Christmas is just round the corner (less than a month to go yayyy!) and if you are like me, you are now panicking to find perfect gifts for your loved ones! But it does not have to be that difficult, especially if you are looking for a gift for a food or wine lover. Getting a Christmas gift for a wine lover is very simple – can you think of all of the different varieties of wines, accessories such as wine pourer, unique decanters, wine & cheese hampers and even wine holidays that you can gift? The choices are endless! If you are still searching the internet, look no further than this Ultimate list of gift ideas for a wine lover. This guide has Christmas gift ideas for every wine lover in your life.
There are few cities that I loved like I loved Prague. It’s a city in Central Europe that was once a political, cultural & trade capital and residence of roman emperors. It’s a city that has witnessed everything from protestant reformation to both the world wars. Prague is on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites and showcases the best of history & culture in it’s every corner. Short on time but want to see the best of Prague? Take a look at this 2 days in Prague itinerary to plan your perfect trip in this amazing city.
Dutch cuisine has not yet entered our kitchen as much as Italian or Chinese cuisine. To be honest even my knowledge of Dutch food was limited to Gouda and Edam cheese. But when I traveled to Amsterdam I was so amazed at the variety & colonial influence in the Dutch cuisine that I decided to write it all down in this tiny Amsterdam food guide. Use this for your weekend of gluttony! Let me tell you the 12 things you need to try in Amsterdam in this ‘Hungry in Amsterdam’ guide.
If there is one thing I learned from my short trip to Paris was that if you can talk about wine and food with any Frenchman, you will end up talking all day and night. It is not just the complexity that French cuisine offers but also the pure love for all things delicious. Add a bit of luxury and opulence to that and what you get is pure magic – a treat for your eyes and soul. That’s why Le Cinq ranks as a winner.
Few days back I was invited by The Leela, Mumbai for the annual cake mixing ceremony. The event was held at one of their restaurants, Citrus. The warm, friendly Ms. Praveena Vaidyan, PR, The Leela, greeted us and led us to the ceremony. ‘It is a tradition at the hotel to welcome the holiday season with fruit soaking ceremony ahead of the festive season’ said Praveena.
Mumbai – a cosmopolitan city and a melting pot of cultures. People from across the country and many from different corners of the world come to this city for work and even for leisure.
The food that you get in Mumbai is as diverse as the people that live here. From 5 star fine-dining restaurants to the food stalls at every corner, this city has something for all taste buds & pocket sizes.
Few days back I had a chance to dine at East Asian Spice Trails known as E.A.S.T. at hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai. The dinner was hosted by Food Blogger Association of India (FBAI) and was a lavish Asian food affair.
I have always been fascinated with Sahara Star – the dome is impossible to miss if you are around the Mumbai International airport. The architecture of this hotel is quite unconventional and from the moment you step in, you begin to enjoy the starry opulence.