Thank You My Valentines..

I must say so far every year this time around I have been lucky enough to have such thoughtful, wonderful people in my life, who not only remember to wish me, call me but also send me lots and lots of love – everything from Flowers, to chocolates, to CAKEs, to cookies, to Cake POPS, cards (just love those handwritten notes -something that I can treasure and cherish even, long after the flowers have withered away and after I am done with all the goodies… (All that sugar… !!!)

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I am very thankful to all of you for making me feel so special Pre, On and Post Valentine and also grateful for all these years of knowing each one of you… in person..  “Touchwoood”…(just had to do that)…

Copper Chimney

Well i have been postponing my visit to this newly opened (almost 5 months ago) Indian restaurant located at Bidaa known as “Copper Chimney”. It’s a franchise from India and finally I thought to myself we have got a new addition to the already existing Nice – Semi Causal Indian Dinning restaurants.. So here i go to enjoy and savor our authentic Indian cuisine..

To begin with I must admit the staff and the service were both excellent something that I have really been missing out, on my recent visits to various restaurants … However, I wish I could say the same about the food.. Normally it would really take someone to Piss me Off for me to really give a bad review about the place.. But excuse my honesty.. I just have to say its a NO NO for me and to top it off the exorbitant prices!!!! Did I just eat with a golden spoon ??? Not that i hadn’t been warned about the place but then thanks to my nature I like to give everyone the slight benefit of the doubt.. andn choice of food..

Indian Condiments

 Indian Condiments (Chutney, pickles and Mitti or Imli Chutney) – to enhance and give the extra flavouring to the food along with a basket of pompadams..

Jhinga Nisha

Jhinga Nisha  – Grilled Prawns, which were not too bad or i must be hungry, cox i only remembered to take the picture after i had eaten two, just to be fair there are 6 in a platter @ 7.600 KD (yup that’s right)

Burrah Chop

Burrah Chop – since I am always craving for the perfect Lamb chops – I ordered it first on the list .. but I thought the Masala (marinade) for the prawns and the Lamb was quite similar and not done upto my expectations… which can be high at times… 😉 @ KD 4.950

Mahi Tikka Lasooni

 Mahi Tikka Lasooni – Boneless Fried Fish Fillets, (lasooni means garlic flavoured) @ KD 5.850 – it could have been more Lasooni…

Murg Rahra

 Murg Rahra – I somehow assume one cannot go wrong with a chicken dish, but I guess I could not make a difference in Murg Rahra or was it Butter chicken with no taste, only color.. @ KD 4.200

Lachcha Paratha and Pyaz Ka Kulcha

 Lachcha Paratha and Pyaz Ka Kulcha – My Favourite – I love breads in any form or cuisine (hmnnn not too bad) @ KD 0.650 for each

Ras Malai

No meal is complete without the dessert – so why not order a Ras Malia ???? I thought i was chewing on a sponge cake…. @ KD 1.750

Masala tea @ KD 1.250 only difference i tasted salt in my masala chai

Blush on Ice @ KD 1.500 (lets say rose with 7-up)

Most refreshing drink (Water) Acquapanna @ KD 1.500

The Butcher’s Den

This place is basically for Steak lovers… Even so I am not one of those … nevertheless  i still decided to give it a try… as long as i spot some poultry products on the menu, I don’t mind giving it a go…

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My overall experience: Service was good.. Ambience was great also, spacious not very loud… Now the Food… Well not too exotic for my taste… But… i loved my dessert and the coffee. There is always more to try from and more to go back for… at least for all those who enjoy prime cuts of premium Argentinean beef or Black Angus beef !!!! 

Tears speak for themselves

I couldnt help but share this.. It is from the one and only Paulo Coelho’s Blog.

Something that really touched my heart – It’s takes as little as 30 secs to read this however you seem to think about it for much longer than that.

tears speak

Our great goal in life is to love. The rest is silence.

We need to love.

Even when it leads us to the land where the lakes are made of tears, to that secret, mysterious place, the land of tears!

Tears speak for themselves. And when we feel that we have cried all we needed to cry, they still continue to flow.
But when we believe that our life is destined to be a long walk through the Vale of Sorrows, the tears suddenly vanish.

Because we managed to keep our heart open, despite the pain.

Because we realised that the person who left us did not take the sun with them or leave darkness in their place.
They simply left, and with every farewell comes a hidden hope.

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.