Food at Navratna Veg Restaurant, Vashi

I love the Mysore Sada Dosa at Vashi's Navratna restaurant... I think I almost place the same order every time. It is simply delicious, especially with the red chutney that you must ask for if they don't bring it along the sambhar and the coconut chutney.

However, this once we decided to try out bhel puri. Well aware that the 'special' bhel puri would be too sweet with the fruits and all, we ordered the regular bhel. But we were left very disappointed. Looks like size zero is in for food items as well. The 'sweet' bhel was elegantly served in a super small dish. Off the topic, but I have had a similar observation with the chocolates as well. Do you also feel that the Cadbury Dairy Milk and 5 Star chocolates (Rs 5 ones) have become slimmer and smaller? How I regretted not having the dosa!

Anyway, I still love the restaurant and would keep visiting again... only that I would order my favorite dosa the next time!

By the way, the filter coffee as well as the Nescafe served at Navratna are amazing!

New Year 2010-2011 Party Venues in Mumbai / Navi Mumbai

As we approach the end of another year, we look forward to ring in the new year in style. This is true for all Mumbaiites, right? Now if you are looking for New Year Parties in Mumbai / Navi Mumbai, you have reached the right place. Like the previous year, I'll try my best to list out all the New Year's Eve celebrations in Mumbai as well as Navi Mumbai.

New Year's Eve 2011 - Parties and Hotel Packages in Mumbai / Navi Mumbai 

EsselWorld Bignite 2011
Cost: Rs 990 per person
DJ Rink, open-air disco, welcome carnival, magical parade, live statues, tattoo artists, tarot readers, face painters, unlimited rides, exciting activities and delicious food.

Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu
Cost: Rs 7250/- (+ tax)
Offer valid for stay in select rooms between 24th - 26th December 2010 and 31st December 2010 - 3rd January 2011. Includes breakfast.
Hotel website:

Hotel Renaissance Powai 
Cost: Rs. 35991.00 for 5 Adult Couple Passes
Party with DJ Akhtar
Unlimited 5 course buffet style meal and beverages, 9 pm onwards

Hard Rock Cafe, Worli

Cost: Rs 4000 per person
New Year`s Eve @ Hard Rock Cafe will be rocking with Gabriel Antonio and DJ AJ (Arjun Shah)

Ramada Hotel Powai  
Cost: Per couple: Rs 5555, Per stag Rs 2999, Per Kid Rs 1999
It's gonna be four themes including Punjabi bhangra theme and lounge. DJs Brinston and K2 Hot will make you rock.
Highlight - Special section only for the kids!

Royal Orchid Central Grazia, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Cost: Rs 4500 per couple, Rs 2500 per stag
DJ party and an icy theme

Shikara Restaurant, Sanpada
Cost: Rs 800
Includes an elaborate buffet (excl. alcohol)
Hotel website:

Four Points by Sheraton, Vashi
Rs 6500 per couple
Live performance by Jyotsna of Indian Idol fame, Comedy show by Shrikant of Laughter Challenge fame, Live DJ, Unlimited food and beverages

The rates might be subject to change as we approach 31st December