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Our Own Food Festival Part 2

So continuing from where we left off about 10 days ago, the journey continued in terms of awesome food. Also considering it was October, which also happens to be Mihir & my Birthday Month & yes we celebrate the whole month :-).  Having said that back to the foodgasm tour. This time around, Rachita had made some brilliant Shortbread with Caramel & Chocolate Ganache which was totally and absolutely amazing as you can see in the picture below.

Heavenly!!!

We also have my brother-in-law’s birthdays in the month of October & so we decided to celebrate the same with mine & Mihir’s birthday. Before we get to that menu I need to tell you guys about the crazy #beerfest we had at our residence courtesy Mihir & Yooti. About 10 days ago, Mihir & Yooti got me loads of Birthday Gifts. The same included the Das Boot Glasses (Glasses in Shape of Boots) & Loads of Beers from around the world; so that evening, we went crazy drinking the likes of Murphy’s Stout, Birra Morreti, Super Bock, London Pride & a choice of flavored Beers from Indus Pride which included Corriander, Cinnamon & Spicy Fennel….the same was absolutely unbelievable… We were all decently drunk as we tasted & finished all the beers; even Rachita who doesn’t drink had a swig of most of the flavors!

Beers!!!

Super Awes

Delicious Cupcakes!!!

We had Ritika & Suneel over for an evening where Rachita had made some Paprika Puffs with Devilled Mushrooms. There were 3 types of dips with tortilla chips, pretzels and pita chips. There were some awesome Grape, Basil & Ricotta sticks which were off the charts!!! There were also some amazing cupcakes with butter icing. That was the 1st party! The 2nd one was with the family & in-laws where we had made like an interactive meal – the same consisted of Chilli Beans, Chick Peas with a Caribbean Seasoning, Panner Chilli & French Fries in Mustard. The guests were served hot Roomali Roti’s & they could decide the roll they wanted to make, the concept was a run away hit… For dessert that day, Rachita & I had put together a 6 Layer creation that included Red velvet Cake, Shortbread, Chocolate Ganache, Caramel, Coconut Flavored Cheese Cake, Fresh Fruits with a drizzled of chocolate & Icecream. The same we layered into individual glasses, so the helpings were easy to eat and also the same let the flavors sink into the dessert which was absolutely & totally sensational!!!

Goo!!!

Sensational!!!

Yummmmyyy!!!

The rains have also gone away which is great news as I have been going on my bike rides very regularly. Also Ekta’s bike was here this weekend so I decided to take the same for a spin which was awesome fun. The weather in the mornings is absolutely perfect & just makes the whole experience brilliant!!! Last week Ekta & I went for a ride in the evening – she on Goo & me on my Avenger, stopped at Woodside Inn for a drink, rode back home had more to drink & totally killed it. This Friday we went to Soul Fry Casa, one of our most favorite places & got shitfaced on some watermelon Martinis & Sugarcane, Ginger & Vodka mix… Over the weekend, i.e the one which just went by, we went to Karma for lunch, had Pizzas, Sizzlers & Wok Tossed Noodles. Also, we were celebrating Vishal’s Birthday & for the same, Rachita had made a brilliant Rainbow Cake. You have to see the pictures in the slide show below. For dinner there was super salad, grilled vegetables, a chunky roasted potato mash, polenta topped with a mushroom reduction which was unbelievably delicious; not to forget, we had some roasted fennel as well!!!  Yup, so that’s been our crazy food experience since the past coupla weeks. Do check the pictures in the slide show for a yummy visual treat & till next time, happy eating 🙂

Olympic Rainbow Cake Rings!!!

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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Helmets & More

 

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Weekend Chronicles – Blood Beer, Egg Rolls & Parties

So this weekend was crazy! We had multiple parties to celebrate Ritika’s & my father-in-law’s birthdays. So this time, we started clebrations on Thursday itself wherein post work we went to my in-laws’ where there was some awesome Jamesons Irish Whiskey & my favorite bhajiyas (vegeteable fritters) made for dinner. Post a fun drunk evening we wrapped the day as next day was work; though fortunately, we were in south bombay as there were some meetings to be attended. Morning bike ride started the day which was past Marine Drive & Nariman Point. Then through the day M&M happened (Meetings & Mails). Evening again was at the in-laws where in full on dhamal happened as both families were at full strength and there was a Pani Puri/Chaat vendor who’d come home who was serving food to all and then obviously there was loads of beers, whiskey, vodka & crazy bollywood music & dancing. Also it was Ritika’s birthday so there were crazy drunk calls which happened.

Our Bikes!

Das Boot & Ritika!

Also, on Friday, Ekta, my sister-in-law who taught me how to ride my awesomely cool bike, had planned a roadtrip off the Royal Enfield website to Pune so Saturday morning I went with her to dadar to give her company which was fun! Oh Ekta was not on any of the featured posts in the past few weeks as we had a falling out of sorts (though now things are better); post seeing her off, rode past Shivaji Park, Worli & got back home.The plan then was to go shopping with Rachita, though instead we ended up going to the in-laws again as my folks needed the car to go to the doctor. Chilled at peddar road till about 30 minutes past noon, had Blood Beer with Vishal, the pictures for the same are below. Went home, slept a bit, then we were meeting Ritika who was coming for like a mini birthday celebration. Also, Rachita had made the most awesome egg-roll frankie ever for dinner so the evening was showing killer promise. General chilling happened with Darira & then towards the end of the evening & before she left we did Southern Comfort Shots between Vishal, her & me which was too much fun! Also used some crazy shotglasses from my collection of over 100 to do the same… Then the inlaws came over for awesome egg-roll frankie, post which we watched Vampire Diaries & called it a night…

World’s Best Egg Roll!

Sunday morning which normally is bike clean-up day was overshadowed by the rain which was a bummer, though the bike got cleaned courtesy the rains :-). Most of the day was then spent lazing in bed & watching movies. We saw an awesome animated cartoon inspired from the game, Dragon Age; then watched Supernatural season 5 & Vampire Diaries season 3. Finally, post eating the amazing egg roll again, we ended the day by watching the Akshay Kumar – Sonakshi Sinha starrer, Rowdy Rathore, which was pretty entertaining with some awesome dialogues and funny scenes. All in all, too much fun!!!

Blood Beer!

Blood Beer Recipe:

1) Beer by the Pint (my suggestion a strong beer).

2) Rasberry Soda (my suggestion Rogers, if that isn’t there then buy a local one).

3) Mix about 25ml of Rasberry Soda in about a Pint of beer mix well.

4) Drop a few cubes of ice and blood beer is ready!

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2012 in Trips & Rides

 

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First Bike Date & More on the Weekend Chronicles

Most of Friday was spent doing some crazy documentation at work. So come evening, I picked up a few beers & started planning the weekend! Saturday was Rachita’s (my wife) birthday so the plan was  around her & Sunday was going to be basic chores – Astro’s, our little baby cocker spaniel’s, bath, family lunch, visit to the chopshop & general lazing. So now the POA was crystallized.

View on our Bike Date!

Saturday morning kick-started at 6:00am with Rachita & my first bike ride date in 15 years! Yup never had we ever gone on a bike double-seat. We rode past Worli Seaface to Nariman Point & back; she was a bit nervous from time to time basis her apprehension about riding bikes, though, after a bit things were better. We felt a bit like college kids, we also tried to sit like they do in the movies where in the girl holds the guy from behind, though Ra said it was uncomfortable considering the same was straining her back. All in all, we had fun & the day had started off on a great note!

Happy Birthday Flowers

More Happy Birthday Flowers!

Post bike ride, we got home, took the car & Mihir (my twin brother) & left for Dadar flower market to pick-up flowers for the Mrs. Mihir wanted to do some photography so he came along, though once we reached there, cops patrolling the streets didn’t allow him to click pictures and asked him if he had permission to click the same…..WTF is that? Anyways, he snuck in a few shots! We bought some awesome tulips & liliams & got back home. Post arranging flowers & finishing a shower, etc. we left to pick up a watch for the Birthday girl which Mihir was going to gift to her. We picked up a nice one from SOBO Central Mall; then went to Mainland China for lunch & came home for some nap time.

Evening was spent making some awesome red velvet cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting & some Spinach and Cottage cheese bake for the evening party with the families. Party celebrations went on in full swing & too much fun became!

Byculla Bridge is Awesome!!!

Sunday morning, as always, started of with a brilliant bike ride past byculla bridge, lower parel flyovers. I then spent the morning with Astro – his oil massage, bath, brewed some beer (will write a post on that shortly) then watched Supernatural & started Spartacus 3 which was toally brilliant. Post which, I left for the Chopshop with Mihir to get some work done on the bike & get new customized seats. It took about 3 hours to get the seat customized, though was totally worth it. I also got some investigation done around getting a silencer which will give the bike a dual exhaust. Also found out details for the eagle bike which Jayeshbhai at the chopshop was trying to sell to us. Got home, had awesome dinner, watched Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol which was toally entertaining, had some amazing red velvet cake which was left over & then passed out.

Getting Seat Cover Customized...

Woke up to the same thought as the last 2 weeks I miss the weekend & i hate Mondays. This time though, there is much to look forward to as next Monday I have put in a leave and Tuesday is a Holiday! Now planning the extended 4 day weekend with the gang…

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Seat has been Customized...

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Trips & Rides

 

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The Chronicles of the Weekend

Always a good start to the weekend!

Post the morning bike ride on Friday the 13th, 2012 the agenda was clear finish work related stuff ASAP & bring in the weekend! Add to that we were celebrating Rachita’s (my wife’s) birthday, so, in true biker style, there was going to be an overdose of food, alcohol & good company. The celebrations surpassed all expectations as alcohol and food consumption was at its all time peak!

Sensational Mini Cheesecakes!

Add to that  the brilliant cheesecake made by the Mrs… Simply  sensational!!!

Saturday morning bike ride was through Shivaji Park & Bandra Reclamation, post which the gang decided to go for Brunch at Smoke House Deli. We will be reviewing this place in a forthcoming article, though please note, this is one of the best places we have eaten at….a must visit if you are at Phoenix mills.

Yummy Meat Spread

Post brunch, some awesome sheesha/hookah was had as we crashed at home. Evening was spent with more alcohol 🙂 & a ride to colaba where some awesome meat was eaten at a road side roll outlet (Idris Chacha makes the best Sheekh Kebab Roti Rolls).

Early Morning Ride

The iconic (at least in my world) Sunday morning Ride happened with Ekta (drinking buddy) as we rode across the Highway to Kalina, post which we went exploring areas like Choonabhatti, lBS road, etc.  which we had heard off, but never visited. Put a decent 40+ km on a 2 hour bike ride!

Yummy Waffles were eaten for lunch & afternoon was spent napping. In the evening we watched Ghostrider 2 starring Nicholas Cage which has some crazy bikes & bike action sequences.

Overall, the good life – bike ride, friends, family, food & alcohol was the weekend which I am already missing :(. This article, like last monday’s article, stems from my hatred for mundane Monday’s & so am already working towards making my week exciting!!! Hope you try the same too…

Brilliant View off the Highway

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Trips & Rides

 

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