Masala Library

Modern Indian Fine Indian dining as it has never been seen before Atmospherics: On the ground floor of a deceptively simple cube of a building, Masala Library is all set to shake up the world of Indian gastronomy. As central and desirable an address as you could wish for; plush yet simple inside as it…

Visionnaire Cafe

Cuisine: Italian Blurb: Straight from Milan is this café next door to a designer furnishings showroom. Visionnaire Café really does try to make a difference in Gurgaon. Especially in terms of the concept: a café next door to a luxury furniture showroom selling the designs of Ipe Cavalli and Fendi. Both are prototypes of the…

Warehouse Cafe

Multi cuisine Blurb: A fun place in the Inner Circle of Connaught Place that is a bar and a restaurant Intro: The multi cuisine format of yore gets a new makeover, but it still appeals to the cross-section of humanity that visit Connaught Place. Atmospherics: The (excellent) waiter who served our table informed us that…

Watermelon

Bookies are probably placing bets as to how many more restaurants are going to spring up in already crowded Khan Market. The latest is Watermelon, in the corner of the middle lane of Khan Market, just above the Shahnaz Husain clinic. You will see a health café in light, bright colours. Don’t let the words…

The Walnut Grove

One thing I never tire of during my travels, is to see how the same plant, crop or tree is used so differently in various places where it grows. Take the chinar, for example. It dominates the horizon in Kashmir, especially in autumn when each tree in the Valley looks like a giant globe of…

Stuffed Vegetables

A few days ago we had visitors to dinner. Nothing exceptional about that, except that rather a lot of mince was left over – an unusual occurrence in the Reshii household where, over the years, I’ve learnt to cook just enough because of an irrational dislike for eating stale food. As a consequence, I have…

The Teardrop-shaped Melting Pot

If you think of Sri Lanka as a minuscule island that lies to the south of India, you may be right, but if you think that it is too small to offer much diversity, you had better plan a trip there sometime soon. Because if indications are anything to go by, the somnolent country that…

Smitten Bakery and Patisserie

Mandakini Gupta gave up a career in television journalism to stay at home and bake cakes, breads, tarts and cookies to her heart’s content. As well known for her bran bread as for her chocolate zucchini cake, the cognoscenti of the city beat a retreat to her door come evening. That is when the day’s…

Sanadige

Coastal Karnataka Cuisine At last Swagath has a little brother Atmospherics: In the Malcha Marg Market, full as it is with eateries of all kinds, Sanadige can be said to have completed the bouquet of cuisines on offer. The décor is rather in your face and covers every inch of the floor, walls and ceiling.…