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WEEKEND PLANNER

Friday, January 12, 2018

FOOD & DRINK

For the love of dessert
Silver Beach Cafe has an all new menu with sweetness unloaded giving you an extensive choice of smoothies, desserts and shakes. From Espresso with dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel to bananas, they’ve got a range of desserts this season. And if you’re a huge fan of Nutella, then how about starting your day with these awesome shakes and smoothies? The new menu also boasts of an array of starters such as the English Cheddar stuffed Mushroom Tempura, Veggies with a hint of wasabi and Nuts in a Wrap and main course such as Guava Infused Fish in a Caribbean style and the Tiger Prawns with Lemon Coconut Rice.
When: Every day, from 7am to noon
Where: Jaldarshan Building, Near Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, Gandhi Gram Road, Juhu
Contact: 9819966495/ 26208930

A pocket of surprises
What do you do in between meals, when it’s not quite dinnertime but you long for a small bite? That’s where the new range of puffs from Panetteria come in handy. They come in frozen packets and have to be heated in the microwave for an instant crunchy, steaming hot bite. Available in four flavours — Curry Crunch, Oriental Surprise, Peri Peri Munch and Thyme Roll — you have a variety of choices to match your palate. We tried all the flavours and absolutely loved the Oriental Surprise and Peri Peri Munch. They have a spicy hint and taste great with ketchup! To prepare them, all you need to do is follow the instructions on the packet, baking them for a given time, and a hot, crispy puff is ready for you savour. These mouth-watering puffs are perfect for an evening snack.
Price: Rs 230 (for 400g, 8 pieces)
Where: www.bigbasket.com


All things Strawberry

What’s better than indulging on some seasonal fruit? Getting it in your drinks! British Brewing Company has set up a special strawberry menu and it sounds absolutely delicious! With drinks such as the Strawberry and Lychee Cooler, Fresh Strawberry and Rosemary Martini, BBC Strawberry Sipper, Strawberry and Betel Leaf Caipiroska, Strawberry Sangria and Strawberry Mojito, this unassuming fruit will take the spotlight. They also have the classic Strawberry Milkshake and for dessert you can try the Strawberry Pannacotta.
When: Ongoing (all through the season)
Where: British Brewing Company outlets across the city
Contact: www.britishbrewingco.com


North Indian indulgence

Launched in the pre-independence era, Pritam Restaurant has always sung one tune, that of delicious and mouth-watering authentic delicacies with a touch of regality. But 75 years later, they have decided to shake their leg and step into the changing food industry as they indulge in sleek and sharp new interiors, artisanal cooking and a new menu that promises authenticity of flavours with a dash of modernity. Staying true to their concept of wholesome, slow-cooked North Indian meals, they offer deliciousness under a revamped roof.
When: Ongoing
Where: 32, Dharamputra, Pritam Estates, Dr. B. A. Road, Dadar (e)
Contact: 24143817/ 24143311


Winter cravings

Don’t suppress those seasonal cravings. Instead, indulge in the winter special menu curated by chef Vicky Ratnani at Pizza Express. Feast on dishes such as Pumpkin, Lentil & Cranberry Bisque, Stuffed Dough Balls, the Angry Mayo Risotto Rice Ball stuffed with Baby Mozzarella and Angry Mayo, the Calabrese with Chargrilled Peppadew, the Hawaiian Speck Ham, the delightful Linguine Cajun and the sinful Filthy Orange Cake. Pair these with their signature cocktail menu to complement your flavourful evening.
When: Up to January 22
Where: Pizza express outlets across the city

Baked goodness
Have you resolved to lead a healthy and fitter lifestyle this year? While we often cringe at the thought of a disciplined diet, wary about the distasteful foods that we will need to fill ourselves up with, it needn’t be that way. The Protein Bake Shop helps you stay healthy and have fun while doing it. They have partnered with nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary, who has helped create delicious, healthy recipes. They’ve replaced refined sugar with natural sugar and increased the amount of good fats and protein in their desserts to improve the overall nutritional profile, so that you can have none of the guilt! To give all the healthy treats an extra boost, they’ve even added whey protein into some of these healthy bakes. We especially loved the Paleo Almond Butter (Rs 710 for 200g), the Fitscuits (Rs 600 for six pieces) and the Biscotti (Rs 475 for eight pieces) from their range. And, we’re excited to try some of their cookies and cupcakes, which won’t leave us with a trace of guilt after the binge!
Where: www.theproteinbakeshop.com


A Koli brunch

Feast on a traditional Koli treat as you sing along with the native fisher folk at The High Tide. Indulge in the Koli culture and tradition as you enjoy some freshly cooked meals straight from the Arabian Sea such as the Bharwa Pomfret, Prawns Masala, Tawa Fries Surmai, Surmai Curry Lobster Curry, Sol Kadi and many other lip-smacking varieties. So gear up to try the original flavours of the Koli community as you sway to their rhythms.
When: January 14, 21 and 27, from 12.30pm to 3pm
Where: The Resort, Aksa Beach, Madh-Marve Road, Malad (w)
Contact: 2847777/ 61267777


Celebrate the food of January

The harvest season is celebrated in India with great revelry, and in keeping with this, Khandani Rajdhani brings its Utsav festival. Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra each celebrate in their own way (such as Pongal, Lohri and Sankranti), and you don’t need to be left behind. Indulge in the sinful Mataki Undhiyu, the Rajasthani special Bikaneri Bajra Khichdi, Punjab’s favourite Sarson ka Saag, Makai Saheli, Rajwadi Karanjiya, Angoori Apple Kheer and Mawa Malpua. Try the Khandani Rajdhani thali today.
When: January 12 to 15
Where: Khandani Rajdhani outlets across the city


A special roadies menu

Everyone loves munching on scrumptious food when on a road trip, so how about getting your fill without the having to travel very far? From Mumbai’s vada pav to Bengal’s fish, Craft Bar takes you on a journey celebrating highway-style food. Taste delicacies such as the Pichhook, (the desi burger) and the Litti Choka from Bihar, to name a few. If that’s not enough, they have Crispy Bombil and Solkadi Shots to go with the in-house special Golguppas stuffed with prawns.
When: Ongoing, from 11am to 10pm
Where: Hallmark Business Plaza, Sant Dnyaneshwar Marg, Bandra (e)
Contact: 33951576

WORKSHOP

Madhubani Art
If you’re fascinated by Indian art, Vaishnavipratima, the interiors studio, brings you a platform to delve deeper into it. The traditional techniques of creating a Madhubani painting include the use of earth colours, the creation of patterns and the techniques of sketching. The three-hour workshop will teach you the basics of the art form as well as how to paint in Madhubani/ Mithila style.
Price: Rs 1,500
When: January 20, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Where: 6 Vasan Udyog Bhavan, Opp. Phoenix High Street, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Contact: 9867982075

EXHIBITION


Craft Béton Collection 2018

Craft Béton is a pioneering and unique platform that creates objects of desire using the world’s greenest cement. Using cement as an alternative to conventional material, internationally acclaimed designers have come together to create high-end luxury products ranging from lifestyle to home to accessories. Check out their extensive curation, which offers objects that are revolutionary, user-friendly, aesthetic and widely adaptable.
When: Today, from 7pm to 9pm; and January 13 & 14, from 11am to 7pm
Where: ISDI Tower, 7th Floor, One India Bulls Center, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Contact: 9560166999

SHOPPING


Designer sale

Be it for a work meeting or a family gathering, the right outfit can add a charm to your day, and what better time to stock up on a designer collection than during a sale? Designer Purvi Doshi has announced a 50% discount at her store in the city and we’re excited. Get your hands on beautiful Indian designs like Khat, Aari and mirror-work embroideries in fabrics such as khadi, ahimsa silk and hand-woven fabric. All her outfits are cruelty-free and focus on sustainability. You can get styles like Indo-Western outfits, long gowns, short dresses, sarees, tunic tops, suits and more.
When: Up to January 14
Where: Hue X  Purvi Doshi, Cambridge Court, Pedder Road
Contact: 8980615227


The Wow and Now SaleGett

ing ready for a wardrobe change this year? TataCliQ, the online clothing store, has you covered. With a wide variety of brands to look through, find your style and the perfect fit from the comfort of your home. So empty out your wardrobe and make space for all the new gear you will be shopping for!
When: Up to January 15
Where: www.tatacliq.com

Max Fashion ‘End of Season Sale’
Gearing up to go on a shopping spree this year? Well, then the one-stop family shopping destination, Max Fashion, has some great news for you, as they bring you exciting offers to amp up your shopping experience. From formals to party wear, kurtas to casuals, they have something for everyone, allowing you to find everything under one roof, and from the comfort of your own home! With up to 50% off on over 60,000 products for men, women and children, there isn’t a better destination for you to shop this sale season!
When: Up to January 14
Where: www.maxfashion.com


Draping the neeli titlee

Baaya Design, founded by designer Shibani Jain, is hosting a pop-up and craft talk titled Ikats of India, showcasing the dyeing technique craft that originated from Western Odisha, called Ikat. This is a process of tying and dyeing the threads to achieve feathery patterns against a dark background. Apart from these, Baaya Design is also organising ‘Drape It’, a small workshop that will showcase unique techniques of draping a scarf in twenty draping styles. Now that’s something you won’t want to miss! So, get up and start crafting!
When: January 13, from 2pm to 5pm
Where: Pratamesh Tower, Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel
Contact: 9967575093 to RSVP

 

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