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Friday, August 02, 2013

Out of the Blue promises to be quite the happening place tonight, as they are hosting musical duo Allen & Lynn. Guitarist Allen has spent over 10 years playing at a number of five star residencies and another decade as a part of various bands. He is known for instruments such as nylon electrics and solid body electrics. Lynn will accompany his guitaring techniques, treating you to a range of different genres from contemporary and retro to pop, jazz and rock & roll. Speaking about the event, Allen says, “I always enjoy performing diverse music for an appreciating audience.”
When Tonight, from 8pm onwards
Where Out of the Blue, 14 Union Park, Khar (W)
Contact 26003000

A special Jungle Safari treat awaits you at 19 Degree North this monsoon. Explore the uncharted path atop a gypsy, where experienced marshalls take you on an exhilarating ride across the Sahayadri mountains. Speeding over winding paths, wading through flowing streams with the wind in your hair and rain on your face, the experience leaves no stone unturned. Chief executive officer of Aamby Valley City and Hotel Sahara Star, Vivek Kumar, says, “19 Degree North at Aamby Valley City is a premium destination for adventure lovers. The park offers a plethora of unique options such as the Jungle Safari and Wilderness package for guests to enjoy themselves.”
When Ongoing
Where 19 Degree North, Aamby Valley City
Contact www.aambyvalleycity.com

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is offering a special 50% discount on food and beverages for women every Thursday. With this women’s special offer you can avail a cool discount on an array of delicacies ranging from pizza and pasta to sandwiches and a variety of sinful desserts. Head of marketing at JSM Corp, Anisha Banerji says, “The Malad restaurant often sees several women patrons enjoying the food and having a good time during the afternoon. We thought of introducing this concept to give our women patrons something more.” So, it’s time to gear up for a scrumptious meal which will surely tantalise your taste buds and leave you asking for more.
When Every Thursday
Where California Pizza Kitchen, Infiniti Mall, Malad
Contact 65848888

Try out the new desserts that have been introduced in House of Asia’s menu. Being a Pan Asian restaurant, they surprise you with their authentic Indian desserts which have been incorporated from the original Brijwasi. Some of the desserts on offer include Gulab Jamun, Rasmalai, Baked Rasgulla, Tab Tim Grob, Grilled Banana with Honey and Chocolate truffle cakes. Chef of House of Asia, Ajay Devali says, “Desserts complete the food experience and we at House of Asia just intend to contribute to the wholesome experience to the best of our ability. Moreover, our desserts are special as they have been incorporated by the original Brijwasi which makes it highly authentic.”
When Ongoing
Where House of Asia, Hotel Mirador, New Link Road, Chakala, Andheri (E)
Contact 30932030

South of Vindyas at the Orchid will take you on a 10 day gastronomic sojourn to Kerala. A handcrafted boat, kathakali posters and a beautiful rangoli at the doorstep will add to the ambience. Live performances and a mystic fortune teller are certain to hold you spellbound as you soak in a memorable evening. Master chef Bala Subramaniam, says, “We prepared a menu to showcase the best Kerala cuisine. Options include Kerala Fried Fish, Kanava Oolarthiyathu, Nandu Oolarthu and Meen Kappa to Eraichi Peralen and desserts such as Banana Halwa and Kaya Mukki Porichathu.”
Price Rs 1,199 (vegetarian), Rs 1,299 (non-vegetarian) and, Rs 1,599 (seafood)
When Up to August 11
Where The Orchid, Near Domestic Airport, Vile Parle (E)
Contact 26164040

Pishu’s Café has introduced special offers for Friendship Day. Buy two juices or milkshakes and get the third one on the house. Or, on a bill of Rs 300, get a Cuppa Brownie absolutely free. Owner of Pishu's, Monish Rohera says, “Friendship Day is a widely celebrated occasion and it should be, plainly for the thought behind it. The staff at Pishu's just want to play our part in adding to the joy, giving everybody a healthy excuse to unwind with their favourite people.”
When August 4
Where Shop No. 8, New Shantivan Building, Oberoi Complex Road, Sab TV Lane, Andheri (W)
Contact 26332021/ 9833962021

If you hate the thought of getting wet in the rain, now is the time to treat yourself to home delivery through foodpanda.in. Foodpanda.in lets you order food in a quick, convenient and easy manner online. With its wide network of restaurants, clubs, cafés and fast food chains, the website offers deals ranging from 10% to 50% off on an assortment of cuisines. Co-founder, Rohit Chadda, says, “In addition to providing the convenience of ordering from top brands such as Pizza Hut, Subway, Pind Baluchi, Faasos, Nirulas and Eatsome under a single platform, customers can get exclusive deals for their favourite restaurants at Foodpanda. We also run special promotions and reward our customers with movie vouchers and mobile recharge vouchers from time to time.” So, enjoy the rains by indulging in your favourite food on foodpanda.in.
When Ongoing
Where www.foodpanda.in

blueFROG has just launched its new menu with some exciting new dishes such as Baby Chillie Poppers with White Cheddar, Crispy Pork Belly, Chicken Sliders and blueFROG Delhi’s signature dish, Shotgun Chicken. You can also look forward to a 50% discount during lunch and Happy Hours. Operations head, Mayank Bhatt says, “Our latest menu is the product of six years of research into our customer base. Each menu change is a result of our learnings and this current menu is probably the most comprehensive collection of dishes that have worked over the years, with a few additions based on customer feedback.”
When Ongoing
Where blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Contact 61586158


Planning a weekend trip? Madhubhan Resort & Spa has introduced a Bali massage to help ease away your worries. One of Sohum Spa’s specialities at Madhubhan, the massage stimulates blood flow and energy. The massage, priced at Rs 2,799 (60 minutes) and Rs 3,899 (90 minutes) is a great way to make the most of your vacation. Spa manager, Hasit Patel, tells us, “At Madhubhan, we have some of the most skilled hands in India working with us to perform the Bali massage therapy. It is the most popular treatment amongst our guests. Our unique touch is that we have incorporated techniques from Siam, China and India as well in this therapy.”
When Ongoing
Where Anand-Sojitra Road, Gujarat
Contact www.madhubhan resortandspa.com

Well-known Mumbai based artist Aku Jha is displaying his latest collection of paintings at Jehangir Art Gallery for this weekend. Titled Game of Brush - 2, the paintings are a collection of oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas and paper. Aku says, “My exhibition will lay emphasis on the beauty of new beginnings of life and joy as well as tears and the stark realities of life in vivid visual formats.” The artist, who completed his art education from MS University in Vadodara, Gujarat, has used his paintings as a medium to showcase various life experiences that you might undergo in an expressive visual language.
When Up to August 5
Where Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Churchgate
Contact 9324341011

Artist Akhilesh Kumar is holding an exhibition of his sculptures and drawings this weekend. The artist, who feels connected to nature and the Earth, has created work that reflects the concepts of origin of life and the seed that germinates after the first drop of rain. He tells us, “My work reflects the concepts of origin and the beginnings of life and is about the seed that germinates afresh with the first drop of rain after the parched sun. In a way, my work has an all-pervading emotion of hope — hope for the continuity of life and of novelty emerging from the nurture. Each piece tells the story of the origin of a seed idea, which grows into an evolved form through the creative processes of nature.” Head over this weekend to catch his imaginative work.
When Up to August 12
Where Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Churchgate
Contact 22843989

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