Top 5 Live Music Festivals in Goa!

  Goa is widely considered one of the world’s top destinations for music and the arts, owing to its rich and diverse folk background, Portuguese influence and the once pseudo-dominant hippy culture. Essentially, if you’re thinking beaches, parties and spell-binding music, Goa is the place to be. So, without further ado, here are Goa’s top…

The High Steaks Game – Well Done or Nothing, Meat You at Martins!

  On the road to discovering the finest food in the South, one will undoubtedly come across the quaint, rustic nook that has found it’s way into the heart of every Goan; Martins Multicuisine. One may aptly describe it as a curious, yet classy confluence of carefully selected international dishes aimed at creating a unique…

Top Newbies in Goa

Although a small state, Goa harbours some of the most exciting nightlife options in the country. After a mesmerizing sunset Goa livens up with neon lights, live music and delicious food creating the ambiance you’ve been looking for! Here is my list of new age fusion restaurant and lounge that brings to Goa locally created dishes inspired by world cuisine and fusion…

Top 5 sunsets in Goa!

  Whether you are with a loved one or enjoying your solitude, sunsets will always prove to be magical! The vast coastline surrounded by hills and valleys make for scenic sunsets in Goa.  These captivating hues of orange, pink and red during the dusk never fail to grip a human heart and mesmerize it, every single time. Keeping this in…

Elementary my dear Watson’s

Like the days of not such a distant past, of the American sitcom era of Cheers, “a place where everybody knew your name”, that dive bar that one loved, is all reflected this quintessential neighborhood pub called Watson’s. Nestled into the old building of Church Square, Panjim this not so hidden gem has a lot…

Ready, Set, Honk and Gobble!

When out and about these days it’s hard to miss the “Food trucks” that seem to be popping up on every corner, a concept that has started trending all over the world and one that now serves exquisitely delicious food in this little state! So, while one enjoys the natural beauty and popular Fish Thali’s…

One Burger to Rule Them All

Not too many years ago, burgers were the monopoly of the McDonald’s, Hardy’s and Burger Kings on the block. To simply suggest that a decent burger could be found elsewhere was tantamount to heresy among the inner circles of foodies in India. Sure you could always settle for Regina Aunty’s choris pao down the street,…

Pitcher Perfect

A quick perusal of the menu, whether at a five-star restaurant or a local watering hole points to one conclusion; there are few popular establishments that can afford to run a bar without a comprehensive selection of cocktails. Gone are the days when a one’s choices are limited to simple hard drinks, right out of…

The Kebab Craze

  Kebabs have been around the Indian sub-continent and the world for as long as time can tell. If one could peer into the past, one would, at any given point in time, be able to find a group of people merrily huddled around a fire, with chunks of marinated meat dancing over the flames….

Vineet Bhatia – The Face of Progressive Indian Cuisine

Vineet Bhatia arrived in London way back in 1993 with little more than a suitcase full of books, a lofty ambition, his love of Indian cuisine and a passion for cooking! Fast-forward a few years and Bhatia has now published a  few successful cookery books, recorded a TV series, opened several restaurants and is the…

STAY ‘HOT’ BUT DON’T LOOSE YOUR COOL!

We’ve all been facing this sweltering heat over the past few weeks but have no fear Goa Grapevine is here with some of the best ways to beat the heat and stay cool! Let’s start by the your favourite, the best friend that is everyones saviour during these boiling hot days! Yes, you got it…

The Asian Kitchen in Goa – The Banyan

Set in Asagao, Goa under the expansive shady branch of a two-hundred-year-old tree is this unique Asian kitchen, The Banyan and thus so aptly named.  The original 100-year-old Goan house that existed here has been given a face-lift and the surrounding gardens brought back to life. As you step in through grand intricately carved wooden…