Saturday, November 26, 2011

Showering at 40,000 Feet on Emirates' A380

Emirates First Class SuitesI recently travelled First Class on Emirates from Mumbai to New York City on their latest aircraft. While I have briefly reviewed the Emirates experience in the past (here and here), the First Class cabin on the A380 - especially the Shower Spa on-board this aircraft - deserves a new post!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pan Asian Delights at Red Zen

Pan Asian cuisine seems to be the latest rage in Pune's dining scene. Red Zen, which opened at the new Courtyard, is probably the third restaurant in town that is helmed by an expat Thai chef. The Courtyard Pune City Center, the latest Marriott hotel to open, is located on Bund Garden Road right next to Jehangir Hospital. The restaurant has been tastefully designed with beautiful red lamps and a large granite counter in the center. An open kitchen in the back show-cases the cooking techniques from the Far East.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Southern Style Cooking at Jackson 20

Jackson 20 in AlexandriaJackson 20 is named after the American president whose face adorns every $20 bill. Elegantly designed in the style of an old American tavern, the place exuded warmth on a cold evening. The gaint bronze pig in the center of the room and the whimsical pig-shaped napkin holders provide a clue to what is really special here: pork based items. In fact, they have a weekly pig-a-palooza event where a beautifully prepared whole roast pig takes center-stage as a band plays and bottles of wine are opened.


Saturday, November 05, 2011

Toni Da Dhaba

Toni Da DhabaToni Da Dhaba has been a unchanged fixture on the old Mumbai-Pune highway for a very long time. Old-timers will claim the quality has gone down while prices has gone up, but isn't this what old-timers say about every thing? So, one Saturday morning, when all we wanted to was get away and drive somewhere, I decided to take the older highway and head towards Lonawala for dhaba food.