Italian Archive

Restaurant Review: Pizza Acrobatica by Chef Pasqualino Barbasso at Celini, Grand Hyatt Mumbai

  Eating pizza was never so full of energy, fun, surprise and theatre, until we attended the Pizzaiolo at Celini, Grand Hyatt Mumbai, recently. The Pizzaiolo was none other than Chef Pasqualino Barbasso, who has been twice awarded as the World Champion of Pizza Acrobats! Here’s a chef who makes a pizza ...Read More

Multigrain Ravioli with Smoked Turkey Ham and Burnt Butter Sauce

  If you know how to roll out a dough into a thin sheet, then you don’t really need a Ravioli Machine or Pasta Maker to make these beauties. This recipe is our latest family favourite. The best thing about my Multigrain Ravioli with Smoked Turkey Ham and Burnt Butter Sauce is ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Hey Presto! Menu at Botticino, Trident BKC

  Botticino—the Italian restaurant at Trident BKC—has come up with a set menu, which they aptly call as “Hey Presto!” It means, very quick: almost like magic. The Presto menu at Botticino is easy on pocket and comes at just Rs. 990/- (plus taxes). At such a price point, a well-presented and ...Read More

Day in the Life of a Chef at Romano’s, JW Marriott Sahar

  I consider myself among one of the fortunate food bloggers in Mumbai who got a chance to enter and cook in the professional kitchen of Romano’s at JW Marriott, Sahar, and spend almost half a day there. A day well-spent, where Chef Roberto Zorzoli and his team of chefs showed us ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Long and Short, InterContinental, Marine Drive, Mumbai

  Since the time I have been reading about Long and Short in various social media platforms, I loved this name. This casual Gastrobar inside the glamorous InterContinental Hotel at Marine Drive, is the place to be. Long and Short gets its stylish name as it serves its mind-blowing drinks in long ...Read More

Dinner with Brent Owens, MasterChef Australia Season 6 Winner!

  Am I dreaming or is it real? I pinched myself to make sure that those golden lines that I was reading on Twitter a few days back, were actually true. I could not believe my eyes (and luck!) when I read the tweet that I was among the eight FBAI Mumbai ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Botticino at Trident, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

  Botticino, the Italian specialty restaurant at Trident, is truly a marriage of traditional and contemporary cuisine at its finest. At Botticino, you can sample some ethereal Italian dishes. The food is always meant to touch your heart and the chef makes sure that this is consistent. To me, Botticino is an ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Le Mangii at Lower Parel, Mumbai

It is true that with so many authentic Italian restaurants mushrooming up in Mumbai, the competition is really getting tougher day by day. When there are too many good places to go and you have Italian cuisine in your mind, Le Mangii is one of the preferred choices for many Mumbaiites. Le ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Prego, Westin Mumbai Garden City, Mumbai

  Prego in Italian means, “You are welcome!” And one really feels so, the moment one steps into the classy Italian fine-dining restaurant called Prego in Westin Mumbai Garden City Hotel, Goregaon. The Executive Chef of Westin Mumbai, Masterchef Ajay Chopra, and the newly appointed Italian Chef Fabio have made no stone ...Read More

Celebrating Italian Chef Davide Cananzi’s Birthday at JW Marriott Mumbai

  As JW Marriott Mumbai celebrates a weeklong birthday of the talented Italian Chef Davide Cananzi, Sameer Malkani (the Co-Founder of Food Bloggers Association of India) recently hosted an exclusive media table for six food-bloggers from Mumbai, and I am thankful to him for inviting me to this wonderful event. The Italian-cuisine ...Read More