Sahara Mumbai launches EURO…..Come take a journey around Europe with me.

Sahara Mumbai launches EURO.....Come take a journey around Europe with me. Elsie Gabriel “European Food is exciting and has all the ingredients to match your taste buds, so come to Euro and take a tour through Europe, relish the breads and cheese platters from France,Italy,Spain, Potugal as well as experience the wines and cocktails to match the European offerings here,” says Chef Amol Rane the celebrated gourmet expert at EURO at Sahara Mumbai. Chef Amol has years of excellence in the gourmet world of creations and he brings a wealth of knowledge to EURO. Latest…continue reading →

Yamato Japanese Hibachi restaurant in Los Angeles- take a bow!

Yamato take a bow! Elsie Gabriel   Of course down the years it has always been considered chic to display ‘fresh catch of the Day’ or ‘fresh organic ingredients’ etc to the dining patrons, not only in the Far East but the Western food culture too, literally breaking down the walls and showing off their kitchen skills, and engaging customers and educating diners about the food they eat. Believe it or not, the Japanese did it the ‘Hibachi’ way even before this became a trend.I guess my twin brother who booked the surprise…continue reading →

L’Exclusif’s collections from Natures Basket-from the lap of the Godrej Luxury! Elsie Gabriel

“L’Exclusif's collections from Natures Basket-from the lap of the Godrej Luxury! Elsie Gabriel   Every celebration should be memorable ! Gifting helps complete the occasion. Without a doubt the Natures Basket latest luxury offering of “L’Exclusif's Mixed collections” are a royal treat to the eyes and taste buds! The lastest collection has gift ideas for every occasion. Take a look through the range of chocolate gifts, fresh fruits ice creams and cookies; and find new ways to mark that special day. Or, if you're not celebrating, simply say 'Thank you' or let someone know…continue reading →
Piece of Italian Gourmet Heaven Cafe Mangii Powai Mumbai

Piece of Italian Gourmet Heaven Cafe Mangii Powai Mumbai

Piece of Italian Gourmet Heaven Cafe Mangii Powai Mumbai. Elsie Gabriel Classic Italian cuisine is Café Mangii’s forte. A city favorite where Italian cuisines is concerned Mangii delivers. Saffron Riso, Salmon fish and Basa dishes are extravagantly tasty, let me warn you that the portions are huge enough for two. Of course the restaurant offers the usual delicious pasta and pizza combinations. Vegetarians will appreciate the veggie plate, complete with steamed vegetables, eggplant parmesan, spaghetti and cheese ravioli.   Their jalapeno poppers and watermelon poppers with spices are also mouth watering. The music…continue reading →
Madagascar waiting to be rediscovered! Meet Jean Chrysostome-Director General Madagascar Environment.

Madagascar waiting to be rediscovered! Meet Jean Chrysostome-Director General Madagascar Environment.

Meet Jean Chrysostome-Director General Madagascar Environment. Madagascar waiting to be redicovered! Elsie Gabriel Given the number of existing stakeholders in the environmental wellbeing of this island nation and diversity of interventions in Madagascar, Jean Chrysostome manages the toughest job of balancing multiple acts of sustaining biodiversity, executing environment assessments of projects, monitoring implementations of measures and provisions, all this in collaboration with other environmental government departments and units, making him a ‘powerhouse’ that will also continue to ensure future mitigation and balance in the environment and fate of climate change in Madagascar. Q…continue reading →
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 →