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Friday, January 08, 2016

New Seasonal Menu at Mamagoto

Dig into new exciting flavours at Mamagoto with its all new seasonal menu that is sure to keep you warm with the dropping temperature. Their new Ramen bowls are the perfect comfort food this winter. You can pair these with a range of zesty cocktails such as Basil Salted-Mary and Rum Dairies. “As the temperature begins to drop, guests can savour delectable new dishes from Mamagoto that include new signature ramen bowls and dumplings to get you cosy this season. Celebrate with friends and family and treat your taste buds to Mama’s new seasonal menu,” says Rahul Khanna, director at Azure Hospitality.
When Ongoing
Where All Mamagoto outlets across the city

Gold and silver Kandies from Nordic Kandie
Nobody should wait for a special occasion to gorge on sweets. The gold and silver treats from Nordic Kandie are a reason enough for celebration. Starting at Rs 200 only, these dainty sweets are hand-rolled and are based on a recipe that dates back to the 15th century! Made from hand-picked mamra almonds from Iran, chocolate from Belgium and wrapped in an elegant satin box, it’s the perfect present for anyone with a sweet tooth. “Relive the traditions of the European royalty from the middle ages with certified, edible gold and silver coated marzipan. The gold is procured from Italian guilders who have been suppliers to royalty since 1600. Our marzipan recipes spans six generations of my family in Europe and have a truly royal descent,” Thea Tammeleht, founder of Nordic Kandie, tells us.
When Ongoing
Where Shop 1, Vasant Villa, 3 Peddar Road, Kemps corner
Contact 9699641112

Celebrate weeknights at Geoffrey’s
Drinking is always merrier when it’s accompanied with exciting offers. And, Geoffrey’s at Hotel Marine Plaza has introduced exactly these! Every Monday night, women will get a 30% on their entire bill and on Tuesday nights, everyone will get a 30% discount on their total bill. What are you waiting for? Head over there right away! Parvez Sheikh, F & B manager at Hotel Marine Plaza, tells us, “We want our guests to continue celebrating throughout the year. Our New Year gift to our patrons begins with this offer! We promise to offer more promotional offers to our guests throughout the year.”
When Ongoing (on Mondays and Tuesdays), from 8pm onwards
Where Geoffrey’s, Hotel Marine Plaza, Marine Drive
Contact 22851212

Try Noodle Bar’s new menu
Noodle Bar is set to refresh your taste buds with an all new menu featuring 11 cuisines from across the world. While salad lovers can dig into a wide range including BBQ Grilled Chicken (from Thailand) and Peer Squid (from Burma), vegetarians can gorge on scrumptious dishes such as Devil Chilli Eggplant & Tofu (from China). Chef Amit Puri, VP of production at Noodle Bar, tells us, “We believe that the New Year is the best time to launch our new menu. We attempt to present the finest Pan Asian cuisine and aim to provide customers with an variety of tastes from across 11 countries that are distinct yet compliment the overall menu in perfect harmony.”
When Ongoing
Where Noodle Bar, Phoenix Lower Parel and Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla
Contact 24961999/ 61801646

Indigo Deli’s new special menu
Indigo Deli is ringing in the New Year with a special menu. Available every Monday, the mouth-watering dishes include beer battered sriracha onion rings, the peach and sago burger, the Mama Burrito and the Big dawg, as well as the Deli Banana split. Chef JD at Indigo Deli tells us, “The origins of the menu are from all over the world with influences from the USA, European countries and South East Asia. The popular food trucks meet once again — with a menu featuring all that is greasy, cheesy, saucy and downright yummy.”
When Ongoing
Where All Indigo Deli outlets across the city

Season special menu at Nom Nom
Popular for serving a wide range of prawn dishes featuring exotic ingredients and innovative preparations, Nom Nom has mastered the art of bringing out the flavours and freshness in non-vegetarian dishes. Now with their season special menu, they have added a variety of delectable prawn offerings that include starters such as Prawn Crackers, Prawn Tempura, Wasabi Prawns and Bird Chilly Prawns and main course dishes such as Tiger Prawns, Robatayaki, Prawns with a choice of sauces, Prawn Khao Suey, Prawns in Chilly Basil Sauce and Malasian Prawn Curry. “When it comes to seafood, prawns are quite a favourite among people, and this has prompted us to come out with a prawn special menu. The lip-smacking flavour of tiger prawn meat with Asian herbs and spices makes for some great combinations such a Stir fry king prawns with bird eye chilly and garlic as well as Prawns tossed in a black pepper sauce,” says chef Chef Rohan Dsouza.
When Ongoing
Where Nom Nom, T P S Road, Junction of 16th and 33rd Road, Opposite Mini Punjab, Bandra (w) and Nom Nom, Shop No. 3, Ground Floor, Shubham Co-Operative Housing Society, Juhu, Versova Link Road, Andheri (w)
Contact 26057878/ 26244280

Cafe De Mom Mohalla Nights
Enjoy the flavours of Mohammad Ali Road this New Year as the pop-up restaurant Cafe De Mom introduces these flavours with Mohalla Nights. Dive into a two-day pop-up that your taste buds will thank you for. Mohalla Nights is conceptualised by home Chef Alka Shehzeen Siddique and digs into the flavours, textures and taste from Mohammad Ali Road. All the dishes, ingredients and masalas are homemade using traditional methods where a high standard of hygiene is maintained. The eight course meal includes traditional dishes like Paaye soup, Murgh Purr, Naan Chap along with Dum Ghost and Katakat dishes. For desserts there is a traditional Set Falooda.
When January 9 and 10, from 8.30pm onwards
Where 7, Maqba Heights, Ground Floor, Opposite Golds Gym, Bandra (w)

The Food Talks by India Diaries and GlutMe

The India Diaries has associated with GlutMe to bring to you an event called The Food Talks where you can engage with an interactive panel and discuss the shift of the food industry from our kitchens to digital a platform. Chef Ranveer Brar, Mohit Chotrani and Munaf Kapadia will be present at the event. Not only that, a bunch of interesting food quizzes, cakes and other baked products that are made by the home chefs will be served.
When January 9, from 3pm to 6pm
Where Doolally Tap Room, Near Fun Republic, Andheri (w)

Kumar Sanu at Dublin Square
Kumar Sanu is one of the most popular playback singers in Bollywood and has impressed audiences for over three decades. With his chartbusters and distinct style of singing, he has gained followers from all over the world. Catch him live at Phoenix Marketcity with tickets priced at Rs 300 each. Rajendra Kalka, President (West), The Phoenix Mills Ltd., says, “We are delighted to host legendary Bollywood singer, Kumar Sanu, at Marketcity. We’re committed to providing our customers with memorable experiences.”
When January 9, from 7pm onwards
Where Dublin Square, Level 1, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla

Blush by Amrita KM

Designer Amrita Mehrotra has come out with a new line titled Blush. Using greens and peaches, the collection features gorgeous kurtas, skirts and sarees, and are perfect for an evening out or for the weddings you may have to attend. They have an element of maturity with a hint of youthfulness. Amrita tells us, “My designs are elegant and flamboyant — perfect for a brunch or an evening soiree. Pleated dhoti pants and on-trend elephant pants fall softly, paired with floral tunics, even as the churidaar kurta gets a swish makeover, taking it from a high-profile work day to a party. I profess a love for romantic fabrics like georgette, chiffon and crepe while keeping silhouettes very statuesque and royal.” The collection start at Rs 22,600.
When Ongoing
Where Fuel, Kantilal Karia & Co., Chowpatty View building, Opposite Sukh Sagar, Opera House
Contact 23693131/ 23697171

Sea of Blue by Mridu Jain
Jewellery designer Mridu Jain has a new collection that uses turquoise as the central theme in her pieces. With light-weight and bold jewels, the new line, Sea of Blue, is a handcrafted 925 silver collection in turquoise blue and pearls. Designer Mridu Jain of the label House of Siddhaa tells us, “Turquoise and silver are one of jewellery’s most classic combinations, long associated with South-western style aesthetic. But, the distinctive stone suddenly has a fresh new look as modern day designers incorporate it into modern settings and suggest that it be paired with classics when it comes to garments.”
When Ongoing
Where Shop no. 2, Cornelian 104, August Kranti Marg, Kemps Corner;
Contact 23826972/ 73

New bridal collection from Pink Peacock Couture
The festive season may have come to an end, but the wedding season hasn’t! And designer Masumi Mewawalla’s fashion label Pink Peacock Couture has a new wedding collection for the season with reds, pinks, scarlets and blues. Masumi Mewawalla tells us, “My brand Pink Peacock Couture specialises in wedding collections. You will notice stylish colour combinations like beige paired with red, and pastel blue juxtaposed with blush pink in my collection. Whether you are the bride-to-be or the bride’s best friend, there’s something for everyone.”
When Ongoing, open from 11am to 8pm
Where Fuel — 539, Ground Floor, Chowpatty View Building, Opposite Sukh Sagar, Sandhurst Bridge, Chowpatty Road; and Amara — 1/ 3/ 5, Kwality House, Near Crossword Book Store, Kemps Corner
Contact 23872537

Getaway to Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

Head to the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary that is situated at the north of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park for a quick getaway from the city. The trail is lined with dense mixed deciduous forest and the sanctuary forms a corridor for animals of the Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary. During this winter, you can spot a variety of birds including the Rufous Treepie, White Wagtail, Ashy Drongo, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Crested Serpent Eagle, Brown-headed Barbet, Shikra and the Verditer Flycatcher. The excursion is priced at Rs 700 for members and Rs 800 for non-members. The cost includes transportation, entry into the sanctuary and the expertise of a BNHS guide. “A cold winter morning walk through this forest is very refreshing. The sanctuary hosts migratory birds during this season,” says Asif N. Khan, associate officer of programmes department.
When Jan 10, from 6.50am to 1pm
Where Borivali
Contact 22871202/ 22821811

Imagination of Color by Tapas Maiti

Artist Tapas Maiti’s exhibition Imagination of Color includes his paintings of cityscapes that reflect the panoramic beauty of Kolkata. A part of his series City of Colors, it illustrates the uniqueness of his medium and technique by innovatively using a spatula instead of a brush. “I’m deeply impressed by the norms of space, urbanisation and modernism in Kolkata, it’s colourful hues and how it changes with every season”, Tapas tells us. The paintings capture the vibrance of the city in vivid images.
When Up to January 11, from 11am to 7pm
Where Nehru Centre Art Gallery (AC), Discovery of India, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli
Contact 9873465332

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