Monsoons in Goa are something that you can only feel and experience, words can never justify the beauty of it or even the not so beautiful part for those who don’t like rains. Both ways, it has to be literally experienced to know what Goa monsoons really are.
There have been many occasions when I feel that along with a passion, and partial profession, blogging is also a blessing. As a blogger, many a times I have attend events, which are beyond the reach of common people, I have witnessed screening of movies and shows before their worldwide releases, I have eaten at places before they have opened doors for public, and at all such times I feel very privileged, lucky and blessed to do so.
Lunch Scenes by the sea are always so exciting for me and Toy Beach Club had been sitting on my list from the time it opened its doors and finally, I was able to make it there for a lunch date with my sonny boy.
For food enthusiasts out there, who like to experiment and enjoy different types of cuisines, World Tapas Day is just around the corner. A quick background on tapas; tapas are small bites of food – snacks or finger food which is accompanied by beer. In Spain, drinks are enjoyed in small glasses called “cañas” and this Cañas y Tapas culture is now becoming a favourite of Indians as well.
When it comes to having a Pizza at a restaurant, I am very particular, because I don’t end up enjoying them at most of the places. I don’t fancy the well known and popular pizza chains either, because for me sometimes the base is too thick, or the toppings are not up to the mark, and the biggest challenge is to find that perfect cheesy pizza. What’s a pizza without that quintessential cheese pull. But thank god for Davide’s Pizzeria, I won’t be able to complain anymore. Its hands down the best pizza place in town.
Often when we think of Sunday Brunch, it means a laid back food scene and when we imagine what a Sunday brunch at a five-star hotel means, we only think of a lavish buffet spread. But what if I tell you that Sunday Brunch at DoubleTree By Hilton, Panaji is not just an expansive multicuisine spread, but it offers much more than that. Organized at their all-day dining restaurant, Comida, this brunch should definitely be on your list. This brunch is more like an experience, a fun time with family and friends, a place to unwind and get rejuvenated and of course all this while you enjoy scrumptious meals and drinks.
Situated in the Golden Plateau Hotel, right on the Porvorim Highway, is the recently opened fine dine restaurant Basil Leaf. Honestly speaking when I attended the launch of the place, I couldn’t make much of it. There were a lot of guests back then and I had reached quite late, also I tried only Thai Chicken Curry and Rice during the launch which was good, but I wasn’t really sure how it would turn out when dining on a normal regular day. So when I headed to The Basil Leaf for a lunch with my family, I had no expectations at all, but at the onset, I have to say that I was taken by a complete surprise.
There is food, then there is food made with a lot of love, there are restaurants, and then there are dreams, this place Cuebebar Smokehouse Goa falls in the latter category because it isn’t just a restaurant but a dream that a young boy of 23 all has seen and pursued, it reflects his passion along with that of his friend. Arjun and his friend Bunty are the two boys behind this amazing place. Arjun who worked with Marriott in Texas before coming back to India is the main chef while his friend Bunty takes up the charge for the bar and shakes up some amazing cocktails.