|Brought in the new year with our favourite|
Le 15 Patisserie chocolate macarons
|The yearning for diary like posts|
Do New Year Eve staycations make sense?
|The view from our rather and spacious hotel room|
What we realised is that a new years eve
staycation is perhaps not the best way to get your money’s worth in a hotel. Specially
from a food point of view. Coincidentally, a couple of our friends who had checked into a 5 star hotel at South Bombay on New Year's felt the same too.
|Having our favourite macarons at the stroke of midnight|
in our room at the Lands End
|Reliving my bachelor breakfast buffet days|
|Very good dosas at the Vista|
|Poetic chicken hakka noodles from Mamagoto, Bandra|
|Having my late father in law's favourite ham sandwich|
At a table where we have shared many new year meals together
In the evening we called in for an egg sandwich to take for a J who was in the hospital and was craving for sandwiches. Earlier, my friends in a nearby hotel had most kindly sent him some. These we called from Snack Shack using Swiggy again.
|Everyone in this picture featured in my book, |
The Travelling Belly
|With the world's biggest chilli crab fan|
|Getting into the meat of things|
|Chilli crab with steamed bread at Ling's Pavilion|
|Kulcha chhole from Manoj and Annu with ladoo|
I used a laundry bag for instagram as I couldn't find a table mat!
I had some of the fried rice from the previous night's dinner at Ling's for lunch at home along with the some of the meat from the pan fried noodles. The memories of the dinner tasted as delicious the next day as it looked pretty.
|Thanks to the poor lighting there food shot at Lin'g rarely look pretty|
However the leftovers do the next day when I get them home
And alu posto for dinner
I made some alu posto for our dinner. Our cook, Banu, had parboiled the potatoes and ground the potatoes too. This made cooking it supremely easy and K took a bite of the dish and said, "It's superb."
|Alu posto fresh from the pan|
Yes, 2017 couldn’t have got off to a more delicious start.