Known as the “Food Oscars”, the Times Food Award was organized at Le Meridien on 10th December at Jaipur. The first awards function also coincided with the launch of Times Food Guide. This comprehensive food guide is well compiled and written by famous food writer Dharamendra Kanwar.
Television and film actor who mistook the handy food guide with a chocolate bar , Aman Verma, launched the food guide. The event had all the who’s who of jaipur as guests.
The awards were given by leading personalities such as Aakash Chopra, Asha Pande, Col Garcha etc
The host of the show kept the guests in good spirits with his internet jokes and spontaneity.
Although all the stalwarts of Jaipur food industry were awarded, it was good to see some new entrants such as Marriott and Mocha getting recognized.
The best part was the food counters of all these award winners offering huge culinary choices to the guest.
The final List of awards was :
North Indian : Peshawari, Rajputana Sheraton and Handi
South Indian : Sankalp
Rajasthani : Jal Mahal, Rajputana Sheraton and Sangri, Chokhi Dhani
Chinese : Dragon House, Country Inn and Niros
Italian : Little Italy and Okra, Jaipur Marriott
Continental : Copper Chimney and Marble Arch, Taj Jal Mahal
Coffee Bars : Mocha
All Day Dining : Chandravanshi Pavilion, Rajputana Sheraton
Bakery : Jaipur Baking Company, Jaipur Marriott and Bake Hut
Mithai : LMB Mithai Shop
Multicuisine : Jal Mahal and Niros