Review: 1441 Pizzeria in Fort

1441 Pizzeria, Fort, Mumbai, India

In case you are wondering about the name of this pizzeria: 1441 stands for 14E and 41N, the coordinates of Naples where the first wood fire pizza was baked. Wood Fire Pizzas have a thin crust compared to your American style pizza from Domino’s. 1441 Pizzeria is an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria where you can make your own pizza (fatti la tua pizza). Love it!

Here is my Step-by-Step Guide to Enjoying a classic Neapolitan Pizza:

Step 1: Choose to make your own pizza.

Step 2: Choose your sauce.

Make your own Pizza

Step 3: Choose your toppings (and cheese).

Step 4: Enjoy the addictive delicious smoky dough balls while you wait for your pizza to get ready (5-8 minutes).

Dough Balls

Step 5: Enjoy your pizza.

Pizza

Step 6: Enjoy a dessert.

Dessert to be shared

1441 Pizzeria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Please note that Gwenda Glocalista was invited to review this restaurant. Though we did not pay our own bill, we have our own opinion and free food doesn’t buy our free mind.

#GetFitWithTriaction

Have you heard the myth of a perfect fitting yet stylish sports bra? I found evidence that this is not just a legend.

#GetFitWithTriaction

Two weeks ago, I was invited to the Launch of the new Triaction Sports Bra collection by Triumph International. In cooperation with F2 Fitness, they hosted a fun fitness session that included martial arts, aerobics and salsa.

F2 Fitness offers personalized and effective training programs combined with nutrition guidelines to help you “Get Fit and Remain Fit”. Farah Vohra and Neville Almeida, the founders of F2, want to make people feel good and look great –a goal they share with Triumph International.

#GetFitWithTriaction

Feeling good and looking good!

Jennifer Kapasi, Head of Operations, Triumph International (India), represents the brand in the most amazing way: She is not just a strong woman who takes on the world. She also wants to have fun and feel good while she working out.

#GetFitWithTriaction

After a great introduction about the features and benefits of the new Triaction Sports Bra by Jennifer, Farah and Neville took over and made us test the Sports Bra in action. They customized a great workout for us, combining various internationally certified Les Mills classes. It was such great fun and not even once, I thought about the bra –which is a great sign and the best feedback I can give.

#GetFitWithTriaction

I absolutely love the new Triaction Sports Bra by Triumph, because:

  1. Extremely Comfortable and Maximum Support

Separate cups help to control bounce better and give extra support for high-intensity activities. Broad bands prevent unwanted breast movement and wide straps give you optimal comfort.

  1. Mash fabric helps you to stay sweat-free

The mash fabric in the back absorbs moisture and maximizes breathability.

  1. Funky & Stylish

And last but not least: I absolutely love the neon colors and the stylish look of the sports bra. After all, we still want to look good when we work out.

Review: Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods is Vivan’s and Chantal’s vision of sustainable agriculture. They bake pure bread, sell raw honey and craft delicious jams with old family recipes. The first time, I heard about them was from a former employee of the German Consulate: “You can buy the best bread in Mumbai from Impossible Foods. They make real German bread.”

In Mumbai Everything is Possible – Especially the Impossible (Foods).

I don’t really consider myself very German. Earlier, when people would ask me where I am from, I would say Europe, not Germany. The only “German” thing I really miss in India is: Abendbrot! This typical German family evening meal comprises of a selection of cheese or cold cuts and hearty breads. At my parents’ house, we always eat delicious wholegrain bread with sunflower seeds that we buy every Saturday at the farmers market.

I was so happy when Impossible Foods offered me some of their breads to taste. I was overwhelmed by the variety of breads they offer: sourdough, multigrain, gluten-free, wholegrain. Check out all their breads here.

Delicious Breads from Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods’ mission is to connect the wealthy consumer market “Mumbai” with the poor producers from tribal communities through nutritious, real and delicious food and to create value for all. Doesn’t that sound amazing? And it’s possible.

While talking to Vivan about the story behind Impossible Foods, I realized how little I actually know about the food I eat every single day. On one side, I feel so much closer to the producer when I see the colourful fruits and vegetables at my local sabziwala (vegetable seller). But when I heard Vivan speaking about how our food is produced in India, I missed my trusted Biosiegel (eco seal) from Germany which helps me to identify 100% organic food even in the supermarket (and you can trust the organic labels in Europe –well, at least more than the ones in India).

Though Vivan doesn’t like to label his products “organic” because many companies use this kind of language purely for marketing purposes, the Impossible Foods breads are probably the purest that you can find in Mumbai. After reading the horror stories of cancer-causing chemicals in most of the top bread brands in India recently, it is so important that we know where our food comes from and what ingredients are used.

And for many of us -locals and expats- this is one of the biggest challenges. One way to know more about your food is to get to know the people behind the brand and their philosophy. Chantal and I belong to a common social group and though we have never been in touch very much, I was always impressed about her knowledge in the field of sustainability. And when I spoke to Vivan over phone, I found him such a humble and honest person with a great vision. Chantal is a Brit married who is married to an Indian and lives permanently in Mumbai like me. And her husband Vivan, a natur lover, spent many years in New Zealand, Spain, UK and Germany before coming back to Mumbai.

Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods shows that a better (and healthier) world is possible. They deliver the bread every Friday to your doorstep (across Mumbai). Have a look at the subscription models they offer.

 

Mirchi & Mime: delicious Indian food and warm hospitality

I had read so much about this place but it took me more than a year to actually visit this restaurant. Mirchi & Mime is one of the most popular Indian restaurants in Powai with a very interesting concept:

Mirchi = Indian Spices. Mime = that’s how you order here.

When my friends and I planned a dinner date with our husbands, it was already difficult enough to find a suitable day between the six of us. But then, we called Mirchi & Mime to book a table and realized this place is so popular that it was completely booked for 2 weekends in advance. We managed to get a table for 2 hours on a Friday evening and full of expectations and super excited to order the food in sign language, I didn’t even mind the time it took me to reach there from BKC.

Mirchi & Mime has a very unique and successful story: All waiters and waitresses are hearing and speech impaired. I found the whole team so much more alert, considerate, friendly and helpful. Like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry says: “Only the heart can [hear] well, the essence is hidden from the [ears].” Kudos to each and everyone at Mirchi & Mime! You don’t just serve delicious Indian food. You serve it with your hearts!

Check out how I ordered our food in sign language in this Youtube video. Can you tell how much I loved the experience???

 

We enjoyed a great combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters: the Paneer Seekh Kebab was my personal favourite. Our non-veg loving husbands enjoyed the Chicken Roulade and Dori Kebab (no worries, this is not Nemo’s friend. It’s a mutton dish).

As main course, we enjoyed the Tariwala Chicken Curry with Punjabi spices and the famous Raw Mango Prawn Curry (coconut based gravy) which was outstanding. The prawn curry is best to have with plain rice and the chicken curry can be enjoyed with roti or naan.

And though, we were already quite full, we ordered desserts: The Sugarfree Sitaphal Pannacotta and the Nutella & Toffee Tarte Fine. Sitaphal is custard apple and one of my favourite fruits. I especially enjoy it in the form of ice-cream or pannacotta as I don’t have to get rid of the annoying seeds…

All in all, I highly recommend a visit to Mirchi & Mime. If you are lucky and you live in Powai, you will probably make it one of your regular places. But even if you live as far away as South Bombay, I urge you to pay this place a visit. It will be a wonderful culinary and personal experience!

Mirchi And Mime Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato