Voyage to India Part 2: The South
When: Jan/Feb 2014
Where: London, Mumbai, Ooty, Kochi, Aleppey, Mamalapuram, Madurai
Part 2: Welcome to Mumbai
Our first two days were spent in Mumbai, a city filled with food. We had the privilege to stay at the fantastic Oberoi hotel and with a complementary breakfast each morning and a complementary dinner at the hotel's flagship restaurant Ziya, run by Michelin starred chef Vineet Bhatia it was going to be amazing.
We started our evening with some delicious cocktails at the Eau Bar, that our bar tender carefully smelt to make sure each and every one was perfectly crafted. The bar however, contained all the worst elements from the bar scene in Lost in Translation.
It was then time for the main event, dinner at Ziya. This was every bit as good as our meal at Quilon with perfectly cooked Indian influenced food all washed down with some Indian merlot. Service was excellent.
Chaat three ways
Paneer and spinach
Breakfast was also a fantastic affair with made to order items, a buffet, fresh fruit juices and coffee.