Quarter slice of happiness
Set in the chic area of South Mumbai, The Quarter serves you happiness. The restaurant launched its ‘The Quarter Plate’ festival on July 25, which offers a heady mix of international and local flavours. Inspired by the Spanish concept of Tapas Bar, The Quarter Plate festival serves small plates of bite-size dishes made with unique combinations of local produce in Indian and International tastes.
The menu offers you an eclectic mix of non-vegetarian, vegetarian, beverages—alcoholic and non-alcoholic and desserts.
What makes the menu interesting are the unexpected combinations that the chef Ajinkya More offers. They include traditional Rajasthani Ker Sangri served with Pita bread, Black Hummus, Sabudana Bombas or Pulled Jackfruit in vegetarian or Sundried Prawns with Black rice, Lamb rolled Khandvi and the signature dish of the restaurant’s original menu Pulled Pork, if you are open to savour new flavours.
Along with the different menu, the festival also offers pizzas, for those who aren’t very adventurous with their taste buds.
The beverages menu doesn’t disappoint either. While the bar menu has the regular and familiar names, the mocktail menu has some surprises like Hibiscus Sangria and Dry lavender Soda.
For sweet endings, try the chocolate cake with a twist—baked flourless and only with cocoa and eggs. A fancy Rhubarb Crème Brulee is worth indulging in as well. The dessert menu is curated keeping in mind vegans too, as it features Vegan Beetroot Cake.
A warm and cozy ambience on the ground floor and upper deck with a vibrant view of Mumbai, the place is a perfect place to hang out with your friends or have a sit-down with your family. If you visit it anytime between Wednesday-Sunday, you might be in luck to attend a rocking live music gig Live at the Quarter, which is adjacent to The Quarter.
The perception might be that the prices are too steep, considering the locale and the menu, but you are in for a pleasant surprise, as The Quarter Plate festival is more than reasonably priced with portions sufficing two people. The average dish costs around Rs 250.
The Quarter Plate Festival is best suited for those who want variety in small plates rather than regular sit-down dinner menus.
Pluses Fancy location; different flavours; reasonably priced; wide-ranging menu for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
Minuses Not recommended for a very large group as the space is limited.
What and When The Quarter Plate Festival till August 8
Where The Quarter, Royal Opera House, Girgaon
Price Rs 250 onwards per dish
Rs 1000 onwards without alcohol for two
Rs 2000 onwards with alcohol for two
Monsoon Brit special
What do you think of when you hear the pitter-patter of rain drops outside the window? Piping hot soups, hearty appetizers, a warm brandy, pint of beer or cocktails...Rainy evenings are about to go from great to epic with some classic monsoon favourites at the British Brewing Company which has introduced an all new ‘Monsoon Special Menu’.
Relish comforting soups like Smoked Bell Pepper Soup or the Chicken Noodle Soup. Pair your beers and cocktails with old favourites like Sweet Corn in chipotle sauce, Cottage Cheese Jalapeno Balls and Jacket Potatoes with cheese. Carnivores can gorge on Yin and Yang Chicken, Prawn Tacos or Bombay Duck Fry. And the child in you can go down memory lane with Cheese Maggi and Cheese and Chicken Maggi.
Where British Brewing Company outlets in Palladium, High Street Phoenix (Lower Parel), Times Square Tech Park (Andheri East), Inorbit Mall (Vashi) and Lodha Xperia Mall (Dombivali East)
When Until the monsoon ends
Time 12 noon to 12:30 am
Contact 022 39698190
Dimsum and Bao festival
This monsoon, By the Mekong, the award-winning Asian fine dining venue brings to its patrons a Dimsum and Bao Festival of fresh south-east Asian flavours. Vegetarians can opt for Mushroom and Cheese Bao, Baked Chinese Bao, Spinach Prawn and Water-chestnut Roll, Shanghai Soup Dumpling, Three-style Mushroom Cheung Fun Bun, and Beijing Vegetables Sesame Pancakes. Non-vegetarians can choose from a trio of Dumplings—Cuttlefish, Spicy Prawn, and Lamb Loin as well as a Fun Bun duet, Sichuan Chicken Cheung and Crispy Prawn Cheung.
Where By The Mekong, Level 37,The St. Regis
When Upto July 31
Time 12 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm till midnight.
Contact 22 61628422 / 8291926985/ 8291926986
For Reservations Visit stregis.com/mumbai or
email [email protected]
International Tequila week
Tequila, Mexico's National Drink was celebrated worldwide on July 24. Given how shots are fired (quite literally) whenever Tequilas on the Table, Pranzi Ristorante and Lounge raised a toast to high spirits with seven different shots for the entire week, based on the theme of the seven Deadly Sins.
Choose your poison from these options:
Lust (Hibiscus Sangria shots), Gluttony (Long Island Iced Tea shots), Greed (Lemon Drop shots), Sloth (Sky shots), Wrath (Pina Colada shots), Envy (Watermelon Margarita shots) and Pride (Sunrise shots).
All worth a shot,what!
Where Pranzi Ristorante & Lounge, 101-102, Makhija Royale Building, SV Road, Near Ramee International Hotel, Khar West
When Upto July 30, 2018
Timing 12 pm - 1 am
Contact 022 26006655
A week full of scrumptious menus accompanied by the best wines awaits wine connoisseurs and foodies alike at Emperor’s Court and Nawab Saheb at the Renaissance Mumbai. Creating bespoke tasting and 'sip and eat' food pairings, the Wine Fest menu ranges from South African Sauvignon Blanc to Italian Sangiovese, from Australian Chardonnay to Chilean Cabernets as well as wines from all over the country. Both speciality restaurants offer specially crafted menus of sumptuous meals as well.
Where Emperor’s Court and Nawab Saheb, Renaissance Mumbai
When Upto July 29
Time 7 pm to 11 pm
International Beer day
Drinkers of ale, lager and freshly brewed beers don’t need an excuse to grab a cold one. Beer lovers can raise a glass or a tankard to celebrate one of mankind’s best gifts at Door No.1 to celebrate International Beer Day on August 3 and avail special offers for the entire evening from 5:00 pm onwards.
One exciting offer allows you to order a glass of draught beer (200 ml) for Rs 99 and upsize the glass to 330 ml by paying just Rs 1. Order five bottled beers and get the sixth one absolutely free from 5 pm to 1 am
Where Door No. 1 (Shop 1 and 2), Ankleshwar, ONGC Colony, Reclamation, Bandra West
When From 5 pm to 1 am
PA PA YA is hosting a limited-time "YUMCHA Festival" showcasing steamed and fried gourmet dim sums and a range of exclusive teas at their outlets at Palladium ,Colaba and BKC.
Yumcha is the Cantonese tradition of brunch consisting of Chinese tea and small portions of steamed, pan-fried, and deep-fried dim sum dishes served in bamboo steamers.
The YUMCHA Festival will also feature a special menu of classic dishes like Asparagus, Corn and burnt spring onion, Roasted Aubergine, Demerara goutie with Cantonese chili, as well as specially-created Chinese inspired dishes like Hargao, Green curry prawn farce, Lamb and mandarin and Bee Hun.
The Vegetarian Dimsum meal is priced at Rs 699/- plus taxes and the Non-Vegetarian Dimsum meal is Rs 799/- plus taxes. Both meals are served with a pot of specially blended tea.
What and When
PA PA YA, PALLADIUM – Monday to Thursday – 12 pm to 4pm
PA PA YA, Colaba – Monday to Saturday – 12 pm to 4 pm
PA PA YA, BKC – Monday to Friday – 4pm to 7pm
Long Island iced tea fest
The discovery of Long Island Iced Tea can be traced back to the 1920s. The popular drink consists of equal parts vodka, gin, tequila, rum and a splash of cola to give the hint of iced tea. To celebrate the invention, Jamjar Diner brings a festival of potent Long Island Iced Teas. Experience concoctions like ‘Classic Long Island Iced Tea’ with vodka, white rum, gin, tequila, and triple sec with a splash of Coke, ‘Sweet Tea’ with vodka, white rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, topped with black tea, ‘Long Beach’ with vodka, white rum, gin, tequila, triple sec topped with cranberry juice, a tropical ‘Maui Waui’ with vodka, white rum, gin, tequila, triple sec with a splash of pineapple juice, ‘Bluegrass’ with bourbon whiskey, vodka, white rum, gin, triple sec, topped with Coke and much more.
Where Jamjar Diners at Aram Nagar ll, Versova, Andheri (W) and 133, Gazebo House, Hill Road, Bandra (W)
When Ongoing (9 am to 1 am - mid-night)
Contact 02226358880 / 022 26415555
The Great Wall at The Leela Mumbai introduces a 10-day pop-up showcasing the best of China XO, the award-winning Chinese speciality restaurant at The Leela Palace Chennai. With a menu curated by Dim Sum Master Chef Chee Soon Hoong and Duck Chef Sylvester Lepcha, this pop-up will feature set menus, dim sums and signature creations like Peking Duck. Indulge in dim sums like Lobster Truffle, Seafood Tobiko, Chicken Black Pepper, Lamb and Lemongrass, Baked Chicken Puff and more or the Chef’s Special Chicken Xiao Long Bao. Vegetarians can take their pick from Pumpkin and Pine Nut, Spiced Vegetable, Spinach and Water Chestnut, Asparagus and Black Pepper, Vegetable and Lotus Roll, Baked Vegetable Soya Puff and more. Relish an assortment in tasting baskets.
Where The Great Wall, The Leela Mumbai
When Till July 31 (12.30 pm to 3pm | 7 pm to midnight)
Contact 022 66911347/48
Flavours of Punjab
This Sunday at Novotel Mumbai, Juhu Beach, savour an extensive selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes packed with a Punjabi tadka.
The menu includes popular dishes like Kadak Seek kebab, Bhatti da murgh, Ajwain fish tikka, Paneer shole tikka, Rajma ki Shikampuri, Achari Tandoori, Phool Pind da Kukkar, Rara gosht, Langar wali dal and dessert counters, among several other options.
Immerse yourself in the flavours of Punjab.
Where The Square, Novotel Mumbai, Juhu Beach
When July 29, 12.30pm to 4.00pm
Price Rs 3333 +taxes, alcoholic brunch | Rs 2444 +taxes, non-alcoholic brunch