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NDTV Good Times gives away Food Awards 2011

Delhi NCR voted as the ‘Best Foodie City’ of the country

December 20, 2011:

NDTV Good Times, India’s first premium lifestyle channel, hosted the second edition of the NDTV Good Times Food Awards at a high profile event at The Westin, Gurgaon on Saturday evening. The channel honoured top restaurants, restaurateurs and chefs from across the nation in a gala awards ceremeony. The Westin resonated with the presence of celebrated faces, food enthusiasts, restaurant owners, chefs and other noted guests.

Among the many highlights of the event was a Sufi jugalbandi by The Mekaal Hasan Band and Harshdeep Kaur. The Highway on my plate duo, Rocky & Mayur kept the audience in splits with their humour and charm.

Speaking on the occasion, Smeeta Chakrabarti, CEO, NDTV Lifestyle said, “We are extremely delighted with the ovehwelming response to the second edition to our NDTV Good Times Food Awards. We are happy to see not only the industry but also citizens from across the country who voted for their favourite nominees. I would like to congratulate all the winners on behalf of the entire team of NDTV Good Times.”

Within a year the NDTV Good Times Food Awards have become the definitive standard to the best in the industry. With an unmatched expert panel that is unbiased and uncompromising when it comes to food, the awards are now the last word in the food and beverage space.

An addition to this year’s award categories was the Viewer’s Choice Award. This was a single award category where the viewers got an opportunity to decide the Best Foodie City of the country through their votes and Delhi NCR was unanimously selected by the citizens.

Enclosed below is the list of winners:

  • Best North Indian Restaurant - Karim’s Hotel, Old Delhi
  • Best Coastal Indian Restaurant - Gajalee, Mumbai
  • Best Regional Restaurant - Ponuswamy, Chennai
  • Best Asian Restaurant - Bomra’s, Goa
  • Best Dessert & Coffee Menu - L’Opera, New Delhi
  • Best Bar - The Blue Fog, Mumbai
  • Best European Restaurant - Indigo, Mumbai
  • Most Sensational Debut - Smoke House Room, New Delhi
  • All time favourite Restaurant - Flury’s, Kolkata
  • Best Dhaba – Fadtare Misal Pao, Kolhapur
  • Best Foodie City – Delhi NCR

The winners were selected by a highly qualified jury comprising of NDTV award winning anchor Vinod Dua, celebrity Chef Ritu Dalmia, Food critic Marut Sikka, popular anchor & Chef Aditya Bal, Restaurateur & Chef Vicky Ratnani and Highway Stars Rocky & Mayur.

The nomination list was developed from a universe of over 1000 restaurants by evaluating various journals/magazines in the public domain. The short listed restaurants were further assessed on the basis of their unique propositions. The parameters on which the restaurants were rated: Food, Service, Ambience and Key specialty of restaurant/bar. The validation process was undertaken by Ernst &Young.


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