Bo Tai Drunch: Perfect Sunday Outing.

Sunday means long lazy hours fed by good food and great wines.Better still if you indulge in it while looking at the magnificent Qutub district. Sunday also means sitting still at one place without a worry in the world. We had the opportunity to sample the Drunch at @_botai recently. The long lazy brunch accompanied …

Lebua Lucknow: changing the way the city eats – and lives.

The Lucknow I left behind in 2001 was a sleepy town. The youth, like me, would call it 'best if both the worlds' perhaps to cover up for its small townness and lack of any fun things. The only nightlife I'd heard of were parties that Akhilesh Yadav threw - he was a young man …

Celebrating Sri Lankan Flavours in The Heart of India.

Fiery Masks, fragrant tea, airy lemon puffs, stringy hoppers -- few things define Sri Lanka like its food. Very similar yet completely different from Indian, the culinary gems of the island nation are hard to describe, even for a food writer. One reason, I have not yet written much about the food from the nation …

Ordering In or Eating Out — A food lover’s dilemma solved.

When it comes to food, I am rather conventional. I like to go to very few places (unless it is work) and hardly experiment with new things even in old places. And I never order in (no, not even pizza). So when I got to know that Orient Heritage was a delivery kitchen I was …

How Chef Rana Makes the flavours sing at Jade.

"Please do not serve ma'am those chilies, " chef instructs, Hussain, our server. "No, no!" I want it. I interrupt. Sandwiched between his boss and me, Hussain is unsure, when I smile at him and signal to serve me some fried chillies and the sauce. He obliges. The fish that chef has prepared for me …

Eest: An ode to Asian flavours

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the newly revamped Eest, an Asian outpost in Westin Gurgaon and sample their new menu by chef Hashimoto, chef Karan, chef Jatsalid and team. The restaurant which opened its gates back in 2010, has recently revamped the space and menu and the renovation has given the restaurant …

Chota Kothi — Back to Basics and Peaceful Existence.

Nestled between fluorescent green trees, crimson earth and clear azure sky, Chotta Kothi, located in the heart of West Bengal, is an inviting, warm, and charming place. Surrounded by an expansive thicket, inhabited by birds, bees, and fireflies, the cottage is perfect for a quiet weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the busy …

Mohan Mahal — Thousands of Mirrors, Hundreds of Candles.

Imagine a glass palace illuminated by hundreds of candles with a mosaic of mirrors glistening on the ceiling and tiny pieces of glass gleaming on the walls. While you are only settling in, imagine a convoy of servers arriving with the land’s most exquisite cuisine, chefs bringing in their signature dishes, and butlers carrying the …