Monsoon 2020 has officially arrived in India

Since this morning – so many things are happening which can be either called as coincidence or gosh …. Creepy. I woke up with my lady help coming back and reclaiming her job , albeit I kept her payment up-to-date till May end , ever since she came back from her native village (temple town…

Rainy Nights and Fried Chicken Sojourns

When you have craving for some spicy fried chicken, but online delivery shows exorbitant price , be #atmanirbhar and get your own fix. When I stepped in to the shop , another gentleman entered the shop from the right and before I could place my order he had already placed his order for the last…

Avrils food journee – the background and a note of gratitude

I have often been asked what is the reason for my blog or Instagram being called AvrilsFoodJournee – well after 3 years of successfully writing under this banner, I guess its time to reveal it. I guess the story dates to 1992 – I was visiting Bombay along with my grand-parents , parents and uncle….

Myriads of reasons to remember – Rural Blues

In times like this a lot of time is spent in remembering the good times we are blessed with … Like the fratelli wines dinner menu at Ruralblues restobar last week. A place which was in my mind for over 18-20 months, since it opened the doors. We started with an amuse bouche , followed…

CookingWithStars at CUR8 – Chef Chris Galvin

Last week I was very fortunate to attend a Master class event called CookingWithStars at Cur8 restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy One. It was such a fabulous evening, where some of the finest food writers and food enthusiasts (including me) witnessed a very interesting session with the restaurateur and Michelin Star Chef Chris…

Chinese New Year 2020 brought back memories of 2019

I still remember last year how my friend Deepa and I made a sudden plan and visited chinatown in new york and witnessed the celebration , hooting , cheer & jeer as part of the Chinese New Year. The roads were covered with red confetti’s and the dragon parades were amusing. We visited a small…

Mishmash – the friendly neighborhood restopub

Tonight , when I am sitting with the thought that I have to be back in office tomorrow, I am thinking of the friendly neighborhood pub which I visited midweek, to celebrate a midweek holiday – which was a dream dream thing for me. I don’t think I am getting such an evening in a…