An Evening with Japanese Food @Embassy of Japan, Delhi

The healthiest nation in the world, the average age in Japan is 84 years. And this health is credited to Washoku or Japanese cuisine. In 2013, the cuisine became part of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Japanese cuisine is in sync wih fresh food, seasons and freshness. It respects the … More An Evening with Japanese Food @Embassy of Japan, Delhi

“We are all brand ambassadors of the country”: KJ Alphons, Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, India

He changed the literacy landscape of Kerala, has been called ‘The Demoliton Man’, was placed among the top 100 young global leaders by Time magazine in  1994 and is now working towards making India ‘a vibrant hotspot’ for all tourists. Excerpts from a candid chat: Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati With little time on his … More “We are all brand ambassadors of the country”: KJ Alphons, Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, India

Life is a beach where you can know your tea: Hinglish Café Beach Bar, Delhi

When high tea became a lesson by Akashdeep Singh Dhiman on pairing snacks with this popular drink. Words and photographs: Ambica Gulati Tea is almost a ritual in India but now it’s evolved beyond the homemade kadak chai in which spices were added to make it even more kadak. Flavoured and green tea has been … More Life is a beach where you can know your tea: Hinglish Café Beach Bar, Delhi

Twist to the tail, its new Indian and Portugese cocktails at Barcelos, India

A heady mix of hard liquor, wines and juices, the new Portuguese and Indian Cocktail Bar is bound to attract many to this South African restaurant chain in Delhi. Words and pictures: Ambica Gulati Well, the twist in the tail began with a hurried round of two cocktails for me. Somehow whenever I go to … More Twist to the tail, its new Indian and Portugese cocktails at Barcelos, India

Summer menu and The Mansion at Hyatt Regency Delhi

Sometimes greens and themes come together to create some memorable experiences. Words and photographs: Ambica Gulati When you don’t feel like cooking in this heat, the summer brunch at Hyatt Regency Delhi can come to your rescue. The hotel is well located in Delhi’s commercial hub of Bhikaji Cama Place and suits the corporate traveller. … More Summer menu and The Mansion at Hyatt Regency Delhi

Sorrento: Where it rains Italian, Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel New Delhi

When you want light, appetizing food coupled with happy conversations, this is where you should head. Romeo and Juliet, Rome and Venice, such is the romantic world of Italy. And then there’s Sorrento, a town overlooking the Bay of Naples in Southern Italy. Its natural beauty, weather and luxury hotels have attracted celebrities including operatic tenors … More Sorrento: Where it rains Italian, Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel New Delhi