Chefs’ Love Affaire With Art

As a lover of all things artsy I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the best gourmet artists. From enjoying a Michelin star dinner to nosh creations of one of the best Pastry Chefs, it’s been a wonderful ride. I have seen chefs as a culinary species, romancing art whatever their specialty. To…

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival with Mooncakes

There is no place like Asia to celebrate festivals and autumn season is a very popular time for Asian festivals. One of them being the Mid-Autumn festival or as many young people would relate as the Mooncake Festival. China, Vietnam Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau celebrate this festival. Though every culture does have…

Taverns & Pubs in Shakespeare’s England

To Feast or Not To Feast that is the question. Or is it really when it comes to celebrating the world’s greatest playwright? From his early comedies and histories to his Sonnets and popular tragedies, the “Matchless Bard” has enthralled the literary civilisation for over four centuries. Ben Johnson has most precisely described him as,…

Chinese New Year: How Is The World Celebrating?

Chinese settlers have been populating far corners of the world since early 19th century and today have become an integral part of the western community as well as down under. The world's most populous and advance cities have embraced the cultural traditions of the Chinese diaspora over decades of immersion. The biggest festival in the…

Review: Afternoon Tea at Number Sixteen London

Every time I either read, write about or experience an English afternoon tea my mind wanders into the Jane Austen novels. Perhaps it stems from my childhood when I would be utterly besotted by a fairytale-like home with a beautifully crafted tea set and savouries perfectly laid on the table. Even today I am unabashedly an Afternoon Tea fanatic and truly…

Review: Most picturesque pub in Oxford – The Perch Inn

The journey was well worth it! Have you read any of the quotes on destination? Don't they always conclude with the emphasis on the journey instead? My journey toward The Perch Inn - a cottage pub somewhere on the unfamiliar Binsey Lane in Oxford had me recall every quote I had come across, perhaps owing…

Trending Traditions – English Afternoon Tea

Ever since Julian Fellowes enthralled us with his saga of post Edwardian era English aristocracy - Downton Abbey, many of us have been accustomed to merrily living the early 20th century life in our minds. Our fascination has taken fondness for tea gowns and hats, afternoon tea and dressing up almost four times a day…

Best Restaurants for Private Easter Brunch in USA

The days of abstinence will be behind us in a month's time, with the arrival of Easter Sunday. Many go out in the gardens and parks with a picnic to celebrate while some of us hear our call of decadence and luxury like that of duty. Private dining has taken the world by storm and is…

Women leading Michelin star restaurants

Its 2015, we are not going to call chefs who are women as “female-chef” out of sheer respect and admiration towards these professionals. We think its a tiny step towards the ongoing gender equality passive aggressive battle, but we’d rather focus on the cuisine par excellence these five chefs offer at their reputed restaurants. If you…