Summer Menu @ Chaayos, Mulund (W), Mumbai

It's summertime and almost every QSR is in a race to launch something to beat the heat. Chaayos has come up with some great additions to their usual menu. The summer special menu consists of Cake Shake, the quirky Motichor Shake, and Kulfi Shake. Spicy Summer Salad w/ Paneer. In the summer menu, we tried …

Frozen Bottle, R-Galleria, Bhandup (W), Mumbai

Frozen Bottle fills the void of a milkshake outlet at R-Galleria and unlike its counterpart, it serves ice-creams jars too. The place is tiny but has comfortable sitting area. Mind the stools though as they are not very stable especially for children. The rough-edged wooden decor between seats poses a risk of bruising your hand or shoulder. …

Portico Bistro, Hiranandani Estate, Thane

The newest gem in Hiranandani Estate, Portico Bistro is located in the clubhouse and has excellent views of the pool. Our expectations for food were high as this is being set-up by Chef and Consultant K M Saif. We got started with mocktails. Blackberry Caipiroska, made with blackberry, lemon, mint, and topped with sprite and blackcurrant …

Dubai & Abu Dhabi # 6: Day 3 Part 2 – Desert Safari

Even after superlative urbanization and uncountable tourist spots, desert safari still remains one of the prime attractions of Dubai. We left at around 3 PM in a Land Cruiser which seems to be the widely used 4 * 4 for desert safari. It took an hour to reach the first designated stop. The primary purpose of the …

For a perfect romantic dinner – Skky, Ramada, Powai, Mumbai

Last year in January we planned to visit Skky, Ramada but had to literally cancel our reservation for some reason. A year went by and finally one fine Sunday morning this January we decided to fulfill our year old wish. Table booking is recommended as the place usually remains fully booked on weekends. There is …

Madeira & Mime, Powai, Mumbai

Not sure if Mirchi & Mime and Madeira & Mime are associated or related but the concept remains the same. So are the expectations for service and food. They have first come first served policy for a group of less than 10. It was 31st Dec afternoon and we had to wait for around 45 …

Dubai & Abu Dhabi # 5: Day 3 Part 1 – Deira and Dubai Museum

Exploring old Dubai and its history was the plan in the first half of the day. We took a short taxi ride to Bur Dubai station and then took Abra ride @ AED 1 per person to Deira Old Souk station. Across the road from the Deira Old Souk Station are the Spice Souk and Old …

Dubai & Abu Dhabi # 4: Day 2 – Atlantis the Palm and Dubai Marina

On day 2, our original plan was to visit Atlantis the Palm in the morning to afternoon time and then move on to visit Dubai Garden Glow and Dinosaur Park in the evening. Realising it will be a lot of walking and travelling from one corner of Dubai to another, we tweaked our plan and …