Saturday, November 24, 2012

Goan Rhapsody - II

Loster Shack, Taj Exotica Goa The pleasantly warm weather, the long sandy beach free of crowds, and the well-maintained gardens of the resort made our experience at the Taj Exotica Goa enchanting, but what is a vacation without some equally memorable food? Thankfully, the Taj Exotica resort in Goa is home to some excellent restaurants.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Goan Rhapsody - I

Taj Exotica GoaEver since we moved to Pune a dozen years back, Goa has been our default destination for an impulse vacation.  When we suddenly decided to spend a few days away during the Diwali holidays, I realised with some surprise it has been four years since our last vacation here.
This time we were at the idyllic Taj Exotica, a luxury resort on Benaulim beach in southwest Goa.  The Taj Exotica is located right on one of Goa's cleanest stretches of beach and fifty acres of neatly manicured lawns and swaying palms.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

An Ethiopian Experience

Injera galore! It was another of my frequent trips to the Silicon Valley.  On this evening I was meeting with some old friends over dinner.  It was a Friday evening and most restaurants were packed.  After wandering around the restaurants of Santana Row, we finally decided to get a little farther out and try something different.


Sunday, November 04, 2012

The Bistro in Koregaon Park

Popcorn Crab at The Bistro PuneBistro opened a few months back at Oakwood Premier in Koregan Park.  With the casual ambiance of a roadside Italian cafe, this is another welcome addition Pune's growing dining scene.  I have been a fan of Oakwood's other restaurant, Sen5es, and I was eager to see what they had on offer this time. Bistro provides a choice of outdoor and indoor seating.  We took an outdoor table but then moved inside because the sun was a little too warm for us on that day.