Food, Gastronomy, Photography, Pune

A carnivore’s paradise – I’m Lion, now at Baner

Any self-respecting Puneri foodie has been at least once to the family-run, humble establishment that is I'm Lion - Strictly Non Veg (or maybe they should, if they haven't already) because the far corner of Bavdhan isn't the only option for homely seafood and chicken now - they've recently set up shop smack dab on… Continue reading A carnivore’s paradise – I’m Lion, now at Baner

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beer, Brewery, Food, Gastronomy, gourmet, Pan Asian Cuisine, Photography, Pune, Sunday Brunch, Uncategorized

Effin good times at Effingut

Here's a story - my Valentine's day celebrations were trashed first by Uber and then by Domino's Pizza (my desperate Plan B), so I decided to have a candlelight dinner indoors for what it was worth. What it was actually worth, was a Valentine's day do-over entirely sponsored by Effingut! (My #VDayFail story won a… Continue reading Effin good times at Effingut

beer, Food, Photography, Pune, roopftop restaurant

Spoil your bad mood with Rude

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

Food, Sunday Brunch

An Eggs-Clusive Food Fest at Cabaret by Peter, Baner

With New Year Resolutions still fresh from January 1st, a month long festival on Omlettes can go a long way in aiding that fading resolve to lose weight. With five different options to choose from, Cabaret by Peter's got the solution to the perennial conundrum - What do I do when I want to cheat,… Continue reading An Eggs-Clusive Food Fest at Cabaret by Peter, Baner

Food, Photography

Alta Cucina with MasterChef Christian Huber at Momo Cafe, Hinjawadi

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

beer, Food, Photography

A rooftop experience par excellence at Marine Drive, Hinjawadi Pune

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

Food, Pan Asian Cuisine, Photography

21 new surprises as Malaka turns 20!

'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!

beer, Brewery, Food, Photography

The Cologne-ization of Pune’s beer scene

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

beer, Brewery, Food, Photography

Hello, 6Xey!

Wiltshire. Home to the world-famous 5000 year old Stonehenge, 8-century old Salisbury Cathedral...and this little gem. At the very heart of this little county is the quaint little market town of Devizes, best known for the massive Victorian-era Wadworth Brewery. You'd think 2 centuries is a mighty long time to be brewing beer, no? As… Continue reading Hello, 6Xey!

Food, Photography

A wee slice of Irish awesomeness at the Irish Village, Pune

For a place that welcomes you with a Leprechaun and a menu touting loads of potatoes and a craft-brewed dark ale (among others), the Irish Village is about as much Ireland you'll get without having to board a flight. Not to mention all the green you see inside and outside; it certainly helps bring out the Irish… Continue reading A wee slice of Irish awesomeness at the Irish Village, Pune