We are trying to make the most of the beautiful, beautiful weather in Bangalore lately. Of late, weekends see us on heading out on long drives, exploring places, seeing the city we live in with new eyes. One of my cousins has moved from the US of A, and we are – sort of – helping him get acquainted with Bangalore. Suits me just fine! So, that’s how we came to be checking out this place called Pearl Valley one gorgeous rainy weekend.
Read all about our experience at Pearl Valley, just in on the other blog!
All of us city dwellers, every once in a while, need the sort of detox where we sit down peacefully in the midst of natural surroundings and gorge on homely, good food. Thotada Mane in Srirangapatna is just the right place for that.
Located a little over 100 km away from Bangalore, Thotada Mane is ideal for a weekend breakfast or lunch drive. I’m sure the rustic look of the place and the simple food served here will win you over. We were definitely charmed, when we made a pit-stop at Thotada Mane recently, en route to Mysore.
Read all about our experience at Thotada Mane, just in on my other blog!
My first tryst with Bun Halwa was at the iconic Gopu Iyengar’s in Madurai, a couple of years ago. It was on the ‘Specials’ list the day we visited, I was intrigued enough to order it, and I fell in love with the piping-hot dessert when it arrived. The service staff was kind enough to tell me how to go about making it, too.
I present to you today the way I prepare Bun Halwa at home, largely the way I learnt at Madurai, with a few little flourishes of my own. Let me tell you that this is one super simple dessert to make, one you can blindly trust when you have unannounced guests over and need to make a sweet treat in a jiffy. It’s a delicious, delicious way to use up those last few bakery buns or bread that have been lying around the house, threatening to go stale! 🙂
Head to my other blog to check out the recipe!
I had the pleasure of being part of a very special birthday bash, last weekend, and am here to tell you all about it!
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has always been known for its hospitality and excellent service. The chain completed 100 years this May, an event that was celebrated with a grand bash last weekend at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Sarjapur, Bangalore. I thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations, along with some other bloggers from the city.
Read all about my experience at the brunch, just in on my other blog!
One of these days, you must surely visit Kammanahalli and lunch at Oki. The long trek across the city, braving the heat and the traffic, will be totally worth it, I can tell you that. Now, you have all the more reason to trek across the city to this eatery (if you don’t live in that neck of the woods, that is) – Oki has come up with a fantastic new menu, which is all set to launch on May 20!
I had the privilege of sampling Oki’s new menu recently, expertly curated by Chef Surajit Ghara, along with a few other food bloggers from the city.
Read all about my experience trying out the new menu at Oki, just in on my photo blog!