GET TO KNOW: BOB ARORA

Bob Arora is owner of Sachins, one of Newcastle’s finest Punjabi restaurants, which opened over 30 years ago on the city’s historic Forth Banks.
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Some of my most memorable meals… have taken place at Sensi, inside Las Vegas’ world-famous Bellagio hotel, and at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants. He has them all over the world.

If I could only eat one kind of food for the rest of my life… aside from Indian cuisine, of course, it’d have to be Italian. Everyone who knows me knows how much I love pizza and pasta.

One of my most favourite food markets… has to be Barcelona’s bustling La Boqueria Market, on Las Ramblas. It’s an open-air affair, packed with mouth-watering stalls, smells and sights.

When it comes to feasting… no place does it better than India – especially at religious festivals. Families get together and put on amazing spreads.

For comfort food… you can’t beat a home-cooked Sunday lunch, or mince and dumplings, at home.

I’m yet to try Korean food… it’s on my list!

If I could travel to one place, anywhere in the world, for one plate of food… it’d be Rome. I’d sit in a cobbled alleyway and eat a wood-fired pizza – heaven.

I’d pick street food over fine-dining any day… I love that it’s a laid-back affair and everything is cooked fresh-to-order and full of flavour.

One of my fondest foodie memories abroad is… sitting in Barcelona’s famous square, just off Las Ramblas, eating pasta and watching the street performers.

If you ask me, Paris does the best desserts… I think big-time bakers, like Paul Hollywood, would agree!

If I could eat my way around the world… I’d have brekkie in India; a feast of aloo puri (a bit like a spicy potato cake), dosa (similar to crepes), or aloo paratha (stuffed bread). I’d have lunch over in Las Vegas, in Wolfgang Puck’s Italian restaurant, and dinner in Barcelona. Tapas-style, of course!

If I could recommend one restaurant to visit overseas… it’d be Trattoria Za Za in Florence. The food is beautiful and reasonably priced and the setting is pure bliss.


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