On my return from London, I received an email from the fabulously networked, dynamic and effortlessly debonair CEO and Editor-in-Chief of BBC GoodFood India, Mr Shafquat Ali, offering me a role as ‘Consulting Editor of BBC GoodFood India and their soon-to-launch hospitality magazine.
After a nearly 5 and a half hour long drive from Newbridge On Usk, which included a lunch stop at a Michelin quality restaurant – ‘Dorrington’s Horseshoes’ run by the lovely Tanya Manolova, we arrived at Bodysgallen Hall and Spa. The wonderfully Welsh stone manor sits on Pydew Mountain and offers some of the finest views in this neck of North Wales.
If you like being fussed over in a 200 year old rustic yet chic, riverside hideaway, miles from anywhere, you have to drive over to Newbridge-on-Usk. We arrived here this afternoon and were enchanted by the tiny hamlet located in the village of Tredunnock, in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, in the United Kingdom.
Last Saturday, Laveena and I, along with my parents Razia and Munna, boarded a magic-carpet and glided into the enchanting world of Maffy’s, a quaint little Pan-Arabian restaurant located just steps away from the magnificent Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai.