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Friday, August 21, 2015

CAKEBRED’s new menu and BOGO offer

Celebrating a year of existence, Cakebred Co. is running a buy-one-get-one-free offer at all their outlets. They’ve also introduced a new menu that includes a variety of cake pops, éclairs, muffins, macaroons and cookies. A few signature products that are a part of this menu include Giant Cookie Cake and 3-Layered Mousse Cake. Director Aayush Agrawal tells us, “It has been a good year since we started Cakebred. To celebrate our delight, we will be offering a buy-one-get-one-free on the entire menu; even on telephone orders.”
When August 22 to 28
Where All Cakebred Co. outlets across the city
Contact 26373539

Latin Fiesta at Hard Rock Café
Party the Latin way with Hard Rock Café at their month-long Latin Fiesta. And while you’re grooving the night away, you can enjoy their special tequila cocktails and pick from their delicious Latin American spread. Their playlist are groovy numbers such as Shakira’s Whenever, Wherever, Carlos Santana’s Jingo and Rickey Martin’s Livin’ LaVida Loca. On the culinary side, they have authentic Latin American preparations such as the Char Grilled Tex-Mex Chicken skewers and Red Rod on offer. Vikram Varma, AVP — Marketing, JSM Corporation, tells us, “Add tequila to the delicious Latin cuisine and we have a celebration. There is no denying that Latinos know how to party and this is a great opportunity for people to head to our venues to party just like them.”
When Ongoing, up to September 6
Where Hard Rock Café outlets across the city
Contact 24382888

World Beer Marathon at The Beer Café
Looking for a place where you can enjoy a good range of beer? The Beer Café’s World Beer Marathon is the perfect event for you. They are offering some of the choicest international beer at discounted prices. You can order a bucket of four beers for just Rs 1,500. Rahul Singh, founder and CEO of The Beer Café, tells us, “Restaurants, pubs and breweries world over celebrate the essence of beer on August 7 as International Beer Day. It’s when friends and family unite to enjoy the taste of beer and celebrate it. This year we at The Beer Café have introduced the World Beer Marathon where people can enjoy international brews.”
When Ongoing up to August 31
Where The Beer Café outlets across Mumbai
Contact 68888105

Café Mangii Sizzler festival
Café Mangii has organised a sizzler festival with a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options on offer. They’ve got Grilled Cottage Cheese and Pepper Steak; Potato, Corn & Jalapeno Steak in Basil Pesto sauce and Crispy polenta with Ratatouille for vegetarians. Non-vegetarians can pick from Skin on Rusty chicken (Chicken sausages in barbeque sauce); Charcoal-grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops; Harissa-marinated Rawas Steak; Prawn Skewers with Sambal Oelek; and Grilled Norwegian Salmon with Orange Beurre Blanc. You can also enjoy their Sizzling Brownie with Ice Cream for dessert. Neha Gadodia, head of marketing at Mirah Hospitality, says, “The sizzler festival at Café Mangii offers an opportunity for our patrons to choose from a wide range of sizzlers, which are not part of our regular menu. Our chefs haven’t just mastered the technique and the process, they have also ensured that we source fresh ingredients, not all of which are easily available. During this festival, you can savour a huge variety of sizzlers with ingredients from across the globe.”
When Up to September 30, from 11am to 12.30am
Where Café Mangii in Mangal Bhawan, 14th Road, Off Linking Road, Khar (w); and 3, Transocean House, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai
Contact 25705136/ 37

Le Kitchen Gallery at House of Tales
To be a true foodie is to be open to different cuisines from around the world. And so, head to House of Tales at Kala Ghoda for a month-long culinary experience that revolves around an eclectic mix of cuisines from different countries. Talking about the pop-up, Ashish Glasswarewalla, the curator of the menu at Le Kitchen Gallery, tells us, “We’re trying to focus each day’s menu on either a particular ingredient, a cuisine or a cooking technique. The concept of organising a one-month restaurant intrigued us, as we are originally a catering service and we would love to give everyone a whiff of what we do. So, for these 30 days we are offering a four-course meal experience.” The experience is priced at Rs 1,200 per head excluding taxes.
When Up to September 13
Where House of Tales, V.B Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda
Contact 9987860121

Savoy watches for Raksha Bandhan

If you’re not sure what to gift your sister this Raksha Bandhan, Savoy has a great range that will make it easy to choose same thing. It I will work out to be an expensive gift, but the Swiss-made watches are worth their prices. The new limited edition collection boasts of a 35mm gold-plated stainless steel casing and chronograph function. It is water-resistant for up to 100 metres and comes with a two-year international warranty. Silky Kothari, director of Savoy India, tells us, “Savoy watches exude contemporary elegance and it’s a timeless gift that your sibling will cherish forever.”
Price Rs 74,000
Where Turquoise Building, 131 August Kranti Marg, Next to Shalimar Hotel, Kemps Corner, Cumballa Hill
Contact 23620733/

Personalised Rakhi with
Want to make this Raksha Bandhan special? Tie your brother a personalised rakhi made by They offer personalised and gold-plated rakhis with inscribed names. Raj Iyer, founder & CEO of, tells us, “ is the ultimate online destination for personalised gifting! On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, we have on offer unique, customised bracelets for rakhis and a number of customisable gifting options across categories such as clothing, accessories, jewellery and home décor. The best part is that our customers will be spoilt for choice as they can get anything made, changed and customised according to their tastes and requirement.”
Price Rs 799 onwards
Contact 8055905461

Sugarbox has been curating goodies boxes for women for quite a while now. They have launched similar boxes for men, which are called Pepperbox. The boxes consist of a number of goodies including two pairs of socks, aeroplane cufflinks, a fedora hat, Pebble power bank, an energy drink, the BBlunt total hair control wax and a quirky pen drive. Niharika Jhunjhuwala, founder of Sugarbox, says, “Since the launch of box, we have received umpteen requests from men and women to introduce a Sugarbox for men. Gone are the days when only women liked to pamper themselves. In this new age of metrosexuality, men are equally passionate and want to indulge in some ‘me-therapy’.”

Once your sister is all grown up, the best thing to gift her is jewellery. Apart from jewellery, also offers to customise rakhis by engraving your brother’s name on their silver rakhi collection. Their collection is priced between Rs 600 and Rs 4,396. Calvin John, vice president, offline marketing, says, “The collection offers unique gifting options plus an array of rakhis with Lord Ganesh, Om Swastik motifs studded with diamonds for brothers.”
When Ongoing

Popley Eternal has launched a rakhi collection for Raksha Bandhan, which incorporates a variety of stones and colours. Suraj Popley, managing director at Popley Eternal, says, “On this auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, we have introduced an enchanting collection of earrings and rings that feature alluring designs designed made from coloured stones that symbolise the relation between a brother and a sister.”
When Ongoing
Where Popley Eternal, Turner Road, Bandra (w)  Contact 26511349

The Ling Ling Experience
If you’re looking to indulge in Asian delicacies, head to Hakkasan for their Ling Ling experience. They have a host of Asian gastronomic delights on offer, along with the limited-edition Ling Ling Martini. Stanley, the head chef at Hakkasan, tells us, “The Ling Ling Menu is a celebratory menu featuring some of our signatures dishes at Hakkasan. It’s accompanied by the limited-edition martini called Ling Ling Collins, which has been specially curated by the global team, and is being served worldwide at all Hakkasan outlets this month.” The whole experience is priced at Rs 2,555 per person.
When Ongoing
Where 206, Krystal, Waterfield Road, Linking Road, Bandra (w)
Contact 26444444

Prêt-à-Porter collection at The Bombay Carousel

The Bombay Carousel has organised an exhibition where new and talented designers will showcase innovative prêt-à-porter and home wear collections. The new talent includes Delhi-based Neha Taneja, Kolkata-based Gargi Gupta, ‘Saffron’ by Aditi from Mumbai and Sonam Parmar from Pune. The exhibition will also host a wide range of home and gifting accessories from Ahmadabad-based ‘Unfold’ by Nandini Thirani. Pallavi, co-founder of The Bombay Carousel, tells us, “There are several fashion and lifestyle exhibitions that take place in Mumbai, but young upcoming designers face difficulties in getting a slot, if the show is an established one. We wanted to put together a show with a difference, so we kept it compact for our chosen designers to get the focus and attention that they deserve.” The duo, Pallavi and Svasti, is focusing on quality rather than quantity. “We kept brainstorming and rejecting ideas by the dozen, till both of us decided to do something about the huge vacuum that existed between the young and inspiring niche brands. We plan to offer this as a platform for the new-age designers in India, many of whom will be names to reckon with in the near future,” says Svasti, co-founder of The Bombay Carousel.
When Up to August 22, 10am to 6pm
Where The Island – Gym Studio Spa, Worli
Contact 9819943459/ 9892787654

McDonald’s Chilli Paneer Pockets
McDonald’s has a new addition to their happy price menu — the Chilli Paneer Pockets. We can’t wait to try them ourselves! Unfortunately, the Chilli Paneer Pockets will be available only until September 30, so hurry and try them out before it’s too late. Kedar Teny, director — marketing & digital at McDonald’s India — West & South India, says, “At McDonald’s, we are committed to innovating our menu and offering new, trendy and value-oriented products for our customers. When it comes to food, customers today are increasingly seeking more variety and choices. The launch of the Chilli Paneer Pockets is aimed at offering variety on our snack menu and is an interesting fusion of our favourite spicy and tangy ingredients, presented in a unique McDonald’s way! The Chilli Paneer Pockets starts at Rs 35 and helps McDonald’s deliver good food at great value.”
When Up to September 30
Where All McDonald’s outlets across the city

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