Café Mangii’s cool new summer menu

Cafe Mangii Summer pic 2While the rains continued to tease us on Sunday, I headed out for dinner with my daughter Maithili in tow. It was supposed to be our last night out before the school beckons.

Café Mangii – the casual dining Italian restaurant it was as I wanted to try out their new summer menu (which I had heard a lot from foodie friends).

One look at the menu and it was evident that it was a refreshing take on summer specials – melons, mint, cherry tomatoes, lemons, mangoes, cucumber, berries and greens. We started with a melon and mango cold soup which was highly recommended by the restaurant manager Sajid. Now I am not a big fan of cold soups but this one was sweet and tangy with pistachio bits for that extra crunch. It’s utterly delectable and something I want to run home to try to make.

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LPQ goes to Powai

5 Vegetable stroganoff with saffron rice
Vegetable stroganoff with saffron rice

Last week I was invited to a chef’s table at the recently launched LPQ at Powai. After the BKC and Colaba outlets this is the third LPQ in Mumbai. And while I write this, LPQ has launched another express format in Lower Parel.

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Dinner Under the Skky


Unless you’re afraid of heights, the view from the top is always the finest. There is a brand new restaurant cum lounge in Mumbai that perfectly captitalises its vertical advantage. The Skky Lounge at Ramada Hotel, Powai is a fabulous open air space to bring in anniversaries and birthdays or to simply soak up the scene along with nice Pan Asian starters.

You step out of the elevator, and it hits you: the cool breeze, lush green views, softly lit tables and swaying frangipani trees. You’ve arrived at the Skky Lounge. Just snag a table amidst water bodies with floating candles and watch the sun dip slowly behind the city’s architectural landmarks.Continue reading “Dinner Under the Skky”