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Friday, May 27, 2011

Kids Special
Oberoi Mall Kids Special

Oberoi Mall gives kids the chance to indulge in a bundle of fun activities by Disney including workshops, story telling, quizzes, magic shows, dance acts and more. You can tickle your creative genius with these activities but the fun doesn’t end here! You can also meet Disney stars Gaurav and Tara and witness a
pirate ambush dance show and more along with a chance to win `1 lakh and an exciting trip for four to Hong Kong Disneyland. General manager Nirzar Jain tells us, “It gives us great pleasure to partner with Disney to bring forth Disney Summer Jam at Oberoi Mall. We have lined up a whole array of activities for
children to entertain them this summer. A child can spend an entire day easily between various activities at the Pirates Zone (themed on the lines of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean), Princess Zone and at the car zone where they can play with McQueen Cars”. The diverse range of activities is a relief to parents who can entertain their children at the mall for free.

When Up to 5 June
Where The Oberoi Mall, Oberoi Garden City, Off. Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E)
Contact 40990824

Babelicious Bags
Ayesha has a brilliant collection of bags for all your needs. Whether you want a carryall or a mini- purse, they’ve got what you need in funky colours. Ayesha tells us, “Ayesha'a Babylicious bag range was launched for Summer 2011 to recognise the young, active woman’s need to move fast, work smart and look good. The lightweight durable nylon canvas provides easy strength to these smart designs and keeps them looking fresh. Bright, tough and cool, these purses and carryalls are built to move and rock the show! Quality zips with big friendly zipper tags make these bags stand out in your life and disappear
in your hand. With pockets for all the 21st century treasure, phones and digital music machines find safe little velcro/zip homes so you can carry all your other stuff the way you like. So girls, pack tight, pack light and feel alright.” The bags range from `590-990.

When Ongoing
Where Inorbit Vashi, No. G11A, Ground Floor, Sec 30 A, Vashi

Summer Menu at Barcode 053

Barcode 053 has an exciting new summer menu for everyone to indulge in. The menu includes a host of mouth watering dishes from soups, salads, starters, main course and delicious mango themed desserts. Owner Hiten Tejwani tells us, “We’ve kept favourites and brought back old favourites at customers requests. We have also added summer flavours to brighten up the menu such as Gazpacho (cold soup),

honey melon salad, seafood salad, cheesy appetisers and a delicious mango waffle crepe infused with fresh mangoes and cream.”

When Up to May 30
Where Barcode 053, Next to Citi Mall, Link Road, Andheri (W)
Contact 26362345

Festival of Music

Svenska Design Hotels is celebrating the creative arts by launching a new musical journey. They will have a new musician playing every month and this month, guitarist and singer Valentine Shipley is the opening act at Miro, the Mediterranean specialty restaurant.

General Manager Supriyo Dhali tells us, “Miro is our fine dining Spanish restaurant and we have conceptualised the “Festival of Music” keeping in mind just that. The idea is to let our guests enjoy intimate conversations over some wonderful food. We often play Flamenco music, the traditional music
of Southern Spain, and that complements the food. We have introduced live music because it can create an atmosphere that makes the environment enjoyable and lively. Over a week long performance by Valentine Shipley, guests can enjoy music ranging from Rock & Roll, Jazz, Funk, Blues and Live remixes, Jazz-Rock and contemporary Indian music. Val has worked with the likes of Louis Banks and Astaad Deboo and with Grammy Award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and also played with India's No.1 Rock Band — Parikrama. In the coming months, we want to promote and encourage many more singers and performers from different genres.”

When Up to May 29
Where Miro, Svenska Design Hotel, Andheri (W)
Contact 44310000

Frozen Margaritas at Azok

Azok at Oakwood Premier has a frozen margarita fest where you can sip on an exotic assortment of margarita’s quenching your thirst with flavours such as litchi, raw mango, strawberry, green apple and watermelon.

When Up to May 31
Where Oakwood Premier, 29/1, JR Mhatre Road, (Opposite Iris Park), Juhu
Contact 66238888/ 9769906255

Society Menu Treat

Society, the restaurant at The Ambassador Hotel, has launched a new menu that promises to treat you to a superb gastronomic experience. Chef Jugvit. J. Lobo has created the menu using his experience from around the world. He tells us, “Looking at the present trend, people go for fusion or an international
cuisine rather than choosing to stick to the local palette. As fusion and international cuisine is in demand, we took this opportunity to create good fusion cuisine to cater to the taste of the guest.” So head down and enjoy the food as Chef Jugvit works his magic at your table, along with a complimentary
glass of wine.

When Ongoing
Where Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai
Contact 22041131

Revamped Menu at Kebab Korner
Tired of the old Kebab Korner menu? There is now a new menu there to tantalise tastebuds and ensure you’re never bored. Chef Paul Kinny tells us, “Compiling and creating the new menu took about 6 months of trying and tasting dishes with our loyal guests, and only the loved delicacies have been
incorporated.” Food and beverage manager Rahul Joshi explains, “Our chefs and cooks haven’t changed in decades now and are highly passionate about the mix of ingredients and the closely guarded recipes and that’s what makes a difference! The new menu is a fantastic mix of classic soul food, chef’s unique creations and all time favourite delicacies and of course the Kebab Korner signatures. The zesty n tangy ambiani jheenga on the new menu is a personal favourite and is to die for.”

When Ongoing
Where InterContinental Marine Drive, 135 Marine Drive
Contact 39879999

Mystic Mango Menu

Out of the Blue introduces their new menu, dedicated to the Mango. The menu comprises of soups, salads, starters, sizzlers, bbq mains, dessert and more. Food and beverage manager Abhijeet Shembekar tells us, “The Out of The Blue menu was created for each course on the menu. Mango is usually
promoted during the season with typical run-off-the-mill desserts. However, we held several tastings for each dish to get the taste right before promoting them. One of the biggest hits has been the mango bruschetta with a unique flavour of alphonso and raw mango combined with cheddar and tomatoes for
the perfect tang.”

When Up to May 31
Where Out of the Blue, 14, Union Park, Pali Hill, Off Carter Road, Khar
Contact 2600 3000/ 1, 9324839393, 2600 3000/ 1

Lunch at The Wedding Café and Lounge

The Wedding Café and Lounge has a festival especially for food lovers. The Lunch Festivia comprises of a four course meal with great options for vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian diners. The buffet costs `444 exclusive of taxes. Indulge in dishes such as cottage cheese with lady finger ratatouille, risotto can
asparagi, chicken fjaola, kebab e joojeh, Hungarian goulash and more. There’s also a host of delightful beverages to help kill the summer heat.

When When Ongoing from 11am – 3.30pm from Monday to Saturday
Where B104-106, Kotian Nirman, Above Mercedes Showroom, New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Contact 61558999

Flirtatious Fondue

Indulge in a host of authentic fondue with the finest of cheeses. The fondue is served over a gentle flame along with a glass of wine. From tenderloins and fruit to paneer and seafood, fall in love with this cheesy affair at 24/7, Intercontinental The Lalit.

When Up to May 31
Time 12pm–12am
Where 24/7, Intercontinental- The Lalit, Sahar Airport Road,Andheri (E)

Mango Mania at InterContinental

Restaurants are all hopping on the mango trail and Intercontinental is following suite. The hotel has a mango based range of delicacies for us all to try and enjoy. Indulge in the king of fruits with specials such as mango éclairs with white chocolate drizzle, royal fresh mango platter with vanilla ice cream, American
style baked mango cheese cake, fresh mango crème brulee and more.

When Ongoing
Where InterContinental Marine Drive, 135 Marine Drive
Contact 39879999

Steamboat Adventure at India Jones

If you want to experience traditional South East Asian food, head down to India Jones. Their Steamboat festival is a preparation of meat, seafood or vegetables gently cooked in a simmering soup, dipped in sauces of your choice. Choose from Chinese, Japanese and Korean classics. Food and beverage manager Nishant Agarwal tells us, “The Steamboat is a popular culinary tradition across South East Asia and we decided to bring home this specialty to give our guests an opportunity to experience a regional delicacyin true traditional style. This restaurant has always been patronised by several guests from China, Korea and Japan and it gives us immense pleasure in recreating the nostalgic ambience of communal dining, as in their home town, for each of them. Known to be a delight to the palate, folklores reveal that steamboats also enhance camaraderie, while dining with loved ones.”

When Up to May 29
Where India Jones, Trident, Nariman Point
Contact 66326330

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