As India's most loved cricketing event begins tomarrow, Henna Achhpal and Rhea Dhanbhoora give you a heads up on World Cup specials around Mumbai and much more to get you in the spirit
With India being one of the hosts for the World Cup this year, it is understood that you will want to go all out in order to watch your favourite team in action. We list a number of exciting offers and deals that are lined up around Mumbai so that you don’t miss even a wink of that historic six!
IN YOUR LIVING ROOM
If you’re not in the mood to step out to watch the match, huddle up on your couch with a chilled beer and catch all the excitement right in your living room. Don’t miss out on these added benefits as you purchase your brand new television set.
Videocon: Make the most of the cricket season with Videocon’s Gold Cup offer under which you get a scratch card on every purchase of Videocon LCDs, LEDs, D2H Satellite LCDs and Split ACs before April 2, 2011. If you score a four on your scratch card, you win cash prizes worth `8,000 and if you’re lucky to score a six, you have the opportunity to take with you 22 karats of pure gold.
Sony India: You won’t miss out much if you’re unable to watch the game from the stands as viewers in India will witness the World Cup in High Definition for the first time. To make the HD experience even better, Sony India is offering free Airtel HD DTH connections on purchase of every Sony Bravia HD television before April 15.
AT THE VENUE
Hotels.com: For those who wish to watch the games at the venue, you needn’t look further than hotels.com for accommodation. The website is offering great discounts of up to 50% at the best hotels in cities including Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Log on to www.hotels.com and book your stay before March 31 to avail of these great discounts.
BY THE BAR
There’s nothing like cheering with friends when Sachin scores a six or waiting in anticipation till the very last ball. Step into these restaurants and bars for the best deals during the World Cup.
Ruby Tuesday: Offering 3 international drinks at `999 and 3 local drinks at `599, Ruby Tuesday has also introduced a special Bar Bites menu which will be available during the matches between 4pm to 8pm which includes options such as tasty tacos, nachos in chilli beans and delicious kebabs to keep your drinks company.
Where 2nd Floor, Inorbit Mall, Malad; Ground Floor, Nirmal Lifestyle Mall, Mulund; Ground Floor, Cr2 Mall,Nariman Point
Contact 66450925, 67106736, 66510709
Gadda Da Vida: The bar at Novotel Mumbai has creative cocktails lined up in the spirit of the World Cup. Priced at `499 onwards, these cricket cocktails include Thundering Dhoni a mix of Absolut vodka with Passoa and fresh pomegranate, Pathan Swing a concoction of fresh melons, cucumbers, Havana Club rum with a splash of watermelon flavour and Stylist Lee a combination of orange liqueur with ginger, mint and sour mix. Try these and many more between 4.30pm to 1.30am.
Where Gadda da Vida, Novotel Mumbai, Balraj Sahani Marg, Juhu
Escobar: Joining in the World Cup spirit, Escobar will be screening matches everyday between 7pm to 11pm without charging an entry fee. Cheer for your favourite team as you enjoy your meal and drinks with fellow patrons at the endless 77 foot bar.
Where 4th Floor, VN Sphere Mall, Linking Road, Bandra (West)
Elbo Room: If you haven’t had enough of the World Cup special cocktails, step into Elbo Room to savour some more whacky specials such as B.M.W — a mix of Baileys, Malibu, Irish whiskey and mint, The Master Blaster a shot of vodka with an energy drink served in pani puri, The Black Caps — Midori, vodka, lime juice and peach liquer.
Where Behind Levi's Showroom, Linking Road, Khar (West)
Beluga Bar: Making this World Cup an experience worth remembering, Beluga Bar will telecast all the matches live along with special beer buckets that include five pints of beer and one round of finger licking snacks priced at `1,000 starting on February 19 to April 2.
Where Intercontinental The Lalit, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri (East)
Contact 66992222, 66993131
Art CafÉ: If alcohol is not what you prefer, opt for coffee and sandwich at Art Café. Their special World Cup menu offers items such as Square Leg, Middle Order, Third Man and Clean Bowled along with a host of other combo offers and on the spot prizes.
Where Om apartments, Behind Fame AdLabs, Andheri (West)