All posts tagged: Restaurant

Hotel Review: Vivanta By Taj, Cuffe Parade

So over this weekend, we hit the luxurious Vivanta By Taj for a staycation with the girls. Which was amazing. We had so much fun. I also learnt, over this weekend, that day drinking is amazing. Shopping after day drinking is even more fun. It involves a couple of very confusing purchases and a lot of maintaining of balance but nothing you can’t handle. We 4 ladies headed to Taj pretty early, their check in is at 2pm but we couldn’t wait to get this party started. Now, I had called the previous day, Friday to confirm my early check in (I had asked for between 10am and 11am) and also if they could do something for my friend who is getting married. They said they could do something with flowers and a cake. I was really excited. I had spoken to Deval who was headed for a vacation but I was sure the Taj would have a way they communicate such requests internally. Now, let’s get right to the review. Arrival We had mentioned …

Thinking of going out? Here’s how much you will save if you cook the dish at home.

Eating out is a lot of fun. Plus, it takes away all the hassle of laborious chopping, prepping everything and then the dreaded cleaning. But things can get a little out of hand when the bill arrives. They charge you for everything they put in and then for the real estate, the air conditioning, the salaries of the staff and much more. In fact, there are so many charges and taxes, I think we are all collectively responsible for that Tiffany’s ring the owner’s wife is wearing. Apparently, it’s not good manners to ask her if you can get some part of that ring. Meh, society and its rules. Anyway, so after we feel like we have full tummies but very empty wallets, we wonder if we can create this dish at home. You totally can. And I calculated how much it would cost to make the same dish at home. You may have guessed it was going to be cheaper, but this much cheaper? Maybe not. I wanted to choose a dish that is …

4 Interesting Things I learnt from a Restaurant that Employs Differently Abled People

I read about Mirchi and Mime on one of the food groups I am part of on Facebook. Mirchi and Mime in Powai employs deaf and mute people and it’s one of the most fun places I have been to recently. For a country that’s chasing the ‘what’s in it for me’ dream with a passion, this was a refreshing change. The venture is the brainchild of two guys who wanted, in their own words,’ to create wealth not just for individuals but for society’. While doing this, both of them also wanted the emphasis to also be on great food which to me makes sense. As one of the partners explained, ‘If you like the food, you will come back. If you simply come for the experience, you will come here once.’ While the food was delicious and the service impeccable, I learned a few interesting lessons about the world of the deaf and mute. Here’s what I know. Degrees to Deafness Not all hearing disabled people are completely deaf. Some of them are …