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Friday, September 14, 2012

Buddha’s favourite BBQ at the Oriental Blossom

Barbecues with friends and family are always fun events and a Chinese barbecue sounds even more amazing. The Oriental Blossom in Hotel Marine Plaza is hosting a Chinese barbecue with dishes such as Wings On Fire and Sizzling Noodles. Sanjeev Shekhar, general manager of Hotel Marine, Plaza says, “Oriental Blossom, our chinese restaurant, frequently conducts various successful promotions. Our masterchef Huang was sent to the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, to sharpen his skills. On his return, he has introduced several new dishes which include a number of barbecue preparations. We present these new barbecued delicacies to our customers in the form of this barbecue.” Enjoy some Chinese delicacies with friends and family this weekend.
When Up to September 16
Where The Oriental Blossom, Hotel Marine Plaza, 29, Marine Drive
Contact 22851212

Fruit Fantasia at Mad Over Donuts
Mad Over Donuts has introduced a range of fruity delights such as Blueberry, Raspberry and Passion Fruit. Chief operating officer, Tarak Battacharya says, “Fruits and donuts when paired together are a delightful combination. We've decided to treat our guests to an array of mouth-watering fruit flavoured donuts.” The donuts cost `50 per piece, `250 for a box of six and `450 for a box of 12. The offer ends at the end of this month, so hurry and bite into your favourite flavour before it’s too late!
When Up to September 30
Where Mad Over Donuts outlets across the city
Contact www.madoverdonuts.com

Street food festival at The Bayview
Who doesn’t love street food? Celebrating Mumbai’s famous street food, The Bayview has come out with a street food festival that features mouth-watering dishes such as pav bhaji, vada pav, chole bhature and parathas. They also have live chaat counters, where you can enjoy a range of freshly made chaats. General manger Sanjeev Shekhar says, “The street food festival held every year during the monsoons is very well received by the diners of South Mumbai. Our customers get a chance to savour the delicacies in a hygienic environment. We prepare all our dishes in-house and use only the best ingredients.”
When Up to September 16 from 7.30 to 11.30pm
Where The Bayview, Hotel Marine Plaza, 29, Marine Drive
Contact 22851212

Jashn-E-Awadh at the Tunga Hotel
Always wanted to feel like a king and eat like a nawab? Hotel Tunga allows you to do so with their new Jashn-E-Awadh festival, featuring dishes from Lucknow such as Dum Phukt and delicious biryanis and kebabs. Restaurant manager Yogiraj Suryawanshi says, “Since the shravan month is over, people have been waiting for non-vegetarian food, so we thought of giving them something new this time. We also wanted to introduce kebabs, biryani and seafood in different preparations.” This is your opportunity to feel every bit like a nawab.
When Up to September 16
Where The Regenza at The Tunga Hotel, Plot No. 37, Sector 30-A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Contact 66801818 / 9833901612

Relish cocktails at Peninsula Restaurant
For a taste of great food and innovative cocktails, head to the Peninsula Restaurant. Peninsula Bar is offering an extensive selection of cocktails and mocktails along with imported beers, champagne and wines. Enjoy drinks such as Sapphire, Martini and Bull, Tequila, Bacardi Triple Sec and Vodka, along with delicious dishes such as Buddha Dumplings, Prawn Cocktail and Hunan Wanton Soup. Chef Crystal Mendonca says, “We take pride in offering a fantastic selection of international wine, liqueur, lager, and champagne which will leave you mesmerised.” So, head there and grab a drink!
When Ongoing
Where Peninsula Grand Hotel, Sakinaka,Near Sakinaka Junction, Andheri ( E )
Contact 28519191/ 66249100

Hyderabadi festival at Saptami
Taking inspiration from the land of Nizams, Saptami, the multi-cuisine restaurant, is holding a 10-day Hyderabadi food festival. The festival will showcase the best of Hyderabadi cuisine, with key flavours of coconut, tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds. The Dum Biryani, which is associated very closely with Hyderabadi cuisine, will be one of the main attractions at the festival. Speaking about the festival, executive chef Sudhir Pai tells us, “The idea behind this festival is to present the best of Hyderabadi cuisine to our patrons. We have tried to showcase an array of dishes to give our guests great variety. People visiting Saptami can expect authentic food from the land of Nizams.” The festival will be in a buffet format and will cost you `599 and `1,099 (without taxes) for lunch and dinner respectively.
When Up to September 16
Where Saptami, Holiday Inn, Mumbai International Airport, Andheri (E)
Contact 40851800

Abstract Horizon at Tao Art Gallery

A mesmerising experience featuring artists such as Anwar, Brinda Miller and Sohan Qadri, the Abstract Horizon show is definitely worth checking out. The show includes a variety of artwork in a heady haze of colours and is a great experience for everyone. Kalpana Shah, owner of Tao Art Gallery says, “The Abstract Horizons show represents the incarnation of nature. It is somewhere in between formless and definition — one sees snatches of images or constructs that are familiar but mired in a haze of colours that ensure that complete and immediate elucidation is impossible.” With a range of abstract paintings on display, we really recommend you visit this exhibition.
When Up to September 18
Where Tao Art Gallery, 165, The View, Dr A. B. Road, Worli
Contact 24918585 or www.taoartgallery.com

Variant Horizons at Jehangir Art Gallery
Art being an imitation of life is a popular concept, but art also enriches life in a way nothing else can, so spend your time looking at some of the paintings by Shyam Landge at his solo show, Variant Horizons. Throwing light on his style Shyam tells us, “My search for form and content continued much after my studies. Abstract forms and colour schemes challenged me to bring out something bold and dashing.” He is enchanted by nature and life and that is reflected in his paintings. He adds, “Everything that sprouts around me grips my awareness and grows into a dream world with a rhythm that seeps into me.” Do something different this weekend and see nature reflected in someone’s imagination and art works.
When Up to September 17
Where Jehangir Art Gallery, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Contact 9967376034

Workshop on the making of the movie Oh My God!
If you are a budding actor or a director then this is an opportunity that might be a great learning experience for you. Women in Film and Television Association of India (WIFT) is conducting an interactive workshop on the making of the movie Oh My God! with director Umesh Shukla, along with actors Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal. Founder president of WIFT, Petrina D’Rozario says, “The mandate of the WIFT is to encourage and support women working or wanting to work in the film and television industry. Workshops are a platform through which women meet and forge relationships that not only help them professionally but also try to bring about a change in the unequal representation of women in the industry.” Remember to register yourself for the event.
When September 20 from 2 to 5pm
Where Le Sutra, 14 Union Park, Bandra (W)
Contact [email protected]

McDowell’s No.1 Karaoke World Championship
Want to let go of all your inhibitions? What better way than to sing your heart out at a karaoke competition! McDowell’s No.1 Karaoke World Championship (KWC) is back with its second season. Legendary karaoke jockey, Savio D’Sa says, “The unique aspect of KWC is that unlike a reality show, there are no live cameras to add to the nervousness of contestants. Only at a Karaoke Night will you see three strangers pop up on the mic to sing their favorite song. This symbolises fun, friendship, confidence and sheer delight. The most remarkable feature of karaoke is that the croak stars and the wildest singers get the loudest applause. KWC hopes to get even more wicked, wackier and wilder this year, expecting such raw talent.”
Contact For more details about the competition log on to www.kwcindia.com

Sparkly new collection at A. S. Motiwala fine jewellery

Add a glittering new piece to your jewellery collection with the new range from A. S. Motiwala Fine Jewellery. The fine collection includes elegant styles best suited for weddings. Their new line includes ASM Elite, ASM Aisha, ASM Classic and ASM Uncut designs. Ashraf Motiwala, head of design and director tells us, “Jewellery is the perfect accessory that no woman can go without. The new range is filled with functional pieces that mould to any occasion and any outfit. We also take into account the attachment a woman has with her jewellery pieces and this is clearly seen in our new collection, which is exquisitely crafted to suit everyone’s varied fashion style and requirements.”
When Ongoing
Where A. S. Motiwala Fine Jewellery, Hill Road, Bandra (W)
Where 26558585

Leather accessories by Sannam Chopra
When it comes to the combination of leather and women, our choices are restricted to bags, wallets and shoes. Bringing a fresh twist to leather is designer Sannam Chopra with her new range of leather accessories. These wrist bands, neck pieces and hair accessories come in different colours of red, olive, blue, mustard, pink, and chocolate brown and are adorned with Swarovski crystals and metallic rivets. The price ranges from `4,500 to `6,000. Elaborating on the collection, designer Sannam Chopra says, “The collection has been inspired by medieval times. The designs are bold, yet feminine. Leather has always been associated as ‘rugged’ and ‘manly’, this collection aims to change that.”
When Ongoing
Where Archetype designs, G11, Vaishali Shopping Center, V. M Road, Juhu Parle Scheme, Vile Parle (W)
Contact 26122956

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