Reviews: Koolar and Co., Matunga

The history of and influences behind modern-day Irani cafe culture has been a subject of interest for me since I had my first cup of Irani chai at 17. It’s therefore likely that this post will be more of a history lesson than a review, and it is with this caveat that I proceed. Bombay’s…

Reviews: Copper Chimney, Worli

Mumbai’s dining scene is presently a veritable kaleidoscope of restaurants, with numerous new entrants employing any available mode of showmanship to grab the common consumer’s attention- be it eclectic cuisines, instaworthy desserts, quirky attempts at fusion and yes, the infamous molecular gastronomy sensation that’s gripped the nation. But amidst all the babel, I find myself…

Reviews: Luca, Lower Parel

I’ll be honest; my knowledge of Latin American/Hispanic culture has thus far been limited to articles on Frida Kahlo, BuzzFeed “Pero Like” videos, random cooking shows here and there and the occasional tendency to stalk Chef Gaston Acurio. And while all of that is a painfully restricted representation of their respective countries, I find that…

Reviews: Via Napoli, Prabhadevi

I’ve only ever had authentic (well, close to authentic) Neopolitan pizza once. I was around 14, and my aunt had taken us to this obscure, near empty Italian place in Dubai that focused on serving Neopolitan classics and I have vivid memories of only two dishes that I sampled during the course of that meal-…