Rendezvous with Chef Andre Chiang

Amongst the many questions on food that people ask me, I find it most difficult to answer this particular one and that is, what does food mean to you? It may seem like a harmless question but as I start to answer, there’s always a moment of pause, when the mind’s racing through countless emotions,…

Shaking It Up With Shashank At The Oberoi

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer may be good enough for most people, as for me, it’s called a night only when there are smashing cocktails to keep me company. The pretty pink hue of Cosmopolitan, the minty note of Mojito, the salty rim of Margarita, and the sparkling Bellini are amongst the few that…

What It Takes To Start A Wine Brand!

There was a time when wine was considered to be a snob’s drink in India with far too many nuances to appreciating it – the twirling, the sniffing, and then the sipping. Over the years, this belief has changed and luckily now we see a whole lot of Indians preferring wine to other drinks, being…

Rendezvous with a Michelin Starred Chef

When you are about to meet a chef who comes with the Michelin badge, your expectations of him and his culinary art automatically soar high. You picture extraordinary concepts and creations that would completely bowl you over. So on a fine afternoon, I eagerly set out to meet Anupam Banerjee, Executive Chef, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore,…

Why We Love A Dashing Italian Chef!

I’ll start this post with a confession. When I had planned to meet Chef Alfonso Montefusco, Head Chef of Alto Vino, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield, my intention was to learn more about Italian cuisine and look at interesting concepts for a recipe feature in the blog. In fact, for the interaction, I had prepared a…

Picking The Perfect Wedding Cake With Joonie Tan

Julia Child had once said that a party without cake is just a meeting. I completely agree. And if it’s to do with a wedding then the newly weds have to cut a wedding cake to seal the deal. Well, this is not my philosophy but a friend’s, a soon-to-be-bride. So in search of the…