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I consider my self fortunate and all sorts of lucky that my blog and work has me visiting gorgeous places, eating exquisite meals and hob nobbing with some very cool folks. I’m always meeting chefs but when I get to meet a celebrity chef not once but twice, I find that I must have done something right. A few months ago I wrote about a very special meal at Ziya at The Oberoi Hotel with chef Vineet Bhatia and at the time I had no idea I’d ever meet him again. As luck would have it, I was invited to sample…

One of the most exciting meals when I travel is breakfast. When I’m at home it’s nothing fancy maybe the odd egg or toast but when I travel is when I really indulge and do justice to a breakfast buffet. I was recently asked to meet someone over a breakfast meeting and while it sounded very tempting, the reality of waking up and getting ready so I could reach on time was far from delightful. To make matters worse my meeting was scheduled at the other end of where I live, temptingly close to the international airport ! If you…

It isn’t everyday that you eat a five course meal specially in Mumbai but when you get the opportunity to do so, it’s one you should cherish. There is a lot of mediocre food in the city and a lot of good food as well. What’s rare is a stellar meal and thanks to superstar chef Vineet Bhatia, you can enjoy a great one at his restaurant Ziya at The Oberoi Hotel at Nariman Point. A meal here is an experience as all meals should be and with simple classy decor and the dramatic backdrop of the Arabian Sea, Ziya…

If you’ve been following the blog regularly you know I’ve been on a #FollowTheFoodie trail with +GourmetItUp Concierge  trying their menu at various restaurants. I started the series with an outstanding meal at Oh:Cha followed by a delightful Chinese meal at Hakkasan  and while I thought the third experience would be Asian perhaps Japanese or even Indian I was pleasantly surprised. Aqaba, which is a restaurant named after a coastal city in Jordan, was my third and final food destination and as the name suggests, the cuisine is Middle Eastern. The restaurant is quite large and has a lovely garden area where you…

My second #followthefoodie restaurant experience with Gourmet It Up  was at Hakkasan in Bandra, Mumbai. This isn’t my first tryst with this Chinese restaurant and I’ve even blogged about it a couple of times here and here. Hakkasan has never really disappointed me with their food so I was eagerly awaiting this meal. The restaurant is massive. They set the tone for the restaurant right from the elevator, because once you step in, there is this odd electric blue lighting which you soon realize is a running theme at the restaurant. Hakkasan is split in two sections. One is the…

By the time I write this and post it, it’s probably too late for you to try the meal I had tonight but you should know that after a really long time, The Tiny Taster was happy to dine out. Abode is a new boutique hotel that is situated in Colaba South Mumbai and was hosting a week long pop up restaurant with a delectable menu crafted by Chef Conrad, the ex chef at Pali Village Cafe. It was a set menu which was a beautiful 5 course meal that included a diligent serve that kept my glass of Chandon…

This post is all about discovering some delicious food without breaking the bank. Let’s be honest, the food industry is single handedly taking all my money,( well them and the taxis of Mumbai ) and it gets really hard to fine relatively affordable eating options. I’m not talking about stuff I can eat in under Rs 500 ( though I’m going to get there very soon ), but a meal that justifies the money you pay for it and leaves you satisfied. Here’s a quick round up of my recent food discoveries! Le Beriyan – I read this name and…

It’s been a crazy week and a half where I’ve had more meals outside than at home. A really good friend was in town which meant frequent lunch and dinner dates, new restaurants were opening all over, I received a much anticipated dinner party invitation and a rather intriguing one I couldn’t turn down. In fact for some reason or the other it’s been a week of great indulgence and things that I just didn’t have the heart to say no to. This time I thought instead of writing long winding posts about each ( because they are all worth…

I use to say Sunday is God’s day and it should be spent sleeping lazing and basically being a fart. While I still think this to some extent, of late my Sundays are reserved for cooking and experimenting. Dad and I spend a lot of Sundays where I eagerly try out new recipes and he patiently tells me I’m the laziest cook alive because I hate the mise en place. Oh well, it’s still fun making a mess and exploring flavours and textures. While I’m comfortable with a wok, making pasta or even curries, I’ve never really baked. I’ve never…

It isn’t everyday that you get to meet famous chefs who’s cook books you’ve salivated over or who’s tv shows you’ve watched eagerly or who’s recipes you constantly source on youtube. So when the effervescent Rachel Allen popped into town for a charity dinner, I jumped at the chance to meet her. Having sampled some of her recipes on a week long menu curated by The Sassy Spoon ( they were hosting Rachel and her charity dinner) I thought what better way to showcase her food by sharing one of her recipes that I love. The food is normally the…