Category: Food

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 […]

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 […]

Pulled Pork Sev Puri Tilt All Day

Mumbai Street Food Festival at Tilt All Day

It’s easy to do a Mumbai street food festival; to do it without using any Indian spices or flavourings is creatively and conceptually challenging. At Tilt All Day, which usually serves European fare Executive Chef Aniruddha Bandekar has boldly faced up to the challenge and, mostly, pulled it […]


The Original 1975 menu promotion at Chili’s, Powai

I’ll admit it quite freely: Mexican or Tex Mex are not my favourite cuisines. I’m completely indifferent to Margarita’s, nachos, fajitas and guacamole. I do like quesadillas, but only because they’re full of cheesy goodness, I won’t say no to a churro but the only dish I’ve truly […]