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Friday, July 06, 2018

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Be a SNOB in Bandra!

This high-end luxury lounge offers a great place to unwind after a long day at work, says Damini Kane

On the fourth floor of Gitaneel Arcade in Bandra is the SNOB Bar and Lounge, a new hotspot on Bandra’s late-night party scene. SNOB’s airy, spacious interiors (4000 square feet!) offer several cosy booths to get comfortable, a dance floor with a strip of lights on the ceiling (that when lit create a brilliant and colourful pathway across the room), and an exciting selection of food and beverages. This high-end luxury lounge offers a great location to unwind after work, with your friends. Go there to look and feel your best.

The ambience

SNOB boasts of being the go-to destination for Mumbai’s glitterati. It has used its space well, and has several comfortable booths where large groups can sit together and enjoy the night. The dance floor is headed by a platform where experienced DJs make it impossible not to dance. Friendly staff and security make the space safe and welcoming for all. A separate hookah room is available as well. The mood lighting combined with the unique LED panel above the dance floor creates a sense of opulence and luxury.

Food and drink

Where SNOB really shines is its wide range of delicious food from several different cultures, from Pan-Asian to Mediterranean and even Indian. We ate a smoked mango chilli chicken served to us on dry ice (Rs 380), orange soy lamb (which was a flambé with orange juice and dark soy sauce). The lamb was medium done, so that diners can experience the quality and taste of the meat along with the delicious flavours and sauces that complemented it (Rs 480), and our personal favourite, the crispy feta parcel (Rs 340), which is feta cheese wrapped in a filo pastry, paired with argula. The texture was incredible; crispy on the outside and soft within. The walnuts in the dish added a crunch, while the cherry tomatoes balanced the taste of the cheese. We also loved the Sriracha Tahina Cottage Cheese (Rs 350). The blend of the two sauces gave the cottage cheese an exciting taste—and the cottage cheese was as soft as a cloud.

We also enjoyed three cocktails: the SNOB Temptation, a bourbon house reduction with spice and foam, the fruity For She Had Eyes, a watermelon, lime, and lychee purée with champagne, and the Sweet Surrender, a cocktail with vodka and mascarpone cheese, and fruit juices that make it the perfect drink for someone with a sweet tooth.

If you’re looking for a great place to unwind after the busy week, a fun night out with your significant other or your friends, and a place to treat yourself with the best of what Mumbai’s nightlife has to offer, SNOB Bar and Lounge is the place to be.

World Chocolate Day

JEON

Experience the delight of the hot choco lava cake with a cold ice cream or indulge in creamy layers of Dutch Truffle Pastry. Or opt for Belgian chocolate mousse on World Chocolate Day.

Where Jeon Eatery, Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu

When Ongoing till 7 July

GRANDMAMA’S CAFÉ

Nutella Waffles, Mudcake, Belgian Chocolate Shake… all this and more at Rs 99 (plus taxes) each this World Chocolate Day at Grandmama's Cafe. The offer runs for two days on July 6  and 7. The chocolate love spreads to all their outlets at  Juhu, Dadar, Lower Parel, Kemps Corner, Chembur and Ghatkopar. Indulge!

Where Grandmama's Cafe in Juhu, Dadar, Lower Parel, Chembur, Kemps Corner and Ghatkopar

When July 6 and 7

Price Rs 99, exclusive of taxes.

PLATE AND PINT

Plate and Pint brings to you a sinfully good offer. Get their Double Chocolate and Crushed Oreo Waffles at Rs 150, all inclusive. Have it after a meal or just grab a booth and enjoy the waffles during the live football screenings. Drop by for your chocolate fix.

Where 06, Dhunabad, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Kemps Corner

When July 7

Price Rs 150 all inclusive

1441 Pizzeria

Indulge in traditional wood-fired pizzas or starters at 1441 Pizzeria and they will treat you with a free Nutella pizza, topped with marshmallows and bananas, on a bill of over Rs 500. Try their Chocolate Mousse and Nutella Dough Balls. 

Where 1441 Pizzeria, Fort, Kamala Mills, Lokhandwala, Malad, Thane

When July 7

YAUATCHA

Indulge in a selection of handmade artisanal chocolates and chocolate desserts at Yauatcha. The unique combination of Chinese dim sum and European patisserie sets Yauatcha apart from other dim sum restaurants. Yauatcha Patisserie takes inspiration from Chinese heritage and ingredients combined with modern European cooking techniques. Try their signature chocolates—Mandarin, Honey, Mango, Pistachio, Salted Caramel and exotic combinations like Hazelnut Praline, Vanilla Rum, Champagne Truffle, Strawberry and Pepper, Raspberry Saffron, Coffee and Star Anise and Coconut with Passion Truffle. Or enjoy chocolate-based petit gateaux desserts like Chocolate Pebble and others.

Where Yauatcha Patisserie, Raheja Tower, First Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex

When July 7 (12 noon to 1 am)

Contact 09222222800

MONSOON MELODIES

Keiba

Keiba (kay-ee-bah) presents modern Asian fare inspired by authentic traditions and recipes of the Far East. Their Japanese style ‘Bento Bowl’ comes in vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The vegetarian bowl consists of mapo tafu, pan-seared wild mushroom bun, crispy spinach, jasmine rice, stir-fried Asian greens, corn, sauteed sprouts and kimchi salad while the non-vegetarian bowl includes Sichuan chicken, pan-seared chicken bun, spinach, kimchi, corn salad, jasmine rice and stir-fried Asian greens. Or try the Vegetarian Ramen Bowl; meat and sea food lovers can dig into Chicken Ramen Bowl and Shrimp Ramen Bowl.

Where Keiba, Gate Number 5, Amateurs Riders Club, Mahalakshmi Race Course

When Every Monday through Friday (Lunch: 12:30 pm to 4 pm and dinner: 7 pm to 1:30 am)

Contact 074000 66640, 074000 66610

The Social Townhouse

The Social Townhouse", a new place buzzing with music, live FIFA matches and bar games, has a Monsoon Special menu. Whether you want to party, chat or read a book, there’s food for all your moods. Try Prawns Banjara, Paneer Chilli,  Paneer Makhani Tacos, Khulcha Platter, Lasooni Fish Tikka, Mutton Sukha, Chicken Popcorn, Thepla Quesadillas, Lasooni Broccoli, Paneer Chimichurri, Malaysian Roti Canai Chicken, Buttermilk- soaked Tangdi Chicken, Potato Wedges with cheese dip, and much more, with their alcohol offers. The Social Townhouse offers varieties of beers, Sangria, Cocktails, Mocktails and fresh fruit coolers.

Where The Social Townhouse, Vashi

When Ongoing, every day, noon to 1.30 a.m.

Contact 090299 90051

Cafe Delhi Heights

Cafe Delhi Heights is pairing the goodness of teas with an assortment of monsoon munchies. On offer are six different types of pakoras in a pakora basket that includes Paneer, Bajji Chilli, Aloo Palak, the all-time favorite Onion, Paan (Betel nut leaves) pakodas and Raw Banana pakodas along with Ketli Kadak Chai @ Rs 375 ++.

Where Unit G-08A, Ground Gloor, Block 6, Festival Square In High Street Phoenix, Phoenix Mills Compound, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.

When Ongoing

Price Rs 375 +taxes

Contact 09312154033

GAME NIGHTS

MERLIN’S

Merlin’s at The Orchid Mumbai offers live streaming, unlimited liquor and food in a football- themed ambience. You may even stand a chance of winning discounts on predicting the number of goals your favorite team score. And once the match finishes the music at Merlin’s is great for some victory dances. Put on favourite team jersey, chug some drinks and cheer.

Where Merlin’s, The Orchid Mumbai, 70 C, Adjacent to Domestic Airport, Vile Parle (E)

When Up to July 15

Price Unlimited IMFL liquor @ Rs 1,850 + Taxes and Beer Bucket @ 1,599 + Taxes

Contact 022 26164000 / 8433959703 / 9594166266

TAPPA

Visit TAPPA, Kamala Mills, to celebrate the 2018 World Cup the Russian way. Avail the Unlimited Sparkling Cocktail Menu at Rs 1600 plus taxes during match hours. The menu includes options such as Luzhniki Champagne, for all those who want to be a part of the live experience at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Spartak Sparkle, for the ones rooting for the Russian team or Red Russian Lady, dedicated to the lovely female fans. Pair your cocktails with scrumptious appetizers like Sloppy Joe Jackfruit Sliders, Paneer Cigar Rolls, Tawa Tiger Prawns, Blackened Tangri, Trio of Chicken Tikka, to name a few.

Where Unit No 9, Trade View Building, Oasis Complex, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.

When Up to July 15, 12 p.m. - 1a.m.

Contact 077108 52244

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