I always like to try something new and believe that to have old favourites is to deny yourself the pleasures of something new. So here are some of the meals and dishes that I remember with affection from last year. Read more
Gajalee is justly famous in suburban Bombay. With food this good served up with a minimum of fuss, who can resist? Vir Sanghvi gives us a taste… Read more
I’ve lost count of the number of people who have raved about Trishna to me recently. If you live in Bombay, then you know all about Trishna already. If you are reading this in one of the HT’s other editions, then you may have heard friends from Bombay bragging about Trishna. Read more
I have been eating Ritu Dalmia’s food for far longer than I have known her. Years ago, when it was almost impossible to get good Italian food at reasonable prices in Delhi, I began to frequent MezzaLuna in the Hauz Khas Village. Read more
It says something about the revolution in our eating habits that most serious Italian restaurants in India (by ‘serious’ I mean those that do not restrict themselves to pizza and pasta) put carpaccio on the menu. In most cases, it is the original though it may not actually be made from beef because the restaurant uses buffalo meat – which also tells us something about religious taboos and restaurant menus.
Four internationally renowned chefs – Nobu, Giorgio Locatelli, Santi Santamaria and Michel Rostang – opened restaurants at Dubai’s newest luxury resort. Will the food approach the levels it reaches at their principal restaurants? Read more
A couple of months ago, I suggested on these pages, that the old rules for Chinese restaurants in India were dying. We’d seen Sichuan (and its offshoot: Sino-Ludhianvi). We’d seen the next wave of Pan-Asian restaurants (India Jones in Bombay the many ITC places etc.). And, now we were ready for the new generation. Read more