Nestled in a leafy by-lane of Mahim in Mumbai is a quaint restaurant which has gracefully stood the test of time. In fact, it’s become a landmark of sorts and has just completed twenty-five glorious years of catering to people who have an appetite for fiery Goan food.
Set-up in the late Eighties by Deepa and Suhas Awchat, Goa Portugesa celebrates it’s silver jubilee this year and the eclectic couple hosted a huge party to celebrate the milestone.
Specially invited guests were serenaded by a live band and enjoyed tucking into some of their favourite dishes which have brought them back to this eatery, time-after-time, over the years.
Among the many well-known celebrities and Page 3 regulars we spotted at the event were music composer Anu Malik, actor Milind Gunaji, model Ananya Dutta, photographer Ashok Salian, director Rajkumar Santoshi, choreographer Shiamak Davar, chef Sanjeev Kapoor, director Ramesh Sippy with his wife Kiran Juneja, actor Vikas Bhalla, former cricketer Dilip Vengarsagar and actor Rohit Roy.