Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Mount Rainier national park,Washington

Mount Rainier National Park is located in west central Washington. The park is approximately a one to two hour drive from Seattle.The Nisqually Entrance, located on the southwest side of the park on Stateroad 706, is open year round. Other park roads are open only during the summer months.
Mount Rainier is circled by the Wonderland Trail and is covered by several glaciers and snowfields totalling some 35 square miles. July and August are generally sunny and mild, with the chance of showers. The rest of the year is usually quite rainy, with heavy snowfall from November through April.

At Mount Rainier, winter snowfall is typically heaviest between the elevations of 5,000 and 8,000 feet. Paradise, at 5,420 feet, receives an average of 641 inches of snowfall (nearly 54 feet) every year, making it one of the consistently snowiest places on Earth of those where snowfall is measured.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Lunch date

It was a lunch date with none other than Rashmi Uday Singh the foodies know her well,for the non foodies you can Google and read about her.
We were all invited to Brickhouse cafe in andheri.It happened to be all girl's lunch date,and was a lot of fun.We tasted almost everything from the menu.As far as the place and menu goes,I cant talk much about it now,the review would be soon out in Bombay Times.

Bombay has got a whole bunch of bakeries and patisseries now,after a sumptuous meal we decided to raid this Cupcakery opened in June this year.
Their cupcakes are amazing but what is truly outstanding is the cupcake shake.They also have cupcake icecrams. The red velvet cupcake shake is a must must try.

   The Boston Cupcakery-
   Address: Legend Apartment, Maharana Pratap Rd, Yamuna Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra         400102
  1. Phone:022 4014 8580

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Dakshin-Park Sheraton(Times City Gourmet Week)

 American Express presents TimesCity Gourmet Week is the tastiest time of the year. Running from September 1st to 7th in Chennai,it features Times Food award winning restaurants offering specially crafted menus. You can check the participating restaurants here  Gourmet week .

Dakshin is known for it's south Indian offerings since a long time.A special menu with the options of veg,non veg and seafood thali is specially done by Chef Harish.We went for a non veg and a seafood thali.
The dinner beagn with Iyer's special and chutneys.Iyer's special is basically Banana dosa and adai.The chutneys were finger licking good.
Iyer's special

The soups Kozhi rasam and Kalyera rasam were amazing,chicken soup had nice tender chicken pieces in a chicken broth.Kalyera rasam had tender and well cooked lobster.

The non veg thali had a chicken starter Kozhi mundri varuval was small chicken pieces cooked with cashew nuts,mild ting of the cashews made the dish outstanding.Kadamba Varuval of the seafood thali was squid cooked in south indian style,the squids were soft and not rubbery at all.

The non veg thali had a mutton curry,prawn curry and chicken along with other veg dishes.Everything here was so well cooked,the mutton so tender just melted in the mouth,chicken was cooked in Andhara style and was the only spicy dish.

Prawn completely stood out,I have never had such tender prawns anyhwere till now.The quality was superior and cooked perfectly,they melted in the mouth with a crunch.Hats off to the chef for taking such good care of the quality.Surprisingly,that small bowl had around 8 to 10 prawns.
Just like the prawns,the crab was of superb quality and cooked so well.It was the best I have had in my life till now.So soft,had slight sweetness to it,It was served with so much care,they had mixed a bit with the curry masala.Amazing sea food,I am not much fond of sea food but this completely changed my idea about sea food.
We were so full that we almost thought of skipping the dessert,thanks to our server for pestering us to try these amazing desserts.Dakshin being quite famous for its desserts,he made sure that we try.We asked him to just get one scoop but the smart fellow got 2 scoops knowing we would ask for another :).The desserts were mind blowing,Mukkani Icecream, Elaneer Payasam and Badam Halwa.Each one is made with so much love and care.Mukkani ice-cream has three flavours banana,jackfruit and mango,I could taste all the flavours as the ice cream melted in my mouth,so creamy so soft.It is the next best thing after Natural's icecream.It's made from scratch here.The thali is complete paisa vasool,if you are in Chennai or visit Chennai anytime,this is one place you should visit for some authentic South Indian food.
Had an amazing time,enjoyed every dish- a must visit place.
Dakshin,Sheraton Park Hotel and Towers, Chennai
T.T.K. Road, Chennai 600018, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel : (91) (44) 24994101

Monday, 1 September 2014

A helicopter joyride in Mumbai!

Ever wondered how the famous icons and beaches of Bombay would look from above.Accretion Aviation brings to you helicopter rides to experience Mumbai like never before.
A helicopter joy ride 1000 feet above the city or the coast is an unforgettable way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Mumbai and its surrounding areas.

 ACCRETION AVIATION presets to you the first of its kind Helicopter Joyride. The flight begins with a pre-flight briefing before you take to the skies to spot some famous icons.

You can choose from these 2 routes-
South Mumbai Route (Juhu, Bandra Worli Sea Link, Worli Sea Face, Mahalaxmi Temple, Mahalaxmi race course, The Queen's Necklace, Chowpaty, Haji ali, Marine Drive, Distant Aerial view of The Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel and much more)
North Mumbai. See the famous beaches like Juhu Beach, Aksa Beach, Film City (Madh Island), Gorai Beach, Pagoda, Water Kingdom and Essel World on the tour. The experience is amazing and has unparalleled views.
Throughout the flight your professional pilot will provide you with an expert commentary on all the sights and heli tour highlights.

At 1000 ft the city of Mumbai looks truly mesmerizing. Be it a birthday or a romantic occasion or just tourist wanting to do something different these tours are a delight for everyone. 

The helicopter city tours of Mumbai begin from as little as Rs 7500 per person and happens once a month. People can also take our tours as per their convenience for Rs 35000 for 30 mins (3 seater helicopter and they also provide cake and flowers).

For more information and bookings check-