TOP 5 WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES – TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!

TOP 5 WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES – TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!   Goa is the smallest state in India, and almost 580 square kilometres of this little state is covered with lush green canopy of dense forest. The state is home to an amazing array of flora and fauna, from the beautiful Kingfishers to…

Chef Aakritee Bhandari – Artist, Innovator, Revolutionary!

In many ways, the life of Aakritee Bhandari began no differently than any of our own. A young, beautiful mother, a father who was a pilot in the Indian Air Force and a sibling; a younger sister. Aside from being an enchanting bundle of joy, she seemed, in all aspects, a wonderfully ordinary baby girl….

Chef Arun Vats – Born to Rock, Destined to Roll

Every guest at the Hard Rock hotel, Goa can attest to one unanimous fact; that this proud member of the global family does the brand proud. However, when the chips are down, there exists a team of rock stars working behind the scenes, to whip up the tantalizing five-star cuisine, lip-smacking cocktails and awe-inspiring desserts…

The High Steaks Game – Well Done or Nothing!

  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…