Gourmet splendour at the Royal Opera House

The American South makes its way to Mumbai! In the majestic surroundings of the refurbished Royal Opera House, the city’s new cultural hot-spot, Dine at The Quarter throws its doors open with a Louisiana Creole-inspired menu by restaurateur Nico Goghavala. Interiors The Quarter has been designed to include four areas – a mozzarella and wine bar, a live jazz club, an all-day café, with the … Continue reading Gourmet splendour at the Royal Opera House

A mouthful of happiness

Kofuku, which means ‘happiness’ in Japanese, is a restaurant that is a testament to the power of word of mouth. Having opened in Mumbai several years back, this Japanese eatery has been doing brisk business with expats and celebrities alike – with no advertising whatsoever. In fact even when they launched, they did so quietly without the whole PR shebang that is nowadays so common. … Continue reading A mouthful of happiness

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

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?