Journal

06th January, 2012

Olive, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai

Olive, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai

A restaurant on a racecourse might sound like a strange thing, and the smell of a stable hanging about as you sit outside to eat might not be the most appetising of olfactory stimulants, but Olive has a certain rustic charm to it that romanticises candle lit dinners next to horses. ¬†Now if only horse […]

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06th January, 2012

The Table, Mumbai

The Table, Mumbai

It’s one thing when one person recommends a restaurant. It’s an entirely different matter when in the space of a day several people recommend the same restaurant. Having had some fabulous Indian food, a light and funky lunch seemed to be the deal of the day, and I’m always a sucker for fusion/cross-cultural food, so […]

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05th January, 2012

Peshawri, ITC Grand Maratha, Mumbai

Peshawri, ITC Grand Maratha, Mumbai

As far as restaurants in India serving the cuisine of the Northwest Frontier (geographically, modern day Pakistan, Afghanistan and North India), there has, historically, been just one name – Bukhara. A restaurant of legendary proportions, having served presidents and noblemen alike. However, for seasoned gastronomes, the word is that Bukhara is now stale, having served […]

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04th January, 2012

Neel, Mumbai

Neel, Mumbai

The brief was simple. The need and urge for good Indian food was strong. The friend was ¬†advised in advance, the ball in their court. The choice of court was blue. Blue as in Neel (or Indigo to be exact). Neel as in Mumbai. A restaurant on the racecourse. There seemed to be another. I […]

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