The Return Of HolidayIQ's #HIQTravellerMeetup.
Friday, 24 July.
The Lalit, New Delhi.
A tryst with the HolidayIQ community, yet again. Why, didn't you read about the first one, on the blog?
You must, but only after you read this one, reminiscing the ethereal experience that was yesterday! :)
"You shouldn't miss our Traveller Meetup at The Lalit, New Delhi that promises a unique Kolkata-inspired culinary experience! And, you get to meet top travellers from your city, listen to untold stories and share your own."
Thus spoke the invite, prompting me to experience the epicurean rendition of the Kolkatan cuisine, thanks to the Executive Sous Chef at Baluchi, Chef Ishika Konar, coupled with an array of travel anecdotes, from fellow travelers.
We were greeted by the Founder of HolidayIQ himself, Mr Hari Nair and the lady who supervises over all such Community Engagement initiatives with an invisible aura of cheer around her, Nihal.
Acquainting ourselves with like-minded wanderers was so absorbing that it did not take long for us to lose track of time.
An interesting story was elucidated by Hari, wherein he told all the attendees how HolidayIQ had begun as an Excel Sheet, yes the humble MS Excel, and today had grown to a community, 11 Million strong! :)
Thereafter, we were greeted by the General Manager of The Lalit, Mr. Vivek who offered a brief overview into the concept behind The Lalit, and to take us on the trail of an all artist's paradise of sorts - the art gallery which had been established, in memory of Mr. Lalit Suri.
The Baluchi welcomed us for a delightful culinary experience...
|See the preparation in action!|
|The Breads have been rolled, ready to be cooked.|
|Assorted selections from the Naanery! :)|
|A Present From Our Hosts...|