Whenever someone mentions ABBA, it brings up happy childhood memories. Of my brother, my cousins and me enjoying songs sung by this retro swedish pop band. I especially loved listening to “Eagle” and “Voulezvous” while “Mamma Mia” was another favorite. (yeah! all this before rock music lured us away!:)) Continue reading “Mamma Mia – the musical”
A visiting American colleague recently mentioned that she had “IndoChinese cuisine” for lunch that day. She also said that the same dishes in the US tasted much different. This made me think that it is true that most restaurants’ alter the taste of continental food a wee bit to cater to local palates. Continue reading “Gypsy Chinese”
My friend Tina and I were vegging out one afternoon at her awesome apartment located at the Dubai Marina. We were bored and were deliberating that we find a place to let our hair down and listen to some music. BB (Tina’s husband) suggested 360º, an iconic, energetic and trendy beach club for its amazing night view of the city among other things. He then proceeded to make reservations for the three of us that evening.
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After a leisurely breakfast/brunch earlier in the day at Jones the grocer, Tina and I decided on the Desert Safari which was on my to do list at Dubai. Plans were made for us to be picked up close to her apartment block and we received a call from the Safari organizers saying that a black land cruiser was waiting for us near a specific landmark. It was all pretty straightforward.
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When I heard my friend Tina say we’ll go to Shakespeare and Co. , my first thought was “oh! goodie, we get to see a play!” I failed to see her knowing grin. 🙂 I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived and saw to my delight that Shakespeare and Co. was a café!!
With a fully loaded french patisserie, homemade chocolates, petit fours and viennoiseries – a new word I learnt, meaning breakfast pastries like croissants, brioches and the like.
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I am always interested in trying out new eateries.
The whole experience of experimenting with something new, soaking in the ambience and atmosphere, oohing over the food presentation, the food by itself, everything…, interests me. My very good friend and soul sister Tina, knowing this about me talked about Jones the grocer (JTG), an Australian gourmet chain serving food, lip-smacking delicacies and having its own grocery store. I was immediately taken in by the thought of this “destination(?!) café”, if you will.
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