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Bollywood Chic @Maurya Organic Indian Lounge



Zondagmiddag 15 december, het laatste Yelp Elite Event van 2013! En dan moet je het jaar natuurlijk met een knáller aflsuiten. And. So. We. Did… Het geweldige Indiase restaurant Maurya Organic Indian Lounge opende speciaal voor ons op deze middag!

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Maurya Organic Indian Lounge zit een beetje verstopt in de "Entertainment Area" en is je zoektocht meer dan waard; loop de trap op naar boven en je waant je in een hele andere wereld! Het decor, de muziek, de inrichting en als de Indiase community in Amsterdam hier fan van is, dan weet je dat je goed zit. Maurya is namelijk anders dan andere Indiase restaurants in de stad; zij importeren namelijk ál hun kruiden en producten vanuit India! Daarnaast gebruiken zij uitsluitend biologische ingrediënten én hebben ze een Taj-group chef… En dat proef je! Ons diner begon met verrukkelijke voorgerechten; de vegetarische paneer samosa's en spicy kip waren de favorieten onder de Yelpers. Vergeet vooral niet de mango lassi erbij te bestellen! De hoofdgerechten werden in het midden van de tafels gezet; oooh de 'Cashmere Chicken', de spinazie en knoflook Naan. Ooooh. Ooooh… 

Het was een middag vol verrassingen; allereest de Bollywood Dance Class van Vartika G! Iedereen moest opstaan en we gingen míddenin het restaurant dansen, hoe leuk!! John G en Justyna D bleken voor mij echte Bollywood-talenten te zijn. Aan het eind van de middag was het tijd voor de heuse 2013 Yelper Awards! Via een speciale enquête stemden de Elites op elkaar en de winnaars van de 8 verschillende categorieën zijn….. Martine H (Most Promising Yelper for 2014), Nick F (Buiten de Ring Yelper – hij woont in Haarlem), Kim V (Treasure Hunt Yelper), Karin M (Yelp Amsterdam's Golden Oldie), Asia L (Best Photographer), Diane N (Foodie Specialist), Thom M (Most Funny Review Writer) en Jacky P (Wicked App User)! Van harte gefeliciteerd knappe Elite-koppen, welverdiend en volg deze mensen op Yelp – zij weten waar ze het over hebben! Een speciale Yelper Award werd uitgereikt aan Raj van Maurya voor de Cashmere Chicken als "Best Dish of the Day", dus wij raden je zeker aan deze te bestellen als je hier bent.

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Lieve Raj en Maurya, dankjullie wel voor een geweldige middag! Het eten, drinken en de locatie waren helemaal perfect. Wat geweldig om jullie op deze manier te leren kennen!

Lees hier de reviews en bekijk snel de foto's van de middag, gemaakt door onze geweldige Yelpers Nick Jonkman en Asia Liu

Dear Vartika, thank you so much for the Bollywood Dancing experience! It was fantastic en so much fun!

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Lieve Alli K, Ana C, Dorry E, Bec L, Floor R, Frank A, Guido D, Guy C, Jason D, Jen M, John G, Justyna D, Maarten D, Rachelle Y, Sara K, Saurabh G, Susy A, Thamar N (you are funny), Tim A, en Vincent J: jullie zijn zeker Yelp winnaars en volgend jaar is die Yelp Award voor jou!

Dankjulliewel voor een geweldige middag en overige Elites die er gisteren niet bij konden zijn, dank jullie voor een geweldig Yelp jaar! Jullie máken het Yelp feest en ben onwijs blij dat jullie het Amsterdam Team Elite zijn!

 

Op naar 2014 – See You On Yelp!

Saurabh, Vartika, Justyna and Flip

Philippine W - Yelp Amsterdam Community Manager

 

—————- IN ENGLISH —————-

Maurya Organic Indian Lounge is absolutely a fantastic, Indian restaurant in Amsterdam and proved to be the perfect location for our last Elite Event of 2013! The Yelp Amsterdam Elites were treated to amazing Indian food, Yelper Awards and exciting Bollywood dancing!

We can definitely recommend Maurya as they're truly a unique Indian restaurant in the city; they import all the herbs, spices, and produce directly from India! Furthermore, they're exclusively using organic ingredients and produce AND they have Taj-group chef… Literally, it's a recipe for success! They opened their doors expecially for us on this Sunday afternoon, December 15th to try out their menu. And oh how we enjoyed it! The beautiful Vartika learned us Bollywood Dancing moves, the food was extraordinary and the biggest surprise of the evening: the Yelper Awards! Thirty-four Yelper were nominated in 8 different categories and the winners are…. Martine H (Most Promising Yelper for 2014), Nick F (Yelpin' Outside Amsterdam – he lives in Haarlem), Kim V (Treasure Hunt Yelper), Karin M (Yelp Amsterdam's Golden Oldie), Asia L (Best Photographer), Diane N (Foodie Specialist), Thom M (Most Funny Review Writer) en Jacky P (Wicked App User)! Congratulations dear Elites – well deserved! So you better follow these guys on Yelp… They know what they're talking about!

Don't forget our dear Alli K, Ana C, Dorry E, Bec L, Floor R, Frank A, Guido D, Guy C, Jason D, Jen M, John G, Justyna D, Maarten D, Rachelle Y, Sara K, Saurabh G, Susy A, Thamar N (you are funny), Tim A, and Vincent J – and all the other Amsterdam Elites that weren't able to attend yesterday, you have made Yelp Amsterdam truly A-MA-ZING in the past year and I'm so grateful that you're part of the Amsterdam Elite Squad!!

Special thanks goes to Raj and Maurya: your restaurant and food are amazing! Read the reviews and look at the magnificent photos, made by none other than our Yelper Nick Jonkman and Elite Asia Liu! Second, I'd like to thank Vartika once more for teaching us her Bollywood moves!

 

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Let's ROCK 2014 and See You On Yelp!

Bollywood Dancing

Philippine WYelp Amsterdam Community Manager 

 

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