Category: Events & Promotions

Marinated tuna tartar, citron bread and Sao Tome sour cream, Romanos, JW Marriott, Sahar

A Chocolate Affair at Romano’s, JW Marriott Sahar

I’m not a big fan of chocolate. When my mother turned diabetic, I’d hide tins of Mackintosh’s Quality Street from her, then forget about them, only to find them years later. Even now, you’ll find chocolate cookies, chocolate bars and an assortment of chocolate candies hidden away in various shelves of the refrigerator, […]

Paratha and Halwa, Mahim Urs Festival, Mumbai

A night at the Urs

I didn’t want to go. I really didn’t want to go. But the partner-in-dine was adamant. ‘We’re going to the Urs,’ she said firmly and decisively. And I’m really glad I went. The 10-day annual Urs (festival) held at Mahim in honour of the saint Makhdoom Ali Mahimi […]

Glass of Riesling, Business Class, Singapore Airlines

Up in the air: How Singapore Airlines puts together its wine list

Earlier this year I flew Singapore Airlines on my return journey from Melbourne to Singapore. Sitting in Business Class I was presented with a wine list and given the options of choosing my wines for the flight and the meal. Having attended the launch of a business and […]


World Malbec Day in Mumbai

April 17th has special significance for Argentina. No, it’s not Maradona’s birthday, nor is it the Argentine National Day. On April 17th 1853, Argentine President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento undertook a step that would ultimately transform the country into a wine producing superpower. He submitted a proposal to to the Provincial […]

Lobster medallion with cucumber, dates and pear in a mustard sauce

Korean Food Festival at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Center Hotel, Powai

The invitation for a Korean Food festival could not have come at a better time. I had had two disappointing meals at Mumbai’s first Korean restaurant (more on that here) last week and I was ready for some good Korean food, even if it meant a one and a […]