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The summer is always an unbearable time of the year. With temperatures soaring and you are feel like you are in a constant pool of sweat it’s really no fun. Restaurants come out with cliched offers to ‘ beat the heat ‘ with weird looking refreshments and there is nothing exciting about the heat. That is of course till you realise that it’s also Mango Season! I want to say I’m in love with Mangoes but that is not entirely true. It is only the king of mangoes – the Alfonso that is really my true love. I don’t care…

A phone call at an unearthly hour breaking your sleep is unacceptable! But, when that phone call tells you that you’ve been booked for restaurant week at 2 fabulous restaurants in the city- all is forgiven. For a lot of you who are not familiar with the concept, restaurant week is an excellent initiative that helps you expand your dining experiences. It’s a weeklong celebration which allows diners to experience some of the finest restaurants through a pre fixed menu at a pre decided cost. In this case it’s Rs 1000 plus taxes. For years I’ve heard tales about the…

I don’t know how accurate any of these exotic stories are or where the origins of pasta really come from but my introduction to pasta I’m sad to report was not like the explorer Marco Polo, who was introduced to pasta during his travels to China, and brought it back with him to Italy in 1292.  Or through the ancient Greeks who ate a version of lasagne or during the Middle Ages when pasta was eaten by Arabs who ruled Sicily. My introduction to pasta was through an unassuming vegetarian fast food joint when I was in school! It’s not…

After reading many reviews and listening to people rave about the recently opened Cafe at the NCPA(National Centre for Performing Arts), I’ve been eagerly waiting to go and I’m thrilled that tonight’s the night! Since some of the group was going to be delayed and Cafe NCPA does not take any reservations, 3 of us decide to get their early and grab a table. We’re asked to wait as it’s already full and a table for 7 would take a while. We don’t mind and seat ourselves at a corner table to patiently wait and soak in (what I realise towards…

To everyone else Feb. 14th is Valentine’s day but to the tiny taster its daddy’s birthday and  the birthday boy tonight’s dinner was at Mocambo, Fort. I’ve always liked Mocambo. its one of the few places left which serves your good food at a decent price.  We started with one of my all time favourites ,bacon and mushroom soup.  I love this rich creamy soup  full of bacon. I know for a fact this is a good soup because many people I know who usually never have soup lap this one up.  I always look forward to it but tonight…

When you sit down to eat after a 40 minute table wait you’re really not processing anything around you except how fast can you scan the menu and get the waiter to take your order. Sadly Hard Rock Cafe does not take reservations (I forget about this every time I go there) and I was ravenous. Only once our order was placed was I able to sit back,take a look around and soak in the sights and (very loud) sounds of hrc. Coming here on a Friday night is like coming home. It’s been one of my favourite places in the city…

Parsi’s are known to be proud and passionate about their food, however this Parsi is not.  Food oh yes most definitely but Parsi food?? eerr… no. In fact people find it strange that despite being one Parsi cuisine is my LEAST favourite. But like all good Parsi’s I make an exception for my edu (egg) I can eat it anytime anywhere anyhow, omelette, sunny side up fried boiled scrambled you name it I’ll eat it .. But the Parsi in me relishes a well made “Sali per edu” or egg on potato straws. The recipe is simple and it’s just…