Mumbai, 7th December, 2009
Back to Mumbai after touring for most part of the weekend. Had a relaxed Sunday evening and after a long time spent qualitative time with my family.
The launch of my new book Marwari Vegetarian Cooking went smoothly in Delhi. From there went to Hyderabad for the launch of the theme based restaurant ‘Hot Rocks’. We had great plans for the launch but due to unforeseen local disturbances could not have the party as planned. We had an official press conference though, followed by a quiet dinner having a variety of starters like Rajma Galouti Kababs, Oriental Fish Skewers, Lemon Coriander Noodle Soup and also a wide range of main courses like Stir fried Exotic Vegetables in Pepper Hoisin Sauce, Chilli Garlic Noodles, Classic Baked Jacket Potato, Subz Biryani, Thai Green Chicken Curry, Murgh Biryani. The live counters had the most crowd for the pastas and Tikki Chole! Breads like Sheermal, Naan and Garlic Bread were definitely a hit. And the desserts – Gulab Jamun, Caramel Custard and Soufflé got their due. I have postponed the formal launch party to a later date. But with this great dinner I will have to work out for an extra hour!
Hot Rocks, the first stone grill restaurant of its kind, has officially opened its doors for the ever discerning foodies of Hyderabad. A buffet with food grilled on stone awaits at Hot Rocks, RS Square Hotels and Resorts Pvt. Ltd., E 3 & 4, 5th Floor, Kimtee Square, Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034.
Cooked some fancy pastas for my daughters for Sunday dinner! And now back to planning out the week and busy time ahead. Time for lunch, time to go.
Till I write again