Tales & Spirits – Heaven for vegetarians! — Reviewed!

Tales and Spirits Bistro was on my list for a long time. This place has some vibes! Tucked in the narrow lanes parallel to Senapati Bapat Road, the all vegetarian restaurant are the favourite hangout place for families, corporates, and college crowds. Tales and Spirits, all day dining restaurant, is my favourite because of the scrumptious out of the box food menu and funky ambiance.

Valet Parking is available while two-wheelers have space to park alongside the roads. As soon as you enter, you are welcomed by the cozy bistro setting, a delightful visual of shady outdoor seating under the tree, while people can also opt for the indoors with AC. Windchimes, dream catchers, planters adorn the place and give a pleasant feeling. Blue, Pink, White, Brown are the major colors used for the furniture. Outdoor seating is favourable in the evenings though coolers are set-up to beat the heat in the noons. A small bar area is a set-up though they are not serving alcohol as of now. You can get mocktails and refreshing drinks from there.

The menu offers varied choices of food and the drinks. Right from the breakfast to hot beverages, Bar snacks, Fondue, Pasta, Pizzas, Bread, Soups, Salads, Mains, and Desserts. Also, they have special Summer Menu Drinks, which you relish with your starters or post meal. I tried my hands on the Chef's signature dishes and I was just blown away by the food.

My lunch meal started with the "Safe Sex on the Beach" mocktail (Rs.180)which had a perfect concoction of Cranberry Juice, Grape Juice, Peach, Cherry with a dash of lime juice and sugar. So, refreshing in summers. You can also try some interesting drinks like T&S Zucumber, T&S Virgin Sangria, Tornado, Sea of Love.

Appetizers were so tempting that it was difficult for me to choose what to eat and what to leave. I went with chef's recommendation and tried Jalapeno and Mozzarella Cigars (Rs.210). The cheesy, gooey croquettes with loads of mozzarella and jalapeno was deep fried to perfection. Though cheese was not stretchy much. It is served with a pink sauce which was equally delectable. It is just irresistible.

Moved on to a Main course with Broccoli and Mushroom Curried Risotto (Rs.320) and Mascarpone Cream Cheese Pizza. The risotto was given a twist and it tasted scrumptious. Arboria rice combined with slow cooked Madras curry, herbs, cheese, and broccoli. It was cheesy and the coconut flavour was just right. I can have it everytime, I am there.

Then the pizza that interests me was the Mascarpone Cream Cheese Pizza (Rs.440). Quite unusual. Cream cheese sauce, Tomato Concasse, Marinated Zucchini, Onions and Chilli Flakes made it a perfect pizza. The thin crust pizza was burst of flavors in the mouth. Just a perfect balanced pizza you look out for. A must have!

Traditional crunchy dessert, Baklava was served with butterscotch ice-cream (Rs.220). Warm flaky phyllo pastry layered with the crunch of walnuts and pistachio with honey syrup poured over it and to balance the dish was the butterscotch ice-cream. One bite of it had all the texture, flavours which made it one of the must try at Tales and Spirits.

Wanted to try something from their Summer Menu so had Alphonso Donut Shake (Rs.240). Mango all the way...Mango shakes topped with fresh Alphonso mangoes and Alphonso jam filled donut. All Mango-lovers can relish the dessert and satisfy the sweet tooth cravings. I just loved it.

Overall, a heaven for not only vegetarians but also for people who want to spend quality time and have scrumptious food. Wonderful place.



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Organise your home with All Time Plastics — Reviewed!


Apartment rooms are small and tough to keep organised. Don't let all your stuff lead your life! A uncluttered kitchen or rooms with lots of storage space is a dream to work and live in. It gets so easy to find things easily and it saves the time too. Having everything in place makes life easy with increased efficiency. For clutter-free, organised life, I have All Times Plastics range of products, which is an online plastics store. A one stop solution for all kind of kitchen essentials.

I was pleased to browse through their website and trust me they have all the products which you might need in your daily lives. Right from the containers, bottles, hangers, chopping board, kitchen aids, microwavable bowls, table wares, lunch boxes, baskets and more. Few of the products like bowl, sieve, cup, basket and chopping board were sent to me for the review and I have been using them for long now. This is my experience in points...

  • Durable
  • Sturdy
  • Safe
  • Stylish
  • Light-weight
  • Versatile
  • Easy to organize
  • Aesthetical
  • Structured Designed
This is the chopping board I got. Its heavy, strong and the base and size is just perfect for chopping. The grip is good and veggies doesn't just slip away. Many color variants are available. All Time Plastics are just a click away! :)


My favourite mug or cup of morning coffee. The vivacious red color is love and add on is the small cartoon printed over it. Not only it is microwave safe but also dishwasher safe. I love the fact that all the products of All Time Plastics are so versatile.

As I mentioned the products are multi-purpose. This microwavable bowl is not only pretty but serves multiple purposes. I use it for pouring instant snack or making maggi. This is also used to store chopped veggies or is used like a mixing bowl. So good na!

The storage container is sleek and comes in various sizes and colors, you can color co-ordinate with your kitchen walls. Amazing na!? I have used it to store pulses. Can you put to use by filling pasta, cerals or even grains. Being transparent, it is easy to find and sorting is done without any hassle.

Now I keep my clean space uninterrupted by the soiled odour of dirty clothes with this laundry basket that has superb capacity. It can be utilized as Storage bin for bedrooms, laundry room, dorm room and any other space.This basket is practical for many storage items like for toys, clothes, household small items, kitchen aids, etc. I just loved it!

So, what are you waiting for? Go and grab All Time Plastics products for your home storage and transform to tidy and organised life.

Pool Side Dinner – What an idea at Hyatt Place, Hinjawadi — Reviewed!

With the scorching summers setting in, foodies in you can't stop you to explore places. What would you ask for other than a pool side restaurant, scrumptious buffet spread, music, and drinks flowing. The ultimate luxury, the al-fresco pop-up restaurant at Hyatt place, Hinjewadi is a romantic dining destination in summer evenings. Blue, Brown, White shades accents with greenery provide a chic romantic ambiance for candle light dinners. Cool breeze, pool side tables, surreal climate makes it a wonderful place to dine-in. A different concept for evenings and lazy weekends for relaxed time with family and friends.

The menu is a mix of multi cuisines ranging from Indian, Mexican, Italian and Continental. During my weekend stay at Hyatt Place, I had a chance to dine in at the pop-up restaurant and trust me that was an amazing experience. We started with the Lebanese Chickpeas Soup. Mild, warm, fragrant, delicious stew with the balanced taste from the middle east with chickpeas, zucchini, bottle gourd, and tomatoes.

Salads were next. Grilled vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar, Koshimbir Salad, and Spicy Guava Salad were my favourites. Each and every ingredient of the salads were fresh with balanced spices. I love the bit sweet and tart taste of guava with red chili seasoning. Also, the grilled veggies were perfectly tossed with Balsamic Vinegar.

I could not take my eyes off the hot chhole tawa and the stacked kulchas. There was a separate live counter for it and it is not to be missed as it is their signature. Soft, fluffy, buttery kulchas with hot Delhi styled chhole, medium spiced topped with green chili will surely leave your taste buds asking for more. A highly recommended dish!

Live counter for grills and tandoor too didn't disappoint. We tried tandoori paneer which was marinated and grilled nicely. However, I like my tandoor to be chargrilled. You can also get hot tandoori roti or naan to go with the main course. I skipped and moved to the DIY Italian Pasta counter nearby. Had penne in red sauce with ample amount of veggies. Loved it.

Desserts were placed beautifully. Pastries, Indian sweets and so much that you would be spoilt for the choices. Red velvet gateau, Rajbhog were some of my favourites. I have stayed there for the weekend and the blog post on it will follow. Stay tuned. Do not forget to book your tables alongside pool this summer. I am sure, it will be one memorable dining experience.
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