A community that celebrates together, stays together! That is what The Blend is all about. Taking a step further, we wanted to celebrate the best of food, fashion and fiction through a campaign that was exciting and rewarding for the community.
The first leg of the Fete kick started with Food Gala. The essence of this fete was to recognize and honor the best of the food industry in both metros and upcoming metros. The power to nominate as well as vote was with the community members, whom we call Blenders. Only the categories were announced by The Blend:
Best Restaurant/ Restobar(metro)
Best Restaurant/ Restobar(non-metro)
Best Home Chef/Baker
Best Food Blogger
The first phase saw people nominating their favorite five for each category. After a week, from the nominations, we shortlisted top three/five for each category. They were:
Best Restaurant/ Restobar(metro):
Best Restaurant/ Restobar(non-metro):
2. Arca Nova, Kochi
3. The Rajput Room, Jaipur
4. Hotel Chinar, Srinagar
5. Vrindavan, Indore
Best Home Chef/Baker:
Best Food Blogger/Influencer:
While the nomination and voting process was running smoothly, The Blend hosted two successful events to celebrate Food- The food walk in Bengaluru and first edition of The Blend Open House in New Delhi.
The Breakfast Stroll took the foodies of Bengaluru to iconic breakfast joints in Basavanagudi and surrounding areas and saw everyone relish the dishes and beverages. @bigbabafoodie as a host for the event made it a walk to remember!
The Blend Open House in New Delhi was organized at Kylin Experience, Aerocity. The mouthwatering delicacies and vibrant ambience made it a great place to discuss all about food with foodies and food bloggers. It set the right tone for future Open House events.
With all the merriment and frolic, we reached to the last phase of announcing the winners for each category. The Winners of The Blend Fete- Food Gala are:
Best Restaurant/ Restobar(metro) – Punkah House, Bengaluru
Punkha House, with its majestic interiors and gourmet Indian, takes you back to an era of British Raj in an ‘Old meets new’ tantalizing culinary trip.
Best Restaurant/ Restobar(non-metro) – Breathe Air Lounge & Cafe , Guwahati
A beautiful and cozy café with lip-smacking food and refreshing beverages offers a fresh and relaxing experience.
Best Home Chef/Baker – The Sweet Affair Shop, Baker
This baker definitely facilitates an affair between you and the desserts! Her bakes are as good as they look and makes you a regular customer!
Best Food Blogger – Sobengaluru, Bengaluru
A big time foodie and influencer, who will offer best of the food experiences visually as well as verbally, so much so that you would want to visit the place the very next moment!
The most engaging Top two Blenders during these 3-4 weeks of the Fete get to experience the culinary brilliance of the winning restaurant.
The celebration doesn’t stop here. Gear up for the next campaign Blenders, which is just around the corner. See you there!