Mia Cucina, Powai, Mumbai

Most of our visits to Mia Cucina were impromptu except one which was the worst one. It was 30th December and we were informed that all the tables were occupied when we inquired about a table for 2. Their body language was enough to indicate that "you are just two and today we don't care!" Even in …

New Menu @ Farzi Cafe, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Farzi Cafe has already established itself as a go-to place for Indian food with a twist. I got an opportunity to be part of their new menu launch last month. The moment you enter the place, you feel like entering an ancient place primarily because of the intricately carved patterns and a little dimly lit …

Wok Express, R-City, Ghatkopar (W), Mumbai

Wok Express is primarily famous for "Create your own box" and is one of the few QSRs serving sushi. Previously I have tried their Cheung Fun and Baos and I am not a fan of those. Here, in my couple of visits, I tried Edamame and Truffle Dumplings, Crispy Tempura Roll, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Roll and Create your …

Mysore & Coorg #2: Day 1 – Mysore sightseeing

Mysore is approx 185 Kms and 3.5 hrs drive from Bengaluru airport. The drive is smooth once you escape Bengaluru traffic. The route has multiple outlets of Cafe Coffee Day and a local chain Adyar Ananda Bhavan AKA A2B, for short breaks. Adyar Ananda Bhavan serves North and South Indian veg. food. In the morning, they serve only South Indian breakfast. …

For that little pause – Pause Wines

Life can wait, as they say, a little pause in a life that is constantly in rush hour works more than just a stress buster. That's the philosophy behind Pause Wines which has 100 acres of vineyards in Nashik and now has become a prominent name in the Indian wine industry. For me, that little pause …

Mysore & Coorg #1: Pre-Trip Musings

Mysore-Coorg trip during February '17 was a result of my inaction to book Mumbai-Udaipur flight tickets on time in December '16. The prices increased by half and my VFM conscious conscience did not allow me to go ahead. This was supposed to be the first vacation with our soon-to-be-three year young son, barring a couple of weekend …

New Menu @ Lima, BKC, Mumbai

Mushroom Tostada

"Does Peru even have its own cuisine?" was my naive reaction when I heard about Lima, offering Peruvian cuisine, almost a year ago when it was just opened. The Latin American Lounge and Bar by Michelin Star Chef Atul Kochhar is the first and till date, the only place in Mumbai, serving Peruvian and Latin American Cuisine. …