Tag: fine dining

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Quique Dacosta | When Food Becomes An Enigma

Each person is an enigma. You’re a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle. ∼ Theodore Zeldin enigma ɪˈnɪɡmə/ noun noun: enigma; plural noun: enigmas a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand. Difficult to understand, yet beautiful and stimulating to the senses… mysterious yet … Read More Quique Dacosta | When Food Becomes An Enigma

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Where Will You Eat Bengali Food In Kolkata? | From Traditional to Bohemian

Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture. ∼ Mark Kurlansky There was a time when finding a Bengali restaurant in Kolkata was difficult. It was limited to either the ‘no-frill canteen’ Suruchi or the ‘hotel restaurant’ Aaheli in Peerless Inn. And much later an inclusion of few Bengali dishes in the menu of Sonargaon … Read More Where Will You Eat Bengali Food In Kolkata? | From Traditional to Bohemian

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Keeping Up With Chef Vikas Khanna | Igniting Sheer Passion!

The Power of Food is really Spiritual. It not only brings the whole family together on the same table, but also brings the whole world together. ∼  Vikas Khanna From receiving acclaim for his good looks as well as his passion for cooking, it is hard to keep up with all the titles that are conferred on Chef Vikas Khanna. A restaurateur, a TV … Read More Keeping Up With Chef Vikas Khanna | Igniting Sheer Passion!

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Countdown To 2015 | Gobbling Up The Best Views In Dubai

It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. ∼ Henry Ward Beecher For a good view in Dubai, you don’t have to go uphill, you can just select some spots for the best views! As the countdown to 2015 begins, my round up posts are all about the *best of the best* from … Read More Countdown To 2015 | Gobbling Up The Best Views In Dubai

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Ronda Locatelli | The Truffle Story With Giorgio Locatelli

Poetry on Truffles! No, I haven’t been brought up with the knowledge of these ‘fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus’ that creates such an exciting topic of conversation amongst my foodie friends. It was not until I read a post written by Francine (aka Life in the Food Lane) that I became completely mersmerised by truffles. In her post,  The Truffle Hunter and … Read More Ronda Locatelli | The Truffle Story With Giorgio Locatelli

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Greg Malouf | Unlocking Of Clé Dubai

A home grown restaurant – a home grown destination restaurant – a home grown fine dining destination restaurant – a Michelin starred Chef’s home grown fine dining destination restaurant (striking the previous part after a Michelin controversy that ensued with a comment left behind by a very respected food expert and some email exchanges wit the restaurant PR) – the tags had been increasing … Read More Greg Malouf | Unlocking Of Clé Dubai

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Ramadan in Dubai | The Iftars And Suhoors Around Town

Ramadan is just around the corner. So are the summer holidays. While previously, you would expect the summer expat story to begin with many expats leaving Dubai for their respective homes during the summers, nowadays I find that a lot of families are actually staying back here (where else would you get air-conditioned car parks?) and are joined by their extended families. This post … Read More Ramadan in Dubai | The Iftars And Suhoors Around Town

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Mahec in Le Meridien | When Mango Is The Hero in A Love Story

I know that promotion for Mangoes are everywhere around the city at this hour. I am on a severe meal plan and Mangoes are no where mentioned in the plan. I read Madhu’s post Look Who’s Returned to My Mango Trees (she hasn’t written much about mangoes though) and felt hopelessly romantic with the thought – yes, I truly love Mangoes! Mahec, in Le Meridien … Read More Mahec in Le Meridien | When Mango Is The Hero in A Love Story

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Yuan In Atlantis | Dim Sum-ing All The Way On A Friday

I just came back from a Friday Yum Cha brunch at Yuan in Atlantis and I am still thinking about it. This would be one of those fine dining Dubai brunches (mostly dim sums and what a mind boggling variety of them) that comes at a casual dining price. Priced at Dhs 188/person (why such an unusual figure? 188 is a lucky number in … Read More Yuan In Atlantis | Dim Sum-ing All The Way On A Friday

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Ananta in Oberoi Dubai | For The Love Of Galouti Kababs, Here’s The Royal Recipe

Every one who knows me, knows my love for Galouti Kababs.  Galauti Kababs melt me down, always… as the spiced up minced kebabs melt in my mouth. Galauti Kabab always deserved a separate post in my blog and I had enough material to write on this. But with a hands-on experience on how to make real Galoutis in a Masterclass, that too in the Dum … Read More Ananta in Oberoi Dubai | For The Love Of Galouti Kababs, Here’s The Royal Recipe

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Prague On Your Plate | Article In BBC GoodFood ME

A foodie’s diary in the historical city of Prague in December… and a Christmas winter wonderland thrown in! The December issue of BBC GoodFood ME carried an article of mine which traces out my culinary journey of Prague – from street food to fine-dining and all the way to the Christmas markets to an exclusive restaurant that I had visited while I was in Prague. Do read though!

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Where Can You Go On A Day Trip From Dubai? Part 2

A Sundowner at Al Maha, A Full Moon Drumming Session, Chasing the Dolphins And Kicking Some Sand This is the second part of the series, where I chalk out some out-of-Dubai trips that don’t require any overnight stay. Just in case you have the last minute feeling of I wish I could go somewhere. None of them will leave behind holes in your pocket. … Read More Where Can You Go On A Day Trip From Dubai? Part 2