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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Why tasting menus are a rip-off

  SHOBA NARAYAN MATTERS OF TASTE ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2003 They offer diners the chance to sample many dishes. They offer chefs the chance to show off. But before you order that tasting menu, you might just want to read on. Daniel Boulud never orders them when he dines out. Neither do Alice Waters, Danny Meyer,…

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