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Your piece on chef Solomon. Wanted to add that he ran an excellent CSR program for the differently abled in his kitchen at the Taj hotels. Treated them well and kindly. I have two patients who spoke very well of his program

Posted By: Soonu Udani   |  Posted On: 17 Jul 2016  |  City: Mumbai

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  I didn't know that. But it doesn't surprise me. He is a very compassionate and sensitive human being.

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Hi Vir,

Uve made me hate myself after I watched "custom made" season 2. So!! I request you Mr. VIR to kindly just let me host or be the smallest little part of your next super show. It would be my dream come true! ! Thanks much.

Warm regards
Shruti Varma

Posted By: Shruti Varma  |  Posted On: 15 Jul 2016  |  City: Bangalore

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 Thank so much.

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Hello Mr Sanghvi,

As an avid follower of your work I wanted to request your views about the following. I just read about the reopening of 'The Fat Duck' restaurant in Bray and was amazed that they charge around GBP 255 when you reserve a table with them. Also, you have to pay for wines separately and around 12.5% for service in addition to that. All this without even knowing what you will order, all you know is that the restaurant promises a whole "experience" which is created by them. What are your views on such a concept? Do you think it will work in India? Is it genuinely the food that people would pay for or just the gimmick which does them in (one will end up paying around GBP 800-1000 for a meal for two after including wine

Posted By: jd  |  Posted On: 11 Jul 2016  |  City: amsterdam

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 Try getting a booking at The Fat Duck. It is booked out months in advance. So, obviously, the concept is working. 
 
The idea of a tasting menu is not new. Many famous restaurants give you no choice but to eat what the chef desires. 
 
Will it work in India? I think so. Somebody has to take the plunge.

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Sir you questioned why Muslim liberals do not oppose Zakir Naik. Firstly you have to understand Naik's appeal. Indian Muslims are religious but young Muslims also have little attraction to old maulvis. Naik wears a suit but also is an ultra conservative Salafi who satisfies the need to believe that one is following the "correct/conservative" religious interpretation. All this is empowering for the young of a community that has been economically and socially backward for generations. The only way to oppose him is on secular grounds, i.e. say that his specific discriminatory and hateful preachings are the mirror of Hindutva. Your view.

Posted By: Armaan  |  Posted On: 07 Jul 2016  |  City: New Haven

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 That's interesting. Thank you.

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Hi Vir, the article on butter chicken was lovely. I always quote your articles while discussing food with friends & family.
How about an article on tea tasting? I have recently been invited for one, and would like to know more about the process, do & don'ts.

Posted By: HungryPanda  |  Posted On: 05 Jul 2016  |  City: Bangalore

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  I did a TV show on the subject a decade ago. But you are right. It's probably time for a piece.

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Hi Vir
where I can see your matter of taste videos only few are available in you tube please.......

Posted By: kalakesh  |  Posted On: 02 Jul 2016  |  City: Banlorega

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 No idea. You will have to ask Discovery about them.
 

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Did you get a brit accent after studying in England? How dd you manage to resist this or wash it off?

Posted By: Garima  |  Posted On: 30 Jun 2016  |  City: Trivandrum

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 I didn't. I guess my ingrained Indian accent was too strong.
 

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Hi Vir, Virtuosity is not available in the US. The YouTube videos and IBN website are country restricted. Is there a way to watch the episodes in the US? Thanks

Posted By: Gaurav   |  Posted On: 29 Jun 2016  |  City: Chicago

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 I wish there was. So many people have asked me this. I am trying to find a way around it.

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Read your tweet on Brexit. It's time to do a piece on this and it's fall out. Nobody can do it better than our dear Vir Sanghvi. Will be keenly awaited by one and all.

Posted By: Manish Sharma  |  Posted On: 27 Jun 2016  |  City: Delhi

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 Next week's Rude Travel touches on this subject.

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What do you say about Punjabi vegetarian food? Your columns mainly give out a feeling that Punjabi food is all heavy, fatty and mostly non veg. While I have been to places in interiors where they eat light and easy vegetarian food and are yet strong farmers. I can take u there if u want to see.

Posted By: Harish Khanna  |  Posted On: 24 Jun 2016  |  City: Noida

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 My wife was brought up as a Punjabi vegetarian. So, I know all about the cuisine. It is light and delicious.

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