Monday, 3 April 2017

UnCafe India

AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WITH CAFE IS UNCAFE... WOW... YUMMY FOODS, THEY SERVE YOU JAIN ALSO AS PER REQUEST...24 peaple can accomadate at a time ... they are available for small parties also... soon they are going start home delivery also.... palm benches... soothening music.... the table made with one tree on first floor... hand made desserta we all tried pastries- blueberry cheese cake, intense micha, passion fruit and rasberry, choco sponge ganache...

in mini cup cakes we tried oreo cake, red velvette cake, blueberry cake and mocha cake..

in mousse chots we tried belgian shots, paan shots, caramel shots and milk chocolate shots..

in beverages they have lemon ice tea - sunny ,fresh, flavourful lemon ice ea..
mojito- classic mint, lemon blueberry and water melon..

in shakes i tried mad shakes- deconstructed freak shakes, kitkat, oreo, red velvette and tiramisu..

i also tried frappes... as it was too hot having two shakes is not wrong according to me... frappes is full of chocolate, white chocolate, vanilla , tiramisu..

my all time favourite coffee as a south indian... it was ahaa... they have capucinno, latte and espresso shot...
also tried ..

small bites , loadedfries , wraps, pizzas ....
finally done with green tea.... they also have lemon tea.
in seasoned fries i tried parmesan fries, suman fries and peri peri fries... all are clear winner according to me..

a must visit place for all foodies like me..... best place to hangout with friends and family and with husband also ...

Sunday, 26 March 2017

PRAVAS -kamala mills, lower parel


Take a trip down memory lane and revisit the sweet, salty and spicy moments of your life with the flavours of Gujarat at Pravas.

After hearing so much about this place it was a must visit for me...I was more eager to try out their THALI...
mr. sanjib was so coperative and helped to taste all and made me understand how its made , why u must taste it, where is the origin from .. till the end he was with us by helping to click pictures ...

Starting with the drinks
I had the BHAVNAGARI MIRCHI drink, mango delite shake n pan drink...

lovely decor wonderful concept, nice drinks and some super heavy food all in one place made me feel so happy

with welcome drink in thali chhaas.. in chat they had live counters like farsan, pani puri chaas wada, aloo bhel, and in farsan i had cheese millano and farali pattice

it was so yum and tasty...

in sabzi makai patra, rajastani panchal, kanta batata tamata..

all are too good and all clear winner according to me..'in pravas Pravas - Gujarati Kitchen and Bar specail i had dal tadka, steamed, kadhi, gatta pulao, and in breads i had one missi roti, one puri ( i had two puri) , phulka puri ..

in desserts i had hot piping gulab jamun and dudh pak...-\

must visit train themed resturant , i loverd the hanging with cute handi with crafts from ceiling.. feels like iam in compartments which looks like train..

wooden seating

they also have la carte menu ... and one important thing i forgot to tell as i love to eat more there is no limit for food, food is unlimited..



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Wednesday, 22 March 2017


The Burger Brasserie-A foreign phenomenon with an Indian twist. India in every bite. #burgerlove #indian

Cheesy Palak Paneer Patty on a Bun - IT WAS AHAA..Burger and Fries : Mentioned as their best dish and with a presentation that stole the show I took TWO BURGERS

A relation for Lifetime...That's where it starts....The Journey of converting raw ingredients to beautiful burgers...#heartofouroperation #chefslife #loveforfood #burgerlove #TBB

pita pockets.... #lightlunch #yummystuffings

Duo of Paneer with chargrilled Capsicum and onion, everyone's favourite mint chutney and roasted chilli mayo ....#Paneertikkagalore

Great service....Yummy burgers one must visit..

droolicious collection of dishes. With FILTER COFFEE and SAFFRON TEA left to our choice, the Chef made the job easier by presenting us with their best food.

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017


STARTED WITH YUM TOMATO SOUP , and bbqchicken .... it was the clear winner

then tried hot piping momos- clear winner according to me

my friend tried mediterrean shish taouk kebab chicken

i had pulav and dal dhadkan as i was undergoing root canal reatment ..
in dessert ihad walnut brownie and caramel custard - both were too good and worth a visit every day also..
yummy taste

they also have indian and oriental delight , with veg and non veg starters, , and main course both veg and nonveg, and continental and mediterreanan cuisine...

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House of India's Finest Continental and Indian Fusion Cuisine with a twist that'll have you beggin' fo' more! Ticca Tikka




Ambience: Positive. Open kitchen with comfy seating is well-maintained.

Food Variety: Positive.

Taste: Positive. Simple yet bold flavours sings well, if the few glitches were perfected then the dining experience shall be complete.

Quality & Quantity: Positive. Overall food quality and presentation is commendable.

Service: excellent

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The 1st edition of IIFW conceptualised to bring together the Indian intimate apparel industry is set to emerge as the largest platform for intimate fashion. The landmark event will bring together leading premium Indian and International Lingerie Brands, Lingerie Designers, Lingerie E-Commerce, Lingerie Stylists and Experts, Next-Gen Lingerie Talents, Intimate Wear Bloggers, Sponsors and numerous unique visitors from diverse fields under one roof.

Bollywood stars like Manjari Fadnis, Dippanita Sharma, Minakshi Dixit were the showstoppers at the event.

An alluring evening of unlimited Glamour and Style @ India’s First Intimate Fashion Week, IIFW

Press Release:

Mumbai 18th March 2016: The first edition of India Intimate Fashion Week witnessed a spectacular evening amid much glitz and glamour at hotel Leela in Mumbai on March 18th. The most awaited and India first fashion extravaganza of the year, IIFW turned out to be a grand affair with the super models turning up the heat and setting the ramp on fire. Showcasing the prêt collections of India’s leading Lingerie and Resort wear designers like Nidhi Munnim, Karishma Jumani, Keith Jackson, Rajiv Mehta and jewellery designer Mona Shroff etc. the alluring event concluded on a mesmerising high.

On success of the first edition of India Intimate Fashion Week, Niraj Jawanjal, Founder and Director of IIFW said, “I am extremely glad with the success of India Intimate Fashion Week, which seemed an impossible task when the idea of doing a fashion week dedicated to lingerie and intimate wear came into my mind. We have got overwhelming response from the industry and now looks like India is really ready to Boo The Taboo.”

Speaking About the event Amit Pandey - Media Head and Associate Partner, India Intimate Fashion Week said “The remarkable success of the first edition of the intimate fashion week shows that India is ready to embrace this category and boo the taboo as was our intent with this landmark initiative. We are happy to have pioneered in this space and are sure that the event will only get bigger and better year on year.”

The first edition of India Intimate Fashion Week was kickstarted by Sanghai based Fashion Designer of Indian Origin, Keith Jackson who showcased his intimate wear and evening / cocktail gown designs collection under his brand ‘La Joli’. Miss Manipur 2016 Phapha Cara Ge Gachui walked the ramp as showstopper for his fascinating collection . This was followed by a stellar showcase by ‘La Intimo’, a brand that specializes in intimate clothing. La Intimo showcased an elegant collection of undergarments which included both men and women’s wear, showcasing the finest intimate apparel of all shapes and sizes.

IIFW upped the glam quotient with the showcase of a ravishing jewellery line by internationally acclaimed jewellery designer Mona Shroff who brought her fine line of jewellery during the show. Mona mesmerised the show when the stunning models sashayed down the ramp wearing her exquisite jewellery collections along with clothing line of Internationally recognised fashion designer Rajiv Mehta and dancing on the tune of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa winner Sandeep Batra.  To add more to the shows appeal, Bollywood and South India Movie superstar Minakshi Dixit walked the ramp as show-stopper and took everyone by storm with her scintillating look and dance moves.

Mona has earlier showcased her collections in various fashion shows like Lakme Fashion week, India Beach Fashion Show, Fiji resort fashion show, India Fashion Week Dubai and Miss India Pagent. Shroff has been designing for in-house labels of Selfridges (London) and Galleri Lafayette (Paris). She is also the vice president and COO of The World Indigenous Fashion Week (WIFW), and a council member representing India and Hong Kong.

On association with IIFW, Mona said “IIFW is based on a very Bold subject which needs to be Tabooless, and that is why my association with the property. The slogan of MS brand is DIFFERENT IS ME ! LESS IS MORE ! Fits perfectly with IIFW.”

The show was followed by Karishma Jumani, who featured her collection at the French-European-Indian Fashion Week, 2016 in Paris, who showcased her latest resort wear collection of intimate wear ‘FAIRYTALE FLORAL’ under her label ‘La Lencería’.  Her collection pairs unusual forms of fresh flora with subtle and elegant style at the India Intimate Fashion Week. Reflecting the ‘Sun’s out, bra’s out’ trend this season, the collection walks you through the untrodden pathway to a secret garden where flowers catch the sunlight through the thicket and sprightly sprigs stretch forth unabashed.  Her new season lingerie wear blended with scene-stealing summer hand-painted bras, Formica hand embroidery and softly blossoming luxe lace. Bollywood star Manjari Fadnis walked the ramp as a show-stopper for Karishma, donning a beautiful collection designed by Karishma.
"It was great opportunity that knocked our door and opened our windows to some great success and an amazing platform to be on, I enjoyed my association with IIFW and looking forward to many more shows in the future.", said Karishma Jumani.

Triumph International India (Pvt) LTD, the leading makers of women’s inner wear in India, presented their exclusive line of high quality, fashionable and comfortable womens’ wear which turned out to be a major highlight of the show. Triumph displayed their Body Make-up Lace Collection, Magic wire collection, Beauty-full collection and many more during the show.

On the occasion, Jennifer Kapasi, Commercial Director, India and Sri Lanka, Triumph International said, “We are delighted to be a part of India’s first Intimate Fashion Week. The India Intimate Fashion Week 2017 is an endeavour to bring together the best of India and Global intimate wear designers and brands on a single platform. We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lingerie, are thrilled to be part of this event.”

The grand finale of the first edition of IIFW achieved great highs of oomph and allure with renowned designer Nidhi Mumnim’s inspiring swimwear, resortwear and sportswear collection. Her collection was inspired by strange beauty of the deep sea illustrating a dark and enigmatic mood to the line. Tropic inspired beach swimwear abd athleisure looks morph into sophisticated resortwear. Clamarous silhouettes have an elevated premium surf feel, with dark summer palettes uplifted by luminescent pinks and oranges. Her collection included a variety in terms of drapes, cover ups, colourblocks in print, crochets etc.  Nidhi’s show was opened by famous Indian model and beauty queen from Odisha, Sushrii Shreya Mishraa. Bollywood actress and model Dipannita Sharma walked the ramp as a show-stopper.

Designer Nidhi Munim said “It feels great to be associated with IIFW 2017 as a grand finale designer. My collection breaks the conventional boundaries by ease of wear, drape and use. The idea was simple; to let everyone be comfortable in their own skin.”

Providing high decibel entertainment at the glamorous event was the live performance of Se Re Ga Ma Pa fame Sandeep Batra which took the audience by storm.

Key Associates of IIFW:

The first edition of India Intimate Fashion Week was managed by Mumbai based event Management Company ‘Connecting Dots Events And Marketing Solutions’. IIFW also witnessed in-depth analysis of Indian Intimate apparel industry from experts from Fibre2Fashion, who is the official Knowledge and Trade partner for IIFW.  Leading Women oriented magazine of India, ‘Womens Era’ is the official magazine partner of IIFW.

Glamour is the key quotient of any Fashion show. While the best models in the business will be setting the ramp on fire at IIFW, they will be styled by IIFW’s official style partner ‘Makeup Revolution London’ and promoted by leading Fashion and Lifestyle network ‘ROPOSO’ as official Social Media Network Partner and A&B Digital Marketing as an official Digital partner. is the technology innovation partner in Fashion and Retail Leading online e-commerce for IIFW.  ‘Ekatrra’ is the official online fashion partner of IIFW. Talented Hair Expert Tejaswini Shetty did the  fabulous hairdos for the models walking the IIFW ramp.

Intimacy has always been a part of India since ages, whether it is Khajuraho or the Kamasutra, India has a rich history of Intimate art. To exhibit the same, India’s leading online Art Gallery, will showcase the finest of the Intimate Arts from some of the best artists across India as official Art Gallery partner of IIFW.

World's First Interactive Video Shopping Platform- Toch is the Official Shoppable Runway Partner for IIFW. Touch helps people video shop directly while watching latest fashion video, fashion, runway, movie trailers, and your favorite music, video, that’s not all, you can discover the location you always craved for while watching the video and book your holiday.

OXXY, India’s Largest Healthcare Network which recently launched its Girl Child Development Program where every girl born on OXXY Network will get Rs. 11,000 FD on the name of the Girl Child has associated as the official healthcare partner for IIFW in order to support IIFW and its initiative toward women empowerment.

About India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW):

India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW) is a platform designed to shed a powerful spotlight on all facets of the intimate apparel and personal care industry. The event exposes both emerging and established brands and designers, manufacturers and distributors from India and around the globe, spanning market categories of lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, Legwear, lingerie accessories, men’s underwear, swimwear, beachwear, Shapewear and more.

India Intimate Fashion Week is also taking immense endeavor to let India speak its mind about this world largest industry and become shy-away so that we can involve and nurture the emerging talent in this massive industry to command a bold stand.

Paper Boat presents My First Train Ride!

Carefully listening to every announcement. Clapping when our bogey pulled in. "Helping" Papa heft big suitcases. The hoot and shudder of the engine. The song of the tracks. The lull of the rhythm.

The wind in our hair. Oh, the wind in our hair.

It occurred to us at Paper Boat that we've never had the opportunity to say thank you to the unsung heroes who first stirred the ache of wanderlust in us. In a first homage of its kind, we at Paper Boat are celebrating that great carrier of our fondest memories: the Indian Railways.

Come, join our train-ride as we thank TTE uncle, and engine driver sir, and pantry bhaiyya, and station master-ji -- and of course, the long ribbon of blue, red, or green that huffed and puffed us to unforgettable summers in the far, far reaches of our country, and our imaginations.

Here's saluting the greatest, oldest, and most majestic institution to teach us that the thrill of travel is in the journey itself.

We hope you enjoy this journey, one more time:

A Bar Called Life Opens in Juhu

A Bar Called Life, a sprawling space serving innovative cocktails and modern Indian cuisine, opens in Juhu on March 11, 2017.


This latest entrant to Juhu’s nightlife scene features finger foods and fun cocktails with an element of nostalgia. The 200-cover space offers a mix of indoor as well as al fresco seating options. The bar offers competitively-priced alcoholic beverages, with prices starting as low as Rs. 50 per drink each evening at 6:00 p.m., and rising every hour, on the hour, until 11 pm. Each drink features Indian elements, cleverly interwoven into either the presentation or the flavor.


The food menu, conceptualized by Executive Chef Amninder Sandhu, offers a range of wholesome, hearty finger foods, perfect for snacking on while enjoying the extensive cocktail menu. Chef has been inspired by ‘lost recipes,’ drawing on techniques and preparation methods passed down through generations. A selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items, featuring seasonal ingredients, will keep diners satiated. Presentation is key also for the food; every dish is a visual delight, appealing to each diner’s sense of fun and whimsy.


Chef Sandhu is the proud recipient of the ‘Best Lady Chef’ award at the National Tourism Awards 2014-15. She was most recently Chef-in-charge at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Her valuable years spent at the hotel’s popular Masala Bay restaurant resulted in learnings that allow her to revive authentic, intense and subtle flavours in every dish she prepares. Chef Sandhu’s cooking style reflects a deep understanding of regional Indian influences, which are unified in her recipes and presentation alike.


Designed to cater to a young, excitement-seeking crowd, A Bar Called Life undergoes a dramatic transformation, after dark. The buzzy, laid-back vibe that guests can enjoy from 6:00 p.m. onwards every evening will turn into a high-energy bar from 11:00 p.m. onwards, complete with unparalleled elements designed to make each night memorable.


A Bar Called Life is the third establishment launched by Aallia Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., an organization catering to the city’s discerning patrons through a series of stylish bars and restaurants with thoughtful, well-curated F&B and late-night offerings.

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started with starters as i was so hungry and already the pictures made me more tempting . so first tried Amuse Bouche - mushroom gaozi and lhasan dressing
then dumpling steamed potato with starch wrapers tuffed with kale pakshoyand mushroom, with burnt garlic...

havled chicken gogigui paozu, pakchoy kimchi..-lotus flower buns korean style -chicken with pickled vegs on top chinese mustard and sinacha..
yellow tail nigiri (hamachi) bed of rice cuttled fish on top'

sake nigirs

carbon sushi roll

yellow tail rawmango

crispy vegetable maki -dehydrated spinach

classic miso

laksa - singaporean curry flavoured coconut broth , fresh lemon and mint in it

konnyakiyaki -tonato and basil , veg version of tokyaki , siracha caniar

crispy lotus stem- wok tossed dehydrated lotus , stems smoked .
butayarcitori -pork belly skewers glared , cargrilled with sichimi, mirin and soya

pla samrot gung - prawns tossedwith mouth numbing 3 flavoured sauce with citrus cream

lamb rendang curry- lamb cooked for 15 hrs -very juicy and tender and falls from the bone itslef.. served with singapore roti and paratha.


choclate ball on fire - coffee cream, choclate brownie ,cookie crumbs ,nuts ,chocolate balls, on top flamed with orange flavour liquer.

vanilla pannacotta - with vanilla pods on top, four layered cake - raspberry , orange spears ,strawberry cream - served with caramel sauce , nuts and liquid nitrogen icecream

over all full five on five i gave, as i was impressed the way of presentaion and food was too good , and loved the ambience... worth going daily ....

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GRAND MOOKAMBIKA -#Mangalorean #Foodfestival, NAVI MUMBAI

Mangalorean Cuisine (Tulu: ಕುಡ್ಲದ ವನಸ್) is a collective name given to the cuisine of Tulunadu which comprises cuisines like Udupi as well as cuisine of other Mangalorean communities like that of the Bunts, Mogaveeras, Billavas, Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins, Goud Saraswat Brahmins, Mangalorean Catholics and the Bearys.
Mangalorean cuisine is largely influenced by the South Indian cuisine, with several cuisines being unique to the diverse communities of the region. Coconut and curry leaves are common ingredients to most Mangalorean curry, as are ginger, garlic and chili. Mangalorean Fish Curry is popular dish in Karnataka. Well-known Tuluva dishes include Neer Dosa,Masala Dosa,"Chicken Ghee Roast","Chicken Sukka",Kori Rotti (dry rice flakes dipped in gravy), Bangude Pulimunchi (spicy sour silver-grey mackerels), Beeja-Manoli Upkari, Neer dosa (lacy rice-crêpes), Boothai Gasi, Kadubu, and Patrode. The Konkani community's specialities include Daali thoy, bibbe-upkari (cashew based), val val, avnas ambe sasam, Kadgi chakko, paagila podi, and chane gashi. Vegetarian cuisine in Mangalore, also known as Udupi cuisine, is known and liked throughout the state and region. Since Mangalore is a coastal town, fish forms the staple diet of most people

I was invited by The Bayleaf Multicuisine Restaurant which is located inside Hotel Grand Mookambika, Koparkhairane. The ongoing Mangalorean Food Festival made me .......tempting to visit this place.....

THE FLAVOURS OF mangalorian HAVE ARRIVED AT Grand Mookambika.


THE BAY LEAF #Mangalorean #Foodfestival restaurant truly reflects the spirit of progressive India. Contemporary in design and ambience, this restaurant will charm you with traditional flavours and the art of Indian hospitality. Specialising in Indian cuisine, this restaurant captures the authentic flavours of KARNATAKA , creates a truly fulfilling experience for you and your family through unmatched COCONUT AND CURRY LEAVES flavours for lunch and dinner

Before you tuck into the feast,
Was happy to see the balance affair of dishes. Vegetarians too had lots of choices.

NEER DOSA- literally meaning water dosa in Tulu Language is a crêpe prepared from rice batter. Neer dosa is a delicacy from Tulu Nadu region and part of Udupi - Mangalorean cuisine.

STARTED WITH WELCOME DRINK –Step into this beautifully made restaurant and i feel like a royal with their fine WARM WELCOME impeccable service and of course lovely food.

All had a distinctive flavour and texture.

Location & Parking: Elite diner located at the centre of city with valet parking.

Ambience: Positive. Open kitchen with comfy seating is well-maintained.

Food Variety: Positive.

Taste: Positive. Simple yet bold flavours sings well, if the few glitches were perfected then the dining experience shall be complete.

Quality & Quantity: Positive. Overall food quality and presentation is commendable.

Service: excellent

Overall, relish some authentic cuisine from the coastal city with friends & family in Mumbai worth a visit. 5/5
Great place, great food and great service are rarely found together but this place made me and forced me to give full 5 on 5 with any hesitation… Courteous service added to the experience.


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