Meraki. Koregaon Park. 

Meraki is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be. Meraki is often used to describe cooking or preparing a meal, but it can also mean arranging a room, choosing decorations, or…

Valhav Re Nakhwa at Hyatt Place – Koli the Fisher Folks.

The Koli / Kori are a caste of traditional weavers of North India who are Hindu. The Koli, numbering around two and a half million, are distributed throughout the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and the union territory of Chandigarh. And when we talk about Maharashtra, Koli’s are one of Mumbai’s oldest…

The Asian Box. Baner.

The Asian Box needs no introduction, does it?? After being in the market for good 4 years, they have now opened a new branch in Baner which is barely 3 months old and is already creating a buzz in the market. Priya and Dheeraj moved to Pune from Singapore a decade ago and started their…

Orion Molecular Kitchen & Bar. Baner.

Classic cooking and Molecular Gastronomy should remain separate. You can mix two styles and get fusion; any more and you get confusion – Alain Ducasse. Orion Molecular Kitchen and Bar is a cosmic themed restaurant located in Baner. The place is done really well, I literally felt like a STAR!! The ceiling is the most interesting…

Tea Cakes at Ana’s Baking Studio. Aundh. 

Baking is an art and I met one such artist at a workshop that I attended recently. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s none other than Anagha Kunthe. Anagha is a queen in the Pune baking scene.   I had a short Q&A session with her, wherein I asked her about everything one wants to know when…

The Imperia Spa, Koregaon Park.

The idea of going to a spa makes you nervous. After all everyone has a first time, isn’t it?? Some people are anxious about the finer points of a spa etiquette. And the main reason some people avoid going to the spa is the fear of taking your clothes off for a massage. Well, I…

Martini Fest at Tales & Spirits, S.B. Road.

The exact origin of the martini is unclear. In 1863, an Italian vermouth maker started marketing their product under the brand name of Martini, after its director Alessandro Martini, and the brand name may be the source of the cocktail’s name. (Wikipedia)   Another popular theory suggests it evolved from a cocktail called the Martinez…

Murphies – Coz Booze and Potatoes Go Hand In Hand. 

Murphies is India’s first fast casual restaurant chain, with it’s first flagship store located in Koregaon Park, Pune. Their primary focus is serving the best, freshly baked jacket potatoes. These are crisp on the outside & smooth on the inside, with a variety of fillings to choose from & assorted with sizzling toppings. Their “MURPHS”…

Poona Republic ; Eatery – Barroom – Gallery. Baner.

The first thing that came to my mind after looking at the place was “The place is quirky”. The place is huge and is divided into three areas – Eatery, Barroom and Gallery and can accommodate around 200 guests.   They serve some amazing cocktails and mocktails and lip smacking Indian, Asian and Continental food….

Geo Bistro – The Globe On Your Plate. Viman Nagar.

Geo Bistro is the new baby in town which has created quite a lot of buzz with it’s amazing offerings. The fancy dishes with quirky names have definitely grabbed a lot of attention of the crowd. The menu has been designed by none other than Chef K M Saif. He is very well known as a…