29 September 2017

My August and September Food Favourites

The past few months have been flying by, and before we know it 2018 would have dawned upon us. Inspite of a crazy work schedule and an even crazier wedding planning schedule (Ohh yes, I'm getting married!) lots of food was consumed. Bridal diets be damned! This included attending new restaurant launches, ordering in from delivery joints on the days we were flooded in, and a mild attempt at making healthier choices while eating out. Read on to know which restaurants and dishes made the cut - 

1. Your favourite Andheri diner now in Bandra - Jamjar Diner, Bandra
The new Jam Jar outlet on Hill Road surpasses its predecessor in the prettiness quotient with it's detailed ambiance. I spent the first ten minutes walking around aimlessly in the restaurant appreciating the decor and admiring the little knick knacks that are placed around. Plenty of colour, a sun roof that streams in tons of light makes this the perfect brunch place. And let's not forget the trademark Jam Jar Jukebox! 
Their menu is not only exhaustive with plenty of diner food options, but also such a visual treat to go through. Colourful and filled with illustrations, you feel you're going through a comic book.
Among their breakfast menu we tried their Eggs Benedict that came seated on a base of BBQ pulled pork atop a brioche. Their Brioche French Toasts are really exceptional as well. For the mains I'd recommend you try their Slow Braised Pork Pappardelle  especially if you're a porkaholic. Everything we tried was top notch, including the ambiance and music. Can't wait to return! 
Jam Jar Diner, 133, 1st Floor, Gazebo House, Sayed Wadi, Hill Road, Bandra West.

14 September 2017

Brunch Diaries - NRI X Lima

I had reviewed Michelin starred chef Atul Kocchar's restaurants, NRI and Lima back in early 2016 when both were freshers on the Mumbai restaurant scene. Since then they've tried to constantly reinvent themselves by introducing high tea menus, updating and innovating the existing menu and now with an exhaustive Sunday brunch that features the best from both the restaurants, which are as different as chalk and cheese. While the former serves up global Indian fare, the other emphasizes on cocktails and small plates from the South American region. Win win, I'd say!


Anyone who knows me remotely well, knows that I adore Sunday brunches. (I'd marry Sunday brunch if I could.) This extreme affection is the inspiration behind the Brunch Diaries series on the blog. Having become a Sunday Brunch maestro by now, I can assuredly say the NRI X Lima Sunday brunch has all the ingredients a good brunch should have, albeit being a bit unconventional.