PUNE: Several eating places throughout town turned the method of casting the poll right into a gourmand’s delight on Tuesday. Voters visiting eateries had been greeted with candy delicacies — kheer, gulab jamun, strawberry mousse, cupcakes and extra — on the home.
Director of Raasta Cafe and Penthouse Lounge Kunal Mhaske stated that, on Tuesday midday, his cafe noticed appreciable footfall and a bulk of guests had been voters. “A lot of youngsters planned their day in a way that they voted before hanging out at the cafe. Even though it is a dry day, we’re seeing quite a crowd,” Mhaske identified.
At the cafe, voters got a complimentary platter of assorted dessert, which included brownies, cupcakes and pastries. Patrons, who voted, additionally acquired a ‘Thank You’ word together with the invoice as a token of appreciation for attempting to deliver a couple of optimistic change in Pune.
President of Restaurants and Hoteliers Association in addition to proprietor of Kalinga Restaurant Ganesh Shetty stated, “We have prepared gulab jamuns for close to 300 voters, who are expected to walk in until closing hours on Tuesday. There may be close to 30% voter turnout at the restaurant over and above the regular clients as it is a holiday for many companies today.”
Balewadi’s The Urban Foundry provided complimentary strawberry mousse cake to voter-guests. In truth, the resto-bar plans to proceed the provide on Wednesday as nicely. “Not all our patrons, who voted, would be able to visit us on Tuesday. Therefore, we are extending the offer for another day as we do not want to miss out on those who exercised their franchise,” stated Kishore Shetty, head of operations. The common hangout anticipated as many as 80 voters to show up on Tuesday night.
Praful Chandawarkar, proprietor of Malaka Spice at Koregaon Park, added, “The restaurant dished out date pancake with ice cream, chocolate mousse and jaggery ice cream on-the-house for our voter-patrons on Tuesday.”
Rupali restaurant on FC street provided free dessert to all guests within the spirit of camaraderie, irrespective of their voting standing. “We have prepared special kheer for voters. We are also offering the free dessert to every one at the restaurant today,” stated Shashindra Shetty, the restaurant supervisor.
Meanwhile, a metropolis-primarily based shopping center provided free film tickets to the primary 100 , who voted earlier than visiting the mall. “Compared to a normal Tuesday, the footfall on voting day was much higher. A number of retail stores at the mall offered voters discounts,” stated Rajiv Malla, director of Phoenix Marketcity, Pune.
Over three hours, PVR Cinemas, positioned on the mall, gave away round 80 complimentary tickets to , who displayed the electoral ink. Other eateries on the shopping center provided free desserts to patrons till 5.30pm on election day.
Arjun Arora, a working skilled who visited a restaurant in Koregaon Park, gorged on a free chocolate mousse as a result of he forged his vote. “I have voted once in the past and today. There is a world of difference in the way that right to vote is being encouraged this election season. Every section, including restaurants, is doing its bit to encourage voting and that is a welcome change,” he famous.