The Gateway Hotel, Nashik (Taj Hotels): Of The Old And The New

“Here was a hotel to rival the best in the world, built by an Indian – designed by an Indian architect, too – and run by an Indian.” – R.M Lala, Beyond The Last Blue Mountain One thing that happens as you grow up is that the time that you spend with family unconsciously reduces…

#ChaiPakodaDay: Discovering Mumbai One Pakoda At A Time

Always upbeat about celebrating the international food observance days, it was high time someone took charge and lead the way to celebrate the diversity of Indian cuisine, and who better than Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, a food expert who has committed herself to revive the Indian regional cuisine and give it the place it deserves in…

Discovering India One Plate At A Time: A Kutchi Bhatia Meal

I’ve spent my growing years in multiple states of India and it is something I take pride in, as I grew up to be more sensitive towards other communities and their culture. Ask anyone in the family and they’d tell you how conversations were always a driving force for me and the keenness to adapt…

A Royal Awadhi Meal At Novotel Juhu, Mumbai

We Indians are no strangers to the Mughlai cuisine what with those creamy, rich, laden with dry fruits and ghee dishes. And as much as we later repent eating those and putting on more kilos than we can shed, I’ve never seen anyone every saying anything close to a ‘no’ to eating these delicacies. Oh…

1st Anniversary Special: Herbivore, A Vegetarian’s Delight

One may often think that despite all the fanciful menus meticulously describing the innovative dishes at a restaurant, there is simply lesser interest and excitement in store for vegetarians. Most of the vegetarian options fall back on paneer and the beloved aloo to gain the diner’s trust, and while we have never expressed any form…

Bueno – The New Sandwich Destination Of Gurgaon

*Sponsored Post Bueno, the premium sandwich and bakery outlet has opened a new outlet in Good Earth Store in Gurugram. An eatery that caters to your fondness for sandwiches is rare to find and Bueno bridges that gap with its widespread options of sandwiches from around the world. From a locally famous Bombay Sandwich to…

#FBAISoiree: Apples Retreat!

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther Rarely does one think of the fruit nowadays when they hear this word, but are quick to associate it to the ever popular techno giant that produces gadgets that everyone wants to lay…

Want An Animated Food Experience? Say Hello Guppy!

Set in the plush complexes of Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Hello Guppy presents Japanese cuisine in a refreshing twist. You enter to what looks like a bundle of happiness, a sparkling bar counter setup, and quirky indoor lighting, all of which set up a wonderful ambience for a relaxed luncheon in the midst of a chaotic…

Olio At Novotel Juhu Launches New Italian Menu

The world’s love affair with Italian food doesn’t seem to be waning. Setting the benchmark in a chic and contemporary setting, Olio – Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach’s elegant Italian Restaurant, announces the launch of its exciting new menu. With this, Olio invites food connoisseurs to savour its extensive spread of exquisite delicacies, paired with an…

Postcards From Persia: Sodabottleopenerwaala

If you have grown up in Mumbai or even visited the city, one thing that you possibly wouldn’t have missed are the legendary Parsi and Irani cafes of the cityParsi and Irani cafes of the city. From the much talked-about Leopold Cafe to the relatively lesser-known Cafe Ideal, Kyani and Co. and Cafe Colony in the Dadar Parsi…

Brewing Health And Happiness: Gardner Street Teas

I, like most Indians have enjoyed my cup of tea more than coffee, always. The first thing in the morning after I wake up, is to brew a perfect up of strong tea for myself, and then go about my chores planned for the day. Now see, the thing about tea is, that it is…