When a Pop Up lets you down

As a Image Coach, Brand Strategist, Food Blogger and conscious human being, my favourite word is ‘Value’.   I am a huge fan of home chefs, a community that is constantly striving to make good, authentic  and affordable food accessible to people. Pork is my favourite meat. Hokus Porkus, the porkstravaganza people have a pop…

Parsi Food Festival @ Soma

What do you do when there is a Parsi Food Festival at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai? You rush before the hungry hoards finish all that delicious food!   I love the various food festivals at Soma which offers a wonderful insight into the various cuisines of our country. So I am equally excited about Parsi…

Kanchkolar Golpo…Kahani Kachche Kele Ka…A Tale of Raw Plantains

A few years in my childhood were spent in a joint family; in a large house filled with uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents. Dinner was a noisy affair with all the adults back home. Kids had separate meal times and finished dinner by 7 pm. Though very dissimilar in age and personalities, we cousins had…

Grand Thali Feast – Soma, Grand Hyatt Mumbai

Soma, the specialty Indian restaurant at Grand Hyatt Mumbai is hosting a ‘Thali Festival’. This itself was enough to intrigue me since ‘thali’, one of my favourites is not usually found in large hotels. Literally meaning ‘plate’ a ‘thali’ in the food world is a one-plate-meal consisting of multiple items.   There are 4 menus used in…

The Saturday Brunch at Celini – buon appetito!

If you are a die-hard party animal who is awake till wee hours of Sunday morning and therefore unwilling to step out for brunch thereafter, Celini is the place for you. If you are a die-hard Italian food aficionado who does not want to compromise on quality, Celini is the place for you. If you…

Royal Awadhi festival at The Lalit, Mumbai

16th of June 2017 – inaugural day of Zaika-e-Awadh, the Awadhi Food Festival at Baluchi, Mumbai, the signature pan Indian destination created by the The Lalit Group for their hotels.   16th of June 2017 – Laylat Al Qadr, considered the holiest night of the year for Muslims. It is known as the “Night of Power,” and…

Fish n Bait – the new kid on Block G BKC

When the owner of Shiv Sagar, the most popular vegetarian chain of eateries in Mumbai who is also a partner at Mahesh Lunch Home, one of the most famous seafood restaurant chains, launches a new brand; the anticipation is palpable. I read about Fish n Bait on Little Black Book a few days ago and…

Wine and dine at Taj Santacruz……delicious indulgence

A restaurant based on a dream theme of the Italian and French Riviera, Rivea is a sparkling gem. A part of the restaurant with a very impressive wine display is visible as soon as you walk into the lobby of the Taj Santa Cruz.  A little further on the other side of the lobby is…

Breakfast at JW Marriott Kolkata….much ado about not much

The JW Marriott hotels in India are beautiful. Their flagship hotel in Juhu has all of Mumbai agog with it’s vast lobby overlooking the beautifully landscaped poolside and beyond that the Arabian Sea. I like the JW Marriott at Sahar Mumbai and it’s huge L shaped coffee shop. The JW Chandigarh looks very imposing.  …