Mumbai, India Never knew that there would be so much excitement in store for a Saturday night. The table was booked at Romano’s an Italian restaurant at the newly opened Marriott; a stone throw from the international airport they call it the J W Sahar. I arrived at Romano’s and was very pleased to find... Continue Reading →
Lorenzo, Taj and India!!
Mumbai, India Those were the days when Basil had to be sneaked into the UK from Italy and then ‘rationed’ to customers at restaurants, it was the era when French cuisine ruled the roost in London and Indian and Chinese were popular cuisines for the emerging class. Lastly this was the time, 1963 to be... Continue Reading →
Restauranthesis: Artisan, Sofitel BKC
Mumbai, India Well this was my first of experiencing a Jazz and Blues tapas bar which runs as a deli and a cake shop during the day. Artisan at the Sofitel, Mumbai from the last few weeks has started to adorn the two said avatars. Considering the cost of space in Mumbai, this is one... Continue Reading →
The ‘Grand Mauryan’ Sunday Brunch @ITC Maurya
New Delhi,India The mention of the Sunday brunch at the ITC Maurya on social media instantly caught my attention as this format of a buffet spread across three restaurants is seldom seen and that topped up with a price of 3499 including unlimited Champagne, I thought; was a perfect deal. ITC Maurya is an uber-luxurious... Continue Reading →
Restauranthesis: The Konkan Cafe @Vivanta byTaj
Mumbai,India My latest engagement with the Vivanta by Taj was yesterday when I was invited over by its F&B head Rishi Kumar to experience the revamped ‘Konkan Café’ a brand curated by Chef Solomon for almost a decade and half. It has won a lot of awards in the past for its coastal and seafood... Continue Reading →
Bengaluru food trail… #Olivers #Monkeybar #Toit #Infinitea #Bengalurubakingco
After the Ritz Carlton rendezvous on the 31st night, all I was left wanting for was more good food. The Anand Bhavans and the xyz Sagars did help me with their kaapis and dosas but I wanted to experience more. My Saturday morning started at 1000 ft above the sea level in Nandi Hills, Grover... Continue Reading →
Restauranthesis: Lantern @ The Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru
Bengaluru,India I had visited the Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru in December to speak on wines to a group of finance professionals. From the main porch till the banquet I was greeted by my name thrice and that is when I thought to myself, this must be the trailer of the ‘Ritz Carlton experience’. I walked around... Continue Reading →
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