show the love and head out for a meal. We’ve got summer cocktails, a new Japanese brunch and loads of grills lined up for the weekend, so out with those forks and chopsticks… dig in!

Friday

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Friday Dinner: Feel like royalty on a Friday night with a wine dinner that’s paired with Indian food. Enjoy a ‘royal’ meal with Panchpohran Mahi Tikka, Awadhi Kalmi Kebab, Naan-Pheni Parantha, Lamb Masala, Dal Baluchi and Naan – Gilafi Kulcha paired with the best wines from Sula including Brut Tropicale, Sula Sauvignon Blanc and Rasa Shiraz at a Royal Dinner with Sula & The Lalit. One evening only!

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Saturday Lunch: After adding a uniquely Asian element to sandwiches, Mamagoto is back with Tah-koh’s, their take on a Mexican staple, tacos! The TAH-KOH features dishes like Porky with a filling of pork belly, Smoky that has crispy smoked chicken, Ducky, with crispy duck and Prawny which is a panko encrusted fried prawn, you get the drift? So that’s the rather delicious sounding Tah-koh Menu at Mamagoto!

Saturday Drinks: This Saturday traipse on over to the trendiest village in the capital’s neighbourhood, good old Gurgaon and check out Talli Singh, yes you heard it right! We hear good things, considering their menu includes Thai Lettuce Wraps, Nanzza, Laksa, Nasi Goreng, Mee Goreng, Juicy Lucy Burger, Prawn Tempura, Prawn Crystal Dim sum and more! Drink responsibly, take a cab, designate a driver and tank up at Talli Singh!

Saturday Night: As much as we love Indian grills, tandoori this and kebab that, there’s nothing  like a healthy mix of grills from around the world. Indian Grill Room, Gurgaon is introducing select global flavours in the new set menu and has now added global favourites in its menu. Go try the New Menu at Indian Grill Room.

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Sunday Brunch/Lunch: This Sunday, take friends, take family or just take yourself and head out to the picturesque Qutub Minar and enjoy a Japanese brunch. From Spring Roll, Veg Sauted Oyster, Nikujyaga, Chicken Oyakoni, Chicken Shougayaki and more at the New Brunch Menu at En.

Sunday Dinner: Close the weekend with something wholesome and rather substantial, pizza! Make it pizza night and I’m sure you’ll manage the week just fine! InstaPizza offers a great menu and great food. Sid Khullar thinks their Monster Deep Dish is a pizza you have to try at least once. Don’t forget to add extra cheese!

I’ll be back with more picks next week and will soon begin suggesting stuff for other cities too! Stay tuned and do tell me what you did and how it went? Tag us on Instagram or Catch us on Twitter!

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A Festival of Urban Horror

A FESTIVAL OF URBAN HORROR | 29 JUNE – 24 AUGUST,
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7 PM | AT GREENR, SHAHPUR JAT

Horror in the Bylanes’, Greenr Cafe and Store – a Multi-Brand destination that curates works of Indigenous Designer and Artisanal Brands that share a commitment towards a more sustainable approach to life while proudly wearing the ‘Make in India’ label, and Lightcube host a set of films that imagine the city as a location with a past that it often buries deep in the foundations of its offices, residential premises, transport stations and places of worship, but whose residue boils to the surface on a daily basis, becomes vaporous stench and lingers as a thick, moving cloud that looms over the city.
A series of horror films set in the city, about the city, forged largely from the perspective of the casual visitor, the immigrant character or the tourist – centrally, an outsider. The series will attempt to construct a narrative of essential modernity – of industries, apartment complexes, institution premises, office campuses, landfills – which automatically, in their wake, elicit both confusion and terror for our new entrant protagonist, uninitiated as he is in the methods of this entirely new arrangement: the modern city.

The screenings, introductions, reading sessions and discussions that comprise the series identify the city as an alive, vital, shape-shifting beast which mutates its physical form on a daily basis – as a result, it quickly renders itself unrecognizable even to those who are its long-term residents. To the new citizen, though, the city is already an abstraction, a set of notions, a reality borne out of prejudices. The city is indifferent to him and excludes him from its processes, and yet, as a paradox, if his appearance does not cohere with his environment, marks him out for persecution. In order to survive therefore, he adopts a peculiar mechanism of survival: he makes himself anonymous and invisible; he engineers a masquerade at the cost of his own identity.

Movie:- M / Joseph Losey, 88’, 1950

In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children. The film is acknowledged as one of the first to employ actual locations in the city of Los Angeles to create its regime of terror and paranoia.

Date:- 29th June 2016

Time:- 7:00PM onwards

Venue:-  FF 416, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

We invite you to be a part of the experience.

GreenR Café:

Possibly India’s first Modern Californian Vegetarian Kitchen, the Café aims at popularizing ‘being vegetarian’ while ensuring that all customers experience food that is flavorful, wholesome and innovative.  GreenR’s partnering chefs have experimented with ‘Mock Meats’ to create dishes with Pulled Pork, Meatballs, Burgers and Tuna all made from plant sources.

The menu also features food options for special needs – Raw, Vegan and Gluten-free. There is an emphasis on seasonal and locally available produce and ingredients.

Customers can also choose from a wide range of delicatessen and condiments that include raw and organic juices from Antidote, natural gelatos from Picco Licko, organic coffee from Blue Tokai, and hand crafted organic chocolates from Earth Loaf.

Janeya Mehta and Rishi Bhardwaj, graduates of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, from Holy Belly Food Kitchen – an experiential gourmet catering company, are partnering Chefs in the Cafe.

Online Presence:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/begreenr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/begreenr/

 

Greenr | FF 416, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110049
Reading Sessions, Lectures, Interactions with Directors |  29th June – 7th September | Starts 7 PM

For other details, contact: 9910161947 | 7838340196 | suraj.prasad@lightcube.in
greenr.facebook.com | lightcube.in | facebook.com/lightcubefilmsociety

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Bollywood Biistro introduces Hookah Menu

Bollywood Biistro has been enchanting guests for a few months now with its unique filmy theme. The place is all set to add another highlight to its ‘do-here’ list- It is introducing a Hookah menu.

Priced at INR 499, the hookah menu has a wide variety of flavours to choose from including the all-time favourite mint, vanilla, chocolate, douple apple, grape, peach and strawberry. There are also some quirky flavours including the Commissioner, Chulbul Pandey, Gabbar Singh and Singham priced between INR 699 and 899.

Must try items include the Bollywood Bistro specials- Fresh Watermelon Sheesha and Fresh Pineapple Sheesha. Both are priced at INR 899.

For the base, you can choose from Red Bull, Milk, Vodka, Whisky, Beer, Wine, Ice-cream or Mojito- all priced between INR 200 and 300.

The restaurant serves North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese and Continental cuisine- a choice of items for your varying tastebuds – which you can have along with your favourite sheesha.

Bollywood Biistro is open from 11 AM to 1 AM everyday at 23, North West Avenue, Club Road, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. For reservations, contact: +91 9311410039, +91 9311410042

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Venue: Bollywood Biistro, 23, North West Avenue, Club Road, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi

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Weekly Roundup #5

Here’s our weekly roundup for this weekend. Our selections are quite individual and we’re going to try to have a different one of us influence the selections each week and you’ll likely see the difference in our choices. Ready for the weekend?

Last weekend of the month and I suggest you make it count! There is no dearth of fun in the city, you just need to know where to go. So whether it’s a hearty meal, bottomless drinks or just a quiet coffee with your thoughts, we have a roundup that covers it all! Cheers!

Friday

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Interiors at Piali – The Curry Bistro

Friday Dinner – Apart from an adorable name, Piali is a curry house, we don’t have many of those! From Daab Chingri to Assamese Black Sesame Curry and Indonesian Muslim Curry served with jasmine rice and kimchi. There’s obviously loads to choose from at Piali – The Curry Bistro.

Saturday

A delicious and brilliantly made soup at GreenR Cafe.
A delicious and brilliantly made soup at GreenR Cafe.

Saturday Breakfast – Do yourself (and your body, and your family) a favour. Visit GreenR Cafe. If you’re health conscious, you’ll enjoy a tremendous sense of freedom and empowerment.  Also, if you’re one of those who believe healthy food cannot taste good, GreenR Cafe is sure to make you believe otherwise. Now isn’t that an awesome way to start a weekend, with Breakfast at GreenR Cafe!

Saturday Lunch – This week, Gurgaon takes the cake for food festivals and new cafes! This one isn’t new for their Mexican food promotion certainly is. Enjoy Mexifornia at California Pizza Kitchen with Mexican inspired dishes like taquitos, crunchy salads, pastas and pizzas. Ladies, don’t miss  “Margaritas & Senoritas” Thursdays to offer a special 50% off on Mexifornia Margaritas & regular a la carte menu!

Saturday Dinner – Add music to your meal this Saturday night! Indulge in an impressive line up for world brews at The Beer Cafe with Pooja Sharma to serenade you! It’s time to try Spirited Saturdays at The Beer Cafe. If you need to stay in Delhi, then there is a Michael Jackson tribute that may be of interest to you, check out A Tribute to Michael Jackson at Circus on Saturday night!

Sunday

One of several beautifully plated dishes at Olive Bistro.
One of several beautifully plated dishes at Olive Bistro.

Sunday Breakfast/Brunch –  Head to the Mediterranean this Sunday and bring the family and friends. There’s a New Summer Menu at Olive Qutub, an ode to the Earth. Enjoy a gastronomical journey filled with delicate flavours of the season, fresh ingredients and European influences. Dig into fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, delicate seafood, juicy meats and scrumptious desserts.

Sunday Dinner – How can an entire weekend go by without an Asian meal? Asia Seven is launching an all new menu with dishes like Chicken Lollies, Beijing Lamb Chops, Chin Chaan Yee Whole Pomfret and for those who like their veggies, there’s Asparagus Nigiri and more. Close the weekend with a Flavoursome Pan Asian meal with family and friends!

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Weekly Roundup #4

Here’s our weekly roundup for this weekend. Our selections are quite individual and we’re going to try to have a different one of us influence the selections each week and you’ll likely see the difference in our choices. Ready for the weekend?

This weekend is overwhelmed by Father’s Day and we’re not complaining! How about making the entire weekend about your ‘first hero’? So be prepared, this weekend’s lineup is skewed towards DADS!

Saturday Lunch – A delicious journey through coastal Karnataka and Kerala awaits you this June at the Monkey Bar’s Coastal Adventures – one that stars fresh seafood, spicy chutneys, traditional specialties and southern style cocktails all with the Monkey twist!

Saturday Evening – How about a culinary trip to Hyderabad? The land of Nawabs and kingdom of Kebabs, okay make that biryani! Either way the flavor landscape of Hyderabad is undeniable and Kama at Radisson Blu Kaushambi is hosting a food festival from 17th June to 3rd July 2016.

Sunday Brunch – Happy Father’s Day, here’s another couple of places you can choose from!

  • “Some Super Heroes don’t have capes, we call them Dad”. This Father’s Day, Royally treat your Dad to a fabulous Father’s Day brunch because he definitely deserves it .. at Father’s Day Brunch – Royal China.
  • Give your dad a day off and treat him to Chi’s wide range of exotic platters starting only at INR 795/- with a complimentary dessert at the end of your meal. Take dad for a Treat with Father’s Day at Chi.

Sunday Dinner – Enjoy the art of sushi rolls to celebrate Sushi Day from 18th June – 30th June! Visit The Fatty Bao, for an incredible sushi experience. Prices range from INR 325 to INR 825 and are available in vegetarian and non – vegetarian options along with a variety of cool cocktails to opt for from the amazing bar menu.

We’ll be back with more picks next week and will soon begin suggesting stuff for other cities too! Stay tuned and do tell us what you did and how it went? Tag us on Instagram or Catch us on Twitter!

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Dad’s Day Out in Delhi

Some say it’s a Babylonian tradition, though it is more plausible to believe that Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd a loving daughter from Spokane, Washington made the concept of Father’s Day, happen. Having been brought up by a single father and Civil War Veteran, it was she who pursued the cause of choosing a day to honor Fathers, since there was already a day to honor Mothers. Whoever made it happen, we all know Dad’s are super special, here’s how you can make their Sunday as special!

Top 5 Father’s Day Brunches in Delhi/NCR

Olive Qutub: Free- flowing spirits, a delicious spread and giveaways from Soltee. Take a selfie with Dad. Tag it with Olive Qutub on Facebook or Olivedelhi on Instagram and #hesmydaddy. And you could win a lunch for two. And all this happens in the gorgeous ambiance of Olive Qutub!

Pluck and Pling at Pullman: James Bond got nothing when it comes to Cool! So if you think your Dad’s the coolest, then the Pullman Martini Brunch is perfect for you and the family! Treat your father to a refreshing bite of the freshest ingredients from a menu that is locally focused and globally artistic or a sip of some of the finest wines, is the best way to ring in a Sunday brunch at PLUCK, the modern day eatery and PLING, the vibrant lux-lounge at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity.

Number 8: Great gifts can also come in the form of great memories. Why not take your dad out on a dinner (or lunch date) this Father’s day. It is said the way to one’s heart is through their stomach, splurge a classy luncheon to treat your dad on this special day only at Number 8, Sundar Nagar. This cosmopolitan fine dine restaurant offers plethora of cuisines like Oriental, European, Latin American and Indian ensuring a stirringly sumptuous culinary adventure.

Sakley’s – The Mountain Café: Make this Father’s Day, Dad’s Day Out at Sakley’s Father’s Day Brunch! We’ve blended super summer spritzers and the first one is on the house for Dad (and a surprise for Mom too)! Sakley’s – The Mountain Café brings you the beauty of the mountains in the heart of the city with a new Summer menu from both the bar and the kitchen! Indulge in summer soups, small plates of Chilli Nachos, Mac & Cheese Cutlets and Summer Crostinis. There is an all-new pizza and pasta line-up that has the best of seasonal produce, grown partly at the Sakley’s farm making our Summer Menu farm to fork as far as possible.

Circus: Father’s Day 2016 is fast approaching but fret not!!! Gather the whole family, CIRCUS has got a stellar day planned, for you and your pops! Join us at CIRCUS on Sunday, June 19th and treat Dad to his favourite “Adult Beverage” as he enjoys endless refills of Beer for just INR 699++ Spend the Day with Dad over yummy no fuss food, endless refills of beer for him and a memorable experience as “JERRY – The Circus Clown” entertains you and the family.

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Weekly Roundup #3

Here’s our weekly roundup for this weekend. Our selections are quite individual and we’re going to try to have a different one of us make the selections each week and you’ll likely see the difference in our choices. Ready for the weekend?

This week is looking towards East and Mango orchards?! Everyone’s mango produce is in so there is a mango festival worth trying almost everywhere and by East we mean from Burma to Malaysia and beyond!

  • Friday Evening – If you have a thing for diner food and themed restaurants then today would be a good day to try a new menu! The New Menu at Depot29 brings you dishes inspired by seasonal produce and the summer too!
  • Saturday Breakfast – Make breakfast, organic or vegan or healthy or all three? Try the Healthy, Exotic and Delicious Menu at GreenR Cafe. Good way to start a weekend we say!
  • Saturday Lunch – Summer in Delhi means Mangoes on every Menu! So if you love mangoes like this city does, then don’t miss a Mangolicious June at Hyatt. From appetizers to desserts at Kitchen District all this month!
  • Saturday Drinks – Belvedere Vodka is showcasing their sparkling cocktails across cafes and bars but our pick to try them this week has got to be Perch. This Saturday night Go GLocal with Belvedere Cocktails!
  • Saturday Dinner – Delhi loves Thalis (as much as mangoes)! There’s nothing like a satisfying meal arranged neatly in portions and it sure feels like value for money (lets be honest!). Hop in try the Naga Thali Festival at Nagaland’s Kitchen.
  • Sunday Lunch
    • Drive a little further and go a little further East, street foods of Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kore, Japan and the Philippines make an appearance at the All New Ping’s Orient Cafe.
    • Though if you wish to focus on one nation from the region then the seasonal Mango Menu starts at Neung Roi, the only time of the year you can have their prized Sticky Rice and Mango dessert. Go experience Mango Magic at Neung Roi!
    • If eating a monsoon menu helped in conjuring Rain Gods then maybe a meal to try the Monsoon Menu at Locale should be on the weekend schedule!
  • Sunday Dinner
    • Sizzle this Sunday, the weather sure wants you to but the Sizzler Fest at 7 Degrees promises to be served in chilled environs!
    • Speaking of sizzle, the spicy kind works for a lot of you and that means treats from the coast, coated in spices and definitely Coastal Adventures at Monkey Bar!

We’ll be back with more picks next week and will soon begin suggesting stuff for other cities too! Stay tuned and do tell us what you did and how it went? Tag us on Instagram or Catch us on Twitter!

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Weekly Roundup #2

Here’s our weekly roundup for this weekend. Our selections are quite individual and we’re going to try to have a different one of us make the selections each week and you’ll likely see the difference in our choices. Ready for the weekend?

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  1. Friday Evening: Kick the weekend off at Thailand with a Taste of Thailand at Kylin Premier and make the weekend all about robust flavours and a whole lot of spice!
  2. Saturday Breakfast: Why skip breakfast now that a whole new Social has opened at Epicuria and their breakfast trays are super value for money! So head to Nehru Place Social!
  3. Saturday Lunch: Continue the journey to the East with exquisite new summer tastes and textures at the new Summer Collection at Spice Route, by none other than Chef Veena Arora!
  4. Saturday Evening: If you’re looking for soulful and Sufi, head to Lanterns Bar & Kitchen to catch Fitoor live, here are the Fitoor at Lanterns Kitchen & Bar! For a more upbeat evening, we suggest you hang with the cats at The Piano Man Jazz Club!
  5. Sunday Breakfast: In case breakfast seems like a bit of a stretch, you could always do brunch, which is basically a breakfast with alcohol, so who’s complaining?
  6. Sunday Afternoon: There are only 4 in a month (5 in the good ones!) so make the most of the one coming up with a plan that’s perfect for you and your family and friends!
    1. Can’t ignore the kids with work calls or meeting excuses, it’s Sunday remember? So parent right and head to Guppy by ai for a brunch with the wee ones! Sunday Family Table Brunch
    2. For a cozy twosome, make it a meal complete with grills and beer! Enjoy the International Food Festival at Indian Grill Room!
    3. Sick of the same old cuisines, despite the fact that there’s probably a Swiss café near your house? There’s always exotica much closer to home. Try Burma Burma, newly opened at Cyber Hub, Gurgaon! Burma on My Plate!
  7. Sunday Pre-Dinner: Start the evening early with Summer coolers featured exclusively at Radisson Blu Plaza, Mahipalpur. Summer Coolers at Radisson
  8. Sunday Dinner: Since Monday never ceased for anyone, look forward to a week of good will, good vibes and good weather with nothing but a good meal! Celebrate Mango season with a Japanese flair at Mango Mania at En!

We’ll be back with more picks next week and will soon begin suggesting stuff for other cities too! Stay tuned and do tell us what you did and how it went? Tag us on Instagram or Catch us on Twitter!