Month: April 2013


Mexifornia is the flavour of the season at California Pizza Kitchen

The 5th of May is an important date in the history of Mexico. According to Wikipedia, a battle took place on this very date in 1862 near the city of Puebladuring the French intervention in Mexico. The battle ended in a victory Mexican Army over the occupying French forces. This holiday remains very popular in the United States where it is celebrated annually as Cinco de Mayo. So what better month is there than May to launch a new festival? Californian, with a twist of Mexican – Mexifornia! The proposition sounded interesting and so last Friday evening I found myself trying out the new “Mexifornia” menu launched by California Pizza Kitchen in Phoenix City Mall in Whitefield. It will also be available at their outlets in Mumbai and Bangalore from April 29 to May 19. I rarely eat pizza when I’m eating out since I’m not too much of a fan. So when I do, I want really good pizza! But besides pizza, I know Mexican food can be pretty interesting with their traditional styles of cooking and the …

Dreaming of Darjeeling

Dreaming of Darjeeling!

The temperatures are soaring. It’s hot and Bangalore these days could give Chennai some stiff competition on the heat front!  So if you (like me) are dreaming of cooler climes, do consider this lovely farmstay up in the beautiful hills of Darjeeling. Tathagata Farm is located in a cer­ti­fied organic vil­lage called Min­eral Spring which is an hour’s ride from Dar­jeel­ing town. If like ven­tur­ing off the beaten path, then I am sure you will love your stay here. At the backdrop of a very rural rustic life and greenery, Tathagata Farm is a space for travelers to be a part of an idyllic country experience. You could try your hands with tea making, learning local cuisine, cooking on firewood, backyard farming or just plucking veggies. With a view of the hills around, you could also just sit back, relax and sip on countless cups of the famed Darjeeling tea! The complete post is here on my Besthomestaysindia website. Related articles The Darjeeling Mountain Railways Organic Darjeeling Tea – Best for Your Health