Grand Hyatt Mumbai brings Germanys OctobierFest to Mumbai. #grandhyattmumbai #grandoktobierfest

If you can not go to Germany with your busy schedules, no worries The Grand Hyaat Mumbai brings Germany to you! I was glad to attend the October Beer festival here where Consul Anja Klos, Consulate of Germany in Mumbai officially declared the #GrandOctoBierFest 2016 open. You will find Germanys biggest Food, Fun and Beer festival right here in the heart of our own city of Mumbai, at the Grand Hyatt hotel from the 14th to the 23 rd of October 2016.Join in the fun and cheer with the Oktobier fest tents authentically coloured in…continue reading →

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 →
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 →
Our displaced farmers who give us our daily bread now live with swine and sewage!!

Our displaced farmers who give us our daily bread now live with swine and sewage!!

  Our farmers who give us our daily bread now live with swine and sewage!! Elsie Gabriel The drought stricken farmers and their families have fled their parched lands in Latur and Dhander districts of Maharashtra, setup camp in the local Municipal Ghatkopar fields in Mumbai. I almost choked at the sight. Foul smelling field filled with the exodus of our bread providers from the so called farmers lands..Khets! I thought to myself, This is the farmers market we talk about, it this our very farmer who gives us our daily bread? The…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 →
Mumbai get set to welcome back Legal Eagle Mirza Saaib Beg who is Cycling to raise funds for Law Students- 3rd April 2016 NCPA Mumbai 8am. Mirza Beg

Mumbai get set to welcome back Legal Eagle Mirza Saaib Beg who is Cycling to raise funds for Law Students- 3rd April 2016 NCPA Mumbai 8am. Mirza Beg

Mumbai get set to welcome back Legal Eagle Mirza Saaib Beg who is Cycling to raise funds for Law Students- 3rd April 2016 NCPA Mumbai 8am. Elsie Gabriel. Mirza Saaib Beg, who was former President, Student Bar Council is on a cycling mission. Very passionate about his cause, very dedicated and meticulously determined to see that deserving students in various cities in India get the necessary funds to make it through law school in India. Mirza kick started his cycling feat on the 19th of March and there is no stopping him, until…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 →
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Australia adventour sports tourism

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Australia adventour sports tourism

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Elsie Gabriel Impressive, international, competitive, colossal, adventurous and classic are the words which overwhelmed me as I walked through the gates of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, to join thousands of spectators who came to pay tribute to the participants at the start of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. At once I knew why it was such an iconic sport,of which so far I had only read about in the sailing and sports world news magazines.It was wonderful to be invited for such an adventerous…continue reading →