Irasshaimase! Welcome to Kofuku! Rinchen Angchuk take a bow!

Irasshaimase! Welcome to Kofuku! Rinchen Angchuk take a bow!

  Irasshaimase! Welcome to Kofuku! Elsie Gabriel. I am still dreaming and re-living in my mind all the amazing food I ate when I was at this fantastic Japanese restaurant Kofuku- in Bandra, Mumbai! The place boasts of authentic Japanese food and believe me, it was originally delectable, far more interesting than all the Japanese food I have eaten else where in the world across continents. And am talking about Australia and Europe! RinChen AngChuk take a bow! You have brought authentic Japanese freshness and taste to Mumbai! I can add that the…continue reading →
Magnificient Easter Eggs welcome you to the Spring festival at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar.

Magnificient Easter Eggs welcome you to the Spring festival at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar.

Magnificient Easter Eggs welcome you to the Spring festival at JW Marriott Sahar,Mumbai. Elsie Gabriel   This is not the first time Lenka Heidari has pulled off an exquisite gourmet festival offering at the JW Marriott at Sahar Mumbai! The Easter brunch with endless rows of the most exquisite Easter Eggs in colourful rows and the extravagantly classy luncheon menu made the spring festival a delight on Easter Sunday. Now of course, it’s become a habit of the magnificent ensemble that she puts together with every fascinating theme, making life a true celebration…continue reading →
Walk through the ‘Cantonese Culinary Route’at Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Walk through the ‘Cantonese Culinary Route’at Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Walk through the ‘Cantonese Culinary Route’at Sofitel Mumbai BKC Colourful Chinese umbrellas and welcoming aroma of the fresh chinese tea welcomes you straight to the Cantanese festival at the Sofitel BKC Mumbai....Join me and I will show you around.... Coming all the way from Pullman Shanghai Skyway,Chef Allen Zhao curated authentic Cantonese flavours for guests at Sofitel Mumbai BKC. With over 10 years of experience, Chef Allen is renowned for his delicious Wok stations and has also been recognized through several prestigious awards. I found his style of chopping vegetables most amazing, in absolute…continue reading →
High on Dopamine! Relearn the art of eating ice cream from Kareena Kapoor! Magnum Style!

High on Dopamine! Relearn the art of eating ice cream from Kareena Kapoor! Magnum Style!

High on Dopamine! Relearn the art of eating ice cream from Kareena Kapoor! Magnum Style! Elsie Gabriel The euphoria of biting into that luscious soft Mangnum ice cream is irreplaceable. Each time I eat that ice cream I simple have a Dopamine rush!! With all good reason, of course you know by now that ice cream is a feel good food on the must have list of your “ Happiness quotient ‘ in life. And if you still haven’t figured it out, God help you. The dopamine naturally produced by your brain makes…continue reading →
Gastronomic lifestyle extravaganza- Vikhroli Cucina

Gastronomic lifestyle extravaganza- Vikhroli Cucina

  Gastronomic lifestyle extravaganza- Vikhroli Cucina By Elsie Gabriel   Surely by now billed as a "gastronomic lifestyle extravaganza", Vikhroli Cucina only at its second year has already grown into a major culinary festival. Each year a collection of big-name starred chefs descend to share their gourmet expertise with the finest foodaholic writers and influencers. This connoisseur festival features some of the best chefs from around the country. Whether it’s a celebration of local cuisine, a focus on one special ingredient or a grand food style contest affair, if there’s food to be…continue reading →
‘Rivaayat’ Lukhnowi food festival at Trident Oberoi BKC Mumbai.

‘Rivaayat’ Lukhnowi food festival at Trident Oberoi BKC Mumbai.

‘Rivaayat’ Lukhnowi food festival at Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai. Dine like a Nawab with an objective to revive traditional Indian cuisine. Elsie Gabriel Dine like the Nawabs in Maya, at the magnificent Trident hotel BKC ,Bandra Mumbai. The aromatic and authentic Lucknowi food festival has all the grilled and slow cooked good old fashioned cuisines any gourmet fanatic would die for. The festival is aptly called ‘Rivaayat’ which literally means diving into ancient tradition. So come enjoy endless servings of royal Thalis during the day and special menu cuisines during dinners, this week…continue reading →

Imagine waking up to a lavish breakfast spread with Disney Characters.

                                                     Imagine waking up to a lavish breakfast spread with Disney Characters. Elsie Gabriel The Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is more than a hotel, it's a tourist destination and an attraction which takes you all the way back to your childhood. The Disney Character Breakfast Buffet at Enchanted Gardens is one of the hotel's main attractions.   Staying at the hotel is so convenient because you can just hop skip your way to the Disney Park when ever you want. Out here middle of a fairy tale, if you have kids they are…continue reading →

An Environmentalist’s dream come true in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa!

  Endemic Fynbos! An Environmentalist’s dream come true in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa! Elsie Gabriel Ever imagined walking through an endless green carpet filled with a million flowers, covering soft hills and rugged planes, almost taking you to heaven and back? Come walk with me and I’ll take you to the heart of pristine nature, the Table Mountain National Park Reserve near the Cape of Good Hope, in South Africa. The sight is out of a picture book, it’s an environmentalists’ and nature lovers dream come true, the flaura collections here…continue reading →
Congo Caves in South Africa-. Spectacular underground ancient wonder.Stalactites and Stalagmites !

Congo Caves in South Africa-. Spectacular underground ancient wonder.Stalactites and Stalagmites !

                                      Congo Caves in South Africa-. Spectacular underground ancient wonder.                                                                          Stalactites and Stalagmites !                                               This piece I dedicate to my Teachers Mrs.Sahani and Ms Ranjana.                                                                       Offbeat travels by Elsie Gabriel   Time stands still. I catch my breath as the first view of the gigantic ancient stalactites and stalagmites open up before me. Immensely massive grey-blue limestone ceilings and caverns engulf me. They bring back a thousand geographic lessons learned in standard six way back in school! It is no harm to fall in love in know? Just a little…continue reading →

Amazon forest jungle..swimming with the Piranhas….Elsie Gabriel – I danced with the tribal chief, the epitome of my travel life.

Amazon forest jungle..swimming with the Piranhas….Elsie Gabriel Oh to be alive!!! In the Amazon forest jungle…these boys know more about rainforests than scientists who have studied rainforests for many years! Various tribes still live much as did their ancestors hundreds of years before them. Everyday they organize their daily lives very meticulously; their food, medicines and clothing come primarily from the forest. They hunt…for food….and I went hunting with them….fishing for Piranhas and swimming with Piranhas….outrageously adventurous..I was so over whelmed with elation,…I kept grinning like a Cheshire cat at one time and…continue reading →