RUDE isn't new to the lounge scene and it's evident from the point you get off your cab/car at Phoenix, MarketCity - all that bright purple neon and stagelights are unmissable. The entrance is out back and marked by a red carpet and bucket-lights, like one of those secret underground Nightclub in London. Once in,… Continue reading Spoil your bad mood with Rude
Momo Cafe is to Hinjewadi what the Taj Mahal Palace is to India - a first jewel in the crown. Hinjewadi was sorely lacking an upscale hotel/resto property till The Courtyard came a knockin' and boy have they been on a roll since! The latest feather in their hat is the five day Italian Fest… Continue reading Alta Cucina with MasterChef Christian Huber at Momo Cafe, Hinjawadi
This restaurant, just like it's namesake, is at the heart of Pune's lively hub of Pimple Saudagar. And just as a Bazaar should be, the resto is very sprightly, replete with options, and *wait for it* it's inexpensive. That's the real coup de grâce to the competition, really; with options spanning Tex-mex, pan-asian, Indian, and more… Continue reading Beech Bazaar Mein !
For a place that greets you with a full size bay boat as you walk through a captain's cabin-style door; not to mention the sails and the ship's wheel smack dab in the centre of the restaurant, The Shipyard really goes all out with the theme. And for a seafood speciality restaurant, they serve some… Continue reading Rum, sails and grub at The Shipyard, Wanowrie
This festive season is all about chilly winter mornings spent beside the fire, feet up, hot cocoa in one hand and comic book in another, as the cat quietly contemplates destroying the Christmas tree in the most brutal manner possible. If that's not your version of Christmas, the next best thing that comes pretty darn… Continue reading Snug down at IGNITE, Courtyard by Marriott’s Winter Brunch
This restaurant's iconic namesake is probably one of the sexiest 2-mile stretches in the country, and is home to some of the most stunning rooftop views, too; the central character in these landscapes being that gorgeous South Mumbai bay. Pune's version of the Marine Drive gets a 270° view of the massive Rajiv Gandhi Infotech… Continue reading A rooftop experience par excellence at Marine Drive, Hinjawadi Pune
All-you-can-eat can never get old. Or boring. Or obsolete. And when it comes with more options and at a competitive price, you know you've got the answer to 'where do I throw my promotion party?' or 'where do I take my South African clients for dinner?' The setup isn't new at all, but comes with… Continue reading Grilled wishes, now at AB’s BBQ Hinjewadi
The Leprechaun's missing, but the rustic-like Jameson poster is still there to greet you. There's about enough green to bear an Irish brand name but no Irish songs playing on the jukebox. Instead, there's a live show by a local band and aye, it's quare fine! I quite like my Friday evenings to begin that way! We… Continue reading Out on a craic for a second innings @Irish Village, Mundhwa
'Regional' cuisines can be inspired by the ingredients locally available, those traded, traditions, climates and culture(s). Imagine a place that's been exposed to India and China and was colonised by the British, Portugese and the Dutch. What you have is a proper medley of ingredients and cooking styles, and is probably what sets Malaysian food apart.… Continue reading 21 new surprises as Malaka turns 20!
I don't know about Reinheitsgebot and all that but if I can get a top-fermented German-esque lager this close to home, that tastes refreshingly citrusy, crisp, smells sweet-ish and looks the part, I'm happy in my ignorance. See, the 'original' Kölsch enjoys a PGI/PDO status, so for Pune's Kimaya Brewery to call their recently launched beer a… Continue reading The Cologne-ization of Pune’s beer scene