HANUKKAH CELEBRATION - DEC 14, 2020
Hanukkah celebration chez Israeli Consul General Yaakov Finkelstein and his lovely wife Nurit, who always lays out a feast ! Hannukah is a Jewish festival commemorating the recapture of Jerusalem in the year 164 BCE and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple. It is also known as the Festival of Lights. Delighted to meet Minister Yedidia-Clein ! Happy catching up with French CG Sonia Barbry and US CG David Ranz.
CELEBRATED THAILAND NATIONAL DAY - DEC 06, 2020
Celebrated Thailand National Day chez debonair Consul General Thanawat Sirikul and his gorgeous wife Lek Tipsuda 🌹The food was easily the most delicious I have eaten outside of Bangkok #bangkok The Feast > Tangy Som Tam salad, Spicy Tom Yum soup, Golden Crispy Chicken, Sticky Rice, Tub Tim Grob Dessert among other offerings. Missed Sumit Mullick Priyanka Tejwani. Long live Indo-Thai friendship 💞
CG ISRAEL INVITED FOR A SAFE AND COVID FREE DINNER -
OCT 21, 2020
Thank you Nurit for the most delicious dinner. Its such a treat to eat gourmet food after 7 months, cooked by an Maestro chef 💖Thanks Yaakov Finkelstein for the very kind invite and for safe, Covid free dinner 🙏 I admire the way in which you strengthen Indo- Israel connections , as an outstanding Consul General of your amazing country 🌈 Delighted to catch up with your brilliant kids again 💖
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST SOUL SISTER SEEMA MEHROTRA -
MAR 10, 2020
Happy Birthday dearest Soul sister Seema Mehrotra. May you always be blessed with the unique kindness and honesty you have been gifted with. Thanks for being part of my life 💖🌈 We couldn't have had a better group of French friends to celebrate your special day with. Gobbling up the cake and drinking fine Hungarian Dry Tokaji. Yummm
ANNUAL EXHIBITION AT PIRAMAL ART GALLERY, NCPA - MAR 5, 2020
My dear friend, the multi talented Dr Mukesh Batra's photography annual exhibition MAGIC MOMENTS is on at Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA till 8th March. All proceeds will be donated to Australia's bushfire crisis. Equally breathtaking images added by the young and exceedingly articulate Hrihan, Akshay Batra 's son and Mukesh's grandson. Must go, its WOW!!
SUPER FUN TIME LAST NIGHT CHEZ JUERGEN MORHARD, GERMAN CG - MAR 4, 2020
Anyone recognise the song in video ? Super fun time last night chez Juergen Morhard Petra Morhard, German CG. My fave wine,delish food and the icing on the cake was Steve Cooke, doppelganger of Led Zeppelin's frontman Robert Plant ! Even sounds like him ! Dear friend Adnan Sami's adorable daughter's clearly inherited her dad's musical genes!
CELEBRATIONS AT ZORAWAR KALRA'S NEWEST OFFERING HOTEL SHANGHIGH - FEB 22, 2020
Thanks dearest Gemini sister Aarti Gupta Surendranath for the celebrations at Zorawar Kalra's newest offering Hotel Shanghigh. White Chocolate Brownie (and Ice Cream Rolls) was preceded by a never ending feast of Tsing Hoi Chicken, Blue Fried rice, Lobster tails, Prawn and coriander Dumplings,Spare Ribs Shanghainese style, Spicy Hunan potatoes, Stewed Pork Belly, washed won with copious amounts of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir. Cheers to Parthip Thyagarajan for all your achievements.
THE CROSSROADS CONCERT HOSTED BY THE CONSULATE OF SPAIN - FEB 17, 2020
Casting a magical spell,noted Kathak exponent Aditi Bhagwat and equally famed Flamenco dancer Bettina Castano created a cascade of rhythms with their feet. Accompanied by the mellifluous melodies of Shruti Bhave (Violin), Swapnil Bhise (Tabla), Sanjay Divecha (Guitar) and others. Hosted by the Consulate of Spain, the CrossRoads concert last night was truly a revelation ! Thanks Jorge and Elena Cadenas 💖💖
ANNUAL DINNER HOSTED BY MY DEAR FRIEND PILOO TATA -
FEB 14, 2020
Annual dinner for the city's top diplomats, hosted by my dear elegant friend Piloo Tata. Last night another Parsi feast ! The Menu is on last page !
JAPAN EMPEROR'S 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS - FEB 12, 2020
What fun to be Master of ceremonies at The Japan Emperor's 60th birthday celebrations. Hosted by the dynamic Michio Harada Consul General Japan and his exquisite wife.Japan's famous Sake Maker Mr Kato was a barrel of fun! Lovely catching up with Vidya Balan after so long.
CELEBRATED LUNAR NEW YEAR 2020 - FEB 10, 2020
Exclusive dinner hosted by Gavin and Pamela Chay, Singapore CG, to celebrate Lunar new year 2020.Lek Tipsuda Thanawat Sirikul We feasted on Chicken Sui Mai, Crispy Thai Chilli Tofu, Mutton Rendang, Red Snapper with Ginger & Spring Onions, Hokkien Mee Noodles. Yummmm
WAITANGI DAY (NATIONAL DAY ) OF NEW ZEALAND - FEB 8, 2020
Dear friends Ralph Hays, Trade Commissioner and Consul General New Zealand and gorgeous wife Sonia Hays hosted Waitangi Day (National day). I was honored to be the Master of Ceremonies ! In the video you will be fascinated by Kapa Haka - the term for Māori performing arts and literally means 'group' (kapa) and 'dance' (haka).
Kapa Haka – the term for Māori performing arts and literally means ‘group’ (kapa) and ‘dance’ (haka).The performance involves choral singing, dance and movements associated in the hand-to-hand combat, within a synchronisation of action, timing, posture, footwork and sound.
WELCOMED PROFESSOR ANGELO MAGGI AT NEW RESIDENCE OF CG ITALY - JAN 31, 2020
My dear friend Stefania Costanza continues to astonish us all with her indefatigable energy.She has hosted over a hundred events to promote Italy in the last two years. Wow ! Tonight, at her new residence we welcomed famous Professor Angelo Maggi from Venezia, with my fave Prosecco !Salvatore Ianniello Grazie per tutti bello.
A SOIREE HOSTED BY CG FRANCE SONIA BARBRY - JAN 25, 2020
Delicious French Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie soiree 😋😋 hosted by dear friend Sonia Barbry Consul General France. Happy Birthday Haresh Advani. Thanks Natasha Hingorani Cheers Sanjay Menon, Mithu Doshi.
DINNER HOSTED BY CG JAPAN - JAN 22, 2020
Impressive, articulate,dynamic ! Thats Aaditya Thackeray, Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment Government of Maharashtra for you! Congrats Michio Harada Consul General Japan for organising this exclusive dinner to welcome the Parliamentary Speaker and delegation from Okayama City , Japan. The Sake was divine ! @AUThackeray
FAREWELL DINNER FOR CG AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2020
Farewell dinner for our dear friends Tony and Kate Huber, #Australian CG who returns to Canberra after a hugely successful tenure in Mumbai. Deeeeelicious dinner hosted by Othmar and Yvonne Hardegger,the very popular CG, #Switzerland Did i imbibe my fave Fendants of Noble Terroir ! You will be much missed Tony !
WELCOME DINNER FOR DEAREST NEPHEW AND COUSIN SISTER -
JAN 16, 2020
Welcome dinner for dearest nephew Akshaan with Divina and cousin sister Priyanka Tejwani. Awesome company and delectable food at #Bayroute, Cuffe Parade, where the culinary standards are high and everything great VFM ! ??
LUNCH AT JAPANESE CG'S VILLA - JAN 8, 2020
Exclusive Lunch at my dear friend Michio Harada Japanese Consul General's Villa, composed of Osechi-ryori - traditional Japanese New Year foods. The tradition started in the Heian period(794-1185AD). Harada san's personal Chef Yasuhiro Horiuchi created the festive courses, each one laid out like a work of art and oh-so-delicious ! For individual descriptors please click on individual pix.
CELEBRATED BIRTHDAY OF ASHITTA THAM - JAN 5, 2020
Happy Birthday to gorgeous granny Ashitta Tham. Everyone's dear friend Henry Tham is doing very well, Thank you God ?? Ryan Tham and Keenan Tham , I am so proud of the amazing food that your KOKO continues to tantalize Mumbai's tastebuds with. More power boys ??