At 30, they are a daunting lot. Food impresarios, mega foodsmiths, gourmet trailblazers…This week JW Marriott Juhu flew down a clutch of the prized executive chefs from its hotel kitty for a conference, crazy cook-off and a culinary extravanaganza – where you could simply laze and graze at leisure, forking in the gourmet gospels that […]


Rich, rare, regal. Royal Salute, the treasured Scotch whisky, from the house of Chivas Regal, brought home yet another enviable leader: The glorious unveiling of its vintage car, on its international sojourn across the world. Of course, the beauty is following a touchpoint matrix of handpicked locations across the globe, and made a quick halt […]

Lucknow Ka

So now the strapping chef Ranveer Brar is in the running to win the Hindustan Times Most Stylish Chef of the Year 2016 award. Not surprising. I met the 6 ft 2 inches Jat, over a mug of green tea, at BBC in Juhu, at 9:30 am sharp, a few days ago. The man had […]

Masala Bar Mambo

Expect the unexpected at Zorawar Kalra’s sassy new offering, Masala Bar, that has just shored up at the culmination of the khau galli at Carter Road in Bandra. Sexily lit nooks with hundreds of beeswax candles (Kinda added to the heat with the heaving hotties at the launch party last night) nestling in light fixtures, […]