Burger King Comes To Mumbai!

Burger King's Veg Whopper

Burger King’s Veg Whopper

Yesterday, I was invited for a preview tasting of Burger King’s menu as it gears up to open its first outlet in Mumbai at Oberoi Mall, Goregaon tomorrow. I was really excited to try the vegetarian menu and boy, did I! Unlike competitive burger brands, Burger King has an extensive vegetarian menu with 7 options. Of course, I had to try them all to tell you which one was my favourite. The interesting thing about these burgers was that each one had a different patty, concentrating on different proteins and flavours.

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Menu Board 1

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My favourite was the Veg Chilli Cheese Melt burger. The other thing I noticed about the burgers was the size. They were extremely filling and the whopper, especially is massive! As Burger King’s Chief Marketing Officer put it, “the brand caters to hunger fill.” Couldn’t have put it better.

Burger King's Veg Chilli Cheese Melt

Burger King’s Veg Chilli Cheese Melt

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Menu Board 3

Their fiery onion rings are different too. They’re not made of the usual fully formed onion rings but rather a paste that tastes even better with their sauce.

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We actually started with the milkshakes and they were sweet in just the right consistency. And for us Indians, they even have a mango milkshake. :) I was most fascinated with the 180 degree sundae. You can actually hold the cup upside down and it won’t melt. Add to that, I was taken back to my childhood with the Cadbury Gems flavour. Interestingly, Gems are not available crushed in the market and Burger King does that especially for the sundae. Don’t you love that?

Burger King Kids Veg Burger Meal

Burger King Kids Veg Burger Meal

If you haven’t figured already, I had a great time at the Burger King preview tasting. The first outlet opens in Mumbai tomorrow. Go get yourself one!

Give Yourself A Pedicure At Home

Vedic Line Pedicure Spa

Vedic Line Pedicure Spa

If you’re someone who loves trying out new beauty products and prefer them chemical free, you should check out Vedic Line, an Ayurvedic beauty brand offering a range of products. I decided to try the Pedicure Spa range. The materials come in a visually pleasing hamper with a set of instructions at the back.

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Restaurant Review: Uzo

Several words come to our mind when we think of describing Uzo. Think chic, swanky, cool and the ‘it’ place to be on a Saturday night. Situated on a main road, off Worli sea face, Uzo is a new restaurant set up in place of Vinoteca by Sula.

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Uzo

Divided into an outdoor and an indoor arrangement, the place is well-worth a visit in this nippy season. The restaurant has a common menu for lunch and dinner which is crisp and easy to navigate through. Continue reading

Alice loves the LAVIE 4D Bag!

Alice loves the Lavie 4D bag

Alice loves the Lavie 4D bag

If there’s one thing I should tell you about myself right away, it’s that I love organising tools. In my work bag, you will find a minimum of 5 different pouches suited for different functions. And since I carry my laptop with me, it’s absolutely necessary that everything is neatly compartmentalised. Which is why I was glad to receive the newly launched LAVIE 4D tote. As technologically advanced as it sounds, it is a bag with 4 versatile functions.

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Summer is a time for brunches!

What’s the best part about summer? It’s the sundresses. And the best place to wear those are at brunches. Brunches that start off in the afternoon and spread across late evening.

So last weekend, @Celery and I ganged up to enjoy a Sunday afternoon lunch at Mumbai’s swish Tasting Room.

Good Earth

Good Earth

Situated inside The Good Earth showroom at Raghuvanshi Mill compound at Lower Parel, this one is Mumbai’s best kept secret. Those who know about it, swear by it and those who don’t – shame on you!

Parched, we started our luncheon with cool glasses of kiwi margarita and an orange blossom mocktail that were good enough to get us hopeful about the meal to come.

The appetizer of stuffed – fried mushroom served with the red chutney was rightly crispy with a soft interior. It was pop-able and each piece was consistently delicious. After eating this dish, we actually made a mental note to replicate it for our next terrace soiree.

The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room

Since @Celery is a bit of a health freak, she tried the herbed quinoa salad. Now, quinoa is completely overdone in this city, which makes it hard for chefs to do something offbeat with it. Thankfully, the chefs at The Tasting Room get this dish right. With bits of grilled veggies and slightly charred broccoli, this salad is what makes dieting worth your while.

Since all trips to this restaurant are incomplete without digging into their watermelon and goat cheese salad, we did the honours pronto.

Hardly a salad, this dish is what summer afternoons should be made up of. Goat cheese is layered with chunks of watermelon. The whole square is drizzled with sweet balsamic and pine nuts and few bits of arugula do the needful. We love this salad for its textural contrast and colour combination.

For mains, everything from the predictable penne with arabiata sauce to the unusual sweet potato gnocchi was outstanding. Each dish has a characteristic and tasted far superior than what’s available elsewhere.

The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room

Now for dessert, while the berry pavlova disappointed us tremendously because of its gelatinous texture, the cheesecake did the exact opposite. It blew our mind away! It was served warm with a berry sorbet and was as good as a spa treatment for the soul.

Address: 1st Floor, Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

For reservations: 022 65285284