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A lunch at The Fisherman's Wharf

Last Saturday's lunch was at the newly opened Fisherman's Wharf at Lavelle Road, Bangalore. Here's a photo tour...


Fisherman’s Wharf is a world cuisine bistro which provides guests the opportunity to feel the coastal flavors of Goa...

The interiors are done up with warm cozy colors, depicting the sandy shores and blue waves of Goa...

Paintings depict the cheerful life in Goa...

Started with the Rawa fried Prawns and Batter Fried Squids...

Sea Devil - Bacon wrapped Prawns...

That's my Margarita in the middle...

Stuffed Crab - Traditional Goan style baked crab...

 Zafrani Paneer Tikka - Cottage cheese marinated in Indian spices and saffron, cooked in a tandoor... 

Shrimp Salad...

Sushi...



Chorizo Pao - Traditional Goan Pork Sausage with Goan Salad...

Devil Tuna Salad...

Main course... 
Chicken Cafreal with Potato Layonnaise - Chicken marinated with fine paste of green chilly, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves. 


Prawn Balchao - Prawns cooked in spicy Goan red gravy...

Beans Foogath...

Seafood Platter had Pomfret Rechado, Snapper Fillet Cafreal, Butter Garlic Tiger Prawns...

Kiwi Daiquiri to wash the food down...

Pork Assad - Another Goan roasted specialty...

Noodle salad...

Goan Prawn Curry with Goan Boiled Rice...

Mushroom Tonak -  Button Mushrooms sautéed with coconut, Goan spices and coconut milk...

Dessert...
Bebinca, specialty of Goa served with Vanilla Ice Cream...


The Bar serves an impressive range of drinks...

Loved these hats...

Overall, it was a very enjoyable lunch with some pretty interesting food and pleasant atmosphere. I enjoyed clicking the colorful dishes. Will gladly return soon...


Butterfly and Dragonfly

A Common Leopard butterfly...

And a Dragonfly...

Bangalore Fashion Week

I was invited to review Debarun Mukherjee's Days and Nights collection at the current edition of Bangalore Fashion Week. 
Here's what I saw... 

The show was delayed by an hour so I decided to spend the time exploring the backstage activities...

Debarun gave me a preview of the costumes that were going to be featured in the show. The garments spoke for themselves on the hangers. And here's the showstopper costume that Nayanika Chatterjee is going to wear...

The costumes were being steamed, pressed and dry cleaned. Some last minute alterations were also underway...


I met the night's showstopper, Nayanika Chatterjee in the makeup room where a frenzy of cosmetologists were beautifying the models... 

I was glad to get some candid expressions...

The show started with the showcase of monochrome collection, Debarun Days. That's Nayanika on the right wearing the showstopper costume...  

Delving into a stark yet uber chic contrast of black and white, Debarun Days highlights the daily play of lights and shadows.
Fusion silhouettes with an assortment of palazzo pants, maxi dresses, tunics, tops, sheet dresses, and cocktail sarees form the core of the collection....

Complementary shapes and motifs interplay with each other to create an interesting plethora of patterns...

Under the glaring sun and its scorching rays, Debarun Days gives everyone the possibility to adorn the soothing monochromatic palette of whites and blacks while being as glamorous as ever...

The darker the nights, the brighter are the lights. The brighter the lights, the more blinding is the sight. So to some extent the darker the night is the brighter the light seems. It is this oxymoronic complementarity which inspires the Debarun Nights collection.

The darkness of blacks and grays highlight the brightness of the plethora of colors which unite to make this collection a happy amalgamation of opposites...

The complementary aspect of the collection extends into the silhouettes as well, combining sarees, palazzo pants, dresses, tunics, and a variety of other Indian and western styles to create a notion which is truly fusion in nature...

The play of colors is ideal for a night out in the city or an evening with friends during the festive season...

Here's Debarun, who has become a brand retailing out of leading stores in India and Abroad...

And the whole team...

Reach Debarun at:
Twitter: @debarunindia



Motichur Laddoo

Motichur Laddoos are one of the most popular Indian desserts served at just about any special occasion.


The uniqueness of this dessert is in the tiny delicate motichur 
(crumbled pearls) made from Bengal gram flour and semolina.


You can try making Motichur Laddoos at home. 
Here's the recipe by Tarla Dalal

Manju's new laptop

Manju's new laptop is apple of her eye...



All those clichés, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood - all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience. 
-Penelope Cruz


Ramadan iftar fare

Although I don't observe Ramadan, still I love to sample the Iftar offerings...

Clock-wise from top:  Deep fried Chicken Kheema Paratha, Batter fried Prawns, Chicken pepper chop grilled on charcoal, Lamb Kabab  and Haleem, a porridge made with wheat, pulses, meat.

Eggplant bloom

Eggplant bloom from my terrace garden...


Nutritionally, eggplant is low in fat, protein, and carbohydrates. It also contains relatively low amounts of most important vitamins and minerals. A 1998 study at the Institute of Biology of São Paulo State University, Brazil, found eggplant juice to significantly reduce weight, plasma cholesterol levels, and aortic cholesterol content in hypercholesterolemic rabbits.


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