A visit from the Seven Sisters in Goa

A trip to discover the Seven Sisters has been on my bucketlist ever since I can remember. Manifestation led to friends who curated an Assamese Thali in the heart of Fontainhas @soulchefgoa, bringing their lovely cuisine to the folks of Goa in celebration of ‘Rongali Bihu’ – the spring festival. For the uninitiated- Bihu is…

#GoaTimes Mixology 101 feat mr.NObody

When and how did your interest in cocktails develop?I was someone who really liked alcohol. Growing up as a sports person it was forbidden for my training regiment. However with access to the Hospitality Industry, my Dad encouraged me to try sips of each spirit, if and when the need arose. How did you learn…

We The People- NDTV feat #NolansATwit

Rishika Baruah @rishika625 interacts with eminent experts from different walks of life and common people who share their opinions regarding current affairs on @ndtv Catch mr.NObody share his views- Tonight @ 9:30pm IST on ‘We The People’. #nolansatwit #goa #ndtv

ItsGoa chats with #NolansATwit

Your Name? Nolan Michael Mascarenhas Your loved ones call you: mr.NObody , Nols, Fruitcake Your Instagram handle is: nolansatwit The website or weblink you run is called: http://www.nolansatwit.com You live in Goa at: Porvorim If anyone were to ask you, “What do you do, then what would you say?” I make money via my Edelweiss…

HOLIDAY WINNING WITH #NESTLE MILKMAID

How goes the holidays? l’m currently enjoying mine with an overdose of sweet offerings, alongside a can of Nestlé MILKMAID for that extra zing. How are you celebrating your holidays? Do share some interesting recipes using Nestlé MILKMAID and stand a chance to win BIG! 2 lucky winners will stand a chance to win Vouchers…

Coffee Cherry Tea

Cáscara also known as Coffee cherry tea- is a herbal tea made from the dried skins of the coffee fruit. ☕ 😃 Often it is more than the skins that are used, and include the dried berries of the coffee plant that remain after the coffee beans have been collected from within. This native origin…

Goa Garnishes #Corona21 edition

This issue comes out at our worst Hour. The Hospitality Industry is bleeding with major chains and owners opting to close down operations. In the doldrums would be an understatement, as much as our stalwarts try to keep a brave face. After all, we aim to please. Food has been a passion for me, some…

Goa Garnishes in the New Year

2020 indeed, has been the Year of the Rat. While we scurried away to safety in the comfort of our home- The Rise of the Home Chef took prominence with many restaurants having to shut shop due to the pandemic. 2020 bounced back a little, with restaurants opening up while patrons thronged them with support….

Eat & Drink the World Lonely Planet e-edition May 2020

Excerpt with Interview with LMPI (Goa’s Food Finds) How did you come to be a Food Influencer? Growing up in a family related to hospitality, deterred me from the food industry earlier. It was during my stint at Corporate where I started entertaining clients and prospects ever so often and the allure of a well…

The Summer Dip 

“The Heat is on”,- lyrics apt for the current weather situation. Glenn Frey definitely knew what he was talking about, however profoundly missed the gravity of the situation here, in scorching Goa. Normally, I would be on meticulously planned travel to a pleasant destination, the mountains up north perhaps- however this was the first for…

The Easter Egg Hunt 

Nearing the end of the Holy period, my Instagram feed is cropping up temptations aplenty. From White & Dark Chocolate coated bunnies and decorated eggs to Minion shaped marzipan ones, each has me impatiently counting down the days till Easter Sunday. During this period of abstinence, many friends around gave up the consumption of eggs…

Goa Garnishes Upper Crust in the latest edition! 

Read all about the quarterly round up of restaurant showcases in and around Goa- from Far East Asian Cuisine to Mediterranean Nostaligia in the latest edition of Upper Crust. Grab your copy today.  Miguel Arcanjo: Dining with Legend Taj Exotica, Calwaddo, Salcete, Benaulim, Goa 403716 Phone:0832 668 3333 Meal for two: Approximately Rs.2000/- + taxes…

Cheaters do Prosper 

2017 is turning out to be a tempted vixen in disguise. I’ve been good and dedicate to my regiment- (I’m referring to food here), in case one let their mind wander frivolously. Invariably the cosmos aligned and temptation had me meet a lovely lady who asked me out on a dinner date. Yeah, that’s a…

Date with a Clause 

If anyone asked me how I envisioned my Christmas at the start of the month, I would have scoffed at the idea and barked of my role as the Grinch this coming season. Flashback to an impromptu meeting at a Saturday night market followed by a late night bike ride with a beautiful stranger had…

Smooth Criminal 

Smooth Criminal  Ever been called a ‘Smoothie’? An informal definition would pit it as a ‘man with a smooth suave manner’. Used in a sentence would construct accordingly- ‘A smoothie with an eye for a pretty girl.’ As for Miss YSL earlier- that’s the resonation she left me with. Whilst I thought it was the…

M.P.D @ Lafayette Gourmet 

Alter ego personality clashes are uncommon among most….. FALSE!!!  In my opinion- everyone has at least two personalities within whether they identify with it or not. Now take someone with Multiple Palate Disorder and an overriding sensation of being spoilt for choice, with 11 cuisines fighting for ones palate sample at La Fayette Gourmet, Dubai Mall…

The Art of Sushi 

Click on the image to enlarge and read.  A Guide to Sushi Etiquette · You may be offered a hot, wet towel (called an oshibori) at the beginning of your meal. Use it to wash your hands and try to fold it back neatly the way it was offered to you before returning it.  ·…

Tea, The Bard & Me 

Hello from Abu Dhabi. What am I doing here? Well of course I’ve come for a spot of tea to Shakespeare & Company- a Victorian era themed restaurant offering a diverse menu of reputed international fare with a elegant French patisserie for most of their short acts.  The minute one steps into the gateway doors,…