CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF INAKA GAMAGE DOM

Growing up, I always thought of Sri Lanka as my second home. Every summer holiday was spent in Colombo at my grand-aunt’s home and every time I meet a Sri Lankan it’s with… Continue reading

PA PA YA: PA PA VASOOL

When I stepped out of the protective walls of boarding school to enter junior college in Bombay, little did I know that three girls – Swati, Purvi and Shaheen – would befriend me,… Continue reading

MAMAGOTO: NEEDS A REVISIT!

Everyone deserves friends with who you can just be you, say what you want, laugh aplenty and basically chalk out another fantastic memory for you to be nostalgic about. I am very fortunate… Continue reading

AMADEUS: MUSIC TO MY TASTE BUDS

Scenario: Trying out shoes as one does in a shoe shop when on holiday, you look up to see someone do a double take when they see you – in a nice way… Continue reading

THE PANTRY CAFÉ: A LITTLE OF PARIS IN BOMBAY

This city has a knack of making me continuously discover and fall in love with it all over again! Any guesses which city? BOMBAY! By-lanes I visited as a kid are now strewn… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF DARREN VELVICK

When I set out on my Chef Talk adventure I had a list of Chef’s I wanted to meet drawn up. Darren Velvick was on that list. But for reasons that still boggle… Continue reading

CAFÉ ZOE: YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOOD CAFÉ WITH HEART

I have lived in Dubai now for a very very long time by any standard – 13 years and counting! So the city I grew up in and I still call home –… Continue reading

PER TE: GOOD ITALIAN – JUST FOR YOU

This is such a long awaited review, I almost feel I need to revisit just to make sure my memory and taste buds serve me right. It was a Saturday afternoon which in… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF FRANCESCO STARA

Chef Francesco Stara was born to be in a kitchen. In my little fairytale vision, I would like to believe that he took his first faltering steps in his parent’s restaurant, followed by… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF BRIAN VOELZING

When I first saw Brian, all I could think of was him on a surf board!  But then he donned his Chef coat, and his signature baseball cap and he looked right at… Continue reading