Source: 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.
Experts please identify the breed.
Have been nominated for an award. Am happy, what the award is about, am clueless.
What is not as abstract is that I posted all of 50 blogs. All within a month.
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.
I was in Heaven, what tastes ,what flavours and what to say of the feast for the eyes.
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.
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.
Paired with this visually delightful WHISKY COCKTAIL, can HEAVEN be better? See the menu above for details.
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?
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.
The final and 9th step to HEAVEN had all the guests in raptures, with wow, oohs, aahs .
Have a look yourself?
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.
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.
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.
Have a great Sunday, Its curtains for my FIRST FOOD BLOG.
Do share this heavenly experience with those you love dearly.
A mere three hours by train ( August Kranti from Nizamuddin to Sawai Madhopur) from New Delhi and you reach one of the most Enchanting and mesmerizing forests of India.: Ranthambore Tiger National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan.
Ranthambore Tiger National Park has a high density of Tigers and an extremely dry deciduous forest.This Wonderful combination almost ensures sighting a Tiger ( English), Sher ( Hindi), Panthera tigris ( Scientific name) .
It is home to the famous 19 year old Diva “Macchli” and the Majestic Hunk “Ustaad”.
Ustaad was unfortunately shifted to Sajjangarh, near Udaipur after being labelled a man eater under mysterious and controversial circumstances in May 2015.
The forests of Ranthambore are nestled in the Aravalli range of mountains . The trees are adapted to the dry environment and thus relatively stunted and with smaller leaves.
The “MAGIC” of Ranthambore is the mix of History with the Forest.The Ranthambore Fort built centuries ago is today in the heart of Tiger Country.
Where else can you see Tigers in a Fort or a Palace ,now in ruins, overrun with Banyan trees.
The forest has numerous Hunting Palaces from an era gone by and is also home to a massive Ranthambore Fort.
It is also home to an unusual temple dedicated to the Elephant headed Lord Ganesha.
To date Wedding cards in Rajasthan are first addressed to the ruling deity Lord Ganesha whose blessings are a must for an auspicious start.
There is also a unique Hanuman ( Balaji) temple in the midst of the “river of sorrow” , the Chambal. One bank of the river is Rajasthan and the other Madhya Pradesh.
The flora and fauna at Ranthambore is spectacular and indeed unique.
For residents of Delhi, a walk through the Aravalli Biodiversity Park is a must before you visit Ranthambore. You can then compare an Urban Forest to a Forest of the King.
What say, would you like to learn about the Flora and Fauna of the Aravallis? Let us discover the magic together.
It has been a year since i entered the World of blogging, am now giving the initial Blogs a makeover. Many of the blogs a year ago had only 10 likes or under. I am re blogging these posts while keeping the initial thoughts intact.