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Friday, August 07, 2015

Getaway without going far this monsoon at The Resort

The Resort in Malad has introduced an exotic getaway monsoon package that will help you discover the romantic side of Mumbai’s monsoon. Rooms are priced at Rs 7,979 (plus taxes) per night and you’ll get a 15% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks, a complimentary welcome drink (non-alcoholic) and complimentary snacks on the day you arrive. “Mumbai is among the best places to enjoy monsoon. Located in the heart of the city, The Resort welcomes all monsoon lovers to enjoy the serenity with their family and friends. And the best part is that you won’t have to travel outside city limits!” says Avadhoot Mahimkar, director of sales and marketing at The Resort.
When Up to September 30
Where The Resort, Madh-Marve, Malad (w)
Contact 28447777

Glossy animal figurines by Shazé

Decorating your home with a glossy figurine has become a trend these days. And, the figurines by Shazé make for perfect gifting options. Samrat Zaveri, MD at Shazé, says, “Shazé’s silver products are one-of-a-kind, designed and crafted by the finest craftsmen across the globe, and cater to connoisseurs. We have an exclusive range of silver gifting products that reflect great taste and sheer grandeur. Shazé specializes in sterling silver and silver-plated merchandise, which is contemporary and unique with attention paid to detailing, innovation and perfection. Made using cutting edge technology, our products reflect self-expression, telling a story of their own.”
When Ongoing
Where Shazé stores across the city Contact www.shaze.in

Ladies special at Baaya Design
Ladies, gear up for exciting treats at Baaya Design as they are organising Ladies Special Goodies Express! The event features a range of exciting designer and hand-painted products such as silk stoles, dupattas and sarees with Warli painting along with leather footwear, block-printed bags and clutches. Shibani Jain, founder and CEO of Baaya Design, tells us, “The festive season is around the corner, so ethnic wear will be in demand! The idea behind Ladies Special was to offer an assorted range of hand-crafted, festive wear and gifting ideas to women for Raksha Bandhan and Ganesh Chaturthi.”
When Up to August 10, from 10.30am to 8pm
Where Ground Floor, A-wing, Prathamesh Tower, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Contact 65210165

Solitaire ring collection
If you’ve been aiming to buy diamonds, we recommend CaratLane.com where you’ll be guaranteed savings of up to 40%. There is nothing that brings a smile to your face like a self-designed solitaire, adding a shine on your hand and giving you the pleasure and pride of owning it. Calvin John, vice president of offline marketing at CaratLane.com, says, “With CaratLane.com, it is possible to create a unique and exclusive solitaire ring.”
When Ongoing
Where www.caratlane.com

Have a relaxing day at Bambooo Tree All Day Spa
Are you tired of the daily grind? Do you want to unwind and relax? Head to Bambooo Tree All Day Spa as they have relaunched a range of women-centric treatments. You can pick from their signatures such as their Bamboo Massage, the PMS Massage, the Dr. Fish Therapy and the Candle Massage infused with soy butter and jojoba oil. Farooq Merchant, founder of Bambooo Tree All Day Spa, tells us, “Our spa treatments, which include the PMS massages, cranial massages and Dr. Fish Pedicures, will relieve women of their tension and stress and help them enjoy a day of absolute pampering.”
When Ongoing
Where 1st floor, Flat no 102, Behind Shivanjali Apartment, Near Beauty Furnishings, Khar (w)
Contact 65656649

Herpeofauna camp at Matheran

Go on a weekend getaway to Matheran with the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), as they are organising a camp to explore the different reptiles and amphibians of the region, including the Termite Hill Gecko, the Skittering Frog and the Fungoid Frog. Isaac Kehimkar, deputy director of natural history at BNHS, tells us, “Matheran is a place for people who love to walk. This is possibly the last of the lovely hill forests near Mumbai that stills rings with bird songs and is the perfect place to enjoy nature.” The camp is priced at Rs 4,500 for members and Rs 5,100 for non-members.
When August 8 and 9
Where Matheran
Contact 22871202/ 22821811

Indigo Deli Version 2.0

For nearly 10 years now, Indigo Deli has been satiating your comfort food cravings. Recently, they revamped their menu with a dozen new additions such as the Butter Poached Lobster Benny, the Slow Braised Pork Belly Bunny and the Seared Peach and Sago Fritter Burger. They have also introduced a range of cold-pressed juices, shakes and smoothies. Jaydeep Mukherjee, executive chef at Indigo Deli, tells us, “After a decade of operations, we’re heading for a much awaited, deli-cious change. The new era brings with it some exciting news, with over a dozen new additions to The Deli’s revered a la carte menu. There’s so much to discover, so try something new the next time you visit Indigo Deli. It will be love at first bite, we promise.”
Where Indigo Deli outlets across Mumbai

Indulge in some Croquembouche
If you love French desserts, you’ve probably heard of Croquembouche. Now, you can enjoy it at Harsha K. Adorned with beautiful fondant flowers, this pyramid pastry is made from choux pastry balls and will titillate your taste buds. Harsha Heeramaneck, founder of Harsha K, tells us, “Croquembouche is a spectacular-looking French dessert, which is traditionally served at weddings and baptisms.”
Where Nanik Niwas, Opposite Tata Garden, Breach Candy
Contact 23675811

Bento Box at o:h cha
Known for its authentic Thai food, o:h cha has introduced a Bento Box, a takeout portion for one, which includes one starter, one salad, one rice or noodle serving, one gravy dish and one dessert. The vegetarian box is priced at `499 and the chicken meal at Rs 599, while the fish/prawn meal costs Rs 699. And, that’s not all! You can choose between Thai, Malaysian and Chinese flavours for your Bento Box. Chef patron Rakesh Talwar tells us, “Life is a box of assorted chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. But, here at o:h cha, we give you a box full of Thailand.”
When Monday to Friday, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Where Unit 1, New Mahalaxmi Silk Mills Premises, Lower Parel
Contact 66334455/ 24939310/ 65010033

Parsi Culture to Cuisine trail
Parsi cuisine is one of the most fascinating cuisines in our country, but is largely unexplored outside the community. From the ghara sarees and books to art and food, Sofitel is offering you the chance to discover Parsi culture. The trail will feature delectable Parsi dishes such as Mutton Dhansak, Patra ni Macchi, Sali Chicken and Lagun nu Custard. Biswajit Chakraborty, general manager at Sofitel Mumbai BKC, says, “Known for their honesty, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, Parsis have been the pioneers of modern India. Whether it’s JRD Tata, the first Indian to start a national airline, Field Marshal Sam Maneckshaw, who commanded the Indian Army, Zubin Mehta, who is known the world over for conducting some of the most illustrious orchestras, Indian nuclear physicist Homi Bhabha or Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara), a global rock icon, the Parsis have excelled in every field. Through the 12-day Parsi Culture to Cuisine Trail, an exhibition-cum-food festival, we pay tribute to this life-celebrating community in the heart of Mumbai!” The lunch will cost you around Rs 2,207 (plus taxes) while dinner is priced around Rs 2,314 (plus taxes).
When August 7 to 18, lunch from 12.30pm onwards and dinner from 7pm onwards
Where Pondichery Café, Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Contact 61175000

Sushi, sashimi and sake at Yuuka
Yuuka, located on the 37th level of the Palladium Hotel, has introduced assorted sushi and sashimi platters. Offering vegetarians and non-vegetarians, maki, nigiri and sashimi options. You can also pick the chef’s favourite Assorted Sushi Platter, which is a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian sushi. Pair these dishes with warm or cool sake such as the Hakushika Kaon, a dry fruit sake, or the Yamadanishiki Honjozo. Deepti Dadlani, director of marketing and communications at Palladium Hotel, Mumbai, tells us, “In order to encourage patrons to try a variety of signature sashimi, nigiri and maki
rolls, the restaurant has introduced these assorted platters.”
When Ongoing, from 7.30pm to 11.45pm
Where Yuuka, 37th floor Palladium Hotel, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Contact 61628422 or reserve a table by logging on to  www.palladiumhotel.in/restaurant-reservations

Try out Les Foundues this monsoon
Treat yourself to some piping hot vegetarian and non-vegetarian fondue at both Amadeus and Café at The NCPA, located at the NCPA building in Nariman Point. The fondue festival has six different types of fondue on offer, including Au Naturel (a plain cheese fondue), AlaDiable (a fondue with paprika and capers) and Mushrooms of The Forest with Truffle Oil. Non-vegetarians can look forward to Garlic Scented Supremes of Chicken, the Spicy Chorizo Alicante with Sage and Parsley, and the Black Forest Ham with Onion and Mushroom. “After tastings at the renowned French restaurant Au Normandy and later at the Panorama Rue Boucicot in Paris, we decided to present new innovations and tastes in our restaurants. The Fondue Fest will be a one-of-a-kind festival that is sure to entice your taste buds with robust exciting flavours,” says Chef Farrokh Khambata.
When Up to August 31
Where NCPA, Nariman Point
Contact 22824242 (Amadeus)/ 67230110 (Café at The NCPA)

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