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MAN…GO, Taste It!

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas

‘It’s the mango season, where are the mangoes?’ I ask Joe. ‘In other words where is the Mania?’ ‘You seem to have taken the words right out of this page,’ says hubby dear looking out of the newspaper. I grunt exasperatedly. What is the ‘love’ story between men and newspapers I have often wondered? They can sit for 3 hours reading the fine print from top to bottom, but ask them to read a physics chapter to explain to your kid and they develop temporary blindness.

Pick of the Season

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas

What would be your ‘pick’ at a particular time of the year? Now this term could be used by designers, colours and many creative ‘norms’ that one could decide upon. But in this case I am talking about ‘l Orange’…..no, not a colour but a restaurant that is well established to blow away the heat and rain in what is termed as ‘off season’ in our tiny state.

Celebration Time

By Odette and Joe Mascarrenhas
‘Time for celebration,’ Joe chortles looking forward to pampering his taste buds after a stringent 40 days of ‘off meat.’ So come lunchtime we were on our way to find a ‘pampering hole.’ Little did my ‘better half’ realise that most ‘up market’ restaurants were open for only dinner.

An Asian Food Tour

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
Candolim, the Mecca of good food during season, now remains wanting. The reason being that most stand alone restaurants have closed for the off season. And here I was on the lookout out for variety like say a good Burmese khowsuey. By sheer stroke of luck we happened to meet with chef Pritam, executive sous chef of O Hotel.

Quick Bites 2

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
‘A Blue Monkey got its inspirations as she sat in Tuscany Gardens eating a chicken shawarma.’ Ahoy there! Take a quick bite out of this statement cause things are happening in this little town of Porvorim that will always keep it buzzing.

Four years and counting

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
Someone once told me that many restaurants along the Candolim belt had folded up with the exception of perhaps a few established ones. Well here is one that has been around for four years and by its popularity, because of its cuisine, will be around for many more years to come. I am talking about ‘Tuscany Gardens...Ristorante-Bar-Cafe’.

Everybody’s Talking About…

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
…a new place in Vasco – The HQ. Would it take care of the needs of the people?
“Ori has fulfilled the need for a high quality Pan Asian restaurant in Vasco with specialities like sushi, dim sums, and nasi goring that are delectable and authentic,” informed Vaishali Joshi.

Cholesterol Cravings

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas

We had just been invited for a preview of the Sunday brunch aptly named ‘Cholesterol Cravings’. Well I love previews because they showcase all the exciting moments of the show.

MUSIC, ART & CULTURE - Sanya Cotta

Sanya Myla Cotta, a child prodigy, was admitted to the Conservatory in Germany at the age of four, where her talent was lovingly nurtured by Renata Bruce Webber.

Cholesterol Cravings

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas

We had just been invited for a preview of the Sunday brunch aptly named ‘Cholesterol Cravings’. Well I love previews because they showcase all the exciting moments of the show.