Nikhila Palat

The author is CEO – Katalyst Reputation Management.

Latest Articles By Nikhila Palat

Start the Year With Sweet Talk

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Online pattiserie SugarPlay.in, chef Amit Mehta's debut venture, with a workshop tucked away in an undisclosed area--and the sinful indulgences of Chef Neha Lakhani at La Folie are two great reccos to make this first month all the more sweeter.

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'Tis The Season

Here's a list of favourites for the festive season this year. Each outlet might have planned unique themes by one thing remains the same among all the choices. All they want for Christmas is YOU. So Frosty the snowman and Rudolf the reindeer have already made their decision.

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Check In to a Slice of Paradise

Island life though exquisite is also quite isolated. And requires you to staying away from your family for extended periods. A tough task for most, Allywn succeeds because the staff at Shangri-La are now family. So whether playing football with them or celebrating Halloween, each day provides innumerable opportunities to build bonds.

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Thinking Outside the Box

Columnist Nikhila Palat on how the difference between event space, restaurant and kitchen is blurring with new spaces opening in Mumbai and how attendees of the IGX 2016 event keep their appetites full with gaming and interesting food.

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Where Does Your Food Come From?

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Today, Customers want to know more about the food they eat. What's good for them and what should they be eating. More often, we are thinking about the ethics of food production and are on a quest to surprise our palate with unique gastronomic innovations. Masque the newest addition to Mumbai's exciting culinary world has the answers

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Heavenly Hospitality

Indian hospitality is legendary. Be it the food coma when your best friend's mom arrives into town. Or the unending buffet at a family wedding. There is only one thing we enjoy more than eating and it is feeding! For all Indians, hospitality is not ostentation but a way of life.

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Out With the Old and in With the New

First opened in the 1970's, Shamiana was where Mumbai's glamour waited patiently in the hotel lobby to be seated. It was where business deals were signed over caffe lattes and where young love courted over street food. From insomniacs gorging over kheem-pao to cheerful tourists sipping on a thandai, the diner had created an indelible mark in the country's culinary trajectory. Under the leadership of maestro's like Chef Mascarenhas and Chef Oberoi, dining under the multi-coloured tent was THE place to be seen.

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Recipe for Success

What impressed me the most was that Chef Irani followed Sonal's recipe to the tee. And the proof of the pudding lay in the eating! Sonal’s recipe book is available on the Juggernaut books app for Android and iOS for those who would like to bite right into it!

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The Catwalk Cuisine

Using restaurant spaces to launch and sell fashion and fashionable contributions to cuisine and restaurant culture.

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Dare to be Different

Once upon a time, Bacon met Chocolate and they both lived happily ever after. Innovation is the name of the game. Sometimes you discover the most unusual in the last place you look.

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