Restaurant Review – Oliva, Vile Parle

Appropriately located minutes away from Vile Parle Railway Station (E) is an easily missed gem. Yes, it isn’t in the trendiest neighborhood, but with close proximity to a dozen colleges, it’s doing pretty well for itself. Oliva is owned by a first generation entrepreneur, Makarand who has experimented with Italian…

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Sunday Brunching At Jw Marriott, Mumbai

I must admit, the first time I attended a dinner buffet at the Marriott, I left feeling thoroughly disappointed. So I was a tad skeptical when I was asked to review their Reloaded Sunday Brunch. I’m so thrilled to tell you that it was a complete 180 degree turnaround! It was…

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Restaurant Review – The Black Sheep Bistro

In a state where one has a hundred food choices available, a restaurant must be a black sheep in order to stand out. True to its name, The Black Sheep Bistro is doing just that. Located in Panaji, this fusion restaurant is run by husband-wife duo, Prahlad and Sabreen who’ve…

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Restaurant Review – Cafe Cotinga

If you’re passing by St. Michael’s Church in Anjuna, you’ll come across a hotel with a giant bird cage outside – can’t miss it! That’s the Tamarind Hotel and inside is Café Cotinga. No review of this pretty cafe can begin without mentioning the origin of their unique name. Cotinga is…

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MUSTARD – FROM BAGUETTES TO BHAPPA DOI

There are a number of trends dominating the restaurant scene right now. “Regional” dishes are gaining popularity, fusion restaurants are melding Indian flavours with Mexican,  Chinese and whatnot, and exotic ingredients feature in recipes. Amidst the excitement, I’ve never come across a restaurant that pays homage to an ingredient in a…

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Restaurant Review – Villa Vandre

While most people in Mumbai lament about the space crunch, others go on to develop a modest restaurant in an area so small, it may not even count for a single room in most houses. Tucked into one of Bandra’s little by-lanes, this blink-and-you-miss-it eatery is a favourite haunt for…

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Mibonasa – A Culinary Tour Through South East Asia

Mibonasa only opened a month ago, but its reputation has been burnished by the bling-bling reviews on zomato by food lovers from Navi Mumbai. Located on Palm Beach Road, the restaurant is growing in popularity for serving South East Asian food that’s as delectable as it is Instagram worthy. AMBIANCE…

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Sizzlin’ At Hard Rock Cafe

Food is music to the body. Music is food to the heart. If walls could speak, those at Hard Rock Cafe would have the most interesting things to say. Synonymous with rock n’ roll music and lip smacking American cuisine, the memorabilia of music’s greatest that adorn the walls and…

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Restaurant Review – Anand Seafood

If you ever want to eat the best seafood in Goa, take my advice. You have to step away from the seashore – away from the beach shacks offering assembly line type food at exorbitant prices. Head inland to the eateries that are located near the fields, with tiled roofs…

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Restaurant Review – Ignia (Goa)

It isn’t often that a restaurant comes out of nowhere and knocks your socks off! But when it happens, it reminds you why you love eating out in the first place. Located in Verna in the south of Goa, Ignia opened its doors to the public on November 7th 2015,…

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Restaurant Review – Bodega

Trying out new restaurants in Goa isn’t as easy as I would like it to be. Because by the time I relish a few home cooked meals and visit a couple of my favorite food joints, it’s time to leave. Then again, restaurants here start up and shut down as…

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