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FEATURE: FOOD AND THE MAN

      “Mealtimes,“ pronounces the man with the air of an oracle, “should be Sybaritic.“ I reflect that Arundhati Roy would love this gent, He Who Speaks in Capitals. I am in the august company of The Man Who Can Cook Anything, the Garden City’s Epicure Number One, henceforth to be delineated as E1….

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FEATURE: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/RESTAURANT REVIEW/LIKETHATONLY

SUNDAY MAGAZINE COLUMNS FEATURES » SUNDAY MAGAZINE August 25, 2012 Showcase: Moregoodstuff SHEILA KUMAR Likethatonly: Bangalore gets lucky again. Photo: Special Arrangement The food trio — AD Singh, Chef Manu Chandra and Chetan Rampal — is showering Bangalore  with more good stuff. Their new eatery, tucked away in a quiet lane in  Whitefield, is all about whimsy,…

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FEATURE: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/RESTAURANT REVIEW/OLIVE BEACH

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Sunday, Apr 24, 2011 Magazine Published on Sundays FINE DINING Bountiful brunch SHEILA KUMAR The Sunday brunch at Bengaluru’s Olive Beach is still an outstanding affair.     This is a reaffirmation rather than a report. Restaurateur A.D. Singh’s brainchild, helmed by Chef Manu Chandra, a long slow lunch…

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FEATURE: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/RESTAURANT REVIEW/THE CUPCAKE COMPANY

FOOD BANGALORE, December 22, 2012 Showcase: Two-bite delights SHEILA KUMAR The Chennai-based Cupcake Company has opened its first exclusive cupcake store in Bangalore, on what many would say is Food Street in this part of town: the 100 Ft Road in Indiranagar. Seventeen flavours are baked fresh daily at the in-store kitchen. This includes a range…

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FEATURE: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/RESTAURANT REVIEW/HUCKLEBERRY

FEATURES » SUNDAY MAGAZINE February 25, 2012 Showcase: Taste of comfort SHEILA KUMAR   Special ArrangementExperiment in sustainability: Huckleberry in Bangalore. Special ArrangementThe menu at Huckleberry, Bangalore Huckleberry is tucked atop a loft in one of Bangalore’s vital roads, the 100 Ft road in Indiranagar. Done up with polished wood, neon-coloured silk upholstery and radiating a cosy aura,…

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FEATURE:THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/RESTAURANT REVIEW/LE CRISTAAL

 SUNDAY MAGAZINE July 21, 2012 Showcase: E for Effort SHEILA KUMAR    A combination of delicatessen, all-day diner and bistro. Photo:Special Arrangement A cross between a casual diner and a chic bistro. Actually, Le Cristaal is a combination of delicatessen, all-day  diner and bistro. It’s building up a collection of breads, cheese  and meats towards…

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FEATURE: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/RESTAURANT REVIEW/I & MONKEY

May 18, 2012 Cuisine capers SHEILA KUMAR Check out this quaintly named eatery in Indiranagar that experiments daringly and deliciously with its cuisine It is Mainly about very good foodAt I & Monkey It’s getting tougher to grab  and hold the diner’s  attention, especially the Indiranagar diner  who is admittedly spoilt for choice. However, I…

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FEATURE: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/RESTAURANT REVIEW/MANCHESTER UNITED

The Hindu : FEATURES / SUNDAY MAGAZINE : Not just for football fans Published: February 27, 2011 SHEILA KUMAR Manchester United’s first flagship restaurant in Bengaluru is not just about the game and its fans. It also involves an amazing gastronomic game. So, now Bengaluru gets its very own sportsy version of the Hard Rock…

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/RESTAURANT REVIEW/WORLD CUISINE NETWORK

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 Metro Plus Bangalore Spoilt for choice A new restaurant in Indiranagar serves four cuisines under one roof   Photo: Bhagya Prakash. KMulti-cuisine fare Chef Vivek Solanki and the delectable  spread at World Cuisine Network It’s a somewhat strangely named place, the World Cuisine Network on the 80 Feet Road in Indiranagar. However, if…

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FEATURES: METRO PLUS/RESTAURANT REVIEW/PORTABELLA, BANGALORE

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Saturday, May 10, 2008 Metro Plus Bangalore Smooth set The name’s Italian but Portabella serves French nouvelle food that’s true blue subtle Effortless meld The main courses, vegetarian and                non-vegetarian, span a compact range It’s probably Indiranagar’s best-kept secret. The restaurant has been…

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