Things-to-do: Mango Attack and Brandy Nights

This week, mango lovers can have a jolly good time as restaurants introduce mango inspired dishes and drinks to satiate cravings of the yummy fruit. There is also a Cognac night for the love of brandy and a sunset evening party. Have a happy weekend!



31st May – All Things Nice is hosting an evening of Cognac and conversation in association with Remy Martin at Harbour Bar at The Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai next Friday. Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal will take the guests through a tasting of fine Cognac and share interesting facts and tasting techniques of the drink. Delectable appetizers will be passed around during the course of tasting. Guests have the different styles of Cognac even after the session is over. The event costs Rs. 2,500 per person and starts at 8 pm. If you are curious about Cognac, reserve yourself a seat by calling Nadine Cardozo on 9769508278 or sending an email to


May 2013 – Masala Zone is celebrating its fourth year anniversary by hosting a Swad Food Festival during the month of May in Bandra and Dadar. The restaurant has gone back to its ethnic roots and launched 8 secret Indian dishes. Some of the delicacies include starters like Dindori Paneer, Sundari Aloo, Angara Murgh and Tandoori Crab. The main courses comprises dishes such as Subz Zaffrani, Bharwa Mirch Mazedar, Rai Murgh and Murgh Kalimiri.To enjoy a nawabi meal till 31st May 2013, call on 02226439239 / 26454031 (Bandra) and 02265658111 / 8222 (Dadar) for reservations.


May onwards – Le Café has opened its second outlet in R City Mall, Ghatkopar. The restaurant that serves European delicacies is an all day dining space, with pretty art pieces hanging on the walls. Dig into burgers, woodfire pizzas and pastas or choose from dishes such as Mushroom Cappuccino and Roasted Pumpkin, Mushroom Pate Ravioli, Chicken Tikka Risoto and Pan Seared Pink Basa. They also have a breakfast menu and free wi fi. Call on 022 67099999 for the Ghatkopar outlet and 022 40159999 for the Chembur one.


14th till 31st May – JamJar Diner in Versova is rejoicing the summer season by introducing drinks, salads and mains inspired by mangos. Choose from Fresh Mango and Greek Feta Salad, Crispy Basa Tostadas with Fresh Mango Salsa from the food menu, or try drinks such as Mango Iced Tea or Mangoritas. Mango Mania continues at JamJar till 31st May 2013 and you call the restaurant on 022 26358880 or 022 26368880.


20th May till 20th July – For mango lovers, Gelato Italiano has introduced new flavours that are exotic and luscious. Choose from delish gelatos such as Real Alphonso, Mango Vanilla Treat, Mango Yogurt and Mango Kulfit that all cost between Rs. 55 and Rs. 95. These flavours will be available at all outlets of Gelato Italiano.



26th May – This Sunday, head to F.Lounge.Diner.Bar for a Sunset party that starts from 5 pm onwards and enjoy a variety of food and beverages. The evening will feature DJs such as Phi Degrees, Lynston, Nirvafunk and Epiphiny, who will spin a wild mix of minimal, techno and trance. For more details, call on 022-66505820/ 9664444899/ 8806000086.

30th May – Coming Thursday, head to Blue Frog for the ‘leapFROG’ night, a Coke Studio @MTV initiative to discover new talents in the music world. The event will be held every Thursday over the coming month in Mumbai and Delhi, with different bands playing independent music. On 30th May 2013, Thursday, three bands will be performing at Blue Frog in Mumbai, namely The Family Cheese, Under The Influence and Sparsh. Support these budding musicians by watching them battle it out to win a spot in MTV’s Coke Studio.





24th till 26th May – If you want to splurge this weekend, head to Spanish fashion brand Vinegar’s store on Linking Road in Bandra as they celebrate a massive first birthday sale. Get upto 70% discount on trendy jackets, dresses, tops, skirts, accessories and more from 10 am till 10 pm. Call on 022 42663264 for more details.

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