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…

Chicken liver – the Turkish twist

We eat a fair bit of liver (more chicken than red meat) and my Solapuri cook makes a fabulous, semi dry, Indian style curry that we all love. ‘Please let us try liver in a different way’, was the demand on Saturday morning. Given that I had landed at close to 2 am, slept at…

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…

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…

Zen……a perfect 10!

  The Urban Dictionary defines ‘Zen’ as…….”a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts.” My friends and I talk about being zen-ned…

Smokehouse Deli…….an old favourite revisited

Smokehouse Deli is definitely my favourite among brands created by Impressario Hospitality. While it’s cousins like Salt Water Café are fancier, there is something about Smokehouse I have loved from Day 1. The outlets have never disappointed, be it a late lunch at BKC with 2 vegetarian colleagues who had no clue what to order;…

Waste To Taste – Post 1 – Spinach Stems and Pork Chops

Some dismal and scary food wastage statistics below, in italics.   The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that, each year, one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world (around 1.3 billion tons) is lost or wasted. This includes 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish…

Carrot Koki – a bread worth breaking

I have been blessed to find some great friends early in life and some as the years went by. Sumit Sharma has been one of the latter. The Founder and CEO of an innovative marketing company, Sumit and I met at a business forum a couple of years ago. Given that we are polar opposites in…