PRESS COVERAGE


Vogue India | May, 2018

Haute couture and gourmet cuisine—two distinct paragons of art with a devoted following of their own.

It should come as little surprise that designers Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra, who are credited for always pushing the envelope, have chosen to bring the two together with their new collaboration, Journey of Couture to Cuisine.


The Punch Magazine | May, 2018

Nicobar, the refreshing clothing brand, and Caara, with expertise in running cafes, have come together to forge a new path in NicoCaara, which recently threw its doors open to the cognoscenti at Nicobar’s store at The Chanakya mall

It is a dining destination that brings alive the quaint charms of tropical forest in the concrete jungle of the city. Nicobar, the refreshing clothing brand, and Caara, with expertise in running cafes, have come together to forge a new path in NicoCaara, which recently threw its doors open to the cognoscenti at the Nicobar’s newest and one of the most spacious stores at The Chanakya mall at Chanakyapuri in New Delhi.


HTCITY | April, 2018

With handi planters hanging from the ceiling, hand-painted tiles, a huge open kitchen and trademark hints of both, Nicobar (clothing brand) and CAARA (cafe) – NicoCaara greets you to take a refreshing break from the daily run and enjoy a gratifying meal.


Travreviews | April, 2018

Food becomes elixir if taken in the right amount and devoured in the right surrounding. My review of NicoCaara is a special one since it brought me closer to heaven in each bite. When it comes to organics, I have personally always been a big supporter and try to consume it as often as I can.


Architectural Digest | April, 2018

And it’s a neat package of warm lights, deep brown shades and trucks of nostalgia

If ‘modern Indian’ is the trend forward, then two homegrown brands are among its champions—Nicobar and Caara. While the former is the fashion and lifestyle brand from the Good Earth stable, the latter is known for its small plates and ‘flying buffets’ that caters for the capital’s swishest soirees. The two have now joined hands to appeal to a common clientele—the modern, urban Indian.

Blackbook | April, 2018

Two trendy Indian brands have come together for a shop-café at The Chanakya in Delhi

If ‘modern Indian’ is the trend forward, then two homegrown brands are among its champions—Nicobar and Caara. While the former is the fashion and lifestyle brand from the Good Earth stable, the latter is known for its small plates and ‘flying buffets’ that caters for the capital’s swishest soirees. The two have now joined hands to appeal to a common clientele—the modern, urban Indian.

Travreviews | April, 2018

Caara @ Ogaan in Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri is undoubtedly the best place to have a great meal in a comfortable setting. Opened a few months back, the Restaurant has already started getting footfalls and table booking on weekdays. It has become a preferred choice for a couple seeking solace, an office executive willing to enjoy meal with colleagues or youngsters willing to chill out.


Vidushi Sharma Bahl | March, 2018

A charming little café tucked above Ogaan in Malcha Marg market, Caara is a hidden gem. Ideal for a weekday lunch, early dinner, or a leisurely Sunday breakfast, the restaurant serves organic fare that is wholesome and packed with flavour.


Vogue India | December, 2017

Chef Lokesh Swami, CAARA, Delhi

The Dish: Farm-fed chicken with liver sauce, beetroot ketchup, olive soil and stuffed chicken croquette

The Pairing: For added earthiness, serve mineral-rich Pinot Grigio Cavallina from the slopes of Mount Etna and big portions of salad along with fresh home ground sauces and chutneys.


Vogue India | December, 2017

The ultimate blackbook for in-home entertaining

Caara Catering: An off-shoot of the popular Delhi culinary school and cafe, this service by Ambika Seth, Alice Helme and Kevin Rai will bring home everything from a swish burrata station to a salad bar using the freshest of ingredients.


LBB | December, 2017

CAARA Cafe just opened a new restaurant with Ogaan & It’s got a lovely terrace

The falks at CAARA Cafe are now launching CAARA at Ogaan on Malcha Marg. It’s going to be their first sit-down restaurant offering European food {and a beautiful terrace}. The focus will still be on sourcing the freshest produce from their farm and on curating interesting wholesome breakfast and brunch spreads.


LBB | December, 2017

Learn, Cook & Eat Healthy At CAARA’s Cooking Classes

CAARA has recently launched The Cookery School at their base kitchen in Saket. We’ve attended one and are happy to tell you they’re clean, informative, and lots of fun. Their prime focus is healthy food, without taking away from the taste.

The New Indian Express | December, 2017

Ambika Seth’s catering school CAARA is all about global food experiences sourced straight from farmers, finds

Ambika Seth has always had a thing for farmers. Many years ago, she and some friends ran this socially-driven project where they gave saads to farmers and bought their yield back at prices they’d never seen before.


Vogue India | November, 2017

Delhi’s It spots are balancing food with unique experiences. Here, the equations that totally add up

On a leisurely Sunday, head for a cooking class at this newlyopened studio. Learn how to churn out everything from plantbased Buddha bowls to indulgent dairy-free desserts. What’s more, you can eat your creations when you’re fi nished and mingle with other foodies. Caara.com

DSSC | November 6, 2017

The Kitchen That Has Delhi Eating Out Of Its Hand

You’ve been introduced to the CAARA ladies before – Alice Helme and Ambika Seth, who have dedicated themselves to taking forward the cause of food since 2014. As they channel this passion through their Culinary Arts & Research Academy, CAARA is strengthening its roots in Delhi’s F&B landscape with each initiative, be it catering, a café, or their latest outing, cookery classes.

Entertaining | November, 2017

CAARA talk us trough the season’s best wine and cheese

On a winding lane off Mehrauli you’ll find a modern kitchen that is nothing less than a temple to gastronomy. This is where parties are catered, chefs are trained, and locally-sourced and organic produce is pimped and packaged.

Home entertaining | October, 2017

I have the luxury of crossing over different social circles

The corporate side goes to my husband Rajan Anandan, and I have the freedom to mix and match different types of guests.
If you have ever imagined being invited to a Victorian high tea, with its beautiful table laden with delicious bites, and elegant women chatting in low voices and sipping flavourful tea surrounded by interesting artworks, the setting at the home of Delhi-based Radhika Chopra is the closest you’ll come to it.


The Sunday Standard | September 3, 2017

A Delhi-based culinary academy promises to bring fine dining experience to home.

How many times have you fantasised having a fine dining experience at home? Or,
fed up with the routine dal-chawal, longed for some melting gnocchi or good ol’ moussaka?


The Sunday Standard | June, 2017

Food through the eyes of purists

Here are two girls with a unifying intention to prevent the fading interest in local, seasonal and organic food that’s being dangerously threatened by the modern world’s fast-food culture. Alice Helme and Ambika Seth, directors at CAARA are leading a food movement from farm to table that envisions a time when people will be able to get food that’s best for them.


DSSC | March 6, 2017

7 Top-Cat Caterers for Holi Nibbles & Tipples

CAARA has been making us go loco ever since the opening in 2014, it wasn’t a PowerPacker awardee for nothing. With organic and locally sourced ingredients as their USP hire CAARA for kick-ass canapés and their exceptional flying buffet to keep you going all through the party. Ranging from Italian to Indian, create a menu suitable for your guests and we assure they will be drooling over everything from Galouti to Kerala Chicken Stew.


Eat Treat | March, 2017

These 6 Artsy Cafes In Delhi Are Everything When You Need Art & Craft In Your Life

Caara Café: They’re at the British council and the caféis always surrounded by art pieces and installations. Catch an art show while gorging on their Pulled Pork Sandwich, or just get yourself a cup of tea while you’re at it..


Evenato | Feb, 2017

A One-of-a-kind Gastronomical Adventure

The much awaited Lloyd Palate Fest at Nehru Park, New Delhi that commenced on Friday, 10th February, 2017 came to an end on Sunday, 12th February after a successful three day fun-filled fiesta, and was loved by families as well as youth..


Spice Slice Bite | Feb, 2017

At Palate Fest 2017

Caara, this outlet is all about healthy and organic stuff. Must try are the Pesto Pizza and Caramel Cake. Not to mention they have got one of the best basil pesto in town. Thai Green Curry with Sticky Rice at Asian Haus proved be to another winner.


DSSC | December 10, 2016

Presenting the Game Changers of Delhi’s F&B Industry

The final list of the 3-part series of the #DSSCPowerPackers 2016 Awards are here. Every year we peek through Stevie’s monocle to curate our selection of the top of the pops folks in the Delhi culinary milieu. With many a scratch-outs, surprise additions, and ink stains on our hands, these annual lists are prepared with much care and scrutiny.

DSSC | December, 2016

Presenting the Game Changers of Delhi’s F&B Industry

The final list of the 3-part series of the #DSSCPowerPackers 2016 Awards are
here. Every year we peek through Stevie’s monocle to curate our selection of the
top of the pops folks in the Delhi culinary milieu. With many a scratch-outs,
surprise additions, and ink stains on our hands, these annual lists are prepared
with much care and scrutiny.


Whats Hot | December , 2016

For times when you only have minutes to browse on a hungry stomach!

We won’t give you a long intro, just one simple line – exciting things to eat and drink this weekend that you can read through in under 5 minutes.

Breakfast Meetings @ Caara Café, KG Marg

This one week young café stands white and pristine in the gallery area of the British Council and is ideal for morning pow-wows.


Vogue India | August, 2016

The coolest caterers to call for your weekend parties

If you plan to coop up at home this weekend instead of heading out, do so with friends, family and fabulous food. We got the pro entertainers from cities across the country to give us their favourite catering services.


Suitcase | August, 2016

British Council, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.

Flanked by a new art gallery space and the British Council garden with seating spilling out into a quiet courtyard, this cafe, due to open in April promises to be a favourite snacking spot with Delhiities .


Shubh Yatra | August , 2016

Organic or chemical-free cultivation is not new to India, a country with an ancient farming heritage.

New Delhi CAARA
The idea that profits should be ploughed back into the grass roots of society incubated Ambika Seth’s first project, Farmlove. She started off by working with local farmers in Haryana and introduced chemical-free farming to them, eliminating the middleman and supporting them in fair trade prices and market linkages.


HI BLITZ | July, 2016

The FarmLove team has started experimenting in their farm in Delhi with micro greens, edible flowers & a range of exotic vegetables .

Ambika Seth amassed knowledge about good eating and wellness from all her previous stints in the hospitality business. She then started CAARA (Culinary Arts and Research Academy) and FarmLove so that farmers get their fair share for the hard work they put into growing pesticide-free product while gourmands get to enjoy the goodness of fresh, wholesome organic fare. 


Vogue India | June, 2016

From fresh toasties to drippy waffles, every dish is a photo waiting to happen.

Up your culinary game by learning about popular food hashtags that Instagram is dishing out, says #SMOOTHIEBOWL We love smoothies and we love bowls. So we’re happy that one of the biggest breakfast trends around the world now is eating your smoothie out of a bowl.


The New Indian Express | January, 2016

By Ayesha Singh

The aim is to surprise, stimulate and satisfy. Both art and food do that flawlessly. When they come together, they’re a potent concoction of illimitable energy that provides nutrition to the soul and nourishment to the senses.


Live Mint | December 28, 2015

The new eatery at the British Council in New Delhi has the perfect setting for a quick working lunch. It’s a pity about the food though

Walking in to the Caara Café, which opened at The Gallery at the British Council this past week, I was happy to note that the few tables (five tables seating four each) were spaced at a reasonable distance from one another: perfect for working on a laptop or meeting a business associate or friend.


Fashionfad | Decenber 18, 2015

CAARA  believes  in  doing  things  the  right  way,  and  thus ensures  the  source  for  their  ingredients.

They grow their own fresh produce and herbs using chemical­free farming techniques at farms in India. And when they can’t find the best local produce, they source it from the finest around the world. Propagators of the ‘Flying Canapés’, ‘Flying Buffet’ and ‘Flying Dessert’ concept and after the success of bespoke catering and food consultancy,


HTCITY | December 16, 2015

From quiche and falafel on the platter to masala chai vodka and good ol’beer on the house,

The launch of a cafe at the British Council made for a perfect evening for gourmands of the city. Add to this an intriguing performance by the Peter Cat Recording Co. and the mood was set for the rest of the night. Entrepreneur Chetan Seth, bloggers Zoya and Zina Singh and writer Aatish Taseer were seen mingling over food and conversations.


The Hindu | October 24, 2015

The Himalayan Kitchen in Delhi is a melting pot of flavours from the Himalayas.

Sampling international cuisine sometime ago meant going to fancy five-star restaurants. Fast forward to today, and international cuisine is available at a plethora of mainstream restaurants, food chains, and bakeries, most of these run by foreigners. In the process of making sure they got the foods they were used to back home, they also discovered a niche business area that no one had thought about or bothered to fill.


The Indian Express | October 10, 2015

One body of activism is investigating the will of women to live a lifetime playing Martha Stewart, and another is turning them into Martha Stewart.

One is pulling her out of the kitchen and gettingthe world to notice her, another is getting the world to notice her kitchen. Creative Support Services Group (CSSG), a registered charity formed by UK-born and bred entrepreneur Anand Kapoor in 2011, is the latter kind. It facilitates underprivileged girls to be mentored by experts in employable skills in food, literature, art, design, architecture, fashion, music, dance, theatre and suchlike.


Hangouts | September 21, 2015

Visit CAARA Cafe at the British Council New Delhi, for the most delicious Carrot Cake and awesome Coffee in Delhi. CAARA believes in doing things the right way.

CAARA Cafe is a wonderful way to spend a remarkable afternoon. The Cafe is located inside the British Council building amid the beautiful settings and serene environment.
The CAARA Cafe is a treat for healthy (yet super-delicious) food, without worrying about the budget. The Cafe offers the best of the British Menu with a few Indian twists. They offer Sandwiches and Paninis, Wraps, Salads, Lasagne, Snacks, Desserts, Coffee & Tea, Cold Pressed Juices and Cold Drinks.


Indian News & Times | August, 2015

Nine celebrity Michelin starred female chefs will be travelling to India this September to participate in a new Initiative ’40 Girls to 40 Chefs’ that aims to support and provide opportunities to underprivileged young women into a career in the food industry.


Bazaar India | August, 2015

The young chefs changing the concept of catering with supper clubs, seven-course meals, stylish plating

For a pastry chef trained in French techniques at Le Cordon Bleu, it’s safe to say that eggs and cream are pantry staples. But Janeya Khanna, co-founder of the food boutique Holybelly is now experimenting with organic raw vegan menus apparently there’s high demand. And giving the customers what they want is the ethos her brand is built on.


Vogue India | August, 2015

For this designer, it is all about fusing ‘local with the global’ and being true to her quirky side without losing sight of the functional aspects of design.

When Entertain…
Event planners: I simply cannot entertain without Punit Jasuja from Second Floor Studio Events (Punitjasuja.com), along with Alice Helme of Caara Catering (Caaara.com), who have been planning our home events for the last four years.


Vogue India | August, 2015

Nicobar, the refreshing clothing brand, and Caara, with expertise in running cafes, have come together to forge a new path in NicoCaara, which recently threw its doors open to the cognoscenti at Nicobar’s store at The Chanakya mall

It is a dining destination that brings alive the quaint charms of tropical forest in the concrete jungle of the city. Nicobar, the refreshing clothing brand, and Caara, with expertise in running cafes, have come together to forge a new path in NicoCaara, which recently threw its doors open to the cognoscenti at the Nicobar’s newest and one of the most spacious stores at The Chanakya mall at Chanakyapuri in New Delhi.


HT City | June,, 2015

Foodies, go slow down on fast food!! .

The slow food movement is finally catching up in India. The grassroot not for profit organisation spreading the concept global, has made an entry into India and collaborated with culinary organisation CAARA to launch one of the many farm-to-fork events .


Go-Getter – GoAir’s exclusive in-flight Magazine| March, 2015

Art Foundation were able to showcase for the first time to a audience who would not otherwise often have the chance to visit the museums and foundations.


Traveller India | January 28, 2015

Where to stay, what to eat and which art shows you should see in New Delhi.

An acronym for Culinary Arts and Research Academy, CAARA, otherwise exclusively catering for select events, will oöer IAF visitors a preview of the delicacies being crafted for their soon-to-open café at the British Council, New Delhi, through their pop-up restaurant above the sprawling Delhi Art Gallery Booth at the fair.


ArtSlant Magazine | Jan, 2015

BY PHILLY MALICKA

CAARA Restaurant and Cigar lounge


Delhi Food Walks | Jan, 2015

By Shagun Nayar

The India Art Fair was hosted in the capital of city of NEW DELHI in the NSIC Exhibition grounds from 29th Feb – 1st January 2015.


Businessworld | Decenber 15, 2014

A genuine Habanos is unmatched. Ever newer smokers bear testimony to the everlasting appeal of the Cuban cigar

When I first bought Habanos to India, around 15 years ago, I was forced to become a role model. I held large cigars at every event, so Indian consumers world feel comfortable doing the same. Today, cigar enthusiasts in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and even the coffee plantations of Coorg – thanks to the internet – have become not only knowledgeable about cigars, but are looking to integrate them with wine, food and ambience for a complete experience.


Better Homes & Gardens India | September, 2014

Layered tables lend a luxurious feel. He uses different textiles to create layers. He adds grandiosity with a menu for each seating.


Rediff.com | February 18, 2014

Find out how two British women promise to alter the Delhi party landscape with their bespoke catering service.

At an event a couple of months ago at the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi, a party­goer was surprised that waiting on the guests were youn Western men and women. But it was the Swiss Embassy, the partygoer told himself, maybe they’ve got the staff over from Switzerland. But when the partygoer found the sameset of waiting staff at another party at someone’s home in central Delhi, a smaller event with few expat guests, he decided it was time to make enquiries.


Business Standard | February 18, 2014

Find out how two British women promise to alter the Delhi party landscape with their bespoke catering service.

At an event a couple of months ago at the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi, a partygoer was surprised that waiting on the guests were young Western men and women.