Wine: 100 Point Dinner

An amateur taster’s notes from the 100-Point dinner in Bengaluru, which featured some top-reviewed wines

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For the Style Pages: Abhishek & Radhika Poddar

Home » Leisure Radhika and Abhishek Poddar: Curators of cool From a Devi bronze to contemporary eco-friendly designers, Bengaluru-based couple Abhishek and Radhika Poddar on the everyday art that dots their lives Last Published: Fri, Feb 02 2018. 12 08 PM IST Shoba Narayan Radhika and Abhishek Poddar at their Bengaluru home. Photo: Abhishek BA/Mint If Bengaluru were…

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Vivanta by Taj, Yeshwantpur Hotel Review

I attended a gorgeous wedding at this hotel. The Jiva spa here is really quite lovely.

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Marriott Whitefield Hotel Review

This sprawling hotel in the midst of the evolving business district of Whitefield – a busy and buzzing district on the outskirts of Bangalore – has 321 rooms, unintrusive service, great restaurants, and an amazing spa.

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Hilton Embassy Golflinks Hotel Review

This hidden pearl in the heart of Bangalore affords quiet, spacious studio-style rooms with kitchenettes for long-stay guests. Facilities include a spa, swimming pool, badminton court and restaurants.

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Fine Fast Food for Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie

FINE FAST FOOD I feature at 00:32 for a snippet and later at 17:18 minutes.  You can watch it here.   Who says fast food can’t be superb? Join us as we visit chefs around the world who are redefining the very concept of fast food. Chef David Chang of Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New…

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Our Native Village for Gourmet magazine

  Our Native Village   11.16.07   This 20-room rustic hideaway bills itself as India’s “only 100 percent eco-friendly back-to-basics lifestyle resort.” In plain English, that means solar power, windmills, composting, bio-gas plant (no, it doesn’t smell), organic gardens, and a “zero-waste” policy that recycles everything including water from washbasins and toilets to irrigate the garden. A…

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Traditional Grains for Gourmet

  SHOBA NARAYAN TAMPERING WITH TRADITION 06.05.08 Recently, I dined at Masala Klub, a new upscale Indian restaurant at the Taj West End hotel in Bangalore. I went with my mother, mostly because my husband refused to go. (“I wouldn’t eat at a restaurant that spells its name ‘klub’ if you paid me,” he said…

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Shangrila Hotel, Bangalore

With 397 rooms, this hotel in central Bangalore — a favourite for glittering Indian weddings — ably represents the Shangri-La global chain with an outstanding spa; Chinese, Italian, Indian and Japanese restaurants; and a rooftop bar that offers sprawling views of the city. 

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