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Italian Branzo at Stax Hyatt Regency Mumbai

We don’t usually go for Christmas or Easter brunches in our own city, and most certainly not to five stars because it’s usually the same multi-cuisine menu across all of them. But not this one. Having already fallen in love with this stunning Italian restaurant the night before, we couldn’t wait to see what the purely Italian Easter Brunch at Stax was like! It was the perfect ending to our weekend

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Cellar hopping in the Mornington Wine Region, Australia

As a friend’s personal photo album from this day of our Australia trip on Facebook says, “Our friends were visiting from India, so we had to show them wine and kangaroos.” We were staying with friends in Melbourne, and a quick day trip to the Mornington wine region was imperative. So before going to visit the strange creatures of Australia at the Moonlit Sanctuary, we decided to spend the morning

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Maggie Beer’s Farm, Barossa Valley, Australia

Maggie Beer is a massive celebrity for viewers of Masterchef Australia here in India. We hang on to this chef extraordinaire’s every word, smile like lovestruck puppies when she says or does something sweet, and read her recipes like a bible. As soon as Charles and I decided to drive the Great Ocean Road in Australia, I thought, “Wait a minute. Maggie Beer’s Farm, Barossa Valley, Australia!” and started jumping up and down

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Chef’s Tasting Menu at Adaa, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Here we were, seated inside a conference room that seemed straight out of the early 1900s, listening to the Palace Chef tell us about the Princess’ penchant for very high standards when it came to the food she ate and served her guests. We wondered if we were in a dream as tales of mouth watering recipes sourced from old farsi journals were served to us by Executive Chef Arun Sundaraj

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What to eat in Istanbul: Our favourite food and restaurants

Wondering what to eat in Istanbul? We faced the same dilemma. We’d never eaten Turkish food before, and while Sultanahmet can be a great area to stay by its proximity to all the sights, a lot of places can be tourist traps. Nonsense. We had some amazing experiences while devouring some incredible meals. Breakfast The traditional take on Turkish breakfast is quite interesting, and we were a bit flummoxed on

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Tickets Bar, Barcelona – The 17 course meal

Tickets Bar, an attempt to bring people to taste the magic of molecular gastronomy by Albert Adria the brother of famous chef Ferran Adria of El Bulli fame. If none of these words mean anything to you, brace yourself, you’re in for one hell of a gastronomic journey. While planning our visit to Barcelona, we hunted for something that would come close to El Buli, considering the once-in-a-lifetime experience had

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Freixenet Cava Tour: Cava in the Catalan Country

Long walks through rolling fields of lush twined vines, descending worn stone stairwells into a cool dark dungeon, holding large ivory candles whose shadows danced on the walls, brushing aside the cobwebs and dust to reveal ancient green bottles of vintage wine, that probably cost a fortune. This was how I’d always envisioned a visit to a vineyard. Sadly, our first vineyard visit to Sula in Nashik didn’t quite match

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Barcelona Cooking – Part II: In Candido’s Kitchen

Readers on this site probably know food is a big deal for us when we travel. And I don’t just mean what we eat, I’m also referring to the little cooking we like to learn when we’re on the road. We did it in Paris and later in Bangkok, and we were raring to have a go at a cooking class during our trip to Barcelona. In addition to the

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Barcelona Cooking – Part I : La Boqueria Market Tour

A cooking class is always at the top of our things to do when we make our travel list. In Barcelona, Catalan cuisine was sure to be the best way to discover Catalan culture. So when we signed up for a cooking class at Barcelona Cooking we were excited but had our reservations. This wasn’t the Cordon Bleu or the Blue Elephant. We wouldn’t walk away with certificates or branded

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Blue Elephant Cooking School, Bangkok- Part II: Half day cooking class

After a morning of walking and ogling at exotic produce on our Blue Elephant Cooking School, Bangkok’s Market Tour, we’d whipped up quite an appetite. Back in the classroom, we settled in like eager students on our first day back at school. Everyone rushed for the desks up front, hurriedly tied on our black aprons, and settled into our seats, holding out freshly sharpened pencils, quickly glancing through the recipe

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A Taste of Kerala

We love the food of Kerala, and it’s so difficult to find any (decent) in Mumbai, so when we first thought of visiting Kerala, our mouths started watering thinking of appams and stew and parota and beef fry. Unfortunately, while the food at Fort Kochi was good, it wasn’t what we’d been dreaming off. Imagine our luck when we got to not only spend time with, but to taste some

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