Things-To-Do: Time For Some Wine and Cheese

This week, everything is got to do with food and shopping! Go through the listing to know about the exclusive Wine Bazaar, special Diwali menu and how you can get your hands on luxurious brands at a discount of up to 50%. And if you have taken an extended Diwali vacation, we have a list of getaway options for both, the adrenaline junkies and for the more relaxed ones.

Food and Nightlife

9th November – With desserts as the theme for the latest World Food Friday, don’t be surprised to see a spread of cakes, Diwali themed cupcakes, chocolates, brownies and more at Palladium today. Displayed outside the landmark entrance at the mall, stop by to sample the gourmet desserts or get one of those gift hampers and baskets.

9th to 17th November – Your taste buds can get a cracker Diwali too this festive season with a special menu at Kebab Korner at Intercontinental, Marine Drive. With a special touch by blending different textures and ingredients, the menu that features eclectic dishes will run along with the regular ala carte menu from 9th to 17th November 2012. For reservations call 022 39879999 or drop an e-mail at

10th November – All Things Nice has announced Indian Wine Consumer’s Choice Awards, which will give Indian wine lovers a chance to judge the wines for themselves. In order to promote the culture of wine in India, All Things Nice will bring together all domestic wines that the consumers on the judging panel will taste blindfolded. So if you love wine, register here and head out to CJ’s, ITC Grnad Central, Parel between 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

11th November – Here’s a good way to spend your Sunday. Head to Cafe Pico’s exclusive Wine Bazaar at its Le Mill outlet that will provide a range of wines and a sumptuous spread of all-you-can-eat buffet. Apart from the buffet, you can relish delectable cheese and meat treats. The Wine Bazaar will take place from noon to 6:00 pm and is priced at Rs. 1,950 per person.

Enjoy the evening sunset as the resident DJ at F Lounge.Diner.Bar belts out house music that will be complimented by a delectable array of unlimited appetizers, pizzas, BBQ, premium spirits, cocktails and beer. SUNdance evening will take place every Sunday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Entry charges is Rs. 1,500 per person plus taxes. Contact 022 66505820 for reservations.


10th November – Up the style quotient of your house and your wardrobe, get cool gadgets, shop for handmade jewellery and bag those quirky bar accessories. All this and more at the one-day pop up shop at Lagerbay. 8 designers that include Item Number, Random in Tandem, Hit Play, I.Am by Ami, Abhijeet Kini Merch, Kya Cheez Hain, Soul Speak and Di3Beer Shots and Bar Accessories will be showcasing their products from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

10th November – Slip into that gorgeous dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and The City and other designer wear at this one-day sale at Ave 29 where apparel will be available at a discount of up to 50%. Create your own Cinderella moment and shop for designs from Temperley London, Halston Heritage, Nicole Miller, Amen, Tracy Resse and more at this sale from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Global Desi has unveiled its autumn winter collection comprising the usual tunics, dresses and kurtis in striking colours that sport Indian motifs. The colleciton will be available at all exclusive brand outlets across the city. The price range starts from Rs. 799 onwards.

Events and Shows

10th to 12th November – An NCPA and National Theatre Live (London) presentation, catch the screening of The Last of the Haussman at Dance Theatre Godrej. It’s a story about a feisty but aging high society drop out Judy Haussman, her wayward offsprings, sharp eyed granddaughter, a local doctor and a troubled teenager. The play is a chronicle of the months spent by them in a chaotic world of all day drinking, infatuations, long held resentments, free love and failure. The play will be screened at 8:00 pm on 10th November, 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm on 11th November and at 7:00 pm on 12th November. Tickets are priced at Rs. 300. For additional details, click here.

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