Confessions of a Foodie

I am a common guy next door. A guy who doesn’t have a routine in life but has a routine that he calls life. A typical day consist of waking up — > getting ready–> going to office –> doing the routine work –> coming back home –> do some household related monotonous but necessary chores –> have dinner –> think about “how your¬†life could have been.. if only..!!”–> doze off. Amidst this bland schedule, we all look for something that helps us rejuvenate, something that brings the kick in our life, something that soothes that otherwise tired soul. So people do things, things what they love to do; some listen to music, some watch movies, some go for dates, some go for workout etc. I, on the other hand, find my peace in food. heard it right!! I live to eat. I feel satiated, relieved, rejuvenated, even kind of orgasmic!! of course mentally ūüôā when¬†I¬†dig in some quality food.

I love to experiment, try new varieties and apart from the home-made food that of course is always welcome, I am always on the lookout for something new or different. I go to different places to try new cuisines, because I¬†can’t stick to a thing for long. But at times, I do feel confused because¬†with the number of restaurants mushrooming up in every nook and corner of the city and with each of them having a fancy menu of their own, its difficult to make out whats going to¬†suit my taste and what not. I feel bad if I¬†don’t find a food to my liking and its like feeling cheated after going on a blind date. But even a guy like me doesn’t know whats in store for me when I order something new because¬†a dish with the same name can be sweet, tangy or spicy or god knows what depending upon the place. I wish for a guide at times, one that can guide me through, one that can suggest me things that suit my taste and can avoid my experience going bad.

I can’t help experimenting with my food, I hate playing safe all the time but finding the food ordered not up to my expectations hurts me. I feel proud of being a foodie and I don’t prefer to call up my friends every now and then to know what place around is worth my money and what exactly to eat there. I want to feel independent, to be a¬†¬†kind of person who knows exactly what to eat at what place so that my rendezvous with food – the love of my life never turns out to be a disappointment.

I google at times to gain insights, or I look around for apps. But amongst these plethora of apps available in the market and corresponding opinions of the people, its difficult to know on whom to rely. I look for genuine insights, honest opinions from actual foodies who know how to rate and what to rate and that too after having had the experience and not from someone who writes for fun or through some vicarious experience. I want something personal, something genuine, something that can be relied upon. I crave for a personal advisor..probably a Butlrr!!

Confessions of a Foodie

Why do we dine-out?

Why do we dine-out? Seems a very vague question. Maybe it is, but what if we try to answer it.¬†What makes us like a certain restaurant? Is it the taste of the food? This might seem a probable answer. But obviously there can be more to it. Friendly staff, great ambience, timely service…. the overall experience? As we at Butlrr embark to serve our customers, we are surrounded by these questions which don’t have ‘right’ answers to them. So, what do we value most when we dine-out?

Many of us would say food taste. Try to remember the amazing candle light dinner date you had, that crazy party with your friends. How many of us remember the taste of food? We might remember if the taste was pathetic but how many would trade-off a good timely service and a courteous staff for good taste. When dining out, it has to be a complete experience to make it memorable. But it really depends on the kind of person and occasion.

Now imagine how many of us would go for a trending restaurant which is not rated highly on food? It will make sense to visit at least once, right?

In terms of service, are we Indians very easy to satisfy? That is how the industry operates right now with not much focus on service, or is it that the birth of new age restaurants is redefining the service benchmarks. But is the customer changing? Have we become more demanding?

Of course, we want our customers to have great food and amazing experience but the balance is not always met. Restaurants will always have their own identity and the diners will have to decide which restaurant meets their requirement for a particular occasion, depending on the diner preferences. But who knows these preferences? Who knows about the occasion? Who knows what will be the perfect place to visit and what to order? Who can help you take the ‘right’ decision?

Lets answer all these questions with a single solution, Butlrr. Because we are always at your service.

Why do we dine-out?