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Friday, March 13, 2015

Liquid Buffet at Seven Kitchens

Seven Kitchens at Palladium Hotel has introduced a liquid buffet, which offers premium brands of domestic and international spirits, wines and beers at attractive prices. Deepti Dadlani, director of communication at Palladium Hotel, says, “The central location of the hotel and the demand for a luxurious, yet affordable social setting is the inspiration behind this concept. This buffet sets the perfect mood for office colleagues looking to unwind after work or friends meeting for a catch-up session.” The buffet is priced at Rs 1,500 (domestic) and Rs 2,000 (premium), exclusive of taxes.
When Every day except Sunday, from 4pm to 1am
Where Seven Kitchens, Level 9M, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel
Contact 61628422

Robatayaki Food Fest at Umame & Joss
Chef Farrokh Khambata is bringing the Japanese version of barbeque (Robatayaki, sometimes shortened to Robata) to Umame in Churchgate and Joss in Santacruz. If sushi is all you can think of when you hear about Japanese cuisine, you should definitely head for this food festival. “Robata originates from a centuries-old country style of cooking followed by northern Japanese fishermen. It uses a communal hearth (irori) that serves as both a cooking area and a source of heat, and is found on the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido. However, the menu that we have created also has a few modern surprises,” says Farrokh.
When Up to March 15
Where Umame, Cambata building, Eros theatre building, M Karve road, Churchgate and Joss, Savoy Chambers, Linking Road Extension, Santacruz (w)
Contact 61110303 (Umame) and 26617772 (Joss)

New menu at Chili’s Grill & Bar
Chili’s Grill & Bar has incorporated some new, exciting dishes into its menu. You can look forward to Margarita Grilled Chicken, Mango-Chile Basa, Mango-Chile Chicken, Ultimate Dipper, Guacamole Burger, Tortilla Crusted Chicken, Santa Fe chicken/ shrimp tacos, Paneer Salad, Philadelphia Melting Cheese Steak, Eggless Sizzling Brownie Sundae and Carrot cake. Nishant Dholakia, business head at Chili’s Grill & Bar, tells us, “The revised menu also includes a lighter choice section, which offers dishes of 650 calories and below, along with vegetarian desserts and delectable drinks such as Rita Trio and Shooters. For a quick bite, especially for corporate professionals, the menu also includes a lunch combo.” The lunch is priced at Rs 400, while the dinner costs Rs 1,200, for two people, inclusive of taxes.
When Ongoing
Where Chili’s Grill & Bar, Ventura Building, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Contact 67419002

Set Lunch Menu at Woodside Inn, Colaba
Head to Colaba’s Woodside Inn to experience their newly introduced set lunch menu, which offers a three-course meal with a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes. Pick from dishes such as Italian vegetable burger with pine-nut pesto, risotto with spinach and goat cheese and grilled basa among others. The set menu also includes a glass of Fratelli wine, sangria or a Kingfisher pint. Pankil Shah, the co-owner of Woodside Inn, tells us, “Woodside Inn in Colaba has launched their set menu giving our customers and patrons an easy lunch option.”
When March 9
Where Woodside Inn, Wodehouse Road, Colaba
Contact 22025525

Middle Eastern delight at Foodhall, Palladium
Steep yourself in Middle Eastern flavours with the food festival at Foodhall, which will have a live kitchen, where you can get unique dips and batters and a spice bazaar where you’ll find an array of Middle Eastern spices. “From Syrian specialties such as shish kebab, stuffed zucchini, kibbeh and hummus to Lebanese meaty kebabs and sweet desserts such as baklava and basbousa, along with Morocco and Israel’s most famous product, the Shawarma, Foodhall has it all at its Middle Eastern festival,” an official spokesperson from Foodhall tells us.
When Up to March 31, from 10:30am to 10:00pm
Where Level 3, Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (w)
Contact 30264567

Wine Fair at Sofitel BKC
If you love wine, then you’re in for a treat as Sofitel BKC is hosting a Wine Fair starting this week. Pick from a variety of white, red and rose wines from Sula that will be served in unlimited quantities for two hours at Le Bar Diamantaire and Pondichery Café. You can also indulge in a vegetarian and non-vegetarian appetisers. All this is priced at just Rs 1,500!
When Ongoing
Where Sofitel Mumbai, C 57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (e)
Contact 61175000

Morning-Evening menu at Kaboom
Kaboom has introduced a breakfast and teatime service with the launch of its Morning-Evening menu. Unlike Kaboom’s rotating lunch menu, these all-day offerings will be standard, with a few variations that will be dependent on the availability of fresh produce. Yohaan Dattobhai, owner of Kaboom, tells us, “Similar to the lunch service, customers can expect these all-day dining options to be quick, easy and wholesome. Every meal is carefully crafted to be nutritious as well as satisfying. Whatever you choose, we promise that each item will feed your soul. The price will remain similar to the lunch offerings, with dishes starting at `80.” You can pick from items such as scrambled eggs, Kaboom special anda pav, mushrooms on toast, porridge, fresh fruit smoothie, Nutella toastie, cheese and herb tossed mushrooms and an array of coffee drinks and teas.
When Ongoing
Where Kaboom @ Café Model, 3A Spott Road, Near Grand Hotel, Ballard Estate
Contact [email protected]

Fragrance of Life by Shirish Mitbawkar

Artist Shirish Mitbawkar will be holding his 5th solo exhibition called Fragrane of Life at the Shaurya Art Gallery this month. He will be presenting 42 of his paintings, which feature figurative, semi-realistic and abstract themes. Talking about Fragrance of Life, Shirish tells us, “I am going to merge happy moments from life with different aspects during my show. I can assure you that there will be a grand celebration of colours that will capture the mood, spirit and joyful moments of life through my paintings.”
When Up to March 31, from 11am to 6pm
Where Shaurya Arts, Citi Tower, Sector 15, B-wing, 5th floor, C.B.D Belapur, Navi Mumbai
Contact 27560712

Gaia Reloaded by Preethi Kannan
Artist Preethi Kannan is presenting her latest collection of paintings, which depict the future of the ocean and the creatures that inhabit it. Her paintings show aquatic animals merging with objects such as tyres, night lamps, pulleys and robotic hands, which degrade the oceans. Her goal is to highlight how human activity affects the oceans. Speaking about her latest collection, Preethi says, “Gaia Reloaded is my interpretation of the future of marine life, which has evolved to adapt to the destruction of their habitat, in order to survive in the new environment of contemporary civilisation. This surreal oceanic life is recreated in the form of an eight-feet long resin installation.”
When March 26, from 11.30am to 6pm
Where Gallery Beyond, 30/132, 1st Floor, Great Western Building, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Fort
Contact 22837347

Vagabond Souls by Stephanie Cornfield
Stephanie Cornfield displaying a series of beautiful photographs of popular personalities such as Anand Gandhi, David Lynch, Patrick Swayze, Kevin Bacon and Joshua Oppenheimer. “From an early age, I felt challenged by colour, motion, trends and especially faces. People say that my pictures are very cinematic, dreamy, and that they capture the mystery of the moment,” says Stephanie.
When Up to April 2, from 11am to 8pm
Where Percept Art, P2, Ground Level, Raghuvanshi Estate Compound, 11/12 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (w)
Contact 32991696

Water Trails by Vikrant Shitole
This weekend, treat yourself to an exhibition of water paintings by Vikrant Shitole, a young contemporary artist from the L. S. Raheja School of Art. Each painting tells a story and captures the mood of a particular place or monument. Vikrant tells us, “Water breathes life into its surroundings. Water bodies have the power to heal lands and sustain life along their banks. And, this is the sentiment that I have tried to capture through these paintings.”
When Up to March 16, from 11am to 7pm
Where Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Discovery of India Building, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli
Contact 9819992161

Mex’d Up Nights at Sancho’s Bandra

Get ready to groove at Sancho’s in Bandra, where they are organising an innovative dance workshop in collaboration with Rasa Dance to teach you a Merengue, peppy and energetic Latin dance form. And, to make up for all those calories that you will burn while dancing, they also have exciting offers on food and drinks. Sameer Uttamsingh, the brand manager for Dish hospitality, says, “Latin dance is a very unique dance form. This workshop is free and open to all. It’s a good opportunity for our customers to learn Merengue.”
When March 16, 9pm onwards
Where Sancho's Bandra, 604, Pinnacle House, P D Hinduja Junction & 15th Road, Khar
Contact 67094455

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