Thursday, April 16, 2015

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH THE POWER OF CHOICE

I had to share this empowering message I received in my email. The power of choose! Weather it is a bar of soap or the situation in life – most times we have the power. Weather we should or should not - tolerate domestic abuse; submit to world perceptions of beauty; let a life event control our state of mind; humor a demon boss – is a question of choice. When we exercise it wisely we empower ourselves and build our own happiness. We submit control to others when we demean our position, underestimate the power we have and keep our mouth shut, or minds confused. Check out this short clip & refresh your memory about the often forgotten POWER!



Dove® releases new film, shot in five countries around the globe, to inspire women to reconsider the choices they make about their beauty .


A staggering 96% of women do not choose the word ‘beautiful’ to describe how they look [1].  Dove believes feeling beautiful is a personal choice women should feel empowered to make for themselves, every day.   



The Dove Choose Beautiful film captures real women in San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London, and Sao Paolo considering about their own beauty. The women made a choice about the way they see themselves: ‘average’ versus the frequently avoided ‘beautiful.’  The film reveals that women often struggle with recognizing their own beauty. 

“Although the majority of women don’t describe themselves as beautiful, 80% agree that every woman has something about her that is beautiful.  It’s time women think differently about this choice,” said Steve Miles, Senior Vice President, Dove.  “Dove Choose Beautiful urges women to embrace this choice, and inwardly challenge our tendency to not ‘choose beautiful’ because when we do it unlocks happiness and confidence that impacts women’s self-esteem.”  

“While we were filming, it was so clear that the women who chose to feel beautiful shined with a positive, empowered outlook,” said Paul Dektor, Film Director of Dove Choose Beautiful.  “We all have the personal and powerful ability to rise above others’ points of view, social media, and pop culture, and I hope the Dove Choose Beautiful film inspires women around the world to reconsider how they view their own beauty.”



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rajdeep Ranawat - Interview with accomplished creator of "Art to wear"



As Dubai gets ready to set the stage for one of the biggest fashion event En Vogue, Buzzingtales got a chance to chat up with the immensely talented young fashion designer Rajdeep Ranawat, who will be showcasing scintillating designs from his popular RR (Rajdeep Ranawat) brand, at the event.




Hi Mr.Rajdeep Ranawat, thanks for talking to us. Your designs are often described as an “Art to wear”. What are the major inspirations behind this art?
I am an artist and I love color. I create palettes over palettes and can’t ever stick to a particular color story or mood. Although keeping the season in mind, I immerse myself to that sort of mood and the topic of inspiration. We also like to give the clients options & thus create color ways in various hues of the same garment to give options as per their personality.
If I would need to be partial, I love warm hues of reds, yellows, golds, oranges, blues etc.
Although my major inspiration is from Nature itself… its colors, motifs, textures and everything else inspire me to no end.

Your training and work in Europe or your Indian root - which has played the major role in shaping the designer Rajdeep Ranawat?
I think it was mainly my experiences in Europe that nurtured my sensibilities to create what I create now. It helped me learn the professional side of the fashion business, the correct way to display clothing, to create a complete line/collection and the commercial aspect of creative designing.


Fashion is also about expressing individuality. What are the individual qualities the RR label reflects?
A ‘Rajdeep Ranawat’ label is the epitome of artistic clothing. The silhouettes are clean, simple, generic and comfortable in the most organic & silk based fabrics as deemed necessary - making the client feel like a dream! Our prints and color combinations entwined with exotic nature inspired embroideries are a treat to every woman’s wardrobe! Elegance, class and lure are our mantra!

The RR (Rajdeep Ranawat) is no doubt vibrant and resplendent. Yet the fashion world is intensely competitive. How does the RR label manage to standout from others?
I’ve never really seen any brand as a competition to myself as I’m true to my sensibilities, my work and a typical “RR” look that you can spot from a mile away. Fashion is competitive, but surprisingly we have had a great fan following for our brand & that only increased with each passing day. I guess we must be doing something right!!

What has been your most memorable moment & which has been the most challenging one?
My most memorable moment was when I did my first show at a Fashion Event. The ramp was set in the middle of a pool and I started the show with my collection followed by 10 others afterwards. I guess I set the benchmark since then!
The most challenging moment for me was when I wanted to set up my factory - the finances, the workers, getting the right set of assistants, and learning the correct way of doing business. Back then I didn’t have much experience when it came down to running a domestic label.


What are your future visions?
I feel the future is now!!! I truly enjoy what I do and create each day. We just launched our own e-commerce website two months ago, www.rajdeepranawat.com to make our lovely stuff even more approachable. We also opened our flagship store in the capital, Delhi last month in one of the oldest vintage spaces in Leutens Delhi of the affluent!!! I prefer to go with the flow for a steady constant rise. I’m surely not in any hurry at the moment and can’t complain!
What advice would you give to young aspiring designers?

Be true to your beliefs and sensibilities, and let your designs reflect the personality. Never ape anyone where in the future someone points a finger at you or your hard work for any negative reason.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Union Of Glamour & Art For A Charitable Cause -

May 9th 2015 is all set to turn out into a confluence of glamour, art, & generous hearts, for Dubai dwellers, with Bollywood hot hunks, Hesham Malik, Rashid Pediatric Therapy Center and Sotheby’s Auction house teaming up for a worthy cause.
Let’s roll out the red carpet!!
HRITIK ROSHAN

·       Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan to do live painting for charity
·       Hesham Malik presents Esparito (Spirit), a visual representation of modern abstraction and art during his visit
·       Master of Ceremonies veteran Bollywood star Kabir Bedi to conduct proceedings
·       Sotheby’s to conduct first-ever Dubai auction
·       A live canvas painted by Hesham Malik on site along with 20 original works by the internationally-acclaimed artist will be auctioned at the opening night of the Art Auction in Dubai
·       A charitable initiative ­in collaboration with Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre

HESHAM MALIK


Dubai’s art lovers have reason to celebrate. The famed British auctioneers Sotheby’s will be conducting their first ever art auction in Dubai on May 9, 2015 at the Royal Ballroom, One & Only Royal Mirage. A member of Dubai’s Ruling Family will be the Guest of Honour at this auction cum charity evening where 20 paintings by internationally acclaimed artist Hesham Malik will go under the hammer. The proceeds from the event will go towards the Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre in Dubai.                

Upping the glam quotient will be Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan and veteran star Kabir Bedi. Both stars will play a prominent role during the event where a collection of masterpieces titled Esparito (Spirit) by the Prague-based artist will be on display.

Roshan, who has been involved in quite a few charitable initiatives in the past, will be seen trying his hand at live painting during the event. The actor and Malik will jointly work on a canvas that will be auctioned later during the event.

KABIR BEDI- MAN WITH THE BARITONE VOICE

Bedi, who has been a voting member of the Oscars for over three decades, is known for his eloquence and powerful, motivational speeches. He is going to be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Rest assured it’s going to be a memorable evening for all.

This exclusive event has been organized by a Dubai-based art consultant, curator and collector Manisha Sugandh supported by art curator Ayesha Imtiaz, in collaboration with The Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre. Ahead of the event on May 9, Roshan will be making a trip to the Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre to attend a press conference along with Malik and other key people involved with this unique charity event. The actor will be seen interacting with the children of the Centre. Malik will be holding a workshop for children of the Centre and also creating a canvas along with them.
Malik’s latest collection Esparito is an ode to the ever-evolving spirit of life. "Every life has a spirit and every spirit has colour within," said the artist about his inspiration for his latest collection.
When one defines Espãrito the first few words that come to the mind are angel, energy, mystery and force. The event intends to showcase a wide range of illustrations for viewers. The main goal is to convey a visual representation of modern abstraction and art leading to the colors found within one’s heart.

The artist also draws influences from Dubai, a city he frequently visits. He considers the place as a melting pot of cultures and believes that the residents of Dubai have unique life experiences from which one can learn so much.

Directors of Dubai Art and Cultural Authority, envoys and diplomats from the countries Hesham represents as well as directors of Louvre and Guggenheim Museums are expected to attend the event. The auction will take place in the Royal Ballroom at The One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai on May 9.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Chez Sushi - Rock & Roll with Delightful Japanese Cuisine




When Buzzingtales was invited to review Chez Sushi - A Japanese joint, I personally felt as though the universe was conspiring to open doors for new experiences for me. Despite the fact that the fabulous Japanese cuisine presentation makes it look extremely appetizing, I had never had the gumption to attempt the same.  Well I thought, what life devoid of a little adventure is ?! So I decided - “Let’s Roll” it. It would be an understatement to say that it turned out to be an absolutely chilled out - novel experience. We were given an extremely warm welcome at the vibrant, lively and yet casual Al Wasl branch of Chez Sushi. We were all set to enjoy a memorable time enjoying Japanese cuisine and soaking in cheerful hospitality.

My mindset about Sushi - Japanese food consisting of cooked vinegar-ed rice combined with other ingredients like seafood, vegetables and sometimes tropical fruits - was immediately challenged by the menu presented to us. There were a myriad of Appetizers, like Edamame (prepared snow peas), Prawn spring roll, Yakitori, Cevlche and even vegetarian gyoza; Salads; Sides: Mains; Bento sets; Signature Rolls; Party Platters and Desserts. We however settled for “Let’s Roll” option that gives completely power to the customers to choose the ingredients they want in their Sushi, including brown rice or white rice and even the no rice option where one can chose the tuna or salmon wrap.


Chez Sushi scores full marks for giving every customer a chance to enjoy Sushi in their own individual way. I was delighted to find so many options for vegetarians. One of the managers rightly put it “We take customer satisfaction very seriously - be it a vegetarian or non-vegetarian.”

We chose the absolutely gorgeous greens of Edamame seasoned with soy, ginger, sesame & spices as our appetizer. Our hosts egged us to try prawn appetizers and other delicacies but we thought of making a healthy beginning. Biting on the perfectly made Edamame didn’t just felt absolutely healthy but also completely refreshing.


One of the things I noted was the attention paid to details and the gorgeous presentation which didn’t fall short of any fine dining restaurant. As the adage goes “God lives in details”. We experience food first with our sight and smell before we can taste it. Chez Sushi sure knew how to make all the right first impressions.

We thoroughly relished our mains from the “Let’s Roll” section, which comprised of a plate of vegetarian & a plate of chicken sushi rolled with rice some greens, leaf shaped wasabi, lip smacking ginger pickle and soy. The platter looked so good that at first I didn’t want to upset the décor by eating it. I was a little intimated by the unknown but once I took a bit of my vegetarian sushi I realized how mild, soft, yet crunchy and well balanced in flavor the sushi tasted. One way to try sushi is also to mix the Wasabi with a little soy and use it as a dip. Our hosts were absolutely insistent that we try the Calamari salad with ginger dressing and we were so glad we didn’t miss out on this flavorful dish.


The fun didn’t stop there. We were presented with multitude of original sushi platters like Salmon sake sushi, Tuna maguro sushi, Crab kanikama sushi, Prawn (cooked) ebi sushi, Eel sushi, Spicy tuna temaki, Rock shrimp cream chilly tempura. If there is anything called a paradise for sushi and exotic food lover then it is Chez Sushi. As a beginner I enjoyed my experience massively though I didn’t venture into the original sushi’s. But I will certainly come back here and tingle my taste buds with dollops and bites of adventure.



Chez Sushi  is certainly a name to reckon as a unique, casual and fun Japanese sushi concept based in the heart of Dubai . With busy branches in Dubai Marina, Al Wasl and Business Bay and more coming up soon, Chez Sushi is here to stay. Chez Sushi certainly knows how to keep customers hooked  with several offers, from ladies night to Monday mania, delivery options and most notably by putting the customers in charge; allowing them to pick the ingredients, garnish, dressing and  even watch their team roll! 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bride Dubai 2015 - Making Dream Weddings a Reality

Buzzingtales was swept off its feet by UAE’s number one wedding event, BRIDE Dubai. The BRIDE show Dubai took place from the 25th- 28th March 2015 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. Due to popular demand the esteemed Young Designers Award Initiative was re-launching.

Brides- to-be in the UAE were given a chance to plan their big day with ease at BRIDE Dubai, with all the finest bridal necessities available under one roof. There is a lot to consider when picking the perfect wedding location. Depending on personal preference, weddings can take place outdoors, in ballrooms, by the beach, or even in the desert.BRIDE Dubai showcased some of the very best five star hotels in the UAE, such as: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa Abu Dhabi ,Conrad Dubai, Crowne Plaza Deira, Desert Palm A Per Aquum Retreat and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. Al Rais Tours and Holidays, one of the largest independent travel agencies in the UAE, are the sponsors for the Explore and Experience Feature, one of the thrilling main highlights at BRIDE Dubai.



 A conspicuous event on yearly calendars for upcoming designers from prestigious fashion colleges in and around the Middle East, the initiative provides an exclusive platform for aspiring young talent to make their break into the world of fashion. The show came to a glamorous conclusion on 29th March, with the announcement of the Young Designers Award 2015 winner.  Fatema Merchant who studies at Capital Training Institute was chosen from the ten finalists by the esteemed judging panel including, Exhibition Director Daphne Cota, Founder of the Female Network Shereen Mitwali and fashion guru Rosemin Manji. The newly introduced People’s Choice Award also crowned Fatema as the winner.


All in all, a hugely successful event for 2015 with brides to be and their families entertained across four spectacular days by exclusive fashion shows, hair and beauty demonstrations, celebrity makeup artists, enlightening Q & A sessions and expert talks from the who’s who in the wedding and lifestyle industry.

Opening the fashion shows on day one was Zari O Breesam, followed by Dressalicious, Nayala Couture, exquisite jewelry by Amwaj, Zarena Haute Couture and closing the show, stunning abayas by Tahani. The Bridal and Beauty Theatre saw engaging make-up sessions by Dolce & Gabbana, tips on honeymoon destinations by Explore and Experience sponsor Al Rais Tours and Holidays and further makeup tutorials by Gulnaz.


Day two commenced with Amina Aljassim opening the fashion shows, followed by Zayoon Trading, stunning wedding dresses by SKS Fashion Design, Point Glamour Fashion and closing the show was Passarel. Sarah Feyling of Couture Events presented ‘Brides in the UAE’ in the Bridal and Beauty Theatre and Neetu Ramchandani of Mywishlist.ae delivered an inspiring talk on gifting trends for 2015.


An exciting day three saw Hania open the show with a beautiful range of abayas, followed by Sponsa. Amwaj took to the catwalk once again, thereafter guests saw Maqbool Ziauddin and closing was Hayla Couture.  Friday’s Bridal and Beauty Theatre saw renowned celebrity makeup artist Daniel Bauer showcase a stunning makeover demonstration as well as the fascinating Bridal Panel Discussion with wonderful host Shereen Mitwali, discussing all things wedding with guests Priti Malik of Virgin Radio and Bloomingdales head buyer Clair Seffeen.

The final day of the show saw N&M Boutique take to the catwalk, followed by SH Collection and Stephanie Jayne.  The hugely popular Daniel Bauer once again shared his makeup expertise and to finish a fantastic wedding planner’s panel discussion by Shereen Mitwali, Myfarah.com and Carousel Weddings.



Representatives from the tourism board of Vienna, Philippines, Malaysia, Munich, Thailand, Ireland, Oman, Korea, Hamburg, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Seychelles were on hand to offer advice on each country. No matter what the couple were looking for, they were spoilt for choice.  

Friday, March 27, 2015

Indian couturier Jaya Misra unveils her bridal collection this SS2015


The new range of clothing for free spirited women of today was launched exclusively at the Fashion Trunk Show in collaboration with Aara Fashions, Dubai, March, 2015.



 A fine showcase of Indian craftsmanship, intricate nakkashi embroidery, meenakari work, zardozi work and Swarovski embellishments whilst experimenting with a cocktail of colors, are the mainstays of the brand Jaya Misra. Her old-meets-new aesthetic makes her creations an easy favourite for a bridal trousseau. Jaya Misra’s exquisite ensembles are an ideal reflection of her respect for India’s heritage. Replete with rich fabrics, intricate detailing, luscious jewel tones and outstanding craftsmanship, each Jaya Misra creation is a work of art and a result of dedicated passion.

Shaping dreams for the brides was one thing which never lost focus or faded away from the mind of this very talented and diva herself Designer Jaya Misra. She is an ardent believer of the seven vows of marriage and believes in dreams coming true. Since childhood, she has admired and observed the femininity that surrounds and inspired her, each of her creations glorifies a dazzling femininity through the magnificence of noble materials and impeccable cuts.


“My label’s boho-chic aesthetic is best suited for the confident and free-spirited woman who is not afraid to stand out in a crowd. The beauty of nature also heavily inspires me. This can be seen in the earthy color palette and floral motifs I often turn to and have emerged as a signature of my brand too,” Jaya Misra states.

Jaya Misra is one of the most sought after and internationally acclaimed fashion designers in the Indian sub-continent, now in UAE (exclusively retailed at Aara fashions). Her eponymous label, Jaya Misra India was launched in 2005 and has garnered a stellar reputation for being distinctive, opulent and a unique go-to for the free-spirited and stylish Indian woman of today. Designer Jaya Misra brings to you stylish designs that are bold, yet flattering in a palette of subtle shades and colours.

The designer is most famously known for her outstanding handcrafted bridal wear, which is also the USP of the brand. The exquisite collection inspired by the wardrobes of Maharajas, boasts of everything from floor length anarkalis and cocktail saris to experimental silhouettes and flared lehengas — traditional ensembles for the contemporary Indian woman, all finished with a signature Jaya Misra luxe spin. The designer’s ‘ethnic-innovative’ collection also comprises of a regal range of menswear and breezy resort-wear line. While the feminine boho-chic resort wear is all about fun, flirty and flowy pieces primarily in neon greens, canary yellows and ink blues, the sharp menswear collection, Nawaz, includes smart, aesthetically appealing sherwanis, bandis and kurta pajama sets which have been specifically designed to flawlessly fuse the conventional with the contemporary.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Al Ghurair Centre’s Dazzling Dub Fest-19th to 28th March 2015


What comes to your mind at the mention of Shopping Malls? Shopping obviously! It’s time to ditch those stereotypical thoughts. On 19th March, 2015 Buzzingtales was invited to the press preview of a 10 days of scintillating 'International street theater and comedy fair’ - Dub Fest- unfolding right at the heart of Al Ghurair Center. The world class acts and festive ambience coupled with the wonderful weather charmed and mesmerized the visitors.
 





The Al Ghurair Centre’s Dub Fest International Street Theatre and Comedy fair is a free 10 day event showcasing the talents of over 35 international acts from over 17 different countries. 
From 19th to 28th March, artists such as fire-eaters, crystal ball jugglers, acrobat clowns and outlandish comedians will perform on the inner streets of Al Ghurair Centre in Deira, whilst for the first time a live circus school will take place in the Central Atrium.



Mr.David Thurling the VP of Al Ghurair Center stated that the mall is among the oldest shopping centers in Dubai. In the recent times it has been facing competition from newer and bigger malls. He was unpretentious about the fact that like most malls Al Ghurair Center wants a steady stream of customers. However he emphasized that Al Ghurair Center also strives to provide an enriching and complete shopping experience for its customer. They do not want to remain tagged as just concrete structures of opulence but rather endeavor to make Al Ghurair Center a great cultural hub, with vibrant street arts, performances and interactive acts that engage & entertain people. Through the conscious effort to integrate mall cultures with elevating cultural encounter Al Ghurair Centre also wants to attract more tourists to Dubai.

The Al Ghurair Centre secured the rights to host the event last year, having previously been held at Marina Mall. Over 500,000 people attended the Street Con Festival held last year as Al Ghurair Centre became known for its series of urban streetscape events focusing on music and art.

 












A brand new element is also being introduced to this year’s street theatre event. Al Ghurair Centre’s Dub Fest will welcome a circus workshop with eight dedicated stations including a tight wire, walking globe, trapeze, aerial ring, rola bola, stilts, unicycle and pedal go. There are additional areas for soft play, plate spinning and more. Experienced trainers will teach children all their favorite circus acts daily between 3pm and 9pm on the weekdays and 2pm – 9pm at the weekends.


Buzzingtales got to preview a few stupendous and thrilling acts. We rolled on the floor laughing at the grand fiesta with Paul Morocco & Ole. The madcap trio mixed ingenious slapstick mariachi guitar playing & wildfire comedy to stir up an entertaining act.



Thelmo Parole’s emotive act, groovy moves, comic timing and childlike yet provocative humor blew us away.  The Dutchmen are the true rolling stones of street performance. Their immaculate freewheeling stunts, fantastic effortless juggling, stunning unicycle tricks topped with unabashed comedy just left the audience asking for more.

Doctor Bucketman a musician, drummer, composer, artist and creator conjures a show with universal appeal that presents an approach to the world of rhythm and drumming from an original and totally different perspective.



Spandy Andy left everyone bewildered with his zany dance moves, quirky personality and vibrant spandex outfits. Boombox on his shoulders; blasting party music, Spandy Andy loves to celebrate life.
The Checkerboard Guy deftly manipulates clubs, balls, axes, machetes, and stinky shoes, while riding a giraffe unicycle, or making balloon origami, David Aiken, aka The Checkerboard Guy, will make you question the laws of physics. The playful nature of his show is one part inspired insanity, one part interactive game, one part skillful demonstration, and 100% infectious fun.
Victor Rubilar isn’t just another regular performer. He is a true international football freestyle star. With 18 international awards under his belt, 5 Guinness World Records and shows in 52 countries, he will not only entertain you but he will also amaze you with jaw-dropping world-class tricks.


So get ready to be dazzled!!!




Saturday, March 7, 2015

Morgan De Toi – Recreating Uber Cool Parisian Charm in UAE


Buzzingtales got to preview the extremely alluring world of feminine sophistication and distinct fashionable styles of iconic French fashion brand Morgan De Toi. Morgan De Toi UAE unveiled its new line up of SS15 Collection at Laduree at The Beach, Dubai on 4th March 2015. The legendary French Brand of Morgan De Toi armed with its signature captivating Parisian appeal spun it’s magic with uber cool & chic yet  classy collection that every urbane femme aspires to have in their wardrobe.


The SS15 Collection featured at the event presented a cultural couture that resurrected the hip Parisian life right from the streets & offices to posh night venues. There were attires for casual yet stylish coffee-shop or day time look to thrilling night apparel, all saturated with global inspiration.


 Morgan de Toi’s collection infuses the best elements from various geographies. The fabric used exudes style, softness and comfort. The colors such as black, blue, white, fuchsia, pastels, red, orange and pink, articulated with the flamboyance of Paris, dominated the SS15 collection. Polka dots, delicate lace work, stripes, sequins and even flora patters evoking the summer feel effortless enamored the visitors.



My personal favorite was a dress with Japanese inspired theme representing trendy, fun and innovative fantasy that reinterpreted kimono pattern to graceful integrate Parisian fashion ensuing in urbane & yet classy silhouettes .
A multitude of accessories from ultra chic shoes to little clutch bags to elaborate jewelry combined to raise the glam quotient. 
So I am ready for my steal at the Morgan De Toi store in Al Ghurair Center!  What’s more? This Ultra Chic Fashion Label is all set to open in Yas Mall & Al Hamra Mall Soon!!


About Morgan De Toi:

In just over 40 years, the Parisian brand has forged itself a real identity in the world of prêt-à-porter. Created in 1968 by two passionate sisters in le Sentier - an area of Paris renowned for its expertise in textiles – the family company has been transformed into an iconic brand. The Parisian brand is aimed at all women who are imbued with a desire for freedom and seduction. With its easily identifiable 'Parisian chic' style, MORGAN offers exclusive collections full of glamour, creativity and perfectly in tune with the spirit of the times, designed to enhance women, reveal their personality, and capture attention.

Rendezvous with Irresistible Mexican Cuisine At Rosa Mexicano, Dubai Mall


 Mexican cuisine has always presented an irresistible allure for me, with its spicy flavors & adventurous yet no fuss cuisine - much like the rustic charm of Cowboys. Hence, when Rosa Mexicano organized a special tacos tasting for editors only at Dubai mall I was more than happy to try out their selection of Tacos.



The vibrant, lively and yet chic mood & ambiance inside was quiet apparent from the title board of blue background setting out the illuminated letters announcing “Rosa Mexicano”.  The festive mood was accentuated by its decor in signature hues of purples, pinks, reds & oranges and in the dramatic architectural designs featuring cascading water walls.

I entered to the warming sight of two chubby kids helped by a waiter to don the “Sombrero” (Spanish for "Hat") hats set out on a table. Clearly Rosa Mexicano was in celebratory mood for its “Irresistible Tacos Festival” from February 15th- March 15th, 2015.




It was a pleasure to witness the Guacamole en Molcajete come alive right in front of my eyes as it got prepared on fresh table-side in a lava-rock mortar. The avocados, freshly chopped reds of tomato, greens of jalapeno & chilies combined together to transform into one of the most delicious dips I have tasted. Undoubtedly the award winning dishes, Guacamole as well as the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita deserved a big bow.




Clearly Rosa Mexicano keeps customer satisfaction at top of the heap because it had dining options both for vegetarian as well as vegan diners. Vegetarians can try out  the rich and cheesy Taco De Queso (Cheese Taco) or the crispy and flavorful Mixed Vegetarian Tacos. The Non-Vegetarians are spoilt for choice and can even go for sea food tacos like Taco de Camarones (Shrimp Tacos), or Taco De Pollo (Chicken Taco) and Taco De Crana Asada (Braised Short Ribs Tacos). All the dishes tried out were anchored in the culture and traditions of Mexico, while incorporating modern innovation and regional accents.

 Having food outside is no longer about satisfying your basic need, i.e. to eat food and douse hunger. Eating out is all about the dining experience and if that is not a wholesome piece of goodness one doesn't want to repeat the experience. Rosa Mexicano scores brownie points on many accounts, from ambiance, to service, to quality food and comes across as a place one would like to repeat and revisit their eating experience.


About ROSA MEXICANO:


Founded in 1984 by chef Josefina Howard, with currently 15 locations across the USA, and internationally in Panama City, Puerto Rico and Dubai (one at the Mirdif City Centre and the second in the Dubai Mall opened in July 2013), Rosa Mexicano has set a new standard for Mexican cuisine ever since it opened its first restaurant in New York Rcosa Mexicano continues its commitment to serving authentic Mexican flavors, using socially responsible ingredients.

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