The blueFROG, Lower Parel

blueFROG is one of my favourite places in Bombay. I love the space, the vibe, the staff, and the food. But eating that this swanky venue always seemed difficult because of how expensive it was. Despite its price issue, blueFROG food is loved by many. After carefully observing their customers and understanding what they thought…

Happiness at Hakkasan

Hakkasan has always been on my to-do list. The only thing that stopped me from crossing it off was the right side of the menu. However, things have changed. They have now revamped their menu and made things much more affordable. So yes, you can no longer consider Hakkasan beyond your budget. The ingredients are…

Mamagoto, Bandra (W)

Bombay, please welcome Mamagoto. This fun Asian restaurant has won several awards in Delhi/Gurgaon. After visiting the place, I understood why.  It is not your run-of-the-mill Asian restaurant. The concept behind designing everything from the menu to the space is quirky plus more. It is an innovative interpretation of Asian cuisine. The word ‘Mamagoto’ literally…

Mangiamo, Bandra West

A few nights ago, I visited Mangiamo in Bandra. I had seen this place plenty of times while travelling around Bandra but never managed to go there. With so many dining options stone’s throw away from each other in Bandra, Mangiamo is located rather oddly near Notan Heights. The restaurant is quite beautiful with really…

Alila Diwa Goa, Salcette

All my visits to Goa involved staying in budget hotels in Baga or Calangute, chilling by the sea, eating at the little shacks, and drinking King’s all night. If I had to go anywhere else, the local bus or our trusty little bike was the way to go. This time round things were completely different….

Bohri Food Festival at Hornby’s Pavillion, ITC Grand Central

Learning about a new cuisine is always interesting. Recently, I leaned about a little cuisine which belongs to the Bohri community. Dawoodi Bohra’s originally belong to Yemen, and later spread to India and Pakistan. In India, the Bohri community first settled in Gujrat particularly Surat. The roots of Bohri cuisine lies in Yemen but has…

Pizza Express

I was very close to disliking pizzas in this city. These terrible pizza places add everything from paneer to pasta on a pizza! What kind of people like eating this c**p? With so many pukeworthy pizza chains here, I had lost all hopes of finding a good and authentic pizza. Anyway, now that you all…

Interactive Workshop with Chef Sergi Arola presented by HT Cafe

Dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant is brilliant, but meeting a Michelin-starred chef is a just a dream come true. A few days ago, HT Café gave me the opportunity to be a part of their very exclusive workshop with the two Michelin-starred Chef Sergi Arola. He has trained under Ferran Adria and another Michelin-starred French…

Wine Bazaar at Cafe Pico

A Sunday brunch is always welcome. But, a Spanish Sunday brunch with a Wine Bazaar is just taking it to another level. A few weeks ago, we visited Café Pico at Le Mills on a Sunday afternoon. Amidst the chaos of Masjid Bunder, we walked into this beautiful store. From clothes to dinnerware, this oddly…

Teppanyaki Night at Shiro, Worli

The beautiful interiors of Shiro create a perfect setting for an evening by the Teppanyaki Table. What is a Teppanyaki? Let’s breakdown the word for you; Teppan means ‘iron plate’ and Yaki means ‘fried or broiled. Together it means food cooked an iron griddle or plate. The originator of the Teppanyaki- style steakhouse is the Japanese…

Prix Fixe Lunch Menu at Indigo, Colaba

On a Saturday afternoon, what I really look forward to is a delicious meal and a good conversation with friends. That’s exactly what happened last Saturday. As you know, a few weeks ago, Chef Rahul Akerkar introduced the new menu at Indigo. The new menu boasts of unique styles and techniques of cooking. In order…