Great Wall’s lunch at 1010

Mumbai, India Great Wall the Chinese restaurant at The Leela, Mumbai is one of the pioneers of the cuisine in the city, the Hunan and Sichuan cuisines being their core.  What drew me to the restaurant after long was their new menu coupled with the four-course set lunch priced at attractive Rs 1010 per person... Continue Reading →

For the love of Panchkota sabzi!

Mumbai. India The land of royalty, palaces, luxury, colours, architecture and of course cuisine, Rajasthan truly puts India on the global tourist scene.  Speaking of the cuisine, the dry and arid landscape of Rajasthan gave birth to it. Paucity of water, lack of vegetation and hence vegetables got them to adapt resulting in distinct recipes. ... Continue Reading →

Food and Perfume at J W Marriott, Sahar

Mumbai,India Innovation and showmanship is a norm in the restaurant space these days, some namesake like the overdone smoke or the fancy crockery phenomena or the excess of molecular gastronomy and a few which evoke interest.  Innovation in food could be interplay of flavours, textures, visuals and most importantly engagement.  Roberto Zorzoli of Romanos at... Continue Reading →

China Gate for a quick bite

Mumbai,India Went for a business lunch here and was glad to see a full house on a weekday afternoon. Rs 700 a head for a buffet with around 8 starters, 2 soups  and main buffet replete with salads, rice, noodles, gravies and dessert buffet with pastries, fruits and the classic darsaan and date pancakes. The... Continue Reading →

Jamie’s disappoints!

Mumbai,India Having met Jamie once and seeing him on tele, I had his Pizzeria on my mind for quite some time.  I had expected simple food with some great flavor combinations but I was let down.  The cover was laid and we sat down for a relaxed lunch.  As vegetarians the menu doesn’t have much... Continue Reading →

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