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Review:FARMERS CAFÉ

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Vegan? Vegetarian? Jain? Gluten free? Sugarfree? You name it, they got it  Keto ? Voila! a whole menu.  I’m a Flexitarian and never on a diet. But I’d still return to Bandra’s Farmers café for a tasty, guilt free, moderately priced meal.

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Fit, fine and fab Saket Sethi and Chintan Shah at Farmer’s Café. 

 

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Review: TYPHOON SHELTER

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Kudos for the meticulously and dramatically themed  Typhoon shelter ambience (light and sound projection et al) but the menu needs fine tuning and it also zig zags to include many a usual suspect.

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Review: PICKLE and PINT KITCHEN AND BAR

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The good news is that menus, cuisines, restaurants pop up with unstoppable energy in Mumbai! The bad news is that some are not even worth going to. Which category did  Andheri E’s  latest “Pickle and Pint” belong to? 

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PICKLE AND PINT: with food and film aficionados Nidhi Tuli and Suruchi Sharma. 

Review: MUSTARD

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Charm and elegance suffuse the  pastel hued room. Bengali grace blends with French flair seamlessly without resorting to clichés by award winning Sumessh Menon. French louvered doors, chairs with soft floral fabrics, local artwork done by artists from Pondicherry complete the décor.

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MUSTARD: My favorite French and Bengali appetisers. 

Review: PALI THAI

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Enter through  Pali Bhavan, walk through a dimly lit narrow curtained archway and enter a totally different world. Sexily glamorous space. Mood lighting, pendant lamps (inspired by ngob,  Thai farmers’ palm leaf and bamboo hats), indoor palm and plantain trees, masterful orchestration of vibrant colour and design by the brilliant Ashiesh Shah in this intimate 40 seater space charms.

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At Pali Thai:  Soraya Homcheun, Cholada Siddhivarn and Amish ChinaI.

 

Review: TAFTOON RESTAURANT & BAR

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Regional Indian

Regional Indian cuisine zindabad! I’m a big fan of our  country’s diverse and complex  regional cuisines and am constantly writing about the need for more restaurants serving these. I welcome Taftoon! It  celebrates the regions along the Grand Trunk road.

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Balle balle on the Grand Trunk road highway: dining at TAFTOON.

Review: FOO

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Foo-dies rejoice! The brand new  Asian Tapas restaurant “Foo”  translates to “ fortune” “goodluck” in Chinese And fortunately (for us and the owners) it serves up  well-made food, moderate pricing, great ambiance and friendly service. All four elements of what makes a restaurant tick. Add to that the fifth, buzz…Foo is buzzing already.

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Rejoicing at the brand new  FOO…Asian tapas time.

Review: CAFÉ ARPAN

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I’m an admirer. I have a big fat soft corner for the restaurateurs who use their restaurant not just to make more and more money (nothing wrong with that) but also for a good cause. To help the differently abled.

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FEELING GOOD With Arjun, Siddhartha and Namrata Chatterjee. With the Café Arpan staff 
(Samvit Desai, Anand Jangir, Nazneen Kagalwala, Nandini Rajwade, Aarti Nagarkar  in the background).

Review: EFFINGUT

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Pune’s Effingut opens in Colaba (in place of  Alibaba). Effingut serves up comfort, music, and fun and that’s why it is buzzing and mobbed. And that explains why even on a weeknight it’s Effingut.

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