Located in Upper Coonoor, La Belle Vie housed in the 115 year old colonial hotel, 180° McIver, is a multi-cuisine restaurant that specializes in French cuisine. It was the board announcing its status as a “French Restaurant” that called my attention as our car made its way up towards Kotagiri Road. We went back the … More Gourmand Geets : La Belle Vie
I’ve been fascinated with muffins and cupcakes for as far back as I can remember. Summer vacations, weekends and every free moment I had as a child were filled with Enid Blyton’s books so it’s a small surprise that my head was full of images of cold chicken salad, tomato sandwiches washed down with lemonade … More Would You Like Some Muffins With Your Tea?
Satiated with pastas, kebabs and all the usual suspects of restaurant cuisine, we were craving a change in cuisine this week when we remembered Enté Keralam. Despite our best intentions, we hadn’t been back since last year’s sumptuous Onam Sadhya. The incessant blaring of religious (and other) songs from loudspeakers in celebration of Ganesh Utsav drove … More Gourmand Geets : Enté Keralam
To live in Bangalore and not know Koshy’s is a sacrilege. And when I say “know” I don’t just mean know the address and use it as a landmark, but actually go there, at least once. I’ve been to Koshy’s of course – not once, but several times. In my first year in Bangalore, I went there several times, … More Gourmand Geets : Koshy’s
My tryst with salads truly started last year with the sudden awakening that I also have to watch what I eat ( oh the awful thirties) and with a crazy work schedule like mine, it does help to eat healthy healthier. Pushing aside the cream loaded salad recipes of my youth, I started experimenting with … More Gourmand Geets : Summer Salads
I love stewed strawberries and apples. I love it even more when served with fresh cream or vanilla ice cream. One of the easiest desserts to make when in a hurry, it never fails. But I am bored of it. Staring at what was probably the last batch of strawberries this year, I knew I … More Gourmand Geets : Simply Panna Cotta
I love spinach. In any form. Give it to me raw (baby spinach salad), boiled, simply sautéed, cooked in masalas or mixed in béchamel to be served with pasta. So when I saw the Spinach and Feta Fatayers on Barry Véra’s Feast Bazaar episode on Syrian street food, I couldn’t help but drool. (Here’s the … More Gourmand Geets : Spinach and Feta Fatayer