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More dessert for everyone

india Updated: Oct 19, 2009 20:27 IST

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Deliciae -the dessert café in Bandra, has now opened its second branch in the city. Café Del Vino by Deliciae has had a soft launch inside Living Liquidz in the Tata Star Bazaar in Andheri.

While Café Del Vino serves all Deliciae items, such as desserts, panninis, coffees and tea, now it also sells wines by the glass and wine cocktails.

Director Ashima Sekhri says: “Wine has become very acceptable among young people in Mumbai, that’s why we have got a wine licence. We are hoping to attract an upwardly mobile crowd who don’t mind trying out wine with desserts.”

The wine cocktails are based on red, white and rose wines. There is a choice of about 12 cocktails, with various fruits such as watermelon and apple juice added. “Some people don’t like the taste of wine, so we have softened it and made it fruity,” she adds.

Deliciae opened at Out of the Blue in Bandra five years ago and offers take-away as well as eat-in service.
“This is in partnership with Living Liquidz,” Sekhri explains. “We are looking for a third location right now, but we always prefer to partner with some place, as we have done with Out of the Blue,” she adds.

Spending more than Rs 500 in Living Liquidz will get you a free glass of wine as part of an ongoing promotion.

Gods come to Bandra
The ‘burbs will soon have a little townie flavour to look forward to. Theobroma, one of the most popular patisseries in Colaba, will open in Bandra in November. Kamal Messman, whose daughter Kainaz is the pastry chef, chose the location on Linking Road because she doesn’t want the brand to attain a high-end persona. She has also decided to maintain the same price range as the Colaba outlet, though there are new appearances on the menu. “We hope to have more pork and meat items because there is a large Christian population there. But we don’t plan to deviate too much from our original prototype,” she explains. Messman will also maintain the festive themes that Theobroma is famous for, offering special items for each festival. “I always say that I’m not Parsee, I’m desi. So whether it’s Christmas, Diwali or Parsi New year, we will have special items on sale for our customers.”