The kebab arrived in India with the Mughals centuries ago and never left, its succulent flavours and smoky aroma capturing souls (and stomachs!) across northern India. In Goa, great kebabs have been a hit-and-miss dining experience. But with Masala House in Porvorim, guests are guaranteed incredible tastes every time.
“They say good things come in small packages and that’s exactly what Dakte stands for! Dakte is a Konkani word and means little or tiny!This cute little air conditioned café sitting right on the Siolim main road was a much needed addition to the locality. This little cozy, European vibe café belongs to the young Entrepreneurs’ who own Cuebebar Smokehouse in Assagaon.
There is nothing more relaxing than sipping on refreshing cocktails as you relax in your comfort and watch the waves of the sea crash against the shore.🌊The all-new SFX at @tajfortaguada offers you all this and much more.
Only a few weeks ago, I sank into a feeling of dejection for Goa’s hospitality industry, impacted so cruelly by the novel coronavirus. So imagine my delight when I heard that one of India’s biggest hospitality chains was welcoming guests and patrons back into its warm embrace!Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa in Candolim has a long-standing legacy as India’s first of its kind. Only recently, it swung open its doors with new and enhanced safety and hygiene measures, so I had to stop by and take full advantage.
You know your food is made with love when people open their homes to you with hearts overflowing. This is certainly true in the case of Lloyd and Nerissa whose famous BBQ service went from rustic to restaurant over the years without ever losing touch with that love and warmth.
Summer in London is absolutely splendid. It’s a fantastic time to catch up with old friends, particularly those with whom I share a deep connection from living together in Goa. This time, it gave me a chance to discover an exciting new concept called Bottle and Blade.
There’s no day a pizza sounds like a bad idea. But in most places, you’re afraid to be disappointed. Recently, I discovered a genial spot in Candolim that you can count on any time, and is a serious contender as the best pizzeria in north Goa.I was excited about Davide Cananzi and Alciela Shilla’s new venture after meeting them nearly a year ago. They have created a gorgeous environment that straddles rustic and chic, with a relaxed outdoor space and a light wooden indoor section that is perfectly warm and inviting on a rainy day.
India has been hit by the sushi train. The little bite-size morsels are healthy, versatile and delicious, and when made right almost always hit the mark. Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Utorda recently hopped on board with a tasting menu that checked all the boxes.At the helm is chef Mano Ranjith who has been plating Japanese cuisine since he completed his culinary education at SRM University in Chennai. Here at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort he brings together all his years of experience making some of the most popular sushi in India.
In the centre of Panjim, there’s a place that has satiated cravings for authentic Pan-Asian food for a decade now. It’s been 10 years since Tamari at Vivanta by Taj Panaji opened the doors to the taste of sushi in Goa, and the food just keeps getting better. The ambience here is peaceful and relaxing, an excellent getaway from the hubbub of the city just outdoors. It’s the perfect place to enjoy anything from a working lunch to a weeknight dinner treat.
Sinéad McManus is a premier hospitality and spa columnist, consulting additionally in media and PR, fashion, lifestyle and high-society entertainment & events. She represents In India, National Geographic Traveller UK and has worked with clients across the board in the country’s travel industry. Sinead has lived and worked in Goa for more than a decade. Her passions include health & beauty, travel, and fashion. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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