Kashmiri Kitchen

It is probably unique in the annals of Kashmiri commercial food, but two ladies have got together to set up a take-away kitchen and a tiny restaurant in Delhi. For anyone who is familiar with Kashmir, it sounds like an impossibility. Every last waza in the Valley is male, and unlike most other towns and…

Anandini Tea

In this day and age of hype and bombast, you can count on the fingers of one hand the people in the food and beverage industry who know their onions. Anamika Singh, tiny pint-sized girl with the 360 degree smile is one of the foremost tea experts in Delhi. Not only is she the only…

Cafe Creme Brew

It’s rather confusing, the name of this rather cozy little café with its bright colours and the appearance of a café in Western Europe. Etched on the glass walls is the name Crème Brew Café, but there’s a board saying Café FigMint too, so one doesn’t know. There are two menus: a food menu and…

Nine things to do in Bangkok

I’ve been to the City of Angels several times, and I’ve discovered that even more important than “what to do” is the question of what not to do when time is short. This is my pick of the most interesting things that Bangkok has to offer. It is easy to suggest ninety things to do…

Masala House

Refined Modern Indian dining in Sundernagar Up a rather steep flight of stairs, Masala House is situated on the first, second and third floors, but if you are taking elderly family members with you, the first floor is probably where you will end up. Beautifully appointed and with an international décor, set off by dark…

Luxury Dining

When Chef Ravitej Nath, Executive Chef, The Oberoi Gurgaon, visited Japan, he was taken around by his hosts to a merry-go-round of fabulous dining, from a 5 am sushi breakfast in an unpretentious  stall outside Tsukiji, the world’s most famous fish market in Tokyo, to 200 year old restaurants that sell nothing but hot-pot. On…

Latitude

You could be in a drawing room when you visit this charming, well-appointed room that is a combination of Good Earth taste and Ritu Dalmia’s food. On the face of it, it is a winning combination. It is tucked away in Good Earth, Khan Market, on the second floor and has an interesting patterned ceiling,…

Le Bistro du Parc

French, in its simplest, most uncomplicated avatar Overlooking a park, it is a tiny piece of Paris in our chaotic city. The dainty tables and chairs are exactly as you’d find them in Paris: effortlessly stylish and the opposite end of the spectrum from grand and showy. Both times I have visited, I have seen…

Chez Nini

Montreal meets Mehar Chand Market French restaurants have never been success stories in Delhi because of the perception that they are only about haute cuisine, a concept that dogs Delhi’s dining public. Chef Nini is French, but it’s about comfort food in warm surroundings, and it’s from Montreal anyway. Modest Mehar Chand Market is going…