Friday, December 10, 2010

Kitty Party at Ambassador
Ambassador presents kitty parties at the hotel with food and drinks. Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Bikash Saha says, “Kitty parties are a good way to meet likeminded people at set intervals. These parties can be given a twist to make them different and more enjoyable.” Chef Arjun agrees, adding, “This is the time for women to relax, meet with friends and enjoy their meals differently. Kitty party menus are short and sweet and consist of soup, starters and main course, which are very interesting and keep the gossip going for hours.” The menu is à la carte and ladies also get a discount of 25% on a group bill.
When Ongoing from 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Where The Society at Ambassador Hotel, Churchgate
Contact 22041131
Winter Special
Golden Chariot has added new dishes to their winter menu, based on ancient Indian rules of food preparation. Chef Sahu says, “As Indians, we are fortunate to have dietary instructions written in our ancient texts. In today's busy life we've forgotten that simple modifications to our diet will add tremendous value. We’ve ensured that seasonal food ingredients are on the menu. There are warming foods to counter the winter chill. These foods have nutrients that the body requires and we've given each dish a twist to the taste to make it modern and exciting.” So head down to Golden Chariot to get your taste of shorbas, slow roasted chicken and other delectable winter treats.
When Ongoing, from 11.45am – 03.30pm for lunch and 6.30pm to 12.30am for dinner
Where Golden Chariot outlets across the city
Contact 26866867/69
Lip smacking Steak and FlambÉ
The Society brings you delectable steaks as part of their new à la carte menu. Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Bikash Saha tells us, “Meat often gets a bad rep — the threats of obesity, high cholesterol, and even colon cancer are enough to make anyone decline that next barbecue invitation. But now you can have your steak without worry. Some beef fat is monounsaturated, which is the kind of fat that is good for you and actually helps lower LDL, or bad cholesterol, like the kind found in olive oil and avocado, which is what made us think about Steak & Flambé promotion by creating a special menu.”
When December 3 onwards from 12.30 – 3.30 for lunch and 7.30 – 11.30 for dinner
Where The Society, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate
Contact 22041131
Moroccan Food Festival at Olio
Novotel brings Moroccan delicacies to the city with its latest food festival. From lamb briouts to lobster tagine and casa blanca cous cous, savour the deep earthy flavours of Moroccan cuisine at Olio. Chef Ashutosh of Olio says, “Moroccan food is extremely diverse as it’s influenced by lots of international cuisines so it’s interesting to cook.” Head there to find out if it’s as interesting to eat. The set menu starts from `299 onwards.
When December 1 to 18 from 7pm – 11pm
Where Olio, Novotel Mumbai, Juhu Beach, Balraj Sahani Marg, Juhu Beach
Contact 2266934444
Seasonal Lunches at Vetro
Vetro, the contemporary Italian restaurant at The Oberoi, introduces seasonal flavours every month with their seasonal lunch specials. Food and Beverage Director, Michael Farquhar tells us, “Seasonal lunch specials were introduced as our endeavour to give ‘lunch on the go’ a new meaning, without making our guests compromise on either the quality or on the space in which they dine. We’re able to provide our diners with an entire lunch experience in 45 minutes so that they can be back at their desks within an hour.” The Seasonal lunch menu offers new varieties to choose from every day, including anti pasti, soups, salads, home-made pastas and desserts, which change every day and are priced at `1,350 inclusive of taxes.  
When Ongoing, from 12.30pm – 2.30pm for lunch and 7pm – 11.30pm for dinner
Where Vetro, The Oberoi, Nariman Point
Contact 66326215
Christmas at Torrp It Up
Torrp It Up has introduced a new menu exclusively for Christmas. Indulge in Christmas specials such as turkey and cranberry torrp, roast chicken with onion gravy torrp and more. Owner Prateek Mittal tells us, “We are planning to have a festive menu with turkey and cranberry, roast potato torrps and wraps also clubbed together with mouthwatering plum cakes. We are having Santa visit us for two days at the Bandra outlet who will be handing out goodies to all the kids on December 24 and 25.”
When Up to January 31 from 11am – 11pm and 6.30pm to 12.30am for dinner
Where Morya Estate, Link Road, Lokhandwala, Andheri (W); also in Khar and Vikhroli
Contact 40029797
Fruity Martini Fest
Elbo room presents a martini fest. Indulge in fruity martinis infused with lemon, orange, apple, lychee, pomegranette and more. “Regular classic martinis are old time favourites and have been further driven by James Bond. However we try to be more innovative and use a combination of fresh fruits such as watermelon, apple, blueberry, kiwi and we recently started pear and pomegranate martinis. The freshness of the fruits makes the taste great. We also keep seasonal martinis such as mango and strawberries!” says Ravi Sharma, owner of Elbo Room.
When Up to December 20 from 12pm – 1am
Where Elbo Room, Sant Kutir, Behind the Levis Showroom, Khar
Contact 26483315/16
Romantic Saturdays
Cool Chef Café invites you to romantic evenings every Saturday. They present a four course meal with soups, starters, main course and dessert for ` 2,000 per couple as well as a bottle of wine absolutely free. Owner Kaviraj Thadani says, “I have traveled the world and noticed that Mumbai lacks a place where couples can spend a romantic evening together in peace and quiet without any noise or hurrying up for other customers. They can sit back and enjoy a delicious meal, listen to great music like Frank Sinatra, dance and drink.” If you book your table today you also get a free gift from the restaurant.
When Dec 11 to Jan 1 from 7pm – 11pm
Where Thadani House, Worli Village, Worli
Contact 32231199
Bridal Packages at Sva
Sva Spa and Salon brings a bridal makeover and package that will be a dream for blushing brides. Geeta Morar, CEO Sva Spa and Salon says, “No two brides are the same. So our bridal packages are customised to suit the bride and her skin type. A one-on-one meeting with the bride for each one of us to comprehend what requires to be done is mandatory. If the bride is stressed and it shows on her face then we suggest a glow scrub and facial treatments, and so our packages are customised accordingly.” The packages include private sessions, therapies, massages, scrubs and hair care treatments with highly qualified make-up artists completing them.
When Ongoing from 11am – 7.30pm
Where Aryston Centre, 3rd & 4th floor, Opposite J. W. Marriott, Juhu and Sahara Star Hotel, Vile Parle (E)
Contact 39807300 / 35322344
Recollection Reconnections
Jehangir Art Gallery presents ‘Recollection Reconnections’ — an exhibition of drawings, paintings, tapestries and copper reliefs by renowned artist SG Vasudev, who tells us, “As the title suggests, it’s bringing in all my past themes (Fantasy, Vriksha (The Tree of Life), Maithuna (Act of love), He & She, Inscapes, Earthscapes, and The Theatre of Life), it’s a continuation of my past with a new approach in the present.” The present exhibition is the extension of all the series.
When December 7 to 16, from 11am – 7pm
Where Jehangir Art Gallery, MG Rd
Contact 09844087812
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace and Oliver Jackson-Cohen Directed by George Tillman Jr.Prison either breaks a man down or makes him stronger. For Driver (Dwayne Johnson), a 10-year sentence proved the latter. His strength was not just fueled by time, but also by a hunger to avenge the murder of his brother during a bank robbery that led to his own imprisonment. He made plenty of enemies in prison — men who were counting the days to his release so they could exact their own revenge on the outside. On the day of his release, he is hell-bent on reaping vengeance upon the four men responsible for his brother's murder. With a list of names and addresses in hand, he sprints out of the prison gates and gets on his mission. 
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