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Friday, October 12, 2012

August Moon at the Taj

To eat great Chinese food, head to The Taj for their August Moon festivities. Chef Hemant Oberoi says, “August Moon is an auspicious occasion in the Chinese calendar, celebrated to honour the harvest. In China, people celebrate the festival by preparing moon cakes and we have replicated these popular cakes at Golden Dragon, along with a delicious traditional August Moon menu.” Guests will be delighted with the wide spread of dishes such as Dim sum, Bean curd & Asparagus Soup, Lemongrass Scented Seafood Soup, Eggplant Chili Bean Sauce, Chinese Cabbage Roll with butter garlic sauce, Stir Fried Shredded Lamb Gaunxi and Panfried Tenderloin Steak. That’s not all, though. You can complete your meal with a traditional moon cake or an innovative five spice Rhubarb or Raspberry Cheesecake.
When Up to October 14
Where The Golden Dragon, The Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba
Contact 66653366

Kebab Festival at Pebbles
If you’re used to heading over to Pebbles for their delectable seafood, then you have to pay it a visit this month for their kebab festival. Their new branch in Andheri has organised a Chargrill & Dumpukht Biryani fest. Order your fare on their iPad menus and indulge in a host of vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs and biryani from live counters. The special menu includes a range of biryani from different regions that you must not miss out on — especially, the Kashmiri and Kolkata style biryani. They also have special baked kebabs that are slightly different, but still very delicious. Director of Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel, Nityanand Shetty, says, “We take pride in inviting you to Pebbles to indulge in our Chargrill & Dumpukht biryani and kebab festival. The Dum Pukht style of cooking brings you the intense flavours and leisurely luxurious slow cooked food made from authentic recipes garnered from the royal kitchens. Experience a royal feast at Pebbles and carry back memories with you.” As if that wasn’t enough, after your meal you can fill out a form about why you like to dine at Pebbles and submit it for their contest, where you can win a romantic vacation for two.
When Up to October 14
Where Pebbles, Crystal Plaza, No: A 10, New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Contact 26733030

Corporate Lunch at Saffron Bay
Good food is very important when you are working all day and now, you don’t need to spend a pretty penny for a great afternoon meal to lift your spirits. Saffron Bay has introduced corporate meals at `400 plus taxes. The meal includes a soup, starters and main course with accompaniments. The cuisine served is Indian, so you will not miss home cooked meals. You can also enjoy a dessert at an additional cost. Owner Ravi Sharma says, “The corporate meals are a healthy, tasty and satisfying lunch or dinner option for busy executives.” So, spend your lunch hour with your colleagues and some good food.
When Ongoing, from 12 to 3.30 pm
Where Saffron Bay, Plot No 39B, Chowpatty sea face, Charni Road
Contact 23696991/ 92

Steak Nights at Two One Two Bar and Grill
Italian fine dining restaurant, Two One Two Bar and Grill, will be launching the first of many Steak Nights, dedicated to those who love indulging in a quality culinary experience. The Steak Nights will be hosted on the first Monday of every month for `3,500 plus taxes. The versatile menu will feature dishes such as Amuche Bouche, which is a smoked duck breast salad with oven roasted beetroot and scrumptious Tenderloin and Rib Eye Steak. Executive Chef Mikhail Shahani says, “The Steak Night gives me an opportunity to showcase some of the finest qualities of meat, combined with flavours of charcoal and wood and to serve the patrons some of my favourites from the menu along with impeccable desserts.”
When October 17 onwards, from 7.30 pm to 12.30 am
Where 12-A Hornby Vellard Estate, Lotus Cinema Building, Next to Vitesse, Opposite Nehru Centre, Worli
Contact 24901994

Vinegar’s Super Saturday Sale

If you love quirky, effervescent clothes in unique cuts and silhouettes, Vinegar is where you must be this Saturday. Get set for a crazy shopping spree as Vinegar is offering a flat 50% off with its Super Saturday sale on apparel and accessories. You can choose from a range of jackets, dresses, sweatshirts, tops, formal wear and accessories. There will also be a DJ playing latest tunes, fun quizzes and karaoke to heighten your experience. Furthermore, the newly opened café at Vinegar will offer some of the most mouth watering treats. Managing director, Varsha Bhawanani says,“We are excited to announce our first Super Saturday sale of this month. We are hoping to see a great response and customers walking out with smiles on their faces as Vinegar will also be offering the best picks and best sellers at the sale.”
When 10 am to 12 am
Where Vinegar Fashions Pvt. Ltd., Kirabo, Behind Shree Khatwari Darbar Trust, 13th road Khar, Off Linking Road, Khar (W)
Contact 26482787

Accessorise your hair with Sannam Chopra
If you don’t have time to fix your tresses then pin them up with these eye catching accessories by accessory designer Sannam Chopra. No matter what the length of your hair is, this cute range assures that there’s something for everyone. According to the designer, the accessories are inspired from mountains and water elements and are made of textured metals, crystals, fabrics and wood. Elaborating on the collection, designer Sannam says, “The new hair accessories are designed keeping in mind the choice of young, modern girls. They are always looking for something trendy and funky and this collection will match up to their requirements.” The accessories start from `1,500.
Where Archetype Designs, G11, Vaishali Shopping Center, V. M Road, Juhu Parle Scheme, Vile Parle (W)
Contact 26122956

Reuse and recycle

Here is a workshop that you can enroll your children in to teach them how to recycle. This workshop at Contemporary Arts and Crafts (CAC) will teach children to create something new and unique from recycled waste material. The workshop will have two sessions and can accommodate 15 participants per session, on a first come first serve basis. Store manager of CAC, Rishad Patell says, “Explore your creativity in this interactive, free flowing session for kids aged six to 12 years. Adults are welcome to participate as well. Led by Avan Mehta, this workshop is our initiative of bringing children together and teaching them the importance of recycling waste material in a creative fashion.”
When October 14, from 3 to 5 pm
Where Contemporary Arts and Crafts, Taj building, 210, D.N. Road, Fort
Contact 66576069

Viral fever at 36 Oak & Barley

If you love films, then you must visit 36 Oak & Barley this weekend. WIFT (Women in Film and Television Association India) is organising a viral film making workshop, where Viraj Velinker, Sanay Sankla, Prashanth Challapalli and Rachanah Roy will be discussing the concept of viral videos, a breakdown of the viral strategy and a case study of popular viral hit Kolaveri Di, with Prashanth Challapalli. Petrina D’Rozario, the founder president of WIFT says, “Maybe we can help create the next Gangnam video or just help understand what clicks when is comes to the biggest viral films.” Head over to the workshop to brainstorm and create your own viral video. We suggest registering early for `500 or then you can also register at the event for a fee of `750.
When October 13, from 2 to 6 pm
Where 76 Nidhi, August Kranti Marg, Off Kemps Corner, Cumballa Hill
Contact 26779066 or [email protected]

Celebrate a cause at Soul Fry
The month of October is devoted to Annual Daniel Pearl Music Days, the aim of which is to demonstrate music’s power in bridging cultural differences. The theme of this celebration is Harmony for Humanity and like last year, Soul Fry Casa will be hosting an event this Sunday. Some of Mumbai's well known musicians that include acappella groups, duos, trios, soloists, and a 5-year-old child protégé will perform. A special menu has also been prepared for this day. Colin D’cruz, director of Appllelogic Studio, tells us, “Since Daniel Pearl was a part of the live music scene in Mumbai and performed here, it’s only fitting for us to actively support and participate in this event.”
When October 14 from 12 to 4pm
Where Soul Fry Casa, Opposite Mumbai University, M.G. Road, Fort
Contact 22671421

Support Breast Cancer Awareness at HRC
With October being breast cancer awareness month, Hard Rock Café (HRC) is launching pink merchandise. HRC will donate part of the proceeds from the sales to Ogaan Cancer Research Foundation. Co-founder and executive director of HRC, Jay Singh, tells us, “Philanthropy has been a cornerstone for HRC and our PINKTOBER program is an example of the same. Combining great music, cool merchandise, unique dishes and social media, we aim to raise awareness, funds and support for the fight against breast cancer.” The t-shirt is priced at `1,250, while the pin is priced at `1,000.
When Ongoing
Where Rock Shop, Hard Rock Café, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Worli
Contact 24382888

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