One of the notable events recently in the Food world was the Food Food Awards organized by the TV Channel in association with BBC Good Food Magazine, that had some of the most talented Chefs, Restaurateurs, Mixologists and other food folks together. One of the surprises of the evening was that Anaida-The Princess of Pop of yore was given the coveted prize for the Best Chef of the Year in the stand alone Restaurant category for 2018.
If you are a 90s Kid you would be nostalgic about the Hindi pop era that started around then. Singers like Alisha Chinoy, Baba Sehgal and Anaida helped pioneer a new of era and Music and entertainment. Little did anyone know the teenager who released the first ever Hindi pop single “Hotline” in India did barely speak any Hindi at the time. She went on to sing in 13 languages and on to international projects and then followed it with painting and leather carvings and producing meditation tracks one of which topped the UK Itune charts a year ago she has constantly dabbled in different forms of arts simultaneously what the world had no idea about is that she loves to cook until we were informed that she received the Best Chef of the year award for a Standalone Restaurant category recently at the Good Food Awards in Mumbai.
Anaida, the multi-dimensional artist Singer, Writer, Composer, Foodie, Painter, Sculptor, Spiritual Guru, Public Speaker is now a certified Chef. She also writes a column with recipes on healing food for BBC Good Food Magazine and conducts workshops for charity on multiple wellness modalities such as Stress Management, Energy alignment, Food and Spirituality, Art and spirituality called “Power of YOU”.
Anaida has been busy with Holistic ventures for the past few years with Food and Spirituality. It all started in good fun with a series of Authentic Persian food pop ups that she did in four different cities that turned out to become a food venture with SodaBottleOpenerWala at Powai ,Mumbai. Her culinary skills with her very specialty dishes Esfahan Beryani (riceless) and Persian Haleem achieved acclaim being declared winners at the 11th Handi festival in Hyderabad, 2017. Anaida also featured on Chef Gary Mehigan’s (Judge on MasterChef Australia) show ’Masters of Taste’ which featured on leading channels worldwide.
If you are a foodie or just like try new food, else want to check out her culinary skills, you must visit her restaurant that serves authentic Parsi and famous Mumbai food with addition of a menu by her good self. The venue also an ambience of the old Bombay feel and humor with its Boards, Motifs, Furniture and the staff is also friendly.
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Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.