Keep It Simple
by Priya Bala, Editorial Advisor, PoshVine I’m a food show junkie. I can watch them back-to-back, glassy-eyed, taking the occasional mental note and finding inspiration for my own cooking. Of late, I’ve become addicted to Rick Stein. One of the shows I saw recently was about the famous chef’s food heroes. He travels all over England, looking for the British classics – both ingredients and dishes....
Shake it up
If you’ve been following trends in food or, more specifically, bartending, bet you’re amazed and a little bit aghast at the goings-on in the heady sphere of cocktails. There’s plenty happening out there, beginning with bars ageing their own alcohol. Gone are the days of throwing a few chillies into a bottle of vodka and peddling infused liquours. Now, the booze goes into a barrel and, so the...
Where is the South Indian?
by Priya Bala, Editorial Advisor, PoshVine I was chatting with Naren Thimmaiah, executive chef of Gateway Hotel who runs Karavalli, the coastal restaurant, with unmistakeable passion. The restaurant is undergoing a long-overdue refurbishing and a menu tweak as well. As always, over our lunch of Aleppey fish curry and red rice, we spoke about food in the city. Naren told me about the new menu and...
The BBQ Bootcamp Experience
Recently, PoshVine organized an Art of grilling Workshop in partnership with Weber Grills and Starvin Marvin. A 5 hour extravaganza featuring workshops, competitions and awesome food, the experience was a huge success. Following is a photo journey of the event. Keep following www.poshvine.com for more such curated experiences and awesome culinary trails.
Take it out in the open
The occasional drizzle, maybe even a downpour. The rains are usually kind to Bangalore, rarely lashing it into submission, but merely drenching and refreshing. The air is cooler and there’s a definite freshness in the air. Why are we rambling about the weather? Because good weather always has the foodie thinking about great food. This is the time, then, for al fresco meals. To sip your cocktail in...
Why get Fresh
by Priya Bala, Editorial Advisor, PoshVine A few months ago, I interviewed Chef Alain Passard of the Michelin starred Parisian restaurant, L’Arpege, now famous as a fine showcase for fresh, vegetarian produce. If I was nervous about chef tantrums, I needn’t have worried. Throughout the hour-long interview, Passard was soft-spoken and dreamy – as if he was thinking of his beloved gardens in Chateau...
Batter is better with beer
The way the weather is, bet you aren’t reaching for the Scotch or even the single malt these days. Beer, Bangalore’s fave drink really is the quaff of the season. Even better if it’s freshly brewed. Proof is the crowds packing the Biere Club and Toit and, more recently, Punjabi by Nature, with their in-house breweries. Drink determined, what do you eat? You may nibble on cheese with your Chianti...
Girish Karnad reflects on Bangalore
Re-posted from the Daily Beast: Until a few decades ago, people came to Bangalore essentially for the horse races. Once the racing season was over, the city emptied out. Bangalore had little else to offer. Today the racecourse has been moved out of the city—a former chief minister’s dream of erecting a 100-story commercial tower à la Singapore in the course’s place was foiled by public...
Gosh, look at that Gorgonzola
There was wine and there were cheese platters doing the rounds. Camera men trailing the P3 peeps and a fair smattering of chefs. And remember chefs are celebs, too. It could well have been the opening of a new fashion boutique. What it was though was the launch of the sprawling Food Hall at 1 MG Road, the swanky new downtown mall. Come to think of it, food is a lot like fashion, isn’t it?...
Caribbean Culinary Delights with Susan
Tantalizing aromas of sumptuous food, simple beach embossed frescos, mounted football T-shirts, pictures of West Indian cricketers, foot-tapping Caribbean music, and the informal ‘homely’ ambience. Welcome to Sue’s Kitchen, a one-of-its kind quaint little restaurant with a West Indian countrified setting in Bangalore. The owner Susan R John—better known as Sue—came to India almost 20 years ago. A...
We're Looking for an awesome Community Manager!
The world is a pretty awesome place, and everyday unique experiences are what make us get up in the morning! PoshVine started off as your preferred destination for awesome dining experiences, and now we feel, the time is nigh to take the next big leap. We are building something we really love, and we feel you’ll love too! And as a first step towards our mission of bringing you everyday...