Scribbled by: Megha | Date: July 17, 2014
Mumbaikars now have a new address to go satiate cravings for eclectic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. On July 12, 2014, Aditya Parikh, one of the folks behind chains like Paninaro and Pronto, launched his new restaurant - Aqaba at the Peninsula Business Park Lower Parel.
Named after the Jordanian city, Aqaba is a 3000 square feet beautifully done restaurant. It also has a separate 1000 square feet serene alfresco section graced in whites and beige with minimal accessorising.
Aqaba’s menu brings together a cornucopia of dishes from Greece, Turkey and Lebanon with provincial specialties from Southern Italy, Spain and Northern Africa. But surprisingly no Jordanian delicacies!
We received these mouthwatering pictures of some of the dishes from Aqaba’s menu from the PR people. Enjoy!
Aqaba, Level P5, Club House, Peninsula Business Park, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400018
Scribbled by: Megha | Date: July 15, 2014
I am always up for a cup of steaming hot tea. Sipping chai with people who are as passionate about teas as you are, on a Friday evening becomes bliss when Tea sommelier Anamika Singh herself plays hosts. Double jackpot!
I recently attended a Tea Tasting Session by the lovely Anamika Singh at Chef Ritu Dalmia’s beautiful restaurant Latitude 28 at Khan Market. I reached the venue very late and could taste only one tea - Fairy Tale. This one cup of Fairy Tale, full of Berries and flowers mixed with Black Tea, was enough to set the mood right for the weekend. This accompanied with yummy mini tartlets and oodles of information about teas shared by fellow bloggers made for an awesome evening spent.
Those who love teas but know very little about the different varieties of teas (like me), but are eager to learn must know that Anamika Singh is the one of the prominent names in the tea business. A tea drinker by birth and Tea-Taster by profession, Anamika is the founder of Anandini Himalaya Teas. She loves to source rare teas and concocting myriad natural flowers and herbs with myriad teas, which can be bought under the label Anandini Himalaya Tea Boutique from Anamika’s cute little store at Shahpur Jat.
So now you know from where to do a crash course in Tea-Tasting, right?
Picture credits: Monica Dawar