Foodlets is about food and people, so we decided to put the two together in an exciting new way - a weekend event where people come together and sample some great food at nice places.
We had the first Foodlets Food Sampling Drive on Sunday 5th June 2011 at Koramangala, Bangalore. Besides the Foodlets team (Sagar, Rohit and Govind), we had 10 more food lovers. We visited 2 restaurants and sampled around 20 food dishes.
We started out with The French Loaf located at 80 Feet Road, Koramangala 4th Block. Sagar and I started out with some awesome breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs and sunny side up eggs with sausages and toasted bread. We were soon joined by Rohit, Abhijeet and Pradeep who ordered some omelettes and coffee. Ronita was a late entrant at the brunch site and proudly announced that she would carry forward her appetite to the lunch table.
After the awesome breakfast at The French Loaf, we headed to Ping - Restaurant & Dessert Bay for some Chinese, Malaysian and Thai lunch. By then 7 more foodies had joined us - Ravi, Divya, Santoshi, Raghu and his family. It was a congregation of some delightful people and the conversations mostly centered around food - people's favorite restaurants in Bangalore, the cuisine at one's home town etc.
The food was different from the fare available at other Chinese restaurants - we had Dimsum, Threaded Jumbo Prawns, Chicken Dragon Noodles, Great Wall Chicken Rice followed by Mango Pudding and Fried Ice-cream for dessert. Post lunch, we had a quick feedback session which gave us some valuable pointers for the next Food Sampling Drive.
The first Foodlets Food Sampling drive was indeed a memorable experience with great food and interesting people.
We would like to know your thoughts on how we can make this more fun and fulfilling. What would you like to see in the next Food Sampling Drive? How about one in your city? Do let us know.