The staff at Vasai’s animal birth control centre went on a 10 day Diwali leave which ended up killing five dogs of starvation. With no proper amenities to eat or drink, the animals were left in a pitiable condition which ultimately led to their deaths. It was only after an animal lover went to the centre and filmed the whole situation that authorities took notice. Watch this video to know what happened.
The festival of lights is incomplete without Kandils or paper lanterns. We take you to Mumbai’s biggest lantern market fondly called the Kandil Galli. Every year during Diwali, this street in Mahim gets decked up by colourful lanterns. This stretch of pavement is transformed into a magical stretch resplendent with sparkling lights. For the Kandil makers here, Kandil making is not merely a business but a tradition passed on from generation to generation. Watch the video to know what makes this lantern market so special.
From the team behind Tea Villa Cafe, comes ‘Wine Villa,’ Asia’s first ever wine-on-tap restaurant. This restaurant offers over 100 kinds of wine through unique wine ATM’s. Wines from Tuscany (Italy), Mapio Valley (Chile), Mendoza (Argentina), Rhone Valley (France) amongst many others including domestic Wines can be found here. The restaurant offers delicious food to pair with your wine. The signature menu has been designed by Master-chef Australia 2017 winner, Diana Chan. Watch this video to know more.
Healthy food options have become integral to Mumbai's fitness-loving population. Toast Bistro and Bar has come up with a concept where patrons have to just pay per calorie they consume. Their unique concept comes in three combinations which include an entire meal and alcoholic drinks or mocktails for Rs. 649, Rs. 999 and Rs. 1499. The offering is tailor-made for this generation's weight watchers and includes dishes such as grilled salmon, pesto pan chicken and pasta variations that cost as much as their total calorie count. Watch this video to know all about it.
The Nine days of Navratri bring with it great pomp, fervor, colour and a whole lot of lip-smacking food! We bring you five restaurants in Mumbai where you can indulge in a feast over fasting food! There are several vegetarian restaurants in the city where you can find the special ‘vrat thali’ or ‘upvas thali’. These thali options in Mumbai will certainly cater to your hunger pangs while you are fasting this season. Watch this video to know more.
Sante Spa Cuisine in BKC is a paradise for healthy soul food. They have an extensive vegetarian menu that includes varieties like vegan food, alkaline food, a moringa menu and much more. Feast on healthy versions of your favourite junk foods like pizzas, pastas, milkshakes, desserts and whole lot of fresh juices. Sante Spa Cuisine sources indigenous ingredients from all over the country and have unique crockery and cutlery too. The restaurant even makes straws from the banana leaf. The desserts here are made from unrefined Khansari sugar which can be indulged into, guilt-free! Watch this video to know more
Lower Parel's Mexican restaurant Xico has introduced grasshoppers in its menu and it is definitely the only restaurant with this unique food in Mumbai. Chef Jason Hudanish talks about these grasshoppers which are most commonly eaten in Mexico as an appetizer. Chef Jason says that grasshoppers are the most popular snack in Mexico. They are abundantly available at both upscale restaurants as well as street joints, and eaten as appetizers. The grasshoppers at Xico have been imported from Miami. Grasshoppers are also an excellent source of protein, minerals and amino acid. Watch this video to know more about this unique food
Mumbai celebrates every festival with pomp and the holy month of Ramadan is no different. Irrespective of whether you are observing a fast or not, if food is your religion, exploring the flavorful streets of Mohammad Ali Road for lip-smacking dishes is something you must do, as Ramadan is not only about fasting but also about feasting. The area around Minara Masjid is thronged by people and many of the stalls here offer only iftar food and disappear after Ramadan. Watch this video to know why Mumbai is a melting pot of cultures and why visiting Mohammad Ali Road is a must!
Cook with Sunday Mid-Day gives you the recipe to an interesting cocktail called 'Gin Seng Spritz'. Bensan Varghese, beverage manager at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, recently launched the 'Gin-Seng festival' at Dashanzi, the Asian gastropub. Inspired by Gin Seng – a Chinese herb and plant with medicinal properties, Bensan created his own version of a healthy cocktail using Indian herbal plants. 'Gin Seng Spritz' has Ashwagandha as its signature ingredient. This medicinal herb was once considered as an elixir for eternal life by the Indian kings and queens! Watch this video to know how mixologist Bensan plays with this concept and creates the contemporary cocktail which is healthy and high on flavours!
Mumbaikars recently experienced some Mexican magic when they took a Mexican cooking master-class with celebrity mexican Chef Jason. The class was held at Chef Rakhee Vaswani's culinary studio. Cooking enthusiasts tried their hands at a fun and upbeat menu bursting with complex flavors. The menu for the Mexican cooking lovers included torreados, guacamole, salsa verda cruda, sour cream, salsa fresca. The students were not only given a tour of Mexican flavours and cooking techniques but also tricks and tips on making lip-smacking Mexican cuisine from locally sourced ingredients for eg. replacing local Mexican chilies with Indian chilies. Watch the video to know more
Pi Bar and Kitchen in Andheri, Mumbai has come up with some unique Mango infused dishes. The Hawaiian twist is a Mango pizza which includes a tomato sauce base with bacon, mango and cheese as its topping. This is the first time something so unique has been introduced in Mumbai. One of their other signature dishes is the Mango Mustard Prawns. Made with homemade mustard and a fresh mango sauce this is another distinct combination. The Mango cheesecake is also another season special that must be tried here. Indulge in these unique mango delicacies at Pi Bar and Kitchen!
Mumbai's top restaurateurs an entrepreneurs attend the first edition of The Mid-day Guide Restaurant Awards 2018. Here's a look at all the winners of the awards.
Check out what Bollywood’s top celebs and Mid-day Guide Restaurant Award winners had to say about the grand event. Celebs like Shilpa Shetty, Arjun Rampal, Malaika Arora Khan, Tabu, Rahul Khanna, Shaan, Shekhar Ravjiani, Mandira Bedi and several others were seen at the event
Munaf Kapadia started The Bohri Kitchen in 2014 to help his mother, Nafisa. He quit his job at Google to execute this unique idea from his home kitchen. Supported by his dad, Turab and a small support group, his enterprise has spread across the city, and even to other cities for catering orders, including Delhi. Riyaaz Amlani of Impresario went on to include their kheema samosas in the menu of his eatery, Social. Other plans include expansion of his deli kitchen and a standalone restaurant as well
An Easter meal is a grand feast comprising scrumptious food spreads, special cocktails and lip-smacking desserts. From Easter bunny cakes and cupcakes to fruitcakes and chocolate tortes, an Easter meal is not complete without the dessert.
Here’s a look at few Easter dessert recipes compiled by Mumbai chef Rakhee Vaswani.
The mid-day Guide Restaurant Awards 2018 and Kunal Vijaykar and Cyrus Broacha are hosts for the evening
Which street food of Mumbai does Barun Sobti love to indulge in? Watch this video to #CelebrateMumbai with Barun Sobti as he talks about his favourite Mumbai street food, Mumbai lingo and many other interesting things about the city of dreams
The Sushi Burrito trend has finally caught up with Mumbai! Yugo Sushi in Bandra West makes hand-held sushi burritos. Watch this video to know more
From macarons, to cupcakes and from tarts to pastries, Le15 Patisserie offers a variety of tempting and delicious sweet dishes to Mumbaikars. To cater to the festive season, the bakery has come up with a special menu that includes chocolate cranberry cupcakes, lemon blueberry cupcakes, strawberry cheesecake cupcakes, nutella seasalt macarons, to name a few. Le15 Patisserie is also offering customised gift hampers for the festive season. Watch this video to know what Le15 Patisserie is baking for Christmas and New Year
Ever wondered where the Piyush drink originated from? Watch this video to know all about it