Shakahari Marriott Pune

Shakahari Marriott Thali
Royal Indian Experience at Shakahari Marriott Pune

I was so excited to visit Shakahari Marriott Pune – a restaurant in JW, that serves specialty Indian Cuisine. They cater to food from different states of India, and have dedicated specials for each of these as well.

Shakahari Marriott Mithai

When I visited Shakahari, they had a North Indian and Rajasthani menu. I quite enjoy both the cuisines so I had a great time. You should check out this video, that shows you everything from my visit here.

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If you saw the video, you know the ‘Royal Indian Experience’ at Shakahari isn’t an understatement.

JW Marriott Pune is a very well done property. It’s boasts of a different vibe to each of it’s restaurant. And the fact that the property does have a lot of space is an added advantage. I took the steps to head up to the restaurant and I could see their staff, dressed up in Indian attire, ready to welcome us.

Shakahari Marriott Royal

The minute you walk into Shakahari, that same sense of space kind of comes back to you. Sometimes you walk in to a restaurant and all you see around is hustle and bustle. Dishes all around, meals being served, large families – this is a typical scene that I have encountered many-a-time. However, the way this place is designed, conceals that very well. Larger dining area, a wider kitchen, which is still partially visible to guests give this place a more elegant feel.

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In the thali I had, there was a mix of Rajasthani and North Indian dishes. Starters included Dahi Wada, Rajma Salad, Palak Patta Chaat, Besan Chilla to name a few. I absolutely loved the Dahi Wada. Main course included Puris, Gatta Kadhi, Dal Baati Churma and many more items.

Shakahari Marriott Laddoo

And the dessert was a whole mishthan bhandar – a sweet shop! There was so much variety in the kind of barfis available to motichur laddoo, to Kulfi and lots more.

Shakahari Marriott Kulfi

And we finished the meal with some Paan.

Shakahari Marriott Paan

I would definitely recommend you to try out Shakahari and experience this Royal Indian Meal.

Shakahari Marriott Dessert

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Persian Food Festival at Namak Sahara Star

Namak Sahara Star
A first for me – trying out Persian Food at Namak Sahara Star!

So I was invited to try out some Persian Fare at Namak Sahara Star and my first response was like am I even going to find anything vegetarian there. I did manage to gather some courage to try this out; I am normally not that enthusiastic about trying out an entirely new cuisine, without some mandatory recommendations. So let’s quickly take a peek into what I had on my visit to the Persian Food Festival at Namak Sahara Star.

Welcome drink

Namak Sahara Star
This was sweet Saffron water and it was served cold but not chilled.

Tomato, Carrot and Barley Soup

Namak Sahara Star
This had a very different flavor as compared to a regular tomato soup that I enjoy. It felt really wholesome because of the barley and carrot and tomato together do have a prominent flavor. Absolutely loved the potato wedge dunked inside the soup.

Falafel Abadan

Namak Sahara Star
A mega crunchy falafel and this was made from Chickpea, potato, capsicum and cumin.

Zaffrani Paneer Kebab

Namak Sahara Star
One of the softest paneer chunks I have had. This was amazing. It had a rich flavor from saffron, pista and olive oil.

Mavoha Tanur

Namak Sahara Star
These were basically grilled apple, pineapple and pear with like a hint of spices and sumac powder. I loved the grilled pineapple in this.

All the kebabs and appetizers were served with these delicious dips that I just couldn’t put down.

Namak Sahara Star

Dal Ada

Namak Sahara Star
The Persian Black Dal – it was not sweet and creamy but instead had a mild hot after taste. This is made along with potato, olive oil and garlic.
Paneer Fasenjan

Namak Sahara Star
A gravy with really soft cottage cheese cubes. The gravy was made from pomegranate, powdered walnuts and mild spices.

Kashuk-E-Badmejan

Namak Sahara Star
This was eggplant in a gravy made from milk powder, onion, walnut and saffron. So it had a pretty distinct taste.

I enjoyed my mains with some Naan-E-Kirmari and Naan-E-Barbari. Naan-E-Kirmari I loved in particular as it had an amazing flavor of some herbs and some sesame seeds.

Namak Sahara Star

Halwa-E-Sheer 

Namak Sahara Star

This was my dessert. It felt like a rich Sindhi homemade sweetdish. It was served piping hot and was made from milk and dry fruit, including pistachios.

I was pretty surprised by the amount of vegetarian dishes that this Persian Food Festival had. And to be quite honest, I didn’t regret coming for this at all. In fact, I did end up liking a lot of things – like the soup, the dal, the falafel and the dessert. What I loved is that the food really has a prominent flavor from the main ingredients and doesn’t really have too much of masalas which make it really good for me.

I hope you enjoyed reading this. Do check out the Persian Food Festival in case you are interested.

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It Happened In New York – Bandra

It Happened In New York
It Happened In New York Bandra, is a beautiful restaurant situated at Chapel Road. It opened in December 2016 and I was invited to sample the food there.

Here’s a video from my visit to It Happened In New York. I hope you enjoy it!

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It Happened In New York is a one of a kind experience in Mumbai. You rarely come across a place to eat which is as huge as this one.

It Happened In New York

The interiors of It Happened In New York are very interesting. So the entry level houses a huge community table. I absolutely love the concept as it can be used by larger groups as a whole or even individuals looking to catch a meal alone. The next level is a beautiful seating area in which you will find super stylish chairs and sofa tables along with huge windows that offer a city view.

It Happened In New York

It Happened In New York offers signature American Food. I tried quite a few items here, including their version of the Peanut-Butter-Jelly sandwich, Bagels, Spaghetti, Nachos and of course American Style Cheese Cake! And of course all of it was extremely savoury. And expect their bar man to stir up a great drink too. I tried something called the Santana Sour and absolutely enjoyed it.

It Happened In New York

It Happened In New York

It Happened In New York

It Happened In New York

It Happened In New York

The staff here is extremely helpful and will definitely go an extra mile in ensuring that you have a stellar dining experience at It Happened In New York.

It Happened In New York

I definitely recommend trying out It Happened In New York. It is a kind of fine dining experience, given the ambience. Definitely keep this place in mind for those special occasions.

It Happened In New York

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Romano’s JW Mariott Mumbai

Romano's JW Mariott
Special occasions call for an even more special celebration. So I decided to head to Romano’s JW Mariott to celebrate a really special day.

Romano's JW Mariott

We came to deciding Romano’s JW Mariott because we wanted to eat some good Italian food. And going by the looks of this place and whatever reviews I read, this seemed to be worth a try.

Romano's JW Mariott

The entrance does give you a major Italian feel and because I visited them during the holiday season, the place was beautifully decorated. We had a reservation and the staff assisted us to our table.

Romano's JW Mariott

The place is beautiful – open kitchen which is common to a lot of true Italian places. And the seating and ambience does spell a nice cozy dinner.

Romano's JW Mariott

My first order was Minestrone Di Verdure. This had a ton of pesto in it, something which I’m gradually beginning to like. Minestrone soup does not always have pesto, but I quite enjoyed it in this.

Romano's JW Mariott

With soup you get a portion of their fresh bread which was definitely something. It was a nice whole grain loaf which I quite enjoyed with some olive oil.

Romano's JW Mariott

Next I wanted to try their Margherita Pizza – which for me is the truest test of good Italian Pizza. And it was definitely something! The pizza base was perfect – i mean slightly crunchy on the sides and a little softer towards the center. And the cheese was top notch. And so was the pomodoro sauce – just perfectly tangy. And topped with basil leaves which lend a subtle, yet noticeable flavor.

Romano's JW Mariott

Then I moved straight to dessert and I was recommended the Vulcano Di Cioccolato which was a soft centered chocolate cake with some vanilla ice cream on the side. It was served warm, and if you have been following me you know that warm chocolate is my weakness. This was definitely one of the best one’s I’ve had.

Romano's JW Mariott

Romano's JW Mariott

I definitely enjoyed this place. I think the food was extremely delicious and my overall experience was also really good. Their staff is really kind and definitely ensures that you have a great time.

Romano's JW Mariott

Romano's JW Mariott

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Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant
If you are looking for an elaborate spread, a beautiful view and eating to your heart’s content, then the Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant is something that you will absolutely cherish.

I had the opportunity of trying the brunch out at The Lalit and I was so glad I was able to be a part of it. The spread is really really really lavish and has so much variety. You will find everything here. Actually, you know what, let me show it to you! Watch the video below to understand just how elaborate this Sunday Brunch is!

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So now you know what we’re talking about!

Let’s break this brunch down. Firstly cuisines – North Indian, Italian, Asian, Gujarati, Arabic and more! You have everything right from chaat to namkeens like dhokla and kachori. From Pizza to Shawarma. From Biryani to an Asian Stir Fry. And so much more! And don’t even get me started on the dessert – Indian sweets include Rasgulla, Rabdi and there’s so much of cake, varieties of ice cream and so many different kinds of souffle. And kids can have their own brunch menu too! Superhero characters imbibed into cupcakes, delicious macaroni and cheese and a station full of gummy bears. Could you seriously ask for more!

So I hope you enjoyed this little tour of the Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 restaurant. Here are a few more pictures from the beautiful afternoon I had there.

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7  Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant

 

The Sunday Brunch at The Lalit 24/7 Restaurant is priced at:

Rs. 1850 +TAX (Without Alcohol)
Rs. 2499 +TAX (Includes Unlimited Alcohol)
Rs. 2999 +TAX (Includes 2 Glasses of Champagne and Unlimited Alcohol)
Do try it out if you ever have a chance. And you will truly enjoy the experience.
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