Masterchef Australia Alum Sarah Todd Talks Us Through Her Desi Culinary Journey

#Mumbai hangs with this little giggler.

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Party it up with me, 5 days of great music, presenting Neon Grooves @antares_goa – bringing in the New Year 🎉🍾

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Excerpts:

Ashish Dev Kapur and Sarah Todd

Ashish Dev Kapur and Sarah Todd

So, lets start at the beginning. What twist of fate led you to open up a restaurant (now 2) in India?

And what did you say?

Beautiful evening, good company and of course great food at @antares_goa #Goa #India #Foodie #Paradise #exotic #Vagator #Anjuna #SarahTodd #foodbloggers #InstaFood #beautiful #sunsets #AntaresGoa #MyResturantinIndia #GoanSunset #cuisine #serveitlikeSarah #aussie #AussieCuisine

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How did the name Antares come about?

A view to kill, food that is divine and a season that will be a hit next season with @antares_goa #AntaresGoa #australiancuisine #SarahTodd #foodbloggers #Foodie #Foodgasm #GlobalFood #view #sunsets #dreamy #stars

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That’s hilarious! It must’ve been challenging…

Enjoy your food in a friendly environment with an amazing sea view. #Ambiance #Decor #Gorgeous #AntaresGoa #SarahTodd

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Why do you think that is?

Swigs and Swirls #WineDineDance #Repost @archdigestindia . . . ‚Swirl, sniff, sip and buy’ is what defines Ashish Dev Kapur’s (@kapur_a ) recently launched restaurant, The Wine Rack (@thewinerackmumbai) at Phoenix Mills in Lower Parel, Mumbai. This wine haven—concealed in floor-to-ceiling glass walls—gives one the opportunity to not only taste but also purchase a wine bottle from a handpicked selection of 300 varieties sourced from 35 regions across the globe. Link in bio for the full feature #redwine #winetasting #winelover #winery #winetime #whitewine #instawine #winecountry #winelovers #winetasting #wineaddict #winetime #winepairing #mywinemoment #winewednesday #winedownwednesday #winesofinstagram #wineoclock #winemaker #winemaking #wineoftheday #winestagram

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Let’s get to the good stuff! Tell me about The Wine Rack. 

10 Pani Puris in 😜 I tried so many different types, delicious 👌🏼 #mumbai #india

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Give us some recommendations…
Duck and cranberry kulcha

The Wine Rack kulcha platter

The Wine Rack kulcha platter

Raan Kohlapuri, served on a betel leaf, with avocado raita and boondi

The Wine Rack Raan Kolahpuri served on a betel leaf

The Wine Rack Raan Kolahpuri served on a betel leaf

Soft shell crab pakora served with a nam pla prik (Thai dipping sauce)

The Wine Rack Soft Shell Crab Pakora

The Wine Rack Soft Shell Crab Pakora

Chocolate chilli mousse

The Wine Rack Chocolate Chilli Mousse

The Wine Rack Chocolate Chilli Mousse

Gorgeous Masterchef @sarahtodd ready to welcome you for the upcoming season at @antares_goa #AntaresGoa #australiancuisine #SarahTodd #foodbloggers #Foodie #foodporn #foodgram #RestaurantsInGoa #Vagator

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And before I let you go, I HAVE to ask about Masterchef Australia. How did it happen?

Fun times at @lakmefashionwk with this little giggle monster 😜

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What about the experience?

Trying my hand a Baajre ki roti – spelt flat bread cooked over the flame, stuffed with house made white butter 🙌🏼

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What’s the one Indian dish you can’t get off your mind RN?

And finally, what is the biggest change you foresee in the Indian food and beverage market?

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