So I know after my February Fab Bag debacle I had proudly announced that this was the last of my subscriptions and I would not sign up for one again. Come March, and I couldn’t help but see what the others got in their bags, and the rest is history. Renewed another 3 month subscription because let’s be honest, its a really good deal. Even if they’re not luxury beauty samples anymore, I just like getting a surprise home every month. It’s like a gift to me! 🙂 Read more about the Fab Bags on www.fabbag.com
The March Fab Bag was supposed to be the #FabWomen Special Bag on account of Woman’s Day in March.
I personally don’t know many people whose preferred choice of alcoholic beverage is gin. Most people are beer, whiskey or vodka drinkers on an average. But at the Beefeater Gin launch at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai all my misconceptions were cleared. That evening gin revealed itself as a versatile and widely loved alcoholic beverage for many.
Inspite of being a Bawi myself, I’m constantly craving for good, traditional Parsi food. It’s not something I eat on a regular basis or that gets cooked at home. So whenever my dear friend and fabulous cook Perzen Patel aka Bawi Bride invites me over, I never refuse because I know a food filled evening awaits. Perzen’s blog and subsequently her catering kitchen started off because she had got married and needed to start cooking traditional Parsi food for her family. Armed with a couple of cookbooks and determination she’s mastered the art of Parsi cooking.
She called a bunch of us foodies to her place to celebrate Navroze is the Irani new year, and marks the spring equinox. Navroze is celebrated by laying a table with different elements of nature which are meant to symbolize good luck in the coming year. The celebrations are incomplete without a hearty meal, which is what I was most looking forward too.
Donuts in India are synonymous with the brand Mad Over Donuts (MOD). Everyone’s been going to them for their donut fix since years now. I made meals double and Dark Knight in my college days. They recently launched their range of cupcakes called ‘Cakelings’. Firstly, I really like the name cakelings. Its a play on the word ‘duckling’. These cakelings are slightly smaller than a regular cupcake size, hence the name.
Now I wonder why MOD had to go launch cupcakes, since they were an exclusive donut brand. I guess the cupcake fever and demand spares no one. We were called for a Cakeling Judging session where we were made to try out all the different cupcakes and give our feedback and rate them.
The name ‘Rajdhani’ has become synonymous with Gujarati and Rajasthani thalis. They’ve been in the thali business since 5 decades, serving authentic and homely food. They’ve come a long way since then, having now established at 37 locations across India and the Middle East. Rasovara by the same group, aims at giving us a gourmet, vegetarian thali experience fit for the royals. The restaurant right from the welcome, the service and the food is fit for the kings!
The restaurant is situated on the topmost floor at Palladium, Lower Parel. We were there for lunch, and I recommend that whenever you go visit make sure it’s in the afternoon. The food is so rich and delicious that your bound to overeat and may require a siesta later. We stepped into the restaurant to be greeted by a ‘Chandan teeka’ on the forehead, which is considered to be auspicious. We were then led to our seats and seated in front of these beautiful handmade Kansa thalis. Kansa is a traditional, Gujarati, mix of metals and is believed to have health benefits.