Things-to-do: Tea Festivals and Japanese Drummers

This week, watch Japan come to life in Mumbai, practise yoga with an expert, enjoy an evening of exotic cocktails or an afternoon of exquisite teas and dim sums. Also, St. Patrick might just help you win a pot of gold! And if you love your sushis and chopsticks, read InOnIt’s guide to Japanese restaurants in Mumbai. Happy Weekend!


Food and Nightlife

15th to 24th March – Yauatcha Mumbai is holding an Afternoon Tea Festival this month, where you can sip on exotic teas accompanied by delish dim sums and macarons. The festival aims to promote the culture of tea-drinking in India by introducing a wide range of blue, black and green teas, its medicinal benefits and nuances. The festival goes on till 24th March from 4 pm to 7 pm every day. For reservations, call on 022 26448888 or send an email to Address: Yauatcha Mumbai, Unit 10- First Floor, Raheja Towers Plot C – 30, Block G, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai 400052.


March onwards – Enjoy Cocktail Evenings at Hakkasan every Friday and Saturday and get three cocktails for the price of two, while the resident DJ will play eclectic beats to set the mood. The offer is valid from 8 pm to 1 am. Also, from Monday to Sunday, enjoy unlimited veg and non-veg dim sums between 8 pm to 1 am. The cost per person is Rs. 1,100 for the dim sums menu. Call on 022 26444444 for reservations.


11th to 17th March – Manchester United Café Bar has put together the luck of shamrocks, leprechauns and a pot of gold into a week-long parade of St. Patrick’s Day. Groove to Bollywood music on 16th March, or roll your luck during a special Lotto night on 17th March 2013. Between 11th to 17th March, collect your gift card with your bill and receive a lotto ticket. The game will start at 7 pm on 17th March 2013 and you can win vouchers worth Rs. 2,500 and a goodies hamper. The offer is valid at the Palladium, Infinity mall 2 and R City mall outlets of Manchester United Café Bar.


Events and Shows

15th to 17th March – Enjoy a Taiko performance (the art of Japanese drumming) this weekend at the Cool Japan Festival at High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel. The evening will feature Japanese street cuisine, Taiko drummers, anime performances and a display of Japanese products and specialties. Visit High Street Phoenix anytime post noon to watch Japan come to life in Mumbai!


Books and Workshops

16th March – This Saturday, renowned author Shameem Akhtar is going to unveil her book Yoga For You at Frequencee Fitness Studio from 4 pm to 6 pm. The yoga guru will perform the yoga asnas along with the attendees followed by an interactive session, where in the attendees get to ask Shameem their queries related to yoga. All this will be done over high tea, where she will also hand out free copies of her book to the audience. Entry for the event is free and you can call 9920131637 or 9820142519 to RSVP.



March onwards – To introduce its Spring-Summer 2013 collection, Lacoste has reinterpreted a series of retro video games, all accessible on their website. Reminisce and revisit your childhood through Lacoste’s games like Match Point, Croco Ball, Twin Polos and Galactic Racket- remakes of the famous PacMan, Pong, Memory Games and Brick Breaker. Each games is inspired by the prints of the new SS13 collection. View the website here to start playing.

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