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Review: TASSE DE THE

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My cup of tea. For sure! I refer not just to this stylish ornate new all-vegetarian Tea café, Tasse de The (TDT)  but also to Sanjay Asher  my legal superstar guest. We d popped into this Fort café ( close to his iconic solicitor firm office) for a lunch meeting.

Read my full review in today’s Bombay Times!

Tasse de Thé
In Munich, Matsuhisa…Nobu flanked by chef Vasili Papatheodorou and head sushi chef Shigeru Fujita. 
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Review: FLEA BAZAAR CAFÉ

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Multi cuisine

Go. You must. It’s unique. It’s quirky fun. Its inexpensive too. Kya formula hai! 14 permanently popped up restaurants (some of young food entrepreneurs) in a sprawling, colourful, cacophonic room where you can eat, shop, booze.

Read my full review in today’s Bombay times!

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At FLEA BAZAAR CAFE:  Abha Charanjiva (holding the Superappam kejriwal) flanked by Rajendra Sinh Sukhdev,  Vijay Gokhale and Vijay Lakshmi Sinh.

Review: BOTECO

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Brazil in BKC? Would  the cuisine be authentic? I was sceptical. And then the globetrotting foodie family Mehrotra pointed out that they’d dined at Brazilian Chef Guto Souza’s restaurant “Go with the flow” in Goa and that it was deliciously on point. And that  he was behind BKC’s Boteco too.  I was excited to dine there but all good things take time.

Read my full review in today’s Bombay Times!

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At BOTECO: delicious togetherness, Seema, Anushka and  Jaideep Mehrotra.

Review: YELLOW CHILLI

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Balle! Balle! From Ludhiana to  Los Angeles, Mumbai to Muscat. “Yellow Chilli” is the world’s largest Indian restaurant chain. And we are lunching at the legendary Sanjeev Kapoor’s  Yellow Chilli’s Thane branch.

Read my full review on whatshot.in

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Dahi goli shot and Mojito time at Yellow chilli with Leena Furtado and Priyanka Furtado. At YELLOW CHILLI.

Review: BAYROUTE

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Marhaba, welcome Mumbai’s newest restaurant Bayroute! Bye bye Moshe, we’re sad you closed your restaurant and sailed off to Alibag to set up your cooking school. In the very same  Moshe Cuffe parade  location  Bayroute has opened.

Read my full review in today’s Bombay Times.

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At Bayroute.. Lunching with the   Superstar Soonawala s Dr RP Soonawala, Roshni Soonawala, Dr Feroze Soonawala. 

WORLDS BEST CHEF’S DOSA DIARIES

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Please take a look at our very own dosa lovingly held by the Worlds best chef. I  last met this brilliant and down to earth charmer, Michelin starred Daniel Humm at the prestigious Worlds 50 best restaurant awards ceremony in Melbourne. His NYC restaurant Eleven Madison park (which I’ve dined in three times) was justifiably crowned “The world’s best restaurant 2017” As the  jury chairperson of the Indian subcontinent (Worlds 50 best)  I was thrilled he  came to India and made seismic waves, cooking for The World series in Mumbai and Delhi and taking in the spices, cultures, sounds, sights, tastes of India. Since Im still in Spain on research, I could not meet him, but he sent me this email about his “tremendously inspirational” time here. Due to space constraint I can’t reproduce all he wrote. What about the dosa? “my experience with dosas in India was like nothing I’ve ever tasted” wrote the maestro “It was light, complex, almost crepe like, but with a sourness, and delicate nature to it. Of the two types I tried I tend to like the more chewy, less smooth option, but both were incredible”. The dosas themselves made him  think…”to push our boundaries further, and look to other cultures for inspiration”. Forever learning and evolving. That’s what keeps him on the top. Looking forward to meeting you Daniel Humm  in Bilbao, this June at The world’s 50 best awards 2018. India wishes you all the best!

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World’s best chef Daniel Humm and his favorite dosa.

Review: CIN CIN

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I’ve done it again and again. Over the years, studied Italy by traveling on my belly through all it’s twenty regions with their varying cuisines . I call it “the butter equator” ( it divides Italy in two) one half uses more fat and butter and the other more olive oil. And I love both halves. So when I heard that Cin Cin is serving up food  from all parts of Italy, I was excited and  landed up with discerning gourmets.

Read my full review in today’s Bombay Times.

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Raising a toast at CIN CIN with Manasvi and Pragya Jaiswal , Namrata Jaykrishna and Aniket Parikh.  

Review: MADEIRA & MIME

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I’m excited. I’m delighted. It’s rare to find a place which ticks all the boxes. It rocks. Has a fun vibe, music, drinks and (yes!) good food, reasonably priced too. And warms the heart ( is socially committed and has speech and hearing impaired staff.) Smiling service too.

Read my full review in today’s Bombay Times!

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At Madeira & Mime with Arkesh and Shobha Ayyagiri. Manager Vidya and the speech hearing impaired Rina, Pratik and Nandan. 

Review: Oozo

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What!!! Korean (dakdoritang), Peruvian ( pescado Sudado), Uzbek (lagman),  Greek (Garidas tourkolimano), Colombian (Bandeja Paisa Sizzler) and more such dishes  in a Saki Naka restaurant? The intriguingly named “Oozo” sure had us intrigued and excited.

Read my full review in today’s Bombay Times!

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At Saki Naka’s OOZO with Gaurqav Roy and Shilpa Chawla.