A wonderful vegan rooftop diner

In the tony neighbourhood of Breach Candy, Mumbai where everyone is super-fit and super-trendy, it is surprising that no clean eating restaurant had made its way like it has mushroomed all over the suburbs. Candy and Green, brainchild of 25 year old Shraddha Bhansali, now has changed that. Not only is it vegan, but they also believe in ‘zero mile produce’ – growing their own … Continue reading A wonderful vegan rooftop diner

The culinary Darjeeling Express

The star behind this small Indian restaurant in Kingly Court, London – Darjeeling Express, is Asma Khan who is known for hosting pop-up restaurants. Well, she is now here to stay and not just pop up! I pretty much devoured most of the menu (of course not alone!); all the dishes conjuring up nostalgia of being back home in Mumbai including getting served Limca. Interiors … Continue reading The culinary Darjeeling Express

The fine art of chocolate

Welcome to chocolate heaven! Out here not only will you find the most beautifully designed pastries – literally like art works with colourful flourishes, but one can only marvel at the sheer exoticness of the chocolates. La Folie Du Chocolat, a tiny patisserie in the bylanes of Kala Ghoda, Mumbai offers chocolate bonbons in flavours like the Japanese inspired ‘Oishi’ with togarashi spice and ‘Bali’ … Continue reading The fine art of chocolate

Mumbai’s big fat dessert festival

After ‘food porn’, here comes ‘dessert porn’! Mumbaikars are in for a debauchery of their sweet tooth with over 100 desserts on offer at the Dessert Garden being held this weekend at High Street Phoenix. From Turkish Baklavas, French Entremets, Centre-filled Cupcakes, Cookiewiches, Meringues, Waffle Sticks and Freak Shakes to Donuts, Marshmallow Sundaes, Chocolate Éclairs, Cookies, Dessert Jars, Candy Floss…phew, the list is endless. For the … Continue reading Mumbai’s big fat dessert festival

A South Indian feast

Mumbai finally got what it had needed amidst all the overpriced “health food” restaurants and trendy dining eateries shooting up every other day – an authentic, nicely done up South Indian restaurant. Madras Diaries by restaurateurs Neeti Goel and Farhan Azmi offers an extensive range of long-forgotten recipes from the culinary landscape of Chennai along with some new-age combinations, with several of the ingredients and … Continue reading A South Indian feast

Flavour Bastard, anyone?

No, I’m not using expletives for the sake of it! This quirkily named restaurant by renowned Indian chef Pratap Chahal (previously of Cinnamon Club, Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen and Galvin Bistrot) and restaurateur Vic Singh is the newest entrant on the Soho restaurant scene. The concept behind Flavour Bastard is “anything but authentic” – it’s all about different flavours, cuisines and cultures all served up on … Continue reading Flavour Bastard, anyone?