Enchanted forests

Source: Enchanted forests

HUSH, WALLS HAVE EARS

50 posts and a nomination for the LIEBSTER AWARD

Enchanted Forests

A short drive off the Yamuna Expressway , in a farm at Village Parsaul in Greater Noida.

It seems the horse was actually listening to our conversation.

Do notice how the tips of the ears are turned inwards.

Walls do have ears Walls do have ears

Experts please identify the breed. 

Have been nominated for an award. Am happy, what the award is about, am clueless.

Nominated for the Liebster award Nominated for the Liebster award

What is not as abstract is that I posted all of 50 blogs. All within a month.

50 Posts                       Yeah, 50 Posts

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REDHEADS OR RED UDDERS : ART IT IS

Art has numerous avatars now

Source: REDHEADS OR RED UDDERS : ART IT IS

REDHEADS OR RED UDDERS : ART IT IS

Art has numerous avatars now

Source: REDHEADS OR RED UDDERS : ART IT IS

AN AERIAL SURVEY OF A FOREST OF FLOWERS

Old Rose ? Pls identify this gorgeous tree

Source: AN AERIAL SURVEY OF A FOREST OF FLOWERS

AN AERIAL SURVEY OF A FOREST OF FLOWERS

The pictures that follow beautifully  describes the magic of nature through wildflowers.

This gorgeous tree was bursting with old rose colored flowers near the wetlands near Greater Noida. NOW IDENTIFIED as ATHEL PINETamarix aphylla 

For the drones buzzing in delight  it was  indeed a FOREST OF FLOWERS. The fragrance of the flowers was driving  them crazy with joy. They flew, jumped and cartwheeled all over the flowers.

flowers drive them beserk
flowers drive them berserk

The monsoon clouds and gentle breeze made the moment memorable.

step back
the larger picture

The entire forest of flowers swayed in the gentle breeze teasing the bees, out on an aerial survey.

Is it not gorgeous
Is it not gorgeous

Am unable to identify the tree ? Any comment?

NOW IDENTIFIED as ATHEL PINETamarix aphylla 

HUSH, WALLS HAVE EARS

A short drive off the Yamuna Expressway , in a farm at Village Parsaul in Greater Noida.

It seems the horse was actually listening to our conversation.

Do notice how the tips of the ears are turned inwards.

Walls do have ears
Walls do have ears

Experts please identify the breed. 

Have been nominated for an award. Am happy, what the award is about, am clueless.

Nominated for the Liebster award
Nominated for the Liebster award

What is not as abstract is that I posted all of 50 blogs. All within a month.

50 Posts
Yeah, 50 Posts

ALL THE WAY THROUGH A FOREST OF MUSHROOMS: 9 YUMMY STEPS TO HEAVEN

Oranges

Source: ALL THE WAY THROUGH A FOREST OF MUSHROOMS: 9 YUMMY STEPS TO HEAVEN

ALL THE WAY THROUGH A FOREST OF MUSHROOMS: 9 YUMMY STEPS TO HEAVEN

Heaven was definitely at THE GREENHOUSE ON THE RIDGE that evening.  ( a pop up restaurant within OLIVE at Mehrauli, New Delh) . Hope you have read the earlier chapters in this series of blogs.

Master Chef Sujan and his magical conjurers had laid out 9 steps or courses to divinity.

I am sharing these with you.

non veg
Non Veg
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Veg

I was in Heaven, what tastes ,what flavours and what to say of the feast for the eyes.

Oranges
Oranges

Come lets take the last steps together.

I draw your attention to the lovely bowls made in Manipur and the lovely handcrafted  spoons.

Details like this accentuate the experience from Ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY.

7th course
7th course

This forest of mushrooms was laid out on a marvelous bed of and assortment of  grains.It was an assortment of flavours which burst on your taste buds.

forest of mushrooms
forest of mushrooms

Paired with this visually delightful WHISKY COCKTAIL, can  HEAVEN be better? See the menu above for details.

whisky?
whisky?

The final steps are always the sweetest. Here too the magicians did not fail in surprising us.

The transparent Litchi looking fruit is called LONGAN. Had never even heard of it , let alone taste it?

8th course
8th course

Take a break with  a “Havana” Cigar ? The chef brings these lovely chocolate cigars in a bed of liquid nitrogen. The smoke is the nitrogen turning to its gaseous state at room temperature.

The signature white Carnations maintain the link in this series of blogs.

cigars?
cigars?

The final and 9th step to HEAVEN had all the guests in raptures, with wow, oohs, aahs .

Have a look yourself?

broken egg?
broken egg?

It was a fabulous and delicious treat. The ‘shell’ was an extra thin meringue which simply melted on the tongue.The ‘yellow yolk ‘ was a smooth citrus lemony mousse.

The 9th step was truly the ultimate , THIS WAS HEAVEN in THE GREENHOUSE ON THE RIDGE.

egg has gone
Polished off in seconds

The surprises did not end, as I spotted a bit of the ridge well-preserved in the kitchen.

The Kitchen work table had been built around these rocks.

the ridge peeps into the kitchen
the ridge peeps into the kitchen

We leave this magical cottage and step into the cover of the Banyan tree , which is also the outdoor section of the  mother ship ( restaurant)  OLIVE.

OLIVE and the outdoor seating under the BANYAN tree.
OLIVE and  the BANYAN tree.

Have a great Sunday, Its curtains for my FIRST FOOD BLOG.

Do share this heavenly experience with those you love dearly.