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On World White Chocolate Day: Goodies from India

By   ON Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:38AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

To celebrate World White Chocolate Day today, we are turning the spotlight on some of Indias best chocolatiers.  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: Inside Mumbai’s New Pan-European Restaurant

By   ON Sep 19th 2016 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

To celebrate gastronomy from across Europe, five-star hotel Sahara Star recently added a new restaurant to its existing lineup of eight restaurants. Titled Euro, the fine dining restaurant will serve a pan-European menu, featuring dishes that will transport you to the western continent in a jiffy. Heres our verdict on it.  ...   Continue Reading »

Paying a Bespoke Tribute to Louis XIII with Ludovic du Plessis

By   ON Aug 31st 2016 at 8:33PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

To pay a tribute to the 100-year-old cognac, LOUIS XIII, renowned brands Hermes, Puiforcat and Saint Louis collaborated to unveil Lodyssee Dun Roi, a luxury travel case exclusively designed for the spirit. To celebrate the launch of this masterpiece, which is slated to be auctioned at Sothebys, we were given a chance to not only taste it, but the brands Global Executive Director Ludovic du Plessis also took us through the making of this blend.  ...   Continue Reading »

Amrut Launches India’s Oldest and Most Expensive Single Malt

By   ON Aug 26th 2016 at 12:36PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Amrut put India on the world map by creating the first national drink that featured on the list of Jim Murray and Ian Buxtons best whisky lists. And now, the brand has introduced the countrys oldest and most covetable single malt yet.  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: SanQi Four Seasons' Lazy BFF Brunch

By   ON Aug 24th 2016 at 12:00PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

From the looks of it, weekend brunches have become popular ways to spend lazy afternoons in the city. Many fine dining restaurants are on a spree of designing special brunch menus, offering unlimited food and drinks to please the palates of Mumbais gourmands. One amongst these is SanQi, an Asian restaurant nestled inside the five star property of Four Seasons, Mumbai. SanQi is hosting a unique brunch concept called the Chandon BFF Brunch, a brunch that is adding a chic spin to the usual weekend brunches. Here's my experience at the brunch with my BFF.  ...   Continue Reading »

Review: A Limited Edition Cocktail Trilogy by Hakkasan

By   ON Aug 22nd 2016 at 2:52PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

To celebrate the opening of the Ling Ling lounge in Marrakech, Hakkasan launched a limited edition cocktail menu that celebrates and illustrates the Evolution of Ling Ling. Featuring three unique cocktails with offbeat savoury ingredients, this new menu is served with an assortment of dim sums, which perfectly complement Ling Lings new evolved flavours. Heres our verdict on this new special cocktail menu.  ...   Continue Reading »

La Dolce Vita at Asilo’s Sardinian Garden Party

By   ON Aug 19th 2016 at 4:48PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Watching our steps on the dimly-lit staircase leading to the top-most floor of St Regis Mumbai, we made our way to Mumbais highest rooftop bar and restaurantAsilofor a dinner party of a different kind. What greeted us upon entering can be best explained as a scene straight out of the Mediterranean Island of Sardiniaflowers in bloom and a blue sky resembling waterfronts. A friend and I were present to attend the second edition of Asilos popular Getaway Series; wherein the restaurant serves a specially-designed menu focused on a particular part of the world. And after taking guests on a delicious trip to Mexico in the first edition, the restaurant was now all set to transport...  ...   Continue Reading »

Chef Davide Bisetto of Oro Restaurant Discusses The Art of Italian Culinary

By   ON Aug 17th 2016 at 12:00PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Chef Davide Bisetto, Executive Chef of Oro Restaurant at Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, takes us through his culinary journey, as he reflects on his love for fresh, flavourful and seasonal ingredients and his inherent affinity for Italian cooking.  ...   Continue Reading »

Restaurant Review: Shamiana at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Reopens with a Bistro Vibe

By   ON Aug 11th 2016 at 3:21PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Shamiana, the all-day diner at Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, has got a revamp and has now reopened in a brand new avatar. Re-imagined with the feel of a French bistro, the casual dining restaurant hosted us to delicious home-style food, extending a service that is informal yet sincere and warm. Read on to know our verdict on Shamianas revamped interiors and menu.  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: An Evening Over Sushi & Sake at Yuuka in St Regis Mumbai

By   ON Aug 5th 2016 at 11:42AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

To celebrate Mumbai monsoon, Yuuka (located on the 37th floor of the St Regis, Mumbai) had its in-house chef host an indulgent night of sushi and sake. The surprise element of the night was a new fish kind called Uni the edible part of the spiny and globular underwater sea hedgehog, more popularly known as a sea urchin.  ...   Continue Reading »

Customise Your Own Whiskey Barrel with Jack Daniel's

By   ON Aug 4th 2016 at 11:30AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

America's most loved luxury whiskey, Jack Daniels has a special treat for connoisseurs of whiskey. The band presents an opportunity to customise and own a barrel of the spirit as part of the brand's Personal Collection program.  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: Dashanzi – JW Marriott Mumbai’s New Progressive Asian Restaurant

By   ON Jul 11th 2016 at 2:15PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

The JW Marriott Mumbai recently launched a new Asian restaurant called Dashanzi on the second level of the hotel. Inspired by the chic and casual art district of Beijing, this new restaurant is your go-to place to indulge in authentic and modern flavours of China. Heres an account of our afternoon at Dashanzi. Whats Hot: Loved the assortment of dumplings with unique ingredients.  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: Chef Shadab Ahmed’s New Menu at Sofitel BKC’s Jyran

By   ON Jul 4th 2016 at 3:13PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

The signature restaurant at Sofitel BKC, Jyran recently invited us to indulge in their new menu curated by Chef Shadab Ahmed. A fine-dining restaurant best known for its rich menu inspired by the North-Western frontiers of India, it treated us to a platter of succulent kebabs and delicious vegetarian and paneer delicacies.  ...   Continue Reading »

A Trip to China & Back: An Evening of Revelry at Yauatcha’s Dragon Boat Festival

By   ON Jun 21st 2016 at 6:20PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Dim Sum Heaven and Modern Tea House from London, with pre-conceived flattering notions like these I walked past the threshold of Yauatchaa quaint Cantonese restaurant tucked away in the corporate capital of Mumbaiand boy, did they deliver!  ...   Continue Reading »

Master Class with the Master Blender – A Tête-à-Tête with Chivas Regal’s Colin Scott

By   ON Jun 20th 2016 at 4:30PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

For a good while and reason, the art of blending whiskies has been limited to blue-blooded master blenders. However, we recently had the good fortune to shift to the other side, when Colin Scott, the master blender for Chivas Regal, paid Mumbai a visit with the intent to let connoisseurs experience the art of whisky blending. While we blended the different malts from the various regions of Scotland, we had the master himself dole out priceless bits on the art of blending, his love for Scotch whisky and more.  ...   Continue Reading »

Revising the Lost Art of Making Classic Martinis

By   ON Jun 19th 2016 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

'Shaken, not stirred,' is how the worlds greatest spy, James Bond, enjoyed his martini. Besides 007, this classic vodka elixir finds admirers in icons such as Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill and George Burns. Today, on World Martini Day, we take a swig of one of the most popular cocktails globally and delve deeper into its essence.  ...   Continue Reading »

Macallan and Lalique Release a Rare 65-Year Old Whisky

By   ON Jun 7th 2016 at 4:38PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Macallan announced the final masterpiece of its Lalique Six Pillars Collection-the Peerless Spirit 65-year old whisky. This limited edition single malt is a collectors delight.  ...   Continue Reading »

Exquisite Stops in Mumbai for a Meal Out in the Open

By   ON Jun 1st 2016 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Despite the heat and humidity, people in Mumbai are always ready to persevere and not give up on the thought of dining in an open air setting. Al fresco-style dining often brings out the best in food, offering a holistic experience of relishing a meal out in the open. While rooftop restaurants offer unparalleled vistas of the city skyline often complemented by cool breeze, floor level restaurants don't lag far behind, hosting guests in a beautiful garden setting.  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: Oriental Gastronomy at ITC Maratha’s Pan Asian

By   ON May 30th 2016 at 4:08PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

We were recently invited to taste the unique Asian menu served ITC Marathas newly revamped restaurant, Pan Asian. With three interactive live kitchens, the restaurant serves an exceptional assortment of unique oriental flavours. Here is a quick recap of our experience at Pan Asian.  ...   Continue Reading »

Louis XIII Cognac Creates a Limited Edition Masterpiece for Charity

By   ON May 24th 2016 at 5:12PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Just when we were reeling from the effects of Rmy Martin XO, crafted for the elite Cannes Festival, the brands Louis XIII introduced an ultra luxurious cognac designed by a team of four special brands. Add this stunning limited edition piece to your collection and go your good bit for charity.  ...   Continue Reading »

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Sonam Kapoor

WHO
Sonam Kapoor

(In) WHAT
Custom-made sari by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

WHERE
Chennai

WHY
She was attending the store launch for a jewellery brand.