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Friday, June 08, 2018


Bengali food festival

Solitaire Restaurant gears up to take you on a gastronomical journey of Bengali cuisine at Hotel Kohinoor Continental.  The theme of the Bengali Food festival is Gram Bangla (rural West Bengal) with the restaurant promising to treat you to authentic delicacies presented by Bengal-origin Master Chefs.  The menu will have about 15 food items on the list with a surprise to be announced each day.

 For starters you can have Veg chop, Dimer devil, Luchi, Chholar dal, Bhaat, Bhaja beguni,  (batter fried aubergines ) and Kheema ghugni (hand chopped mutton mince with green peas). The main course offers you Shukto, Aloo phoolkopi, Chigri malai curry (prawns in coconut milk), Kosha mangsho (Bengali style Mutton), macher malai curry, pabda macher jhal, Ilish mach bhape, Rui macher kalia, Rohu fish masala, posto murgi, dhokar dalna, aloo posto, mishti pulao, tomato chutney. No Bengali meal can be complete without the sweet offerings. You can polish off Chitrakoot, Sandesh, Patishapta, Coconut stuffed pancakes, Cheese jalebis and mishti doi accompanied to old Bengali music classics.

All this with décor based in the Gram Bangla region and staff attired in dhoti-kurta and Bengali saree. This fest will certainly take you to the Gram Bengal. 

So book your date today and choose from a lunch or a dinner buffet.

What Bengali Food Festival

Where Hotel Kohinoor Continental, Andheri,

When On till June 17

Cost per person Lunch Rs 1000 per person exclusive of tax

Dinner  Rs 1200 per person exclusive of taxes (Non-alcohol)

Lunch Timings 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dinner Timings 8.00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Contact Mr Shantanu Pr. Roy- 8879791081

Smoke House Deli

Smoke House Deli’s  menu is a mix of light yet wholesome meals. The special cold soup, Kefir milk with cucumber and kale is the perfect light and refreshing starter to your meal. The healthy salad option, Avocado with ice apples and bean sprouts, is a must try. Along with these are the  gluten-free Jowar taco with spiced mango pico de gallo, with options like the leafy option, Aubergine caponata and feta to the meaty options like Peri peri spiced smoked chicken, and Coriander pesto rubbed tenderloin strips.

In case you are up to celebrate Gin day they offer Gin Up, gin, coconut water, grapefruit juice, rosemary and Campari- gin-lombucha.   You may want to try the sweet finale of the season’s last Mango with Ricotta Cheese Cake.

Where Outlets at Pali Hill, Lower Parel, BKC

When June 15

Time 9 am-1 am

Sushi & dimsum set lunch

Chef Farrokh Khambata introduces a sushi and dimsum set menu lunch at Umame & Joss, known for their authentic Asian cuisine.  The menu will include everything fresh, from a variety of dim sums with unusual fillings and sushi. "Introduced for the first time by popular demand we have crafted a selection that’s healthy and light on the pocket as well," says Chef Farrokh.

The set menu consists of a soup, a cold entree, sushi, dimsum and dessert. Select from the Laksa of Asian vegetables and water chestnut or Soto Ayam of chicken soup or opt for a Mandarin orange and mint Caipiroska. The cold entree features the Thai papaya salad with peanuts and runner beans. A house selection of six pieces of sushi—spicy samurai rolls, Philadelphia roll and the mafia rolls for the vegetarians and rainbow rolls, Wasabi hit prawn rolls and Fuji rolls for the non- vegetarians. Also relish an assortment of four of your favourite dimsums—Edamame and truffle Oil, Har gao of corn, Water chestnuts and asparagus or Dumplings of chive and prawn and Jiaozi of wok-seared chicken.

End your meal with Chef Farrokh’s filo cups and assorted berries and a scoop of the inhouse dulce de leche ice cream. 

Where UMAME : 1st floor, cambata building, 42 maharishi karve road, opposite oval maidan, next to eros theatre, Churchgate,

Price Veg Rs 1190 ++ non-veg Rs 1290 ++

When JOSS :  Ground floor, Savoy Chambers, Linking Road, next to mini Cooper showroom, Santacruz West

Price Veg Rs 1090 ++, non-veg Rs 1190 ++

Timings Monday to Saturday 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Pizza cravings

The Leela Mumbai offers the  Italian classic a healthy makeover with its Wellness Pizza menu. The menu offers an eclectic mix of alternative pizza bases with toppings recommended by the chef like Quinoa and maize base, (king prawns, salmon and capers), Sweet Potato base (feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and peppers) and Almond and Zucchini base (pepperoni and mozzarella). These bases are all gluten-free and can be customised as per your liking with the toppings of your choice. You can also opt for creations like Piccante-di-Anatra (Traditional duck pizza served with orange segments and a plum sauce), Carciofi All’Uovo (Artichoke pizza with bull’s eye egg, arugula and red peppers) and Jumbo Calzone—a take on the classic breakfast staple. The Leela suggests you try Divola (super-hot barbecue chicken pizza served with red onions and pickled jalapenos) or opt for the Whole Wheat Ortolana (Spinach, mushroom and potatoes served on a whole wheat pizza base). You may want to indulge in the last of the season; the Mango Pizza (Mascarpone and mango pizza drizzled with farmed honey).

Where Citrus, Six Degrees and The Lobby Lounge, The Leela Mumbai

When June 9- July 1

Contact 022 6691 1324

Tawa temptations

​Rainy weather calls for piping hot food. Shalimar brings you garma-garam preparations. From Gosht dilruba, Paneer tawa, Murg Mallika, Sholay masala,Tawa jhinga to their long list of kebabs: Chicken cheesy kebabs, Murg Kohinoor, Tiranga, Khazana, Zaffrani Kebabs, this is just the tip of the delicacies at their restaurant Gulmurg.

Where The Shalimar Hotel, August Kranti Marg, Cumballa Marg, Kemps Corner,

When Daily

Contact 02266641029

T​iming 11 am - 12 am

Get street​-​smart at the bar stock exchange!

​The Bar Stock Exchange has launched its ​twelfth ​outlet in Thane. The theme for the latest space has incorporated the street art movement with  picture graffiti laden walls, desi characters, lots of colour and a backdrop for all your Instagram photos.

The Bar Stock Exchange  burst of tints and hues over all of 3000 sq. ft,  is set to pamper your spirited taste-buds as well.

What Street Art themed outlet, Thane

Where  Viviana mall, Eastern Express Hhighway, Majiwada, Thane

Timings 12 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Read and chill​

The Social Townhouse is Vashi’s latest offering,  an all-day bar and eatery that  serves an eclectic mix of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine.  The Townhouse is intended to serve both the partying socialite, as well as those who prefer to browse through books from their library for hours.

The place is spread across two levels wherein the ground floor is a community dining hall and the first floor is set-up as a co-working space till 6 pm. Post that the second level turns into a bar cum restaurant. All the cocktails and mocktails are made with freshly squeezed fruit juices and  are priced Rs 375 onward. 

Where Hotel Wanton House,

Timing  12 noon - 1.30 am

Plot no 4, Palm Beach Rd, Sector 26, Vashi, Navi Mumbai,

World gin day

Every year, the second Saturday of the month of June is celebrated as World Gin Day. Here are some Gin cocktails put together by bars in Mumbai.  June 9 is earmarked as GINtastic for G&T loyalists in tandem with the timely onset of the rains.

Woodside Inn

Summer Quash A blend of G & T balanced with pineapple, tender coconut and coconut water. Pink Floyd and  Beat the Heat with the use of fresh fruits like basil, cranberry and rosemary. 

Where New Link Plaza, Next to Oshiwara Police Station, Oshiwara Link Road, Andheri West.

When June 9

Time 11.30 am to 1.30 am

Contact 022 26328963

Pranzi Ristorante

Red Blood Martini A potion of charcoaled beetroot juice, gin, ginger, tabasco salt.

Sparkling Gin A slow concoction of gin, saffron, pineapple juice and tabasco cloud.

Where 101-102, Makhija Royale Building, SV Road, Near Ramee International Hotel, Khar West.

Timing 12 pm - 1 am

Contact  022 26006655

Xico, Mexican Kitchen

Xico Sour Generous amounts of gin shaken with beetroot cordial, lime, basil leaves,  egg white and just a dash of Jaegermeister, garnished with basil leaves and Himalayan pink salt.

Encarnation A blend of gin and blanco tequila with triple sec, lime and razzberry cordial with pandan leaf.

Where 9A, Trade View Building, Kamala Mills Compound, Gate No. 4, Lower Parel.

Timing  12 noon - 4pm, 7pm - midnight

Contact 773844711/809787944

Verbana Brewpub

Vesper GTT Fresh lime juice, GTT syrup, hint of rosemary and  Beefeater with Drambuie.

Where  4th Floor, Trade View Building, Gate no 4, Kamala mill compound, Lower Parel  

Timing  4:30 pm to 1:30 am 

Contact  9820695034 


Sweekar Katti ‘The Sitarist’

SurSagar features a rising classical musician every month.  In a concert today is Sweekar Katti, a talented young artiste of this generation, at Sri Shanmukhnanda Padma Ranga Chamber Music Hall.  Sweekar has performed in Indian classical and fusion concerts in India and Overseas. Entry is free on a first-come-first-served basis.

Where  Sri Shanmukhnanda Hall, 2nd Floor, Sion

When   Friday, June 8

Time 7.30 pm. onwards

Friday Live

Hitesh Kumar Collective at The Sassy Spoon kickstarts your weekend to their blend of original lyrics and acoustic melodies today. A singer-songwriter/percussionist, Hitesh’s soulful melodies with lyrics are based on life experiences. He will be accompanied by Bharat Chandore and Nikhil Nair.

Where The Sassy Spoon, Ground Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point

When  June 8.

Time 10 pm onwards.

Contact 91 9920003500



In an effort to treat underprivileged children from tribal and rural areas, Korum Mall in association with Cyclathon India initiates ‘Pedal For Child Heart’.  The event is in support of Project Aasha, an initiative by Fortis Hospital and the state of Maharashtra. Children suffering from Congenital Heart problems are treated free of cost both surgically and medically.

While the race is open to all ages, the category varies according to the age group. Adventure enthusiasts are invited to discover Thane with like-minded cyclists while being part of a noble cause. Participants will be rewarded with medals, certificates besides discount vouchers from partnering brands.

The race categories are Boys under 12 years: 3.5 kms, Girls under 12 years: 3.5 kms, Boys under 18 years: 7 kms, Girls under 18 years: 7 kms and 19 years and Above: Open Category 25 kms.

When  June 10,  2018

Time 5:00 am onwards

Where KORUM Mall, Mangal Pandey Road, Near Cadbury Compound, Eastern Express Highway, Thane (W).

Comedy night

Open Mic Fridays

TalentNext is back with another fun-filled evening of #OpenMicFridays. A one-stop for all talented people like singers, dancers, comedians and the like to display their talent Live on TalentNext’s social media platforms. Not only will they showcase your talent to the world but also guarantee you a fun and relaxed evening to kickstart your weekend.

Where TalentNext Entertainment, Juhu Tara Road,

When June 8, 2018

Time 5-7pm

Entry Free.


How has the internet affected art making? How has it affected the relationship between artist and audience? What kind of artistic play does it invite and allow?

Indu Harikumar - Illustrator, story teller, recycler - to Mumbai Local, shares  her story of making art in the age of the internet. Hers is a story driven by genuine curiosity, which has resulted in the wonderful illustrations of #100IndianTinderTales, a close look at our bodies in #BodyOfStories, self-introspective work with selfies on Instagram, and more.

The interactive evening, replete with stories of art-making, examples of her work may culminate in finding collaborators for her next artistic project!  The session is curated by Bishakha Datta, non-fiction writer, documentary film-maker, co-founder and executive director of Point of View

 Where  91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla (E). Live on Facebook for those who miss it

When  June 10

Time  5 pm

English and Hindi


10th anniversary celebrations

U Tropicana Alibaug is all set to pamper you with their 10th anniversary offerings. Located off Chondi Naka, three kms from the picturesque Kihim Beach, with tropically landscaped gardens and greenery, U Tropicana Alibaug allows guests to forget about the worldly worries and bask in an atmosphere of ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation.

U Tropicana Alibaug resort will welcome travellers to stay at the resort at just Rs 2100 / room / night. This special rate is only available for every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday of each month between June 2018 - March 2019 and reservations can only be made in multiples of two and four days for individuals up to June 10, 2018 at

Where U Tropicana Alibaug, Chondi Naka, Mapgaon Alibaug, 402208

Reservations Call 022 29270412 Email: [email protected]

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