Ellipsis is one of South Bombay’s trendiest restaurants. It’s the place where the ‘who’s who’ of Bombay go to see/eat and be seen. It has featured at the top of my ‘Places to Eat At’ list, but I never quite made the trip until this past April, when in celebration of their third anniversary, they launched a week-long discount. In spite of being quite broke at the time (and let’s not kid ourselves, Ellipsis isn’t cheap eats), I figured I’d just take the plunge and make it over there for a meal.
Of all the new places to eat in Bombay, Cafe Nemo is definitely top of my list. Out of the way from the hustle and bustle of Worli, the newly renovated Thadani House is a happy shade of yellow with some really interesting decor.
Ranked the #1 Food Market in the World by National Geographic, the historic St. Lawrence Market in Old Toronto is a must-see for any food lover. A congregation of the City’s best local producers, this historic landmark is one of two famous Markets (the other being a hipster’s paradise – Kensington Market) and I can safely say, that if I lived in Toronto I would most definitely spend every earned penny on produce from St. Lawrence.
“Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” -Anthony Bourdain
Vegetarians, Fruitarians, Pescatarians, Meat Lovers, Wine Connoisseurs and Confectionery Lovers – there’s something for everyone (especially if you’re a Bacon Lover). To make it easier for the discerning traveller, here are a few recommendations on what to try at St. Lawrence:
Last June, I attended the Pune Farmers’ Market – something I try to do every time there is one, to check out local Producers. Usually, I try to pick up fresh or novelty ingredients, but mostly, I go there for the local Bakers and Pastry Chefs! Sweets and Baked goods are my weakness and I was lucky enough to discover some seriously delicious local talent at this particular Farmers’ Market. There were a lot of confectioners’ stalls (and everyone stepped up their game, this time) but these were my favourite picks:
Walking into Stone Water Grill (SWG) for the first time after almost 2 years, I was hit by a wave of nostalgia. Countless nights of teenage shenanigans, birthdays, after-parties and more flood my mind. Their message for the night was ‘We Are Back’ – and back with a BANG indeed. As I joined an invitee table, we are introduced to Riyaaz Amlani, CEO and Managing Director of Impresario Hand Made Restaurants, the big daddy behind SWG, Salt Water Grill and so many more. With only minor renovations to the interiors, the ambience is rather soothing, with dark sofas and soft orange lighting.
Incognito is a trendy little restaurant at Phoenix Market City, Pune. True to it’s name, it’s so ‘Incognito’, that unless you knew to look for the tiny green awning over it’s entrance, you would probably walk right past it. I really love their cosy interiors, especially the walls lined with bookshelves and random knick knacks!
The Menu spans across a variety of cuisines, from Continental to South East Asian and even a few Indian dishes make their way into the fold. This really isn’t a surprise, considering founder and Chef Ravish Arora is famous for having a wide range of dishes on the menu at his other restaurant, ‘Polka Dots’, as well.