Monika D Chowdhry – making room for Mushroom

Caring and extremely understanding parents. B.Sc. Maths (Hons) and MBA degrees. A career graph that kept soaring, taking her all over the world. A loving and supportive husband. Two adorable children. A very handsome dog. Monika Dodeja Chowdhry’s life was a fairy tale. Monika had an enviable job with one of the Big Four consulting…

Bomra’s – a tranquil, understated gem in Goa

Our Goa trips are based on a simple philosophy – ‘Do not move even half a muscle more than what is absolutely necessary to perform essential bodily functions’. After exertions of a delayed Friday flight which lands in the wee hours of Saturday; we spend the entire weekend eating, lazing, sleeping and swimming, pretty much…

Mahesh Lunch Home – true staying power

Bombay seems to have a new restaurant opening almost every week. Being a food writer, I say this in all seriousness! In the whirlwind of new openings and events, it is easy to forget the older restaurants that have stood the test of time. Earlier in the week I decided to do something different and…

Dim Sum Art @ China House

The history of dim sums is very interesting. It is linked with the older tradition of ‘yum cha’  which means to drink tea. Travelers on the ancient Silk Road needed a place to rest and thus teahouses came up along roadsides. But people starting serving snacks much later since an Imperial physician had decreed that combining food with tea…

O’ Tenga – Amazing Assam at your doorstep

O’ Tenga is the local name for Elephant Apple in Assam. O’ Tenga is the local name for delicious Assamese food in Bombay!   Bombay City – the mystic land that attracts young people by the droves. Some come to study and others to find their fortune in the big and often bad world of…

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…

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…