Review

Review: Dishkiyaoon

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Balle! Balle!“Fun dining” comes of age in Mumbai. “Dishkiyaoon” the three month old restaurant in BKC more than lives up to it’s name.

Read my detailed review on http://www.whatshot.in/critic-review/dishkiyaoon-r-9351

Review: Cafe Mezzuna

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Here’s a joyous whoop for this brand new, already-packed restaurant. It symbolises Mumbai’s restaurantscape’s most prevalent trend: Moderately priced, Accessible European fare and located in a mall.

Read my detailed review on http://www.whatshot.in/critic-review/cafe-mezzuna-r-9346

Paradise Found

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The famous detox egg, Chef chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois, Geraldine Maiale in the South of France.

All my senses are being pampered here. If there is paradise on earth, this is it. This is it. Not only is the sun-soaked, glamour drenched south of France, breathtakingly beautiful, the historic Chateau St Martin in the 35 acre park the pinnacle  of luxury but even it’s chef conjures up food that is as wickedly delicious as it is wholesomely nutritious.. Like the original detox egg that  maestro chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois (please see photo) has innovated and evolved over the years. Infact, as the ever-helpful Geraldine Maiale explains as she translate,  he has a whole Detox menu that dazzles, be it Carrots flavoured with lemon balm or Carpaccio of pineapple and kiwi.

All this in the site dating back to Roman times and which a little later  played host to the Bishop of Tours in the year 350 A.D. and kept his name from that time on.

In the stylish restaurant I trip out on delicious  masterpieces while overlooking the stunning views of the South of France. Every square inch of Chateau St Martin bristles with style and comfort. And chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois’s exciting background, be it in gastronomy or in sport ( champion of triathlon, skiing and  biking) has me thrilled. Even more, because he has shared the Recipe for his famous “Detox Egg” should you want it please instagram, tweet @rashmiudaysingh email rashmiudaysingh2016@gmail.com

Review: British Brewing Company

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I went to this sprawling Phoenix Mills “British Brewing company” expecting a raucous pub (which it is) a dimly lit bar (which it has) but here’s the surprise “it’s a family restaurant”. And children are not only allowed in “British Brewing company” but welcomed.

Read my detailed review on timescity.com

Review: The American Joint

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Caution: do not get misled by the name. This brand new American Joint ain’t got no steaks or burgers et al. It is in fact, (hold your breath) pure vegetarian and focuses on Jain food.

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Review: Havana Cafe & Bar

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Are you excited by food? By travel? Does the very name “Havana café” propel you to come rushing to it in Colaba, in the hope of being transported to Cuba? It had that effect on us, we rushed here but alas! The food was anything but Cuban. But boy! Was I transported? Not to Cuba but to the most undiscovered gems in India.

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Review: 1441 Pizzeria

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I write my review (about South Mumbai’s newest pizzeria) from New York, the city of  some great pizzas.

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Review: Craft Bistro, Deli, Bar

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Mumbai’s SOBO European-gastro-cool comes to the Eastern suburbs. I ate at here twice. Quite recently, when I went back  Craft had mastered it’s craft.

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A new masterpiece dazzles

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Sparkling surprises: Monica, Chef Marco and Quentin.

It’s new. Its making waves. It serves healthy and light and yet is setting a global benchmark in luxury. I have a mind-blowing taste of this new Mediterranean dining experience In Paris. It  is all about “harmonious cuisine from the heart” and this is served amid shimmering priceless Baccarat chandeliers, mirrors and Lalique crystal. Le George is located in the luxuriously elegant George V ( which partnered my book “A vegetarian in Paris…A Times of India publication).  Here, the dynamic young Marco Garfagnini (got his first star at age 29)  creates an amazingly balanced and healthy menu (plenty of vegetarian too). Not only am I over the moon with the dinner but also with forever fabulous Monica Eisen  and Quentin Garreau de Labarre. This new Le George more than lives up to the royal legacy it has inherited, after all it is born to the iconic George V, the hotel of kings and the king of hotels.