Oh! Calcutta – A tick in the bucket list

Calcutta might have officially changed to Kolkata , but for me it will always be ‘Calcutta’ . It does sound nice to hear from my non-bengali friends when even they say ‘kolkata’ in their accent. Three things that they all try to tell to show their fondness for bengali’s – Kolkata, roshogolla , ‘Ami tomakey…

Hoot-New Menu Launch

“Hoot” – I am very fascinated by this word. If we look in the dictionary it means – a low wavering musical sound which is typical call of many kinds of owl. My fascination for this term began the day I first read “The owl” by Wilfred Owen … “Downhill I came, hungry, and yet…

Signature Club Resort – Staycation

I was recently invited to a staycation at the Signature Club Resort, Devanahalli. This is a new addition to the Brigade hospitality conglomerate and set within Brigade Orchards, a 130-acre smart township. Signature Club Resort offers exquisite spell binding 40 Executive and 5 Suite rooms to meet the needs of varied segments of travelers. The…

Saint Patrick’s Day @ Irish House

In Europe , apart from France and England , the next country I am interested in visiting, is Ireland. This is primarily due to my interest in literature & plays. Great names like John Millington Synge, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, W.B.Yeats , Samuel Beckett and the list goes on.Couple of my favorite books…

Inauguration of L’inoui store at Leela Palace Bangalore

A couple of weeks back I was invited to the inauguration of the L’inoui store in Leela Palace Bangalore and that is where I got the opportunity to meet the young Chocolatrice Anusha A Chowdaiah. It was very inspiring to hear the young Entrepreneur speak about her personal journey and transformation. A trip to Europe on…

Kadu Wines – The wine from Karnataka with a cause

This Saturday I was privileged to be at a Wine tasting session organized by Kādu (pronounced as Kaa-du) at the Taj Gateway Hotel, Residency Road. The session was presided by Kerry Damskey & other prominent wine makers of Sula like Gorakh Gaikwad , Karan Vasani . Kerry is the Director of winemaking at Sula Vineyards….

Valentines Day Celebration with Touch of Gold

February is universally acknowledged as the Month of love . The moment my calendar shows 01st Feb ,all I think is what to buy or how to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Recently I had an uber dinning experience at JalsaGold which I would like to share. JalsaGold has introduced an exclusive concept where in the table…

Nook – Roast & Grill Festival

As the festive fever and marathon of food continued through Christmas ,New Year & Poush Parbon , i was happy to be part of a Food festival which was slightly different .This one celebrated and served Roasts n Grills. Many different kinds of meat and lots of sea food options which included fish,shrimp, scallop,squids, mussels….

OKI – A new Pan Asian fare

A fortnight back , incited by some pictures on Facebook finally we made it to “OKI”. Off late of all the restaurants I have visited ,OKI is definitely my bookmarked place. I am really happy to have visited this place.The ambiance , the cozy interior , the huge wall depicting the Chinese lanterns and above all…

Winter Special Menu – Rajdhani

In a city like Bangalore options for food are huge, but if you are a person who goes to the green grocer and picks up  vegetables everyday then you know the plight ☹ .It’s the same vegetables all round the year and its on you to do tic tac toe and select. Recently, I was…

GingerBread House & Christmas Tree Lighting

My earliest memory of GingerBread House dates back to when I first read Hensel and Gretel. Every time I read the book I visualized myself inside the gingerbread house. This childhood fantasy turned into a reality this December. I was invited to Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway for the annual Lighting of the…

Advent Of Christmas – Cake Mixing

In Calcutta Christmas is always special! Its popularly known as “barodin” which means a long day literally (Around this time of the year the day starts getting longer). The day is always marked with certain rituals like a visit to Park Street, exchanging and eating fruit cakes which are integral part of this celebration. In…