New in the City
>> The Usual Place has a Mediterranean feel and serves cocktails like tamarind margarita and Cardamom Aloknath (vodka, pineapple and cardamom). Try out the freshly-brewed and alcohol-infused coffees at this new bar.
Where: Shop No 9 to 11, Queens Necklace Shopping Paradise, Sector 18, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai; Call: 2781 6573
>> Yauatcha has a new four-course set menu. Soups or salads are followed by dimsums. For the main course, feast on dishes like braised chicken with mushroom in claypot and stir-fry lamb in black pepper sauce.
Where: Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E); Call: 92222 22800
>> 1441 Pizzeria has now launched delivery service (in Andheri West, Fort and Mahalaxmi) through the Scootsy app. Get authentic pizzas, freshly baked smoked dough balls, and even a nutella pizza in the comforts of your own home.
Available on: Scootsy app (on Android and iOs)
>> Acclaimed chef Atul Kochhar has launched three new dining menus at NRI. A six-course meal will be served to large groups who want a rare dining experience. Also launched is Hi Chai — a menu that boasts of 11 aromatic teas like the silver needle and pinewood smoked tea.
Where: 2 North Avenue, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex; Call: 3000 5040
FRIDAY, JULY 15
Dance: Flamenco Night 2: Watch the Latin dance form performed live by dancers Shehzeen Cassum, Fatima Fernandez, Christopher Krishnamoorthy and Anant Joshi. The performance will be followed by drinks, refreshment and tapas.
When: House of Wow, Hill Road, Bandra (W); Call: 99302 46031; Price: Rs. 800 onwards; When: 9.00pm
Food and Drinks: All-New Breakfast Menu: Start your day by indulging in dishes such as French toast, red velvet pancakes, and an array of flavoured waffles ranging from strawberry, chocolate, and peach and walnut. Also choose from egg-based dishes, including sunny side up with quinoa, mushroom and spinach, or the classic eggs benedict. Pair these dishes with fruit juices.
Where: Out of the Blue, Le Sutra Hotel, 14 Union Park, Khar (W); Call: 2600 3000;
Price: Rs. 100 onwards; When: 7am to 11am
Food and Drinks: Express Lunch: Experience oriental cuisine by indulging in chicken and vegetarian dumplings, Peking basa fish, and prawns in chili garlic sauce, among others. End your meal with a choice of honey tossed noodles or date pancake with ice cream.
Where: The Oriental Blossom, Hotel Marine Plaza, Marine Drive; Call: 2285 1212; Price: Rs. 1,099 onwards; When: 12.30pm to 2.45pm
SATURDAY, JULY 16
Theatre: Internal Affairs: The story focuses on the lives of two characters — Sid and Rhea — who are stuck in a relationship after a clumsy one-night stand. Starring actors Hussain Dalal, Shikha Talsania, Shriya Pilgaonkar, and Adhaar Khurana, the play revolves around the stressful workplaces, dysfunctional families and the ever-changing values of today’s generation.
Where: Bombay Canteen, Kamala Mills, SB Road, Lower Parel; Call: 4966 6666;
Price: Rs. 250 onwards; When: 6pm
Music: First State: Trance artist Sander van Dien from Netherlands will perform his acclaimed act — First State. It features a mix of vocals, instrumental solos and trance music.
Where: Blue Frog, Zeba Center, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel; Call: 3015 1765; Entry: Rs. 600; When: 10.30pm
Workshop: Exploration Workshop: Attend a workshop hosted by five research directors who conducted an exploratory archaeological research in Mumbai. They will discuss their excavation projects from Mahim creek to Vasai creek and Thane to Sion and present their findings to help participants get a better understanding of archeology.
Where: Gazdar Auditorium, Pherozeshah Mehta Bhavan and Research Centre, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Santacruz (E); Call: 2654 3011; Price: Rs. 500; When: 10am onwards
SUNDAY, JULY 17
Dance: Raindrops Festival: Celebrate the 26th edition of the Indian classic dance festival that will feature Odissi dancer Vrinda Chadha, Bharatanatyam dancer Divya Ravi, and Kathak dancer Bhakti Deshpande. Also enjoy performances by Gururaju (Kuchipudi), Swati Sindha (Kathak) and Anand Satchidanandan (Bharatanatyam).
Where: Mini Theatre, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi; Call: 2436 5990;
Price: Rs. 200 onwards; When: 11.45am
Walk: Beyond Bazar Gates: This walk will cover the area between the ‘White Bombay Fort’ and ‘Black Native Town.’ It will allow you to see the residence of freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak, Rudyard Kipling’s childhood home, and the Dargah of a Portuguese Fakir.
Where: Aram Vada Pav, 128, Hazarimal Somani Road, Azad Maidan, Fort (assembly point); Call: 88281 00111; Price: Rs.500; When: 8am (assembly time)
Workshop: Paint the Town: Discover your inner artist by joining this two-hour paint lesson while sipping on drinks and munching on food.
Where: The Little Door, B 31, Ground Floor, Shree Siddhivinayak Plaza, New Link Road, Andheri (W);
Call: 99209 83836; Price: Rs. 900; When: 7pm
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