Mumbai, India Most of us will be amused if one had to open a place called ‘Mala’ and serve authentic Chinese food!! Mala is to Sichuan like Mustard is to Bengal or Makkhan is to Punjab! Ma for Sichuan peppercorns and La for dried Chilly is the most known flavour which represents the Sichuan cuisine... Continue Reading →
Sofitel Wine Days end with a vegetarian wine dinner
Mumbai, India Rarely that you would see a Maharaj cooking a pure vegetarian meal and a wine connoisseur picking wines to match! This happened at the Tuskers Mumbai’s only vegetarian restaurant within a luxury hotel where Maharaj Janakidas joined hands with Sanjay Menon the pioneer of the imported wine scene in India to lay down... Continue Reading →
Restauranthesis: Pizza Metro Pizza, Kemps Corner, Mumbai
Mumbai, India Pizza Metro Pizza a London based Neapolitan restaurant chain has opened their second outlet at Kemps corner after its foray into India in 2012 with their first store in Khar. Most renowned for its meter long pizzas out of wood fired ovens, we finally managed to visit them last evening. You enter the... Continue Reading →
Restauranthesis: Botticino, Trident, BKC, Mumbai
The best Eggplant Parmigiana, an ethereal Waterchestnut cappelletti and more
25 Parganas, Mumbai’s first five-star Bengali restaurant
Mumbai, India Regional Indian cuisine has always remained in the closet in places other than its origin. With the diversity in Indian culinary scape we must be celebrating every cuisine, but why do you think are there no Andhra Cuisine restaurants in Mumbai or the Coorgi cuisine doesn’t find a place on most menus and... Continue Reading →
Vegetarian Indian food paired with wine!
Mumbai, India ‘Economy forced me to become a vegetarian, but I finally starting liking it.’ admitted Mr. A P J Abdul Kalam, ex-president of India, John Cleese the famous British author once questioned ‘If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?’ and Sir Paul... Continue Reading →
Winey days ahead at the Sofitel, Mumbai
Mumbai, India As France revels in Fete de la Gastronomie over this weekend, Sofitel a luxury brand of the French hospitality major Accor hotels will be celebrating the grape harvest season in France with a month-long wine fest ‘ Sofitel Wine Days’ till 31st October in 120 properties across the globe. Sofitel, Mumbai the only property... Continue Reading →
Food and wine pairing can be fun !!!
Wine as a subject is often intimidating to begin with and then when it comes to wine and food, people coil up even more. Chai and Pakodas, Coffee and a slice of cake, beer and burger etc are popular combinations; they are essentially pairings of food and beverage. It is just that you are happy... Continue Reading →
Acrobats propose, Pizzas dispose!
Mumbai,India. If you look up “Acrobatic pizza” on Google, you will find pages about Pasqualino Barbasso a pizza chef who got his shot to fame after winning Sicily’s acrobatic pizza championship back to back in the years 2001 and 2002. He stills runs his family pizza restaurant in Italy but most of time is around... Continue Reading →
Restauranthesis: White Owl, Lower Parel
Mumbai, India This ‘White Owl’ is perched on quite a landmark branch, the One India Bulls centre, Lower Parel and I hear it hoots not only on in the evenings but also in broad day light. White Owl is a microbrewery awaiting its license for close to a year now to start brewing and in... Continue Reading →
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