Of Dhinchak Dosas and Dashing Dabelis!

I’ve been a resident of Juhu ever since we shifted to Mumbai in the year 2004, and yet it is an area I have explored the least. Maybe because we tend to take things for granted and keep delaying our plans. In fact the only few times I have been to Juhu Beach is when…

Novotel Juhu: Navratri Done The Tambrahm Way!

I’ve never been exposed enough to South Indian cuisine to call myself a fan; but who hasn’t had the humble idli dosa and enjoyed its simplicity? But authentic South Indian home cuisine is a whole different world, as I recently discovered at the The Novotel, Juhu, where a Navratri-inspired festival of Vegeratri was being held….

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…

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…

Shakahari, JW Marriott Pune: A Royal Indian Experience

When the first rains of the season poured down and soaked Mumbai in it’s cover, we were assured  that the journey and the day that lay ahead for us was going to be eventful. We were headed from Mumbai to Pune to immerse in the Royal Indian Experience that was specially curated by JW Marriott…

Review: Farzi Cafe: Have You Been Farzified Yet?

Kamala Mills in Lower Parel, Mumbai is pretty much turning into a hub for foodies, and Farzi Café is right on cue. After having heard much fanfare about this place, we’ve had Farzi Café on our charts for a while, and finally, we did end up going there. The founders of Farzi Café are the ones who…

Review: 1Above, Mumbai

The moment you step out of the elevator and enter the pathway that leads to 1Above, you know you’re in for an enchanting journey. You are literally underneath a pathway with stars all over you, and from that very moment, you begin to fall in love with the ambience that 1Above intends to set for…