Cocoberry To Open On Carter Road
• Out of the Blue, the Continental restaurant in Khar, has introduced mango specials. They’re serving roast pepper and mango soup, mango and papaya salad, mango bruschetta, grilled basa in mango and coconut sauce, grilled prawns in a mango and mustard dip, and mango curry risotto. Desserts include mango chilli cheesecake and mango gazpacho. Until Tuesday, May 31. Le Sutra, 14, Union Park, near Olive Bar & Kitchen, Khar (West). Tel: 2600 3000.
• Every Thursday, Miro, the Spanish restaurant at the Svenska Design Hotel in Andheri West, will host retro nights where women get one free drink for every drink purchased, all evening. Men can avail of the same offer but only between 8pm and 9.30pm. Every Thursday, 8pm onwards. Svenska Design Hotels, F73/74, Oberoi Complex, off Link Road, Andheri (West). Tel: 4431 0000.
• Momo Café, the all-day restaurant at Courtyard by Marriott, has introduced Sunday brunch. The spread includes dim sums, lap kai, crispy duck and chicken with laksa sauce. The brunch is priced at Rs850 per person without alcohol and at Rs1,200 per person with alcohol. Andheri Kurla Road, near Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Andheri East. Tel: 6136 9999.
• Fat Cat Café, the Continental restaurant in Andheri, is now serving brunch on Sundays. It will include barbecue, salad and pasta stations and a menu that will change every week. The brunch is priced at Rs600 per person (excluding taxes). 9/10, Bharat Ark Building, next to ICICI Bank, Veera Desai Road, Andheri (West). Tel: 2673 2040.
• Cocoberry, the Delhi-based chain of natural yogurt stores, will soon launch its second outpost in Khar, next to Kareem’s restaurant, off Carter Road. The first Cocoberry in Mumbai opened at Pali Naka in 2009. The chain sells fruit-flavoured yogurts such as mango, strawberry and blueberry with a number of toppings including Oreo cookie crumble, almonds, walnuts, chocolate chips and chopped fresh fruit. They also sell smoothies, ice teas and lattes.
• The price of dairy products such as butter, cheese and ghee is likely to increase because the price of milk has gone up. Amul said that the price of ghee was likely to increase by Rs10 and would soon touch Rs295 a kilo. Last month, Amul increased the price of buttermilk to Rs7 for 500ml, up from Rs6.75. Devendra Shah, chairman of Pune-based Parag Milk Foods that sells the Go cheese brands, said they have been increasing prices of milk products by 15 per cent after every 20 days. [The Economic Times]
• According to a Vinexpo study, India will become the world’s tenth largest wine consumer by 2013. According to the Grape Processing Board set up by the Ministry of Food, the Indian wine market is growing at 25-30 per cent a year. [The Wall Street Journal]
• Pancham Puriwala, a 160-year-old restaurant in Fort, which closed for renovation on March 31, has re-opened. The grubby interiors have been replaced by marble and stainless steel furnishings and a fresh coat of paint. The restaurant will continue to serve puri bhaji, masala puri and Indian thalis along with newer additions like pakori chaat, aloo chaat and moong chaat and summer beverages like kairi panna, aamras and flavoured lassis. [Mid-Day]Tags: Cocoberry, Courtyard by Marriott, Fat Cat Cafe, Food scoops, Miro, Momo Cafe, Out of the Blue, Pancham Puriwala