Happy Birthday, Indigo!

happy birthday

Just a quick note to praise a very, very good restaurant in Mumbai: Indigo in Colaba, South Bombay. A hit with Mumbaikers as well as foreigners for the last 11 years, Indigo is celebrating their 11th birthday this Sunday.

Happy Birthday, Indigo!

If you would like to join the celebrations, there will be a special 11th birthday brunch on Sunday, April 4, 2010 from 12pm onward.

For further information on Indigo, their menu, location and to make reservations, check out their website at

Valhalla menu

fine dining experience

We are getting ready for April 6th and 7th at Valhalla and here is the menu to whet your appetite ahead of time – I am looking forward to seeing you there!!!

sparkling wine with

1. hot gruyere thyme gougeres


2. romaine lettuce with heart of palm, pomegranate & champagne vinaigrette

Sauvignon Blanc with

3A. grilled shrimp


3B. char-grilled vegetables

with hot and cold dipping sauces


4. pea cappuccino

Pinot Noir with:

5A. stuffed basil pesto chicken filet


5B. stuffed fire roasted bell pepper

on lemon butter rice


6. cannelloni with spicy tomato sauce

Shiraz with

7A. lamb in red wine


7B. mushroom medley stew

on creamed mashed potatoes


8. blue cheese mousse

9A. panna cotta with caramel and chocolate sauce


9B. melon & dragon fruit sorbet

Valhalla 9-course dinner with wine pairing

Valhalla Restaurant and Bar

We are on for round #2:

Please join us for another 9-course dinner with wine pairing – and this time we are also including our carnivore friends and offer next to the vegetarian options one fish and two meat courses.

The events will take place on Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Valhalla Restaurant and Bar in Sounth Bombay. We start at 8.30 pm.

For reservations, please call Abby at +91-96 19 19 52 37


Room Service

Room Service is a very nice addition to the many, many restaurants that are already there in Hells Kitchen along 9th Avenue. Located between 47th and 48th Street on the East side of the Avenue right in the middle of the block, it sports a beautifully designed dining space with bar area.

The food is Thai – now I am not quite sure why Hell’s Kitchen needs another Thai restaurant, the area somehow seems to develop into little Bangkok – but the cuisine is very well executed and quite authentic.

The decor at Room Service is definitely worth mentioning and the gigantic chandelier in the middle of the room is gorgeous, even though it takes up a lot of space.

The wine list is tiny, but the prices are great, and the food menu is quite extensive and allows for great choices for carnivores as well as vegetarians.

Definitely a great addition to the many choices that are there already – worthy of many returns!

Union Square Cafe

Union Square Cafe

Union Square Cafe

USC – an oldie, but goodie!

I know there are very mixed reviews out there and I am sure they are all justified – the experience at this lovely Union Square dining spot does vary!

Yesterday I had a very good one though and it most certainly was due to the great, great service we received. Our waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and very switched on. We had a somewhat intoxicated has-been celebrity on the next table and were very swiftly moved to a table out of earshot when said person tried to resurrect their singing career.

The food was quite nice as well, even though some of the advertised ingredients indeed were missing. E.g. the blood orange, fennel and arugula salad didn’t have any arugula, but was nevertheless absolutely delicious.

The main courses were very good too and because we couldn’t make up our mind, we combined two starter sized main courses into one and ended up with a taste of 3 main courses and a side dish. Everything interestingly enough on the sweet side, but definitely nicely composed.

The wine list is beautiful and again our waitress did not disappoint and made a great suggestion that accompanied the food perfectly.

All in all it was a very positive experience and I very much would go back there any time!